Deadline: 30 November 2020
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Child Protection Sector Coordinator in Maiduguri, Nigeria.
UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Child Protection Sector Coordinator will perform the following functions:
- Establish and maintain an appropriate humanitarian coordination mechanism
- Ensure all Child Protection (CP) relevant actors are engaged as Sector members and adhere to the Principles of Partnership.
- Produce sectoral reports and analysis.
- Regular updating of Mapping of child protection actors in north-east Nigeria and related sectors of interventions/capacities (5Ws and local partners including Community Based Child Protection Networks and Community Based Organizations).
- Strengthen pre-existing sectoral coordination through increased predictability and accountability.
- Build complementarity of partner actions: avoiding duplication and gaps.
- Ensure adequate resources are mobilized and are equitably allocated for the effective functioning of the Sector and its response.
- Interact with other Sectors (including through inter-Sector coordination fora), humanitarian actors, government counterparts, and relevant authorities for operational planning, engagement and active contribution of operational partners
- Participate in Protection, gender-based violence (GBV) and other relevant Sectors meetings.
- Design a mainstreaming Child Protection matrix and advocate with other clusters for Child Protection issues mainstreaming (in particular work with Education cluster on integrating child protection through Child Friendly Spaces and other community-based initiatives).
- Ensure with Protection Sector that Child Protection issues are included in multi-sectoral assessments and initiatives.
- Where there is both a national and a sub-national Sector, the post holder will ensure that there is effective communication, reporting, engagement and coordination between the two levels.
Applicants must have:
- University Degree in one of the following fields is required international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law, or another relevant social science field.
- 8 year’s of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection related areas, at the international level, is required.
- Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.
- Experience in programme development in child protection related areas in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
- Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage.
- 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.