UNICEF Child Protection Specialist Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

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.


  • Timely sectoral analysis, input, support and collaboration to the Situation Analysis (violence against children, child marriage and FGM/C) and its periodic update made for effective programme planning, development and management.
  • UNICEF’s global goals in addressing violence against children effectively promoted through advocacy and policy dialogue with the sectors responsible for Child Protection.
  • Knowledge management effectively promoted through drafting/finalizing key Child Protection sectoral programme documents and reports, sharing good practice, lessons learned, and knowledge/information exchange.
  • Quality of rights-based Child Protection programmes effectively promoted. Coherence, synergy and value added to programme management process through results-based management.
  • Sectoral work plan and activities formulated, implemented and monitored, ensuring alignment with the defined programme strategies and approaches.
  • Programme delivery, evaluation and reporting carried out efficiently, rigorously and transparently in compliance with the established guidelines and procedures.
  • Proper and timely UNICEF and Government accountability ensured regarding supply and non-supply assistance as well as disbursement of programme funds for the Child Protection sector.
  • Effective communication and networking achieved through partnership and collaboration within the framework of the Joint Programme with UNFPA on Child Marriage and FGM/C.


  • An advanced university
    degree (Master’s or higher) in 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.
  • A minimum Eight years (8) of professional work experience at national and international levels in child protection, including international work experience for IP or field work experience for NO.
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency.
  • 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.
  • 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

    Interested candidates should apply online by 13th August, 2018

    For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF Child Protection Specialist Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

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