Thursday, March 31, 2016

Child Protection Officer (NOB) - UNICEF (Apply by: April 13, 2016)

JOB DESCRIPTION
Child Protection Officer (Adolescent Development and Participation) (NOB), UNICEF, Guwahati



Child Protection Officer (Adolescent Development and Participation), NOB, Guwahati – TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT
Temporary Appointment – 364 Days 
Closing date: 13th April 2016


If you are a passionate and committed professional and want to make a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

UNICEF, the world’s leading children’s rights organization working for the rights of children, seeks a temporary appointment for the post of Child Protection Officer.

PURPOSE OF THE POST

Under the day to day supervision of the Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF Assam Office and advice of the Chief of Field Office, UNICEF Assam and technical guidance from Child Protection Section, UNICEFIndia Country Office, the incumbent will be responsible for facilitating and influencing the State Government’s policy, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, for Child Protection programme in Assam, with a particular focus on Adolescent empowerment and participation programme of UNICEF in Assam. The incumbent will work at the State and District level where UNICEF is engaged with programming on and with adolescents.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Technical Assistance and Support: Provides technical assistance and support to the government donors, NGOs and others), in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of adolescent program, in particular in the focus districts.
2. Strategic Advice and Direction: In close convergence with other sections, provide guidance and direction for the development of convergent approaches to adolescent empowerment and wellbeing, program management and evaluation of adolescent interventions and reduction of child marriage initiatives. The work has a special focus on the most vulnerable, ensuring cross-sectoral convergence to achieve Program Component Result 3: Adolescents participate in and are empowered to make informed decisions affecting their lives. Identifies and promotes innovations for adolescent programming in collaboration with other sectors. Ensures exchange of information and experience, and develops new strategies to accelerate and improve the delivery of services and achieve program results. Ensures that adolescent development and participation issues are mainstreamed in UNICEF programming with special attention to gender dynamics and social norms.
3. Knowledge management: Through the review of existing sources of evidence and additional research, involving adolescents themselves, assures updated assessments and analyses of their lives, concerns and priorities at the state and district level. Ensures the design and implementation of a monitoring and evaluation framework on adolescent programming.
4. Systems Strengthening: Assists the government at state and district levels to strengthen systems for delivery of services with an emphasis on enhanced capacities, accountability and effective implementation of adolescent programs. Coordination with other sectors will ensure the delivery of complementary and multi-sectoral services for adolescents.
5. Undertakes field visits for monitoring and supporting programs, as well as conducting periodic reviews with government counterparts and other partners. Recommends actions for program adjustments related to implementation in the districts.
6. Documentation & reporting- Contribute towards the Situation Analysis by analyzing data, obtaining the latest sectoral information and preparing & present specific reports, support the preparation of donor reports, those on adolescent empowerment and child marriage prevention. Ensures adequate documentation of results and promising practices.
7. Technical support to ensuring implementation /participation in meetings, training sessions and workshops on adolescent programming as an engagement platform, as well as other relevant innovative programs/ tools linked to strengthening program, engagement with partners and feedback.

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

a) Education
A University Degree in international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law or other social science field is required. 

b) Work Experience 
A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in social development, planning and management in child protection and/other related areas at the international and/or in a developing country is required. Relevant experience in child protection and related areas, program/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.

c) Languages
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.

I. Core Values (Required)
• Commitment 
• Diversity and inclusion 
• Integrity

II. Core Competencies (Required)
• Communication [II] 
• Working with People [I] 
• Drive for Results [I] 

III. Functional Competencies (Required)
• Formulating strategies and concepts (I) 
• Analysing (II) 
• Applying technical expertise (II) 
• Learning and researching (II) 
• Planning and organizing (II) 

If you meet the above mentioned requirements, please send the following documents to cpog-unicef@sams.co.in  by 13th April 2016: 

• A completed and signed Personal History form (P-11) - mandatory
• An updated CV
• A letter of motivation 

The Personal History form (P-11) should be which can be downloaded from http://www.unicef.in/Careers. Completion of all fields is required.

In order to ensure that your application is sorted correctly, please clearly mention the title and location of the post in the subject line of your e-mail/application. Only applications of short listed candidates will be acknowledged. This vacancy is open to Indian Nationals only.

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 organizations.

UNICEF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process including application, interview, meeting, traveling, processing, training etc. UNICEF is a non-smoking working environment.

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