Chief, Child Protection at UNICEF, New Delhi, India


Deadline: 26 April 2019

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Chief, Child Protection in New Delhi, India. The duration of this post is 2 years.

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The Chief, Child Protection is responsible for leading and managing the child protection section and establishing the plans of action to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable programme results, according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM), and UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework.

UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

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The Chief, Child Protection will perform following functions-

  • Managerial leadership:
    • Guide development of child protection annual/rolling work plans in Delhi and state offices; set priorities/targets and performance measurements.
    • Provide oversight and monitor work progress and ensure results are achieved according to schedule and performance standards.
  • Programme development and planning:
    • Lead the planning and updating of the situation analysis 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, design and implementation plans.
    • Keep abreast of national, regional and international development priorities on child protection and rights to leverage UNICEF’s position and competencies with donors, national governments, private sector, communities and constituents to advocate and promote child protection interventions, policies and social change to achieve goals on child’s rights, protection, survival and wellbeing, as productive members of society.
  • Programme management, monitoring and quality control of results:
    • Coordinate, plan and collaborate on monitoring and evaluation initiatives to establish benchmarks, performance indicators and other UNICEF/UN system indicators, to assess and strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results in child protection programme at national and state levels.
    • Participate in major monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts to assess progress and to engage stakeholders to take required action and interventions to achieve results.
  • Advisory services and technical support:
    • Coordinate and ensure the availability of technical experts (with Regional Office/HQ) to ensure timely support throughout all stages of programming/project processes.
    • Participate in strategic discussions to influence policy and agenda setting for combating poverty and all forms of discrimination against women/children by advising on and advocating strategies and approaches to promote and catalyze social changes for child survival, development and well being in society.
  • Advocacy, networking and partnership building:
    • Build and strengthen strategic partnerships through networking and advocacy with local/national governments, UN system agency partners, donors, internationally recognized institutions, NGOs, funding organizations, research institutes and private sector to reinforce cooperation and/or pursue opportunities to promote goals and achieve sustainable and broad results on child protection.
    • Prepare communication strategies and implementation plans and activities for maximum communication impact and outreach to promote awareness, establish partnerships/alliances for sustainable results and support fund raising for UNICEF and Country Office child protection programmes and emergency interventions.

Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must have-

  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law, or another relevant social science field.
  • Minimum 10 years of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection related areas, at the international level, is required.
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.
  • Relevant experience in programme management in child protection related areas in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
  • Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

How to Apply

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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.

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