Deadline: 7 July 2016
United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Senior Adviser, Child Protection in New York, United States.
The Senior Adviser, Child Protection will be responsible for the delivery of timely and high quality corporate planning and reporting submissions for the section.
UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Senior Adviser, Child Protection will perform the following functions-
- Advise on strategic focus, positioning, priorities, innovations and results for the section in accord with the 2014-2017 Strategic Plan, including programmatic, financial and human resource related elements.
- Support the development of global position/statements based on analysis of data and information (including financial data) for global advocacy on children’s protection from violence, exploitation, abuse and neglect.
- Works closely with Child Protection Regional Advisers, Headquarter based Senior Advisers, and relevant divisions on strategy development for systematic tracking, monitoring and reporting on results to strengthen situation/incidence and programme monitoring and evaluation (M&E).
- Lead the Planning and evidence building team in the Child Protection section.
- Undertake and/or supervise missions to provide technical support to Regional Offices, Country Offices and partners in planning and M&E.
- Coordinate the development and reporting of the Child Protection section annual and mid-year work-plan processes, Office Management Plan (OMP) and associated budgets in consultation with the Child Protection section team leads and relevant inter-divisional teams.
- Coordinate inputs to planning and management related inter-divisional submissions and reports to management.
- Lead production and finalization of inputs to global corporate reports (Executive Director’s Annual Report, Programme Division Annual Report and Global Thematic Report) for Child Protection.
- Manage the information flow of international communication within the section as well as the extended team and Regional and Country offices to maximize impact and efficiency.
Applicants must have-
- Advanced University Degree (Master’s) or higher in social sciences or other related field, preferably with some specialized training in development studies, monitoring and evaluation or public administration.
- Minimum 10 years of solid and responsible experience at national and international levels in strategic planning and programme formulation, design, management, monitoring and evaluation, research (including mixed methods) with particular interest in issues relating to child protection.
- Current expert knowledge of the latest developments and issues related to Child Protection is required.
- Familiarity with other international organizations is an asset.
- Experience working in the UN or other international development organization is an asset.
- Fluency in English (written & verbal) is required.
- Knowledge of an additional UN Language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) is considered an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit UNICEF.