UNICEF Child Protection Specialist - Migration Jobs in Kenya

UNICEF Child Protection Specialist - Migration Jobs in 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.

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Main Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the development of programme proposals and other actions to leverage funds for the areas of responsibilities, reflecting priorities for the area of migration and children on the move, including a key focus on the efficient and effective development of protection-focused migration and refugee policy and programming.
  • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes to ensure integration, coherence and harmonization of programmes/projects with other UNICEF sectors and achievement of results as planned and allocated.
  • Certifies disbursement of funds, monitors and submits financial status reports to management in compliance with regulation and guidelines.
  • Strengthen capacity at country and regional levels by developing inter-agency standard-setting guidance and tools to support work on protection focused migration and refugee issues.
  • This will take place though strategizing with country and regional offices and partners to raise awareness of the guidelines, informed by a collected body of knowledge that can be shared and replicated across countries.
  • Provide technical assistance to country offices for the design and implementation of child protection programmes related to children on the move.
  • Provide quality assurance of interventions across countries, including coordination of cross-border activities and
    programmes related to children on the move.
  • Develop and maintain inter-agency relationships with external partners and UN agencies, such as UNHCR, IOM, the African Union and Regional Economic Communities, supporting the development of enhanced policy frameworks to advance the protection of children on the move.
  • Keep abreast, research, benchmark, and implement best practices in child protection management and information systems related to children on the move.
  • Promote knowledge management/sharing and technical input or recommendations on major programme direction and on introduction of new initiatives.

  • Advanced University degree in International Relations, Public Administration/Public Policy, Humanitarian Affairs, Development, Social Sciences, or a related technical field.
  • Five years professional work experience at national and international levels in humanitarian response.
  • Preferred experience in preparedness, complex emergencies, including experience in early recovery in the East and southern Africa region.
  • Excellent written reporting skills
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English, and another UN language as a strong asset

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 10th September 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF Child Protection Specialist - Migration Jobs in Kenya

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