Deadline: 15 November 2021
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Child Protection Specialist in Yangon, Myanmar.
UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Child Protection Specialist will perform the following functions:
- Inclusion of key humanitarian partners:
- Ensure inclusion of key CP humanitarian partners in a way that respects their mandates and programme priorities.
- Establishment and maintenance of appropriate humanitarian coordination mechanisms:
- Ensure appropriate coordination between all CP humanitarian partners (national and international NGOs, the International Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement, etc…), through establishment/maintenance of appropriate CP Cluster/sector coordination mechanisms, including working groups at the national level.
- Ensure effective cluster coordination at the sub-national level in close coordination with national/international NGO leadership.
- Coordination with national/local authorities, State institutions, local civil society and other actors:
- Ensure that CP humanitarian responses build on local capacities.
- Ensure appropriate links with national and local authorities, State institutions, local civil society and other relevant actors and ensure appropriate coordination and information exchange with them.
- Participatory, conflict sensitive and community-based approaches:
- Ensure utilization of participatory and community-based approaches in CP-related assessments, analysis, planning, monitoring and response.
- Attention to priority cross-cutting issues:
- Ensure integration of agreed priority cross-cutting issues in CP assessments, analysis, planning, monitoring and response (e.g. age, disability, diversity, environment, gender, and human rights).
- Need assessment and analysis:
- Ensure effective and coherent CP assessment and analysis, involving all relevant partners and demonstrating conflict sensitivity.
Applicants must have:
- 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 5 year’s direct child protection emergency experience at least two of which would be based in the field at a Team Leader programme management level.
- Minimum 2 years’ experience of responding to an emergency.
- Experience with either the UN and/or NGO.
- Ability to use and adapt cluster coordination tools (e.g. stakeholder mapping, CERF, HPC, Flash Appeals, IM tools, contingency planning) is an asset.
- Fluency in English is required.
- Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit UNICEF.