Jan 092018

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 22 Jan 2018

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,save lives

UNICEF DRC is dealing with an increasing number of acute humanitarian crisis. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the poorest countries in the world, ranking 176th out of 188 countries in the 2015 human development report. Child poverty is widespread, particularly in conflict-affected and hard-to reach areas. According to a recent UNICEF study, 80 percent of children aged zero to 15 years old experience at least two major child rights deprivations. Despite sustained growth in recent years, the size of DRC’s economy remains far too small to provide enough government revenue to meet the basic needs of the population, children in particular. Since 2016, political instability, the persistence of conflicts in Eastern DRC and a sharp fall in global commodity prices have been aggravating factors.

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

How can you make a difference?

1.Child Protection AoR Preparedness and Response Planning.

  • Enhance Child Protection AoR preparedness and response planning efforts by supporting the timely completion of rapid evaluation assessments.

  • Keep track of trends affecting the implementation of the various Child Protection AoR members in their efforts to scale up child protection in emergencies programme response, including identification, documentation family tracing and reunification, gender-based violence, mental health and psycho-social support, mine risk education.

  • Pay special attention to early recovery and transition programming efforts (systems building in emergency settings).

  • 2.Communication, Collaboration, Networking and Partnership.

  • Ensure exchange of information, experience, identify new strategies and courses of action to accelerate/improve delivery of services and achieve Child Protection AoR requirements and objectives. Conduct field visits to provide guidance and support to members of the child protection AoR working on emergency preparedness and response, monitor programme responses and collect information.

  • Collaborate with communication colleagues to ensure development of effective and relevant Child Protection AoR communication materials and strategies to support advocacy and social mobilization.

  • Overall coordination with Global Child Protection AoR Advisor and team, Regional CPIE Specialists and HQ Officers. Recognizing the centrality of protection, collaborate with other cluster coordinators/child protection/programme officers to ensure the integration of the child protection in emergencies interventions with other sectors. Interact with partners, NGOs, UN and bilateral agencies in the different stages of Child Protection AoR-related interventions.

  • 3. Child Protection AoR Knowledge Management

  • Promote Child Protection AoR knowledge management by exchange of knowledge, information, situation analysis, experience, best practice or lessons learned; promote knowledge sharing/transfer and technical input or recommendations on major programme directions and on introduction of new initiatives among Child Protection AoR members in DRC.

  • 4.Child Protection AoR Work Plan Development, Implementation, and Monitoring.

  • Takes primary responsibility for the development of the Child Protection AoR work plan and technical decisions. Monitor work progress and ensure results are achieved according to schedule and humanitarian performance standards.
  • 5.Child Protection AoR Response Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting.

  • Support child protection rapid assessment efforts and ensure reports are widely available. Participate in major evaluation exercises, Child Protection AoR reviews. Ensure timely and quality contributions to various Situation Reports.
  • 6. CP AoR resourcemobilization

  • Support resource mobilization for Child Protection AoR-related interventions in the country with key donors.
  • Qualification of Successful Candidate

  • An Advanced University degree in international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law or other social science field.
  • First university degree with additional two-years of relevant work experience is acceptable in lieu of an advanced university degree.
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection and/other related areas at the international level some of which preferably were served in a developing country is required. Relevant experience in child protection and related areas, programme/project development and management in a UN system agency or organization is an asset. Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergencies highly desirable.
  • Fluency in French and English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    This position is classified as “rotational” which means the incumbent is expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply


    * The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receivingan offer.

    * Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offers of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link

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