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Child Protection Officer, NOA-FT - Kabul (Only for Afghan nationals)

UNDP/UNESP, Kabul, AFGHANISTAN (Afghanistan)

Accountable for professional technical contribution towards implementation of Security Council Resolutions 1612, 1882 and 1998 on Children and Armed Conflict in Afghanistan and coordination of the Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism on Children and Armed Conflict (MRM CAAC) including coordination of Regional Task Forces, analysis verification and reporting of trends and patterns of grave child rights violations in the context of the armed conflict; and supporting as required the development and implementation of programming to prevent and respond to grave violations against children in the context of the armed conflict.

Duties and Responsibilities:


  1. Reporting

Contribute towards the verification and compilation of MRM CAAC incidents, analysis of trends in grave violations, and contribute towards the timely drafting of reporting obligations on children and armed conflict including under Security Council Resolutions 1612, 1882, and 1998. 


  1. Programme Management

Contribute to the availability of accurate, complete and up-to-date information required for effective programme and project design to prevent and respond to grave violations against children in armed conflict including through, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation. 


  1. Project Efficiency and Effectiveness

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


  1. 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.


  1. 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 or initiate corrective action on discrepancies.  Support maintenance of information system for monitoring gender/sex aggregated data.


  1. Knowledge Sharing

Use and adapt Child Protection in Armed Conflict training and orientation materials to promote knowledge sharing with all relevant stakeholders with donors and media.


  1. Communication and Networking

Ensure effective communication and networking developed, both internally and externally, and maintained through partnership and collaboration.


  • Collaborate with relevant programme colleagues to coordinate information-sharing on CAAC issues. 
  • Assist local Government counterparts to develop, coordinate and exchange analysis on CAAC for advocacy and prevention and response programming. 
  • Coordinate with members of the development community, including NGOs, UN and bilateral agencies in the exchange of information relating to Child Protection in Armed Conflict sector. 


  1. Promotion of UNICEF's Global Goals

Promote the organisational goals of UNICEF through advocacy and policy dialogue through active engagement in communication, networking and participation at every opportunity inside and outside UNICEF, leveraging the strength of UNICEF mission, goals and programmes.


  1. UNICEF Accountability

Coordinates with Operations and Supply staff on supply and non-supply assistance activities ensuring proper and timely UNICEF accountability.  Certified disbursement of funds, monitors and submits financial status reports to management in compliance with the regulations and guidelines.


Required qualifications: 



University degree in the social sciences, law or child development.


Work Experience

One year of relevant professional work experience, specifically in the area of child rights monitoring, and preferably in the area of children affected by armed conflict.

 Language Proficiency

Fluency in English and local languages, Dari and/or Pashto. 

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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: UNDP/UNESP, Kabul, AFGHANISTAN (Afghanistan)
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - International Law
    • Legal - Broad
    • Social Affairs
    • Human Rights
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Civil Society and Local governance
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Animal Health and Veterinary
  • Closing Date: 2017-02-13

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