UNICEF Child Protection in Emergencies Consultant Jobs in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

UNICEF Child Protection in Emergencies Consultant Jobs in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Job no: 518651

Work type:
  • Consultancy

  • Ethiopia

  • Child Protection, Health, Emergency Program

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    To help them fulfill their potential.
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    Purpose of the Job:

  • To provide technical support to the design, implementation, monitoring and reporting of UNICEF’s child protection programme response to emergencies at regional level while strengthening the strategic link to ongoing development programming.
  • However, the extent of child protection needs coupled with existing capacity gaps especially at woreda level requires further monitoring, technical support and supervision.
  • To ensure continued monitoring of child protection situation and on-going response.
  • Dedicated Child Protection in Emergencies Consultant is therefore required to provide the necessary technical support.

    Specific Tasks
  • Under the guidance and supervision of the Child Protection Specialist in UNICEF Oromia FO, and in close consultation and cooperation with the existing Child Protection in Emergencies Consultant, the incumbent is responsible for the following key areas in the assigned zones and woredas:

    UNICEF Child Protection in Emergencies Response Programme:

  • Develop and submit a work plan for the consultancy period.
  • Provide technical and management support for the implementation, monitoring and reporting of child protection in emergency programmes, child protection component of the
  • UNICEF regional emergency response plan and ensuring that the following interventions included in the child protection priority focus areas are implemented, monitored and managed in a timely and effective manner.
  • UNICEF emergency response plan: Provide technical support to zones and woredas to implement the emergency child protection response plan.
  • This includes ensuring that the efforts are aligned with existing BoWCYA mechanisms and services to strengthen the sustainability of efforts.
  • Capacity Building: Based on needs assessment, support and facilitate capacity building of BoWCYA and front line workers on violence, referral pathways, case management, community based child protection systems, community mobilization, integration of child protection into other programmes (multi sectoral programming); and psychosocial support as per capacity building plans.
  • Monitor and report on results of capacity building efforts.
  • Provide technical support for the adherence of BoWCYA to relevant CPiE standards, including the Minimum Standards for CP in Humanitarian Action (2012), the IASC Guidelines for Integrating GBV into Humanitarian Interventions (2015), and the SoPs on Child Protection Case Management Services in Emergency Response in Ethiopia (2016).
  • Delivery of child protection response services, with a focus on delivery through multi-sectoral platforms (including education, health and nutrition and WASH).
  • Support the provision of psychological first aid and psycho-social support services with a focus on a package of services extending from safe spaces into the community coping mechanisms, also with a focus on psychological first aid.
  • Child Protection in Emergencies situation and response monitoring and reporting including regular Situation Reports: Regularly collect, analyse and report against the zonal and woreda level child protection including gender based violence situation and response and submit weekly updates. .
  • Reports: Ensure accurate and timely reporting requirements from zones and woredas are met (as per the established format) and systematic coordination of appropriate responses on child protection in emergency operational response plan, with other relevant sectors, especially health, nutrition, education and WASH.
  • CP GBV coordination at zonal and woreda levels:
  • Provide support for the regional, zonal and woreda level BoWCYA led coordination mechanisms for effective implementation of emergency child protection interventions at zone, woreda and site level.
  • Participate in the regional, zonal and woreda level child protection and IDP emergency response related meetings and share minutes of such meetings with UNICEF Oromia FO.
  • Support the regional, zonal and woreda level information management including collecting, analysing, and reporting of child protection in emergencies situation and response interventions.
  • Monitor the coverage and complementarity of zonal and woreda level child protection activities and recommend for corrective actions to be
    taken in a timely manner.
  • Contribute to and facilitate the mainstreaming of child protection in other coordination mechanisms and sectors through information exchange and joint mapping.
  • Support to strengthen the birth registration programme coverage to make sure that children born in IDPs sites are registered and certified and reporting on results.
  • Undertake other relevant tasks as directed by her/ his supervisor and assist with other duties in support of the UNICEF Child Protection programmes in Oromia FO.

    Expected Deliverable



    Within 30 days

  • Submit a work plan for the whole consultancy period.


  • Provide a technical review of the status of implementation (achievements and gaps) of UNICEF supported Child Protection in Emergencies response at zonal and woreda levels.


  • Undertake a rapid needs assessment of capacity of BoWCYA at zone and woreda levels for protection in IDP emergency zones and woredas and develop and submit capacity building action plan.

    25th of every month

  • Support BoWCYA at zonal and woreda levels to contribute for the monthly 5Ws report and share analytical / explanatory text for monthly dashboard figures to UNICEF Oromia FO.


  • Prepare and share the child protection situation update with UNICEF Oromia FO, Child Protection Unit as per agreed format.
  • Monthly (as per the zonal and woreda level schedule)
  • Support and / coordinate the monthly CP GBV meetings in IDP emergency zones and woredas, and share meeting minutes with regional sub-cluster within 3 days of meeting.

    Bi-monthly (every 2 months)

  • Work with the existing CPiE Consultant for UNICEF Oromia FO to update a Child Protection gaps and challenges matrix for target zones and woredas.


  • Ensure that CPiE including GBV response interventions and results are aligned with the child protection minimum standards and other frameworks as outlined in the list of tasks.
  • Submit report on actions taken.


  • Regular visits to emergency affected woredas and IDP sites in the targeted zones and provide updates to the FO and the regional sub cluster. (60% of targeted sites to be visited in a month).

  • Other tasks related to the dynamic humanitarian situation as requested by the supervisor.
  • The consultant will send monthly reports to her /his supervisor based on agreed deliverables and submit a final written report.
  • To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, Social Anthropology, Community Development and related.
  • Extensive work experience relevant to CP in both development and emergencies may be considered as a replacement for formal qualifications for an advanced level;
  • At least 2 years progressively responsible humanitarian and development work experience in child protection and gender based violence including in emergencies with UN Agencies and/or INGOs.
  • Previous experience in child protection programme coordination.
  • Familiarity and experience working with government counterparts
  • Strong knowledge and experience in establishing coordination architecture especially at zone and woreda levels.
  • Fluency in written and verbal English and Afaan Oromo required.

    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.

    The competencies required for this post are….

  • View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, 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.


  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    How to Apply
  • Interested candidates should apply online by 2nd January 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF Child Protection in Emergencies Consultant Jobs in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

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