Child Protection Specialist (Violence and Exploitation) at UNICEF, Dakar, Senegal

Deadline: 21 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 Dakar, Senegal.

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-

  • Provide technical support and advice to country offices and partners in the West and Central Africa region on the analysis, strategic planning and strengthening of child protection systems to better prevent and respond to violence against children.
  • The post holder will work closely with both the CP Specialist, Systems and the CP Specialist, Monitoring and Evaluation to ensure that WCAR Cos are provided with quality technical support in developing evidence-based programs that can demonstrate the efficiency and effectiveness of national child protection systems addressing physical and emotional violence against children.
  • Strengthen the child protection roles and contributions of allied systems and sectors (health, education, civil registration, governance, etc.) within and outside UNICEF to ensure a joined up and holistic response to children in the region that builds cooperation and collaboration with these sectors to provide a comprehensive approach to children on the move (in line with UNICEF 6 Policy Asks) and children at risk of violence.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • An Advanced university degree in Social Sciences, Social Work or related areas is required.
  • Minimum of 8 years of professional work experience with progressively greater management and advisory responsibilities, in the planning, design and implementation of child protection and social protection systems at national policy, service provision and community levels is required.
  • Direct field experience in child protection and related institutional reform planning, management or evaluation, a distinct advantage.
  • Relevant UN or international NGO experience is an asset.
  • Fluency in French and English is required.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.