Child Protection Officer, NOB, Aleppo, Syria #117951 (Temporary Appointment open for Syrian nationals only)
Application deadline 1 year ago: Wednesday 1 Jun 2022 at 20:55 UTCOpen application form
This is a NO-2 contract. This kind of contract is known as National Professional Officers. It is normally only for nationals. It's a staff contract. More about NO-2 contracts.
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child, Protection
Find out how UNICEF programmes drive change for children and young people every day, in Syria by visiting this: www.unicef.org/syria
How can you make a difference?
Under the direct supervision of the CFO Aleppo, the CP Officer is responsible for the development and preparation of the Child Protection Annual Work Plan for Aleppo and is responsible for the management, implementation, monitoring, reporting, and evaluation of the child protection programmes/projects within the designated Field Office area.
The CP Officer contributes to the achievement of results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM), and UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework.
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
1- Support to programme/project development and planning
- Preparation, design and updating of the needs assessments for the child protection programmes/projects to ensure that current and comprehensive data on child protection issues is available to guide UNICEF’s strategic policy advocacy, intervention and development efforts on child rights and protection, and to set programme priorities, strategies, and design and implementation plans.
2- Programme management, monitoring, and delivery of results
- Monitoring and evaluation, programme reviews and annual reviews with the government and other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required actions and interventions to achieve results.
3- Technical and operational support to programme implementation
- Provide technical guidance and operational support to local government counterparts, NGO partners, UN Agencies present in Aleppo and other field office partners and donors on the interpretation, application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes, best practices, and approaches on child protection related issues to support programme management, implementation, and delivery of results in Aleppo
4- Networking and partnership building
- Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with relevant local government counterparts/authorities, UN agencies, national stakeholders, - through active networking, advocacy, and effective communication - to build capacity, exchange knowledge and expertise, and to reinforce cooperation to achieve sustainable and broad results in one standard child protection system in Aleppo. Provide support to the CP AoR led by UNICEF, coordinate efforts among CP actors, share information, support assessing the needs, and other related support as required. Organize and implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients and stakeholders to promote sustainable results in child protection and related programmes/projects.
5- Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
- Apply and introduce innovative approaches and good practices to build the capacity of partners and stakeholders, and to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable programme results. Keep abreast, research, benchmark, and implement best practices in child protection management and information systems. Assess, institutionalize, and share best practices and knowledge learned.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- University degree in one of the following fields is required: international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, social work, international law, or another relevant field.
- A minimum of two years of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection related areas is required or similar fields.
- Relevant experience in programme development in child protection-related areas in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
- Experience working with UNICEF and in the Aleppo context is considered as an added advantage.
- Proficiency in English and Fluency in Arabic is required.
For every Child, you demonstrate...
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).
The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...
- Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
- Works Collaboratively with others (1)
- Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
- Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
- Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
- Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
- Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)
To view our competency framework, please visit here.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
The VA is open to all (internal and external candidates).
the VA is open for Syrian nationals only.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Temporary Appointment (364 days)