Child Protection Officer at UNICEF, Myitkyina, Myanmar

Deadline: 29 June 2017

United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Child Protection Officer in Myitkyina, Myanmar.

The Child Protection Officer will support the regular coordination and liaison with State/Regional institutional and non-institutional counterparts, implementing partners and UN agencies; monitoring of project implementation in the field.

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-

  • Conduct/update situation analysis for the program sector/s for development, design and management of child protection related programs/projects.
  • Research and report on development trends and (economic, social, health etc) data for use in program development, management, monitoring, evaluation and delivery of results.
  • Contribute to the development/establishment of sectoral program goals, objectives and strategies and results-based planning through research, collection, analysis and reporting of child protection and other related information for development planning and priority and goal setting.
  • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes by executing/administering a variety of technical, program, operational and administrative transactions, preparing related materials/documentations and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support program planning, results based planning (RBM) and monitoring and evaluating results.
  • Prepare required program documentations/materials/data to facilitate the program review and approval process.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with internal and external colleagues and partners to discuss operational and implementation issues, provide solutions, recommendations and alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level intervention and decision.
  • Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • University Degree in international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law or other social science field is required.
  • Minimum 2 years of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection and/other related areas at the international and in a developing country is required.
  • Relevant experience in child protection and related areas, program/project development and management in a UN system agency or organization is an asset.
  • Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage.
  • Ability to organise and facilitate capacity-building initiatives, including trainings for colleagues and partners.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with a variety of senior stakeholders, including from Government, Armed forces, UN, civil society and religious leaders.
  • Fluency in English and Myanmar is required.
  • Knowledge the local dialect is an asset
  • Nationality of Myanmar.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.

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