Job Description

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia seeks a dedicated, experienced and highly motivated Child Protection Officer to join the organization. The Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for the nutrition programmes/projects within the Country Programme, from Development Planning to delivery of results. If you are passionate about making a lasting difference for children in Cambodia, UNICEF would like to hear from you.

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.

For every child, child protection

UNICEF started operation in Cambodia in 1952 and opened first country office in 1973 in Phnom Penh. More information on what we do in Cambodia is available at

How can you make a difference?

Child Protection Officer – child protection case management information system, planning and advocacy, will provide professional Technical Support for the child protection case management information system (focusing on Primero and CPIMS dashboard), provincial planning, evidence generation and Policy Advocacy in child protection while learning organizational rules, regulations and procedures to support the development, implementation and monitoring of the Child Protection output results of the Country Programme.

The Child Protection Officer - child protection case management information system, planning and advocacy, reports to the Child Protection Specialist/ P3 for supervision.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Technical support to MoSVY and MoI to roll out child protection case management information system, focusing on Primero digital case management system and CP-IMS dashboard
  • Evidence generation for the national child protection programme and utilization of the evidence for advocacy and policy reforms
  • Technical support to MoSVY and MoI to expand child protection provincial planning and Coordination process
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • A 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 minimum of two years of professional experience in social development planning, child protection information management in child protection and advocacy related areas is required.
  • Experience working Primero case management system or other system of managing data through technology is an asset.
  • Relevant experience in programme development in child protection related areas in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
Language requirements:  Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

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UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

View our competency framework at here 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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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