Child Protection Specialist at UNICEF, Maputo, Mozambique

Deadline: 16 January 2018

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

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

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Child Protection Specialist will perform the following functions-

  • Applicant will support UNICEF and the line ministries of Gender, Children and Social Action, Education, Justice, and Health, as well as justice sector institutions to develop and implement effective programmatic interventions to prevent and address violence against children, child marriage and other harmful practices.
  • Applicant will work closely with education, communication for development and policy and advocacy colleagues in UNICEF to support development and review of messages and various products aimed at increasing awareness and transformation of norms and attitudes that are not inductive to realization of child rights.
  • Applicant will help create and maintain effective partnerships with civil society organizations and help decentralized monitoring of implementation of UNICEF programmes working closely with provincial offices of UNICEF and the government.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • An Advanced university degree in international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law and other social science field.
  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection and/other related areas at the international level some of which preferably were served in a developing country is required.
  • Relevant experience in child protection and related areas, program/project development and management in a UN system agency or organization is an asset.
  • Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage.
  • Fluency in English and Portuguese are required.
  • Nationality of Mozambique.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.