Child Protection Officer

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UN MINUSMA - United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali

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This is a UNV International Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as International UN Volunteer. It is normally internationally recruited only. More about UNV International Specialist contracts.

• Adequate support provided to facilitate the functioning of the MRM mechanism • Data on child rights violations properly analysed and support provided for development of strategies to address grave violations of child rights; • Carry out mapping of services available for children in areas affected by armed conflict (and update) and work with Mission counterparts and partners in order to ensure development of programmes to protect children from becoming associated to armed conflict, and the reinsertion of children victims of armed conflict • Relevant reports drafted.

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Section, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: • In collaboration with team members, UNICEF and Mission counterparts, support the development of training materials for the MRM (Monitoring and Reporting mechanism) on grave child rights violations, and child rights violations/abuses emanating from the armed conflict; • Provide support for the training of international and national partners reporting under the MRM mechanism, and carry out trainings as and when required; • Carry out specialized trainings for Mission counterparts on the MRM mechanism, as and when required; • Support the development of a Data Base for the Monitoring and Reporting mechanism, in collaboration with MRM partners, and maintain that data base; • Update MRM reports in RBB (Result Based Budgeting) data base on a regular basis; • Work with Mission counterparts and Human Rights Section, and provide technical expertise in order to develop systems which ensure that grave child rights violations and child rights abuse/violations emanating from the armed conflict are systematically reported to the Human Rights Section, UNPOL (United Nations Police) and Child Protection Section (CPS) for documentation and follow up; • Provide support for evaluation and identification of partners for MRM mechanism, and development of proposals to increase the capacity of partners to carry out MRM; • Provide technical support and help organize and coordinate periodic meetings held on the MRM mechanism. • Contribute to the establishment of data collection mechanisms in cooperation with relevant Mission’s components, national and international counterparts and stakeholders; • Carry out regular exploratory visits to IDP sites and areas affected by the armed conflict in collaboration with team members, mission counterparts and partners; • Carry out investigations as and when required on child rights violations/abuses in collaboration with Mission counterparts, including at the regional level; • Participate in joint assessments/security assessments and evaluations relating to protection issues; • Analyze all incoming data on child rights violations in collaboration with team members to identify trends and provide support for development of strategies to address violations; • Carry out mapping of services available for children in areas affected by armed conflict (and update) and work with Mission counterparts and partners in order to ensure development of programmes to protect children from becoming associated to armed conflict, and the reinsertion of children victims of armed conflict; • Follow-up on cases that reach the justice system to inform on the level of impunity in collaboration with Human Rights and Rule of Law Sections; • Provide support in the area of legislative reform, and advocate for the ratification and development of legislation; • Produce regular reports on grave child rights violations, child rights abuses/violations emanating from the armed conflict; • Provide support for drafting of periodic reports for UNSC (United Nations Security Council) Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict, annual Mali report for the UNSG (United Nations Secretary General) on Children and Armed Conflict, MINUSMA reports to the office of the SRSG-CAAC (Special Representative of the Secretary General for Children And Armed Conflict), to the Malian National Human Rights Commission, to the SRSG on Violence against Children (SRSG-SVC), to MINUSMA – and other reports relating to child rights violations as and when required; • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders and represent the Section on relevant thematic areas, as and when necessary; • Contribute to the elaboration and delivering of communication and training materials and courses related to child trafficking as necessary; • Conduct monitoring travels to different regions as and when required; • Perform other relevant duties as required by the supervisor;

• Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender; • Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; ability to maintain composure and remain helpful towards the staff, but objective, without showing personal interest; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups; • Flexibility, adaptability, and ability and willingness to operate independently in austere, remote and potentially hazardous environments for protracted periods, involving physical hardship and little comfort, and including possible extensive travel within the area of operations; willingness to transfer to other duty stations within area of operations as may be necessary; • Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards the UN core values.

child protection ….Previous field experience in developing country is highly desirable Good computer skills, including proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets and other software packages. Knowledge of Mali local language is an asset

Bamako is a non-family duty station with a difficult security and working environment. Mali is a non-family duty station. Living conditions are acceptable in Bamako, but security instructions need to be strictly complied with. Adequate housing is available for rent at US$ 500-1500 per month. The national currency is the Franc CFA (June 2022 exchange rate was 1 US$ = 560FCFA). Visa credit cards are accepted in some hotels and larger shops. Mali is a country prone to malaria, so mosquito nets are highly recommended. Basic medicines are available from pharmacies, but provision needs to be made for specialized medication. Security recommendations from the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) must be followed by all UN Staff in the course of their assignments in Mali. For the sake of rewarding experience, UN volunteers in MINUSMA carry out their duties with flexibility, commitment, and a willingness to live and work in challenging conditions including heat and limited water and electricity supply.

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