Child Protection Specialist (Social Norms and Behavioral Change) at UNICEF, Beirut, Lebanon

Deadline: 18 August 2018

United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Child Protection Specialist in Beirut, Lebanon.

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-

  • Support the preparation/design and conduct/update of situation analysis for the child protection programs/projects and sector to ensure that current comprehensive and evidence based data on child protection issues, in particular with regards to social norms, behaviors and community dynamics on child protection in general, and on traditional harmful practices specifically, are available to guide UNICEF’s strategic policy advocacy, intervention and development efforts on child rights and protection and to set program priorities, strategies, design and implementation plans.
  • Participate in strategic program discussion on the planning of child protection programs/projects. Formulate, design and prepare programs/projects proposal for the sector, ensuring alignment with the overall UNICEF’s Strategic Plans and Country Program and coherence/integration across programs, regional strategies and national priorities, plans and competencies.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with internal and external colleagues, State and non-state partners to discuss strategies and methodologies and to determine national priorities/competencies to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable results.
  • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes and to ensure integration, coherence and harmonization of programs/projects with other national and UNICEF sectors and achievement of results as planned and allocated.
  • Contribute to the development of donors’ proposals and ensure timely and quality reporting to donors, in the area of responsibility.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • An Advanced University degree in international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, gender studies, international law and other social science field is required.
  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience in policies and programme development, planning, managing, monitoring and evaluating, in the areas of social norms and behaviour changes, community participation.
  • Experience in C4D programming is a key asset.
  • Relevant experience within the UN system is an asset.
  • Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage.
  • Fluency in English is required.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.