UNICEF Child Protection Coordinator - Area of Responsibility Jobs in Ethiopia

UNICEF Child Protection Coordinator - Area of Responsibility Jobs in Ethiopia

Purpose of the job

  • Under the guidance and supervision of the Chief of Child Protection (P5), and in line with UNICEF’s global commitment to provide effective leadership in the Child Protection Area Of Responsibility (AoR), the incumbent will ensure child protection coordination mechanisms in Ethiopia, 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.

  • Support regular and effective communication and information exchange between the federal and regional/sub-national CP AoR coordination groups.

  • Ensure effective linkage with other clusters, especially education, nutrition, and WaSH.

  • Coordinate UNICEF’s contribution to the UN Protection Monitoring project, including reviewing regular reports, and EHF reporting.

  • Act as focal point for inquiries on Child Protection AoR’s response plans and operations
    Support and coordinate with those leading the CP/GBV AoR at sub-national level

  • Co-Supervise and support the Child Protection Stand-By-Partner Officer to contribute to the CP/GBV AoR and CPiE programming

  • Co-Supervise the CP/GBV AoR IMO
    Work with UNICEF PSEA Focal Point, the Protection Cluster, PSEA Network, and other humanitarian actors and donors to promote the application of the Secretary General’s Bulletin on sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) in order to safeguard the well-being of beneficiaries in the provision of humanitarian assistance.

  • Facilitating development of a Child Protection AoR Strategy and Response Plan
    Provide child protection inputs for Protection Cluster preparedness and contingency plans, and response strategies and action plans for the CP AoR and ensure that these are reflected in country humanitarian response plans and strategies.

  • Coordinate the quarterly CP/GBV Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) meetings and ad hoc SAG meetings as needed, and lead (together with the GBV Coordinator) the development and bi-annual review of the CP/GBV AoR yearly workplan and strategic planning documents.

  • Supporting the application of appropriate technical standards

  • Ensure that CP AoR partners are aware of relevant policy guidelines, technical standards, and government frameworks related to child protection.

  • Provide technical support and advocacy for the adherence of CP AoR members to relevant CPiE standards, including the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPMS), the IASC Guidelines for Integrating GBV into Humanitarian Interventions, the Integrated
    DDR Standards, Guidelines on Children associated with Armed Forces and Armed Groups (CAAFAG), the AU DDR and Children Operational Guidelines, and relevant case management and child protection Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in Ethiopia.

  • Support the review, dissemination, and training on CP assessments and monitoring tools, including the CP Rapid Assessment (CPRA), Seasonal Assessments, and any joint or inter-sectoral monitoring/assessments (such as the Displacement Tracking

  • Information Management and Reporting
    Provide CP written inputs to the Protection Cluster, OCHA, and UNICEF CP Section and UNICEF Emergency Unit as required.

  • Provide support and oversight to the CP AoR information management function, including through close coordination with the UNICEF Child Protection Information Management Officer/Consultant (CP IMO), and review of child protection actors monthly 5Ws and other ad hoc reporting.

  • Provide reviewed 5Ws to OCHA and provide analytical/explanatory text for the monthly dashboard, SitReps and other communications materials as needed.

  • Monitor the coverage and complementarity if CP AoR activities and identify and advocate fort the correction of any gaps and duplication.

  • Keep the CP AoR Secondary Data Review updated and share, as appropriate, with CP actors


  • An advanced University degree in social sciences, international development, international law, humanitarian affairs or another directly related subjects


  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection related areas is required.

  • Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.

  • Relevant experience in programme development in child protection related areas in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.

  • Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is considered as an added advantage.

  • Previous work experience working on issues concerning internally displaced persons (IDPs), children associated with armed forces and armed groups (CAAFAG) and on disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) in complex emergency contexts is considered an asset.

  • Up-to-date knowledge of key developments across the child protection in emergencies sector, including issues of conflict, climate induced displacement and the impact of these factors on child protection and inter-sectoral approaches to address such issues in collaboration with other sectors sectors (notably education, WASH, health, nutrition, communication etc).

  • Good knowledge of global developments in child protection and across the development and humanitarian sector more broadly, including the application of the equity lens, human rights perspectives and results based management (RBM) to programming.

  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and other human relations skills, as well as effective strong leadership and decision making competency in the complex working environment dealing with other UN agencies (particularly UNHCR, UNFPA, and OCHA), governmental officials, NGO counterparts, donors and other important partners

  • Strong organizational and networking skills required.

  • Excellent ability to collect, treat and analyze data.

  • Advanced computer literacy expected in Word, Excel and Power Point.

    Language requirements

  • Excellent oral and written communication and report writing skills in English is required.

  • Writing samples may be requested.

  • Fluency in English is required.

  • Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF Child Protection Coordinator - Area of Responsibility Jobs in Ethiopia

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