Child Protection Officer
Application deadline 1 year ago: Wednesday 16 Nov 2022 at 00:00 UTCOpen application form
This is a UNV National Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as National UN Volunteer. It is normally only for nationals. More about UNV National Specialist contracts.
This UNV assignment is part of UNICEF’s Sana’a field office programme, supporting Child Protection system strengthening and service provision partnering with governorate level offices of Ministry of
Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Child Protection Officer (NOB) or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Child Protection Officer (NOA) will:
Objective 1: Effective implementation and delivery of quality interventions in line with CP AWP 2022 • Conduct training on the developed case management SoPs for case managers and finalize the service mapping for the pending five governorates. • Provide boys and girls with access to psychosocial support, through mobile and fixed community spaces, community centers, schools, health facilities, etc. • Support cross-sectorial GBViE prevention and risk mitigation interventions (in coordination with other UNICEF sectors: WASH, Education, H&N, Social Behavior Change) for girls, boys, women, and men
Objective 2: Management including planning, monitoring, reporting the child protection program •Finalize the PSS, Case Management and GBV supply plan for Sanaa FO ensure timely requesting, procurement and release of supplies to implementing partners; End user utilization and monitoring of all supplies. • Review and certify all PSS, Case Management and GBV payments requests, assuring value for money, ensure timely release of funds, monitor utilization, and release reports. • Participate in the planning process for the CP Sanaa AWP. • Periodically conduct Joint Partnership Review meeting with CP partners who signed agreements (SSFA, PCA & LoCs) covering PSS, Case Management and GBV with Sanaa FO including conduct MYR and EYR meetings with all CP partners and report needed adjustments in AWP accordingly. • Ensure implantation of office assurance plan for PSS, Case Management and GBV including Monthly Monitoring plans and Spot checks required for CP are developed and reported • Update and ensure timely reporting on progress in achieving the PSS, Case Management and GBV targets of CP outputs as per Sanaa FO 2020AWP and with regards to funds management pertaining to the CP activities. • Maintain accumulated activity-info data for Sanaa FO implemented PSS, Case Management and GBV interventions. • Provide PSS, Case Management and GBV inputs on time to prepare 12 Sitereps, donor proposals and donor reports.
Objective 3: Effective support to leadership of the Child Protection Area of Responsibility • Support conducting a monthly CP AoR meeting with timely submission of MoMs. • Support conducting the child protection and inter-cluster rapid assessments and respond to emergencies in affected areas. • Contribute to the periodic updates of the child protection emergency contingency plan and procure CP contingency supplies. As relevant with support from cluster coordinator. • Contribute to the capacity building of child protection sub cluster members to conduct rapid assessments and report on child protection issues. • Monitor the implementation of CPSC YHRP targets related to PSS, Case Management and GBV
• Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
- Results/expected outputs: As an active UNICEF team member, efficient, timely, responsive, client-friendly and high-quality support rendered to UNICEF and its beneficiaries in the accomplishment of her/his functions, including:
Objective 1: • # of social workers and other key actors trained on case management, SOPs and referral pathways • # of children and caregivers in conflict-affected areas benefiting from resilience building activities • # of girls and boys men and women provided with risk mitigation, prevention or response interventions to address gender-based violence through UNICEF-supported programs
Objective2: • SFO interventions are planned and adjusted according to emergency context changes including epidemic, displacements and natural disasters, and the findings of the data collected, progress and needs. • CP supplies planned are pre-positioned with partners on the ground. • Payments at reviewed and liquidated on time and ensuring funds are spent in line with Grant donors’ conditions. • Number of Quarterly Report, Mid-year review and End of the Year review meetings conducted with shared minutes. • Reporting tools, progress reports and success stories are in place and maintained for several reporting purposes. • Number of field visits conducted to project sites and followed up/closed action points with quality of Monitoring reports submitted on time. • Inputs to the monthly Sitereps prepared and submitted to section in timely manner.
Objective 3: • # of CPRAs/Intersectoral assessments reports. • # of contingency/preparedness plans in place (Target one plane per governorate). • % of active cluster members who provide child protection information/data on monthly basis to UNICEF (Target is 90 %) • # of quarterly CP AoR 2022 YHRP progress report (Target is 2 reports)
• Professionalism • Integrity •Teamwork and respect for diversity •Commitment to continuous learning • Communication
child protection or other relevant programmes; experience with other protection mandated UN agency is an asset, as is experience working in the international NGOs in the area of child protection. • Other desired/mandatory required technical knowledge • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills; • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing; • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development; • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel; • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment; • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines; • Desirable: valid national driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4x4 over rough terrain; (if not applicable, delete) • Sound security awareness; • Have affinity with or interest in child protection, protection and child rights, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
As this is a national UN Volunteer assignment, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for arranging his/her own housing and other living essentials.