Child Protection Specialist (Gender-based Violence in Emergencies / PSEA), at UNICEF, Amman, Jordan

Deadline: 15 November 2018

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

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

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Child Protection Specialist will perform following functions-

  • Provide strategic and technical support on GBViE to crisis-affected countries in the MENA region.
  • Work with the Regional Office and Country Offices’ PSEA focal points to strengthen institutional capacity on PSEA, including survivor-centred complaint mechanisms, response services, and accountability mechanisms.
  • Provide strategic and technical support on GBViE to crisis affected countries in MENA.
  • Advise on any GBV-related issues that require immediate action and advocacy.
  • Support implementation of Regional Office PSEA Action Plan, particularly to strengthen accountability in partnerships managed directly by the Regional Office and with Regional Office staff.
  • Liaise with UNICEF led-sectors and sections (e.g. Child Protection, WASH, Health, Education, Nutrition, etc) to ensure GBViE prevention and response is adequately addressed as a cross-cutting issue, in line with the IASC GBViE Guidelines.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Advanced university degree or equivalent in public health, social sciences or other relevant field related to GBViE in emergency programming.
  • First-level university degree with relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree with additional 2 years of experience.
  • 8 years of progressive GBViE experience, at least 3 of which should be field-based and in emergency contexts, including conflict.
  • Previous experience in working on PSEA issues, at regional or country level, is required.
  • Excellent analytical, communication, writing and editorial skills in English.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.