Child Protection Officer at UNICEF, Macedonia

Deadline: 20 August 2018

United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Child Protection Officer in Macedonia. The duration of this post is for 6 months.

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

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Child Protection Officer will perform the following functions-

  • Contribute to the development of a more efficient national legal framework to protect all children in need, including children in conflict and in contact with the law.
  • Contribute in promoting improved coordination of state institutions and community-based services towards better prevention, detection, referral and response to violence against children.
  • Contribute to development of interventions aimed at addressing legal, medical, psychological, educational and social needs of child victims and encouraging positive discipline practices among families and communities.
  • Identify opportunities to work with other sectors to strengthen overall protection for children and families by mainstreaming protection within their emergency response programmes.
  • Monitor the trends and emerging evidence of child protection risks and analyse this information to advise on the child protection response.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • University degree in one of the following fields is required: international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law, or another relevant social science field.
  • Advanced degree is considered as an asset.
  • Minimum 1 year of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection related areas is required.
  • Fluency in English and local language(s) is required.
  • Prior experience working with the UN system and international development agencies is an asset.
  • Nationality of Macedonia.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.