Child Protection Officer, NOB, Aleppo, Syria #97547 (Open to Syrian Nationals Only)
Application deadline 2 months ago: Sunday 4 Sep 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?
The Child Protection Officer reports to the Chief, Field Office Aleppo for supervision. The Child Protection Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for child protection programmes/projects within the Country Programme from development planning to delivery of results. H/She prepares, executes, manages, and implements a variety of technical and administrative programme tasks to facilitate programme development, implementation, programme progress monitoring, evaluating and reporting.
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
1. Support programme development and planning
- Conduct and update the situation analysis for the development, design, and management of child protection-related programmes/projects in Aleppo. Research and report on development trends and data for use in programme development, management, monitoring, evaluation and delivery of results.
- Contribute to the development and establishment of sub-sectoral programme goals, objectives, strategies, and results-based planning
- Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes
2. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
- Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and partners to discuss implementation issues, provide solutions, recommendations and/or to alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level interventions and/or decisions.
- Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sectoral reviews with government and other counterparts
- Monitor and report on the use of sectoral programme resources, verifying compliance with approved allocations, organizational rules, regulations, procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity.
3. Technical and operational support to programme implementation
- Conduct regular programme field visits and surveys and exchange information with partners/stakeholders in and around Aleppo governorate to assess progress and provide technical support.
4. Networking and partnership building
- Build and sustain close working partnerships with local government counterparts and stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge
- Participate in localized inter-agency meetings/events on programming
- Research information on potential donors and prepare resource mobilization materials and briefs for fund raising and partnership development purposes in close coordination with the section in Damascus.
5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
- Identify, capture, synthesize, and share lessons learned for knowledge development and to build the capacity of stakeholders.
- Apply innovative approaches and promote good practices to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable programme results.
- Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients and stakeholders.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- A university degree in one of the following fields is required: international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law, social sciences or another relevant field.
- A minimum of two years of professional experience in social development planning and/or management in child protection related areas is required.
- Relevant experience in child protection related areas in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
- Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts, including Aleppo context and emergency responses, is an added advantage.
- Fluency in English and Arabic is required. Other local languages would be seen as an advantage.
For every Child, you demonstrate...
UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: https://uni.cf/UNICEFValues
UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others.
During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework 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.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
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.
This position has been assessed as an elevated risk role for Child Safeguarding purposes as it is either: a role with direct contact with children, works directly with child, is a safeguarding response role or has been assessed as an elevated risk role for child safeguarding. Additional vetting and assessment for elevated risk roles in child safeguarding (potentially including additional criminal background checks) applies.
UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable females are encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.
The VA is open to all (internal and external candidates).
the VA is open for Syrian nationals only.
Fixed Term Appointment for Two Years.