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Emergency specialist (Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation)

Geneva (Switzerland)

The Child Protection Area of Responsibility (CP AoR) is looking for an Emergency specialist (Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation).


UNICEF is the Lead Agency for the Child Protection Area of Responsibility (CP AoR) under the Global Protection Cluster (GPC).  The CP AoR convenes a range of UN, NGO and other actors to ensure a world in which children in humanitarian settings are protected from abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence, by producing key interagency tools, building capacity, and developing shared advocacy and policy.

The Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation Rapid Response Team will be part of the CP AoR RRT, including Information Management and Coordination experts. He/She will contribute to improve and strengthen CP AoR Coordination (pre, during and after operations) by improving the Child Protection assessment, measurement and evaluation capacity.



The incumbent will strengthen assessment and related IM processes and practices from the Child Protection coordination structures in:

  • Deploying to provide in-country support for the implementation of Child Protection Rapid Assessments (CPRA) and other inter-agency child protection assessments;
  • Providing remote technical support to the implementation of assessment tools, incl. CPRA;
  • Training and mentoring child protection practitioners on the use of assessment tools, and use of assessment data to develop programming strategy;
  • Facilitating global and national interagency trainings on the CPRA and other assessment tools;
  • Developing methodologies for needs identification of child protection issues/concerns throughout the programme cycle and support the conversion of this into a training package to be used when setting yearly work-plan at the field level;
  • Providing field-based inputs related to child protection assessment tools to AME Working Group;
  • Providing child protection technical inputs and support to Multi-sector Initial Rapid Assessments (MIRA);
  • Linking up with UNICEF-led-Clusters to foster synergies related to Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation


The incumbent will be required for rapid surge and requested to travel with immediate (72h) notice
to crisis affected areas for 50% of his/her time.  



 1. Support to Child Protection coordination mechanisms

  • Promote a broad participation of country-level cluster members in all stages the assessment
  • Promote operational and strategic relevance and use of the Child Protection Rapid Assessment (CPRA) tool and other assessment tools in Child Protection Coordination platforms
  • Ensure that field primary data collection is complemented by secondary data reviews and, where relevant, other primary data collection tools including remote sensing and crowd sourcing
  • Support data collation and analysis, including drafting of assessment factsheet, reports and other products
  • Support effective dissemination of assessment findings, for operational and strategic purpose
  • Support country level assessment, monitoring and evaluation as required, including preparation, implementation, analysis and dissemination
  • Consolidate and follow up of country level CPRA or other child protection assessments, promoting utilization of lessons learnt and best practices
  • In coordination with IM focal points, support the development of country IM systems and processes which promote an effective use of assessment data along the HPC

This will include a close collaboration with the Rapid Response Team (RRT).

  • Ensure pre-departure support for preparation with the RRT to improve confidence and understanding of the context, the work expected and the appropriate tools, Terms of Reference (ToR) and resources.
  • Ensure debriefings with RRT, ensuring collection of lessons learned and areas for technical follow-up.
  • Provide knowledge/competencies for skills development on specific topics including tools and practices

2. Develop/Adjust assessment tools when needed and ensure capacity building

  • When/If needed, liaise with external assessment specialists, organizations and other clusters to support the development of global assessment (and related IM) systems and processes, including the drafting of assessment guidance tools
  • Promote use of appropriate technology for data collection and analysis
  • Conduct global and national trainings on the use of the CPRA and other child protection assessment tools
  • Contribute to global review processes including CPRA including who led, how adapted, successes and challenges
  • Support capacity building of Child Protection partners through trainings, WebEx sessions, seminars, participation in simulations, etc.
  • Work closely with the National Child Protection Coordination structures to enhance capacity at government level for strengthened national ownership and leadership
  • Promote the collection of data on mobile devices through use of web-based CPRA questionnaire

3. Participate in and contribute towards relevant assessment-related interagency and global protection cluster approach

  • Coordinate with other clusters /sectors throughout the assessment cycle
  • Promote an effective and pro-active participation in inter-cluster assessments e.g. MIRA

Encourage synergies with other key sectors / clusters during assessment cycles, including the organization of multi-cluster/sector assessments where and when relevant


An Advanced University degree in international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law or other social science field is required.

A minimum of 8 years of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection and/other related areas at the international level some of which preferably were served 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. Assessment, Monitoring, Evaluation skills and experiences are required.

Language requirements
Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.

Core Values required

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity

Core competencies

  • Communication (II)
  • Working with people (II)
  • Drive for results (II)

Functional Competencies

  • Formulating strategies/concepts (II)
  • Analyzing (III)
  • Relating and networking (II)
  • Applying Technical Expertise (III)
  • Persuading and influencing (III)
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
  • Closing Date: 2017-07-31

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