United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Child Protection Specialist

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Job Description

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia seeks a dedicated, experienced and highly motivated Child Protection Specialist to join the organization. The Child Protection Specialist (Social and Gender norms, adolescents and innovation) reports to the Chief, Child Protection/Level 4 for guidance and general supervision. The Specialist will be the manager of Output 3 of the Child Protection programme “By 2023, parents, teachers, religious leaders, communities and adolescents have enhanced knowledge, skills and attitudes to protect girls and boys from violence and exploitation through the scale of Positive Discipline, Positive Parenting and Cambodia PROTECT child protection programmes”. S/he will supervise two NOB Child Protection Officers. 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 https://www.unicef.org/cambodia/.

How can you make a difference?

The Child Protection Specialist (Social and Gender norms, adolescents and innovation) reports to the Chief, Child Protection/Level 4 for guidance and general supervision. The Specialist will be the manager of Output 3 of the Child Protection programme “By 2023, parents, teachers, religious leaders, communities and adolescents have enhanced knowledge, skills and attitudes to protect girls and boys from violence and exploitation through the scale of Positive Discipline, Positive Parenting and Cambodia PROTECT child protection programmes”. S/he will supervise two NOB Child Protection Officers.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Support to programme/project development and planning
  • Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
  • Technical and operational support to programme implementation
  • Networking and partnership building
  • Innovation, Knowledge Management and Capacity Building
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Education: An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: international development, Human Rights, psychology, sociology, International Law, or another relevant social science field.

Experiences:
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in child protection or related fields is required.
  • Good understanding of violence against children is highly desirable.
  • Experience working on change of social and gender norms, adolescents programming and child online protection is considered as an asset.
  • Knowledge of UNICEF policies and programmes is an advantage, particularly programmes that address violence against children.
  • Previous experience working with UNICEF or other UN agencies is an asset.
  • Proven knowledge and understanding of the Cambodian context is an added advantage.
  • Excellent programme planning, management and Coordination skills.
  • Experience in taking programmes/projects to scale, testing innovation (including collaboration with private sectors and technology for development) and applying the global frameworks to the national contexts is highly desirable.
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.

Please find the JD of the post here Download File JD- Child Protection Specialist P3 (TA).doc

For every Child, you demonstrate...

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

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

Core Competencies

• Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1) • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2) • Works Collaboratively with others (2) • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2) • Innovates and Embraces Change (2) • Thinks and Acts Strategically (2) • Drives to achieve impactful results (2) • Manages ambiguity and complexity (2) Functional Competencies

• Analyzing (3) • Deciding and Initiating action (2) • Applying technical expertise (3) To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

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.

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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

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