UN Child Protection Specialist Jobs in Nigeria

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UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

Major Responsibilities

Within the delegated authority and under the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be assigned the primarily, shared, or contributory accountabilities for all or part of the following areas of major duties and key end-results:

  • Monitoring and reporting mechanism (MRM) on grave violations against children
  • Support MRM specialist on strengthening the implementation of the SCR 1612 on grave violations against children in Nigeria, through programme development, partnership, various reporting requirements to SRSG and operationalizing of the MRMIMS+; To support the Child Protection Programme through data collection and reporting system on child rights violations by creating various reporting platforms including mobile data collection as well as the provision of regular analysis and reports of child rights violations; Produce maps (hot-spot) for child grave violations with analysis on concentration and significance of geographical areas; Enhance the capacity of MRMIMS +, MRM existing database and extend training of relevant partners on reporting, data inputting, and use of MRM tool.
  • Produce monthly as well as quarterly trend analysis on grave violations against children based on the data included on MRM database/MRMIMS+ in preparation of the Nigeria reporting to the Office of the Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, package information on grave violations against children for dissemination in different audiences, as appropriate, including visual representations of trends.
  • Ensure accurate and consistent inputting of data received from partners/consultants/ CTFMR/MRMTWG into MRM database and ensure monthly backup into the designated MRM master database

    Child Protection Information Management system (CPIMS)

  • Support Federal and State Ministries to strengthen the operationalization of child protection management information tools, including a Child Protection Information Management System (CPIMS) at both emergency and development setting in cooperation with the State IMS consultant, relevant partners and stake holders.
  • Support the pilot of CPIMS in focus states through provision of technical support, regular monitoring and production of quarterly, mid-year and annual fact sheets in coordination with CPIMS state consultants and government led CPIMS and case management Technical Working Groups.
  • Maintain and further develop the structure or format of the CPIMS database (CPIMS+), incorporating ideas and amendments from child protection staff and partners to strengthen documentation, database design and operating manuals on how to use the Database for UNICEF and partner organisations.
  • Provide technical support to UNICEF and other agency staff on the specific data required from them in relation to the different indicators they are monitoring in relation to strengthen the child protection management system (CPIMS/CPIMS+) In collaboration with Child Protection in Emergency staff, configure and deploy CPIMS+ database for case management in both emergency and development settings Engage and build working relationships with a broad range of partners including CPN, Orphanages/Shelters, INGOs, relevant governments and
    education and health partners. Identify the linkage between CPIMS tools and database used for Emergency Response in the North East and find possible ways of adapting to /deployment to the development context.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality in all aspects of the work. Train UNICEF and other agency staff and consultants on the use of different reporting formats for child protection Undertake any other tasks assigned by the Supervisor.

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s) in Information Management or relevant field A minimum of Five (5) yearsof relevant professional experience in information management support primarily in emergency and development settings including the operationalization of CPIMS and MRM/MRMIMS Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

    Key Competencies:

  • Experience with information management for child protection programming, and/or human rights documentation desirable and is an asset.
  • Proven technical expertise in managing data and information cycle: from data collection, storage, and analysis for diverse datasets, as well as presenting information in understandable, effective and visually appealing tables, charts, graphs, maps, visuals and reports (including snapshots, dashboard, 5Ws analysis, gap analysis, etc.)
  • Understanding of how to manage and maintain information/data management systems. Proven skills in using GIS and map-making packages, and software development desirable
  • Knowledge of UNICEF’s core commitments to children in development and humanitarian action as well as the humanitarian cluster approach, particularly the child protection working group (sub-cluster), gender-based violence area of responsibility, and protection cluster
    Experience of developing information management systems, producing data analysis on ending violence against children and designing and delivering training
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and proven success in facilitating interagency processes to achieve a common goal
  • Professional maturity and ability to handle sensitive information and ability to respect the confidentiality of such information while working with UNICEF and even after the contract ends.
  • Previous working experience in Nigeria is an advantage.


    How to apply

  • Interested candidates should apply online by 10th August, 2018

  • For more information and job application details, see; UN Child Protection Specialist Jobs in Nigeria

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