Deadline: 24 August 2021
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Child Protection Specialist in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.
UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Child Protection Specialist will perform the following functions:
- Lead and manage Child Protection AoR at national level and ensure technical support at sub-national level
- Lead the context analysis, needs overview and response planning related to CP to inform the HNO/HRP 2022 development.
- Support a timely,coordinated and quality CP response to emergencies in line with appropriate technical standards
- Ensure that CP AoR partners are aware of all key relevant policy guidelines, technical standards, and government frameworks related to child protection.
- Networking and partnership building
- Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with relevant government counterparts, national stakeholders, global partners, allies, donors – through active networking, advocacy and effective communication – to build capacity, exchange knowledge and expertise, and to reinforce cooperation to achieve sustainable and broad results in child protection.
- Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
- Apply and introduce innovative approaches and good practices to build the capacity of partners and stakeholders, and to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable programme results.
Applicants must have:
- University Degree (Master’s or higher) in one of the following fields is required international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law, or another relevant social science field.
- University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional year’s professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
- Minimum 5 year’s relevant professional experience in implementing child protection programmes or coordinating child protection response in humanitarian settings is required.
- Experience working in a CPiE AoR coordination is considered as an asset.
- Excellent communication, negotiation, and other human relations skills, as well as effective strong leadership and decision making competency in the complex working environment dealing with other UN agencies (particularly UNHCR, UNFPA, and OCHA), governmental officials, NGO counterparts, donors and other important partners.
- Fluency in French and English both oral and written 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 applications through online process.
For more information, visit UNICEF.