Deadline: 22 December 2021
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist in Iran.
UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist will perform the following functions:
- Contribute effectively and efficiently to Child Protection emergency preparedness, development, and update of relevant plans in liaison with the Child Protection AoR.
- Support national consultants in the development and implementation of a capacity-building plan on CPiE and MHPSS.
- Provide technical and financial inputs to relevant proposals, reports, and other programmatic documents and ensures that funding, budget management, reporting, and field presence coordination are managed efficiently and effectively, with clear accountabilities.
- Coordinate the Child Protection AoR, including through continuous, effective, and strategic communication, consultation with Government, UN agencies, NGOs, and donors in support of the special needs of children and women affected by emergency situations within the framework of the cluster approach and based on the Core Commitments for Children in Humanitarian Action and Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action.
- Lead and/or participate in needs assessment and other field missions in coordination with the Child Protection AoR and other relevant agencies and sectors, in order to determine priorities, gaps, and appropriate CPiE interventions by UNICEF.
Applicants must have:
- Advanced University Degree (Master’s Degree) in one of the following fields social sciences and social work, law, psychology, pedagogy, public health, child rights, and relevant technical fields.
- Minimum 5 year’s progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in Child Protection.
- Experience in CPiE is essential.
- Experience in interagency coordination would be an asset.
- Experience in similar displacement contexts is desirable.
- Proven understanding of humanitarian and CPiE systems including cluster mechanisms, humanitarian competencies, and standards (Sphere Handbook, Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPMS), Child Protection in Emergencies Coordination Handbook, IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings).
- Fluency in English is required.
- Knowledge of another official UN language and Farsi/Dari/Pashtu is an advantage.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit UNICEF.