UNICEF Child Protection Knowledge Management - International Consultant - Jobs in Addis Ababa - Ethiopia

UNICEF Child Protection Knowledge Management - International Consultant - Jobs in Addis Ababa - Ethiopia


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    Purpose for the Job

  • Join our team as "Child Protection Officer, Knowledge Management consultant" to support the Department of Social Affairs of the AUC on the implementation of the Knowledge Management Strategy for the Spotlight Programme and other initiatives to end child marriage and FGM.

  • The Child Protection Officer supports the implementation, monitoring and reporting of progress against the knowledge management strategy within the Department across ECM and FGM.

  • This work also responds to SDG 5.3 which aims to eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilations.

    Summary of results-based key functions/accountabilities:

  • Support the work of the Social Welfare and Vulnerable Groups division to plan and implement the activities on end child marriage (ECM) and FGM under the Spotlight Initiative;


  • Support develop a comprehensive knowledge management strategy for Gender based violence particularly on Harmful Practices- FGM and ECM;


  • Collaborate with partners to establish a knowledge management hub which will be housed in the AUC Implementation of Knowledge Management Strategies for the DSA Programmes on HTPs- Child Marriage and FGM;

  • Utilize the same Hub that will be housed in the AUC and translate the knowledge products into 4 AU languages and disseminate them across Africa.;

  • Provides capacity building support throughout the programming processes on knowledge designed for Member states and other stakeholders including other AU departments and organs;

  • Manage knowledge-sharing events on ECM and FGM;

  • Support with identifying and curating technical website content for ECM and FGM including managing website community engagement;

  • Document and share learning with engaging partners and champions on ECM and FGM;

  • Update and
    maintain knowledge bases in collaboration with the AU Knowledge Management Unit, taking part in the knowledge sharing policy elaboration and contribute to building a shared mindset and understanding of knowledge management;

  • Development of a comprehensive knowledge management strategy for GBV and HP including the establishment of a knowledge management hub
    September - Nov 2020

  • Capacity building support on knowledge designed for Member states and other stakeholders including facilitating knowledge-sharing events

  • Production and dissemination of knowledge/learning on ECAM and FGM through AU websites content and Social media
    April-June 2021

  • Participate and contribute to knowledge management meetings

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

  • An university degree in public health, social sciences, Economy, development studies, sociology, social work, or other social science field is required. Specialized training in statistics an asset.

  • A minimum of 5 five years of relevant experience at national and international levels related to violence prevention and response programming, some of which were served in a developing country is required.

  • Demonstrated strong communication, presentation and writing skills, including report writing, oral presentations and development of technical documents is essential.

  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of the latest developments and issues related to violence against children and gender are essential.

  • Experience in excel and standard software programmes is essential and statistical software packages an asset.

  • Relevant experience in child protection and/or related areas, programme/project development and management in a UN agency or international development organization is an asset.

  • Demonstrated experience in design, implementation, budget management and monitoring of programme results an asset.

  • Publication record related to violence prevention and response, gender and child protection issues more broadly an asset.

  • 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.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF Child Protection Knowledge Management - International Consultant - Jobs in Addis Ababa - Ethiopia

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