Deadline: 2 June 2023
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Child Protection Officer in Maiduguri, Nigeria.
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:
- Support to programme development and planning
- Conduct and update the situation analysis for the development, design and management of child protection GBViE related programmes/projects. Research and report on development trends (e.g. economic, social, health) and data for use in programme development, management, monitoring, evaluation and delivery of results.
- Contribute to the development and establishment of sectoral programme goals, objectives, strategies, and results-based planning through research, analysis and reporting of child protection and other related information for development planning and priority and goal setting especially for the GBViE response.
- Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of the GBViE programming processes by executing and administering a variety of technical, programme, operational, and administrative transactions, preparing related materials and documentations, and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support programme planning, results-based planning (RBM) and monitoring and evaluating of results.
- Prepare required GBViE programme documentations, materials and data to facilitate the programme review and approval process.
- Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
- Monitor the implementation of GBViE activities in Women’s and Girls’ Friendly Spaces, Virtual Safe Spaces, Mobile Health and Nutrition teams to ensure minimum standards are in place and adhere to.
- Build the capacity of GBV specialized actors to provide GBV responses, enhance GBV prevention and implementation of GBV mitigation measures in programs
- Work with other sectors to strengthen the capacities of frontline workers on integration of GBV risk mitigations and handling disclosures making safe referrals for required services
- Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and partners to discuss implementation issues, provide solutions, recommendations and/or to alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level interventions and/or decisions. Keep records of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
- University degree in one of the following fields is required: international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law, or another relevant social science field.
- Minimum 2 years of progressive professional experience implementing Child Protection and GBV programmes in emergencies.
- Proven ability to work independently under difficult conditions, including in protracted conflict environments
- Experience working with community structures and/or religious groups and leaders at the grass root level on prevention and response to GBV, including survivors of conflict-related sexual violence
- Proven experience in developing proposals and budgets for resource mobilization, partnership management and writing donor reports
- Fluency in English is required.
- Has a basic knowledge and can speak one or two of the local languages common to the Northeast, Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit UNICEF.