Deadline: 28 May 2023
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Programme Specialist in Yaounde, Cameroon.
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Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Programme Specialist will perform the following functions:
- Provide leadership, technical support, and monitoring for the implementation of the UNICEF Cameroon Country Office PSEA Action Plan (including in supporting the coordination of the UNICEF PSEA task force) and the UNICEF’s requirements on PSEA as outlined in the Emergency Procedures, including implementation at the field office level and delivering trainings for UNICEF staff.
- Represent UNICEF and provide technical leadership in the inter-agency PSEA Network and the PSEA Steering Committee. Contribute actively to coordination meetings and work with relevant stakeholders to help advance the inter-agency PSEA Network action plan and the national HCT strategy on PSEA.
- Provide support to the country office on reporting, response, and prevention of SEA and integration of PSEA within UNICEF’s programming across all sectors, including:
- Support the country office to promptly establish and/or strengthen effective, safe, and accessible reporting channels for SEA that are embedded within UNICEF’s overall response and consider the needs of women and children so that any child or adult receiving assistance.
- In coordination with the Chief of Child Protection and GBV Specialist, review and monitor the effectiveness of GBV/CP referral pathways and support the scale-up of GBV/CP services to fill any gaps within the response; monitor the quality of assistance and follow-up provided to survivors by UNICEF partners.
- Advanced 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 of 8 years of professional experience in design, implementation, and management of protection or GBV programming, PSEA, and child safeguarding, preferably with the UN and/or international NGO.
- Experience working in humanitarian contexts.
- Familiarity with the latest development in PSEA, inter-agency PSEA responses, and humanitarian cluster systems and understanding of the intersections of PSEA with other technical areas (e.g., GBV, Child Protection, AAP, etc.).
- Excellent communication skills (oral and written).
- Proven ability to work independently under difficult conditions and exercise sound judgment in high-pressure situations.
- Excellent facilitation, training, networking, and advocacy skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization and exercise sound judgment in high-pressure situations.
- Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
- Fluency in English and French are required (oral and written).
- 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.