Child Protection Emergency Specialist at UNICEF, Dhaka, Bangladesh


Deadline: 27 May 2019

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Child Protection Emergency Specialist in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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The Child Protection Emergency Specialist will be responsible for the management, implementation, monitoring, reporting, and evaluation of the child protection in emergencies for natural disasters and Cox’s Bazar programmes/projects within the country programme.

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Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Child Protection Emergency Specialist will perform following functions-

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  • Support to programme/project development and planning
    • Participate in strategic programme discussions on the planning of child protection in emergencies programmes/projects.
    • Establish specific goals, objectives, strategies, and implementation plans for the sector using results-based planning terminology and methodology (RBM).
    • Prepare required documentations for programme review and approval.
  • Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
    • Plan and collaborate with colleagues and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators, other UNICEF/UN system indicators and measurements, to assess and strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results for the assigned sector in child protection in emergencies programmes.
    • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual reviews with the government and other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required actions and interventions to achieve results.
  • Technical and operational support to programme implementation
    • Provide technical guidance and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country 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.
    • Arrange and coordinate availability of technical experts with Regional Office/HQ to ensure timely and appropriate support throughout the programming process.
  • Child Protection in Emergencies coordination
    • Provide leadership and support to the national child protection in emergencies coordination structures within the Humanitarian Cluster Approach.
    • Provide technical support cluster chair in collaboration with GBV and MHPSS working groups to meet comprehensive GBV related needs for children.
    • Establish links to other Cluster coordination mechanisms on critical inter-sectoral issues.
  • Networking and partnership building
    • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with relevant government counterparts, national stakeholders, global partners, allies, donors, and academia – through active networking, advocacy and effective communication.
    • Prepare communication and information materials for CO programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnerships/alliances and to support fund raising for child protection programmes and emergency interventions.
  • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
    • Keep abreast, research, benchmark, and implement best practices in child protection in emergencies management and information systems.
    • Assess, institutionalize and share best practices and knowledge learned.
    • Contribute to the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable programmes and projects.

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 5 years of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection related areas is required.
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.
  • Relevant experience in programme development 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 considered as an added advantage.
  • Experience in Refugee and forced displacement emergency response
  • 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

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.