Thursday, December 17, 2015

Child Protection Officer - UNICEF (Apply by: January 03, 2016)

Vacancy No:  E-VN-2015-003269
Duty Station:  Jakarta
Country:  Indonesia
Region:  EAPRO
Job Level: 
Position#:  60000175
Application Close:  03-Jan-16
Contract Type:  Long-term Staff (FT)
Purpose of the Position
Accountable for professional technical contribution to project design, planning, administration, monitoring and evaluation of Child Protection programme/project activities, data analysis and progress reporting, and commitment for enhancement of teamwork and capacity building, in support of achievement of planned objectives of the work plan, aligned with country programme goals and strategy.

Key Expected Results
1. Accurate, complete and up-to-date information made available for effective budget preparation, programme and project design, implementation, management and evaluation.

2. Project efficiency and effectiveness enhanced through effective implementation follow-on, with implementing partners.
3. Progress reports and project work plans timely prepared, and effective technical assistance provided: in sharing the relevant information with concerned partners, in the identification of required supplies and equipment, and in the drafting of Country Programme Recommendation and other project documentation.

4. Appropriateness and completeness of financial and supply documentation as well as adherence to established allotments ensured.

5. Knowledge sharing with donors, media and with all strategic partners effectively promoted.  Gender and sex aggregated data and inputs relevant to Child Protection programme provided.

6. Effective communication and networking achieved through partnership and collaboration; and coordination among child protection system actors strengthened.


1. Programme/Project Management

Ensure the availability of accurate, complete and up-to-date information required for effective Child Protection programme and project design, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation. Draft sound Child Protection programme budgets for review by the supervisor; and provide support for  the sharing of information with relevant partners.

2. Project Efficiency and Effectiveness

Enhance project efficiency and effectiveness through implementation follow-on activities with various partners, including monitoring UNICEF inputs, local conditions and resources, flow of supply and non-supply assistance and Child Protection project status.

3. Work Plan and Project Documentation

Analyze collected data and information and prepare progress reports; draft changes in Child Protection project work plans and assist in identification of required supplies and equipment as well as in the drafting of Country Programme Recommendation and other project documentation, assuring accuracy and consistency with established rules, regulations and plans of action, and provide support for consultation with partners as required on planning and implementation of Country Programme activities.

4. Project Implementation Information and Data

Ensure the appropriateness of financial, administrative and supply documentation; verify that Child Protection project expenditures are within allotments and that data is consistent with the project information and database (e.g., FLS, ProMS). Follow up on queries including with and by partners or initiate corrective action on discrepancies.  Support maintenance of information system for monitoring gender/sex aggregated data.

5. Knowledge Sharing

Compile Child Protection project implementation training and orientation materials to promote knowledge sharing with donors, media and all other stakeholders.

6. Communication and Networking

Ensure the effective communication and networking developed and maintained through partnership and collaboration.

- Collaborate with Operations staff to implement internal controls systems and resolve day-to-day issues or discrepancies in financial or supply management; and provide support for orientation and training of Government and all UNICEF implementing partners in UNICEF financial and supply policies and procedures.

-  Team with local Government counterparts to exchange information on Child Protection project implementation and status as well as movement and distribution of supplies.

- Coordinate with members of the development community, including NGOs, UN and bilateral agencies in the exchange of information relating to Child Protection sector; and provide support for strengthening the coordination among child protection system actors including when appropriate the IASC protection sub cluster during preparedness and response to emergencies.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Advanced University degree (MA) in the social sciences, law or child development

Two to a maximum of four years of relevant professional work experience some of which in international development is desirable.

Work experience in emergencies is considered an asset.

Fluency in English and a second UN language is desirable.

Competencies of Successful Candidate
i)  Core Values
- Commitment
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Integrity

ii) Core Competencies
  -  Communication  [ II ]
  -  Working with People   [ I ]
  -  Drive for Results   [ I ]

iii) Functional Competencies
  -  Formulating Strategies and Concepts [ I ]
  -  Analyzing   [ II]
  -  Applying Technical Expertise [ II ]
  -  Learning and Researching [ II]
  -  Planning and Organizing  [ II ]

iv Technical Knowledge

a) Specific Technical Knowledge Required
- Essential Technical Knowledge of theories, principles and methods in the following areas:
- Strengthening child protection systems
- Strengthening partner capacity for protecting children against violence; in emergencies.
- Strengthening in respect of harmful traditional practices
- Strengthening in improving justice for children and in strengthening social welfare systems.
- Use of data and indicators in child protection.

b) Common Technical Knowledge Required
- Methodology of programme/project management
- Sectoral Programmatic goals, policies and strategies
- Knowledge of global human rights issues, specifically relating to children and women.
- UNICEF policies and strategy in child protection, including programmes in conflicts, natural disasters, and recovery.
- Core commitments for children in emergencies (for all Emergency positions)
- UNICEF financial, supply and administrative rules and regulations.
- Rights-based and Results-based approach and programming in UNICEF.
- UNICEF programme policy, procedures and guidelines in the Manual.
- Mid-Term Strategic Plan
- UN guideline on sexual exploitation and abuse by UN staff and partners.
- Gender equality and Diversity awareness.

c) Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced
- Government development plans and policies
- Knowledge of local conditions and country legislation relevant to UNICEF programmes
- UN policies and strategy to address international humanitarian issues and the responses.
- UN common approaches to programmatic issues and UNICEF positions
- UN security operations and guidelines.
- UNICEF strategic framework for partnerships and collaborative relationships.
- UNICEF policies and strategies promoting and supporting gender equality and diversity.

Note : This post is opened in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of the Netherlands and is addressed exclusively to people with the Dutch nationality– For criteria see  the website of Nedworc Foundation:

Please read the criteria and FAQ section carefully before considering applying.

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 organisation.

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