UNICEF Child Protection Cluster Coordinator Jobs in Juba South Sudan

UNICEF Child Protection Cluster Coordinator Jobs in Juba South Sudan

Job no: 518255

Work type:

  • Fixed Term Staff


  • South Sudan


  • Child Protection, P-4

    UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

    Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.And we never give up.For every child, Protection...

    UNICEF South Sudan faces a complex operating environment, with challenges related to conflict and lack of road infrastructure. Our work has been focusing on lifesaving needs, tackling issues such as acute malnutrition, displacement and insecurity, and basic health.

    We are also continuing with regular programming, such as providing routine and supplementary immunization services, safe drinking water, access to sanitation, and strengthening early childhood development.Join our team and help us make sure every child has a champion.


    Under the direction and guidance of the Inter-Cluster Coordinator of Field Operation, and in line with UNICEF’s global commitment to provide effective leadership in the Child Protection Area Of Responsibility, the incumbent will ensure child protection coordination mechanisms in South Sudan, provide guidance to all partners on common standards, strategies and approaches, ensure that all critical child protection gaps and vulnerabilities are identified;and that information is provided on roles, responsibilities and accountability to ensure that all gaps are addressed without duplication.

    The incumbent is expected to undertake 2 field visits per quarter and spend 15% of their time in Field locations.

  • Maintain effective child protection coordination mechanisms at federal level and in States with situations of humanitarian concern.
  • Regular updating of Mapping of child protection actors in South Sudan and related sectors of interventions/capacities (5Ws and local partners including Community Based Child Protection Networks and Community Based Organizations)
  • Ensure two-way communication with Child Protection Working Groups in the field and respond to their requests
  • In a participatory manner, support implementation of the Child Protection Sub Cluster Work Plan for 2018 and draft the work plan for the subsector for 2019.
  • Ensure all Child Protection (CP) relevant actors are engaged as Sub Cluster members and adhere to the Principles of Partnership
  • Produce sectoral reports and analysis (e.g. quarterly sectoral reports, South Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SSHF) reports etc)
    Guarantee effective child protection preparedness and response in emergencies
  • Promote interagency/inter-sectoral Child Protection needs assessments, lead and participate in inter-agency child protection assessments to identify priority child protection issues and advocate for delivery of appropriate response.
  • Identify response gaps and promote members’ response (including activation of provider of last resort).
  • Develop and regularly update a CP Cluster strategy including objectives and indicators for CP response that are aligned with and support realization of the strategic priorities set out by the Resident/Humanitarian
    Coordinator for the overarching humanitarian response, the Child Protection Minimum Standards, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Support development and updating of Child Protection interagency cluster Contingency State Plans for former 10 states and Transitional Areas
  • Coordinate relevant child protection inputs to the Humanitarian Action Plan and the mobilization of resources through humanitarian funding mechanisms in South Sudan, including Pooled Fund, CERF.
  • Ensure that Child Protection standards are promoted among Sub Cluster members and capacities built
  • Disseminate Child Protection upcoming tools (assessments, guidelines, technical documents etc) in coordination with the Child Protection Working Group in Geneva and ensure responses are in line with existing policy standards and technical guidelines.
  • Map capacity building needs of Sub Cluster and Working Group members and develop an inter-agency Child Protection in Emergency (CPiE) capacity building plan that identifies and prioritizes inter-agency training and capacity building needs of CP staff and partners (international, national, and local) to enhance CP coordination and program implementation.
  • In particular, support roll out of the inter-agency
    Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action by all CP actors and South Sudan, Introduction and roll out of CPIMS+, Inter-Agency Case Management Guidelines
  • Ensure a functioning platform for information sharing and Child Protection library / resources gateway
  • Promote the collection of Child Protection data-indicators and relevant analysis at Child Protection Working Group level and possibly with MoEG (advocacy for Government data collection system)
  • Ensure that child protection concerns and standards are appropriately reflected in inter-sectoral humanitarian coordination fora.
  • Participate in Protection, gender-based violence (GBV) and other relevant Clusters
    Participate in Inter Cluster Coordination Mechanisms and provide Child Protection inputs to the Humanitarian Country Team plans and 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 Cluster that Child Protection issues are included in multi-sectoral assessments and initiatives
  • Promote information sharing with other cluster working groups and with external actors (with the approval of Child Protection Working Group (CPWG) members) to advocate for technical assistance and support
  • Develop an advocacy strategy for issues related to child protection that require sensitization of local authorities or donors and contribute to the development of key messages for broader humanitarian advocacy/messaging initiatives of the protection cluster or the office of the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator.



  • An advanced university degree in social sciences, humanities, public administration, or related area, from a recognised tertiary education institution


  • A minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible experience in child protection, including first hand experiences in cluster coordination, psychosocial support (PSS) and Family Tracing and Reunification (FTR) programs and projects for most vulnerable children including international work experience.


  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    Competencies Required

  • Leading and Supervising (III)
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts (III)
  • Analyzing (III)
  • Relating and Networking (III)
  • Deciding and Initiating Action (III)
  • Persuading and Influencing (III)
  • Applying Technical Expertise (III)
  • Planning and Organizing (III)
  • Adapting and Responding to Change (III)
  • Coping with Pressure and Setbacks (III)

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates should apply online by 12th December 2018
  • For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF Child Protection Cluster Coordinator Jobs in Juba South Sudan

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.

    UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


  • Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.
  • Please note that is a non-family duty station.
  • Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish.
  • Candidates may not be further considered or offers of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service

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