Child Protection Officer at UNICEF, Awasa, Ethiopia

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Deadline: 28 April 2018

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

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Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Child Protection Officer will perform the following functions-

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  • Over the past three years, substantial results were achieved in SNNP region through the generous support of several donors on accelerating action to end FGM/C; child justice project that included support for ending harmful traditional practices (notably child marriage and FGM/C) and violence against children.
  • To realize the commitment that the government of Ethiopia made at the Girl’s summit in 2014 to eliminate e FGM/C and child marriage by 2025 (the government target) and the SDG target of 2030, it is recognized that accelerated efforts are necessary and additional technical support is required to further strengthen the quality and reporting of results and accelerate efforts.
  • Accelerated effort is also necessary given the increased expectations of resource partners of UNICEF Ethiopia to deliver results against the two UN Joint Programmes on FGM/C and child marriage.
  • Given the large number of girls and women at risk in Ethiopia (noting the large size of the population and increasing population),

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • A university degree, preferably in law, Development studies, Social studies or other relevant field in the areas relevant to changing social norms on HTPs, development of comprehensive services to survivors of violence and justice for children.
  • Post-graduate education of relevant field is an asset.
  • Three years of professional work experience child protection and community mobilization, including experience in supporting regional sectors of social development and justice organs.
  • Good technical knowledge of theories, principles and methods of child protection systems, social norms change and harmful traditional practices, provision of comprehensive service to the survivors of violence including GBV survivors and justice for children;
  • Nationality of Ethiopia.

How to Apply

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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.