UNICEF Child Protection Specialist Jobs in Uganda

UNICEF Child Protection Specialist Jobs in Uganda


UNICEF looks for committed professionals willing to engage in the challenging and rewarding work of advocating for children's rights, helping to meet their basic needs and expanding their opportunities to reach their full potential.

Job no:

  • 517976

    Work type:

  • Fixed Term Staff, Temporary Appointment

    Location:

  • Uganda

    Categories:

  • Child Protection

    UNICEF Uganda is seeking committed and dedicated professionals in the Child Protection Sector who can join us in our mission to deliver results for children.

    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.

    For every child, a fair chance…

    Uganda is one of the over 190 countries and territories around the world where we work to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place in a child’s path.

    Together with the Government of Uganda and partners we work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the objectives of the Uganda National Development Plan, and the planned outcomes of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework.

    How can you make a difference?

    Under the guidance and general supervision of the supervisor, the Specialist supports the development and preparation of the Child Protection programme(s) and is responsible for the management, implementation, monitoring, reporting, and evaluation of the child protection programmes/projects within the country programme.

    The Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes.

    H/She facilitates the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable contributions to national and international efforts to create a protective environment for children against all harm, and to protect their rights to survival, development and well being as established under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, international treaties/frameworks and UN intergovernmental bodies.

    The Specialist contributes to the achievement of results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM), and UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework.

    Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Support to programme/project development and planning
  • Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
  • Technical and operational support to programme implementation
  • Networking and partnership building
  • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

    To qualify as a Champion for every Child you will have…

  • 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 first level university degree (Bachelor's) in a relevant technical field (as identified above), in conjunction with eight (8) years of relevant work experience in international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law, or another relevant social science field, may be taken in lieu of a Master’s degree.
  • 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.

    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; Leading and supervising, Formulating strategies and concepts, Analyzing, Relating and networking, Deciding and Initiating action, and Applying technical expertise.
  • UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, 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.

    Remarks:

  • Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    How to Apply

  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 15th January, 2019

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

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