UNICEF Child Protection Cluster Coordinator Jobs in Maiduguri - Nigeria

UNICEF Child Protection Cluster Coordinator Jobs in Maiduguri - Nigeria



UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families.


Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects.


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


Responsibilities


Establish and maintain an appropriate humanitarian coordination mechanism:

  • 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 cluster and its response;
  • Effective and comprehensive integration of relevant cross-cutting issues, including age, gender, environment and HIV/AIDs;
  • Maintain flexibility within the cluster to respond to changes in the operating environment, evolving requirements, capacities and participation;
  • Effectively use and transfer information to, from and between cluster participants and other stakeholders.

    Interact with other clusters (including through inter-cluster coordination fora), humanitarian actors, government counterparts, and relevant authorities for operational planning, engagement and active contribution of operational partners:

  • Be accountable to the affected population through effective and inclusive consultative and feedback mechanisms.
  • Monitor performance of the core cluster functions.
  • Where there is both a national and a sub-national cluster, the post holder will ensure that there is effective communication, reporting, engagement and coordination between the two levels

    Supporting service delivery

  • Provide a platform to ensure that service delivery is driven by the agreed strategic priorities;
  • Develop mechanisms to eliminate duplication of service delivery;

    Informing strategic decision-making of the HC/HCT for the humanitarian response

  • Needs assessment and gap analysis (across other sectors and within the sector)
  • Analysis to identify and address (emerging) gaps, obstacles, duplication, and cross-cutting issues.
  • Prioritization, grounded in response analysis.
  • Planning and strategy development

  • Develop sectoral plans, objectives and indicators directly support realization of the HC/HCT strategic priorities;
  • Application and adherence to existing standards and guidelines
  • Clarify funding requirements, prioritization, and cluster contributions to HC’s overall humanitarian funding considerations (Flash Appeal, CAP, ERF/CHF, CERF)

    Advocacy

  • Identify advocacy concerns to contribute to HC and HCT messaging and action
  • Undertaking advocacy activities on
    behalf of cluster participants and the affected population
  • Monitoring and reporting the implementation of the cluster strategy and results; recommending corrective action where necessary.
  • Contingency planning/preparedness for recurrent disasters whenever feasible and relevant
  • Accountability to affected populations


    Requirements


  • Education: An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law, or another relevant social science field.
  • Experience: Minimum eight years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the development, planning and management of communication for development, including experience in developing countries, with practical experience in the adaptation and application of communication planning processes to specific programmes.
  • Developing country work experience and field work experience.
  • Experience in polio eradication programming with background/familiarity within an Emergency context.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
  • Language: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as 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.


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 24th December 2018 11:55 PM W. Central Africa Standard Time


    For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF Child Protection Cluster Coordinator Jobs in Maiduguri - Nigeria


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