Child Protection Specialist (MRM CAAC), P-4, PD, NYHQ # 43532

New York City

The Child Protection Specialist (Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism on Children and Armed Conflict -MRM CAAC) develops and supports the work of the office in the implementation of the MRM CAAC policy development, programme guidance and provision of technical support to regional and country teams.  In particular, the Specialist contributes in-depth technical knowledge and guidance on good practice around the ethical, safe, and secure monitoring of child rights violations in situations of armed conflict.

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

For every child, a childhood

Along with partners, including governments, non-governmental organizations, civil society actors and the private sector, UNICEF promotes the strengthening of all components of child protection systems - human resources, finances, laws, standards, governance, monitoring and services. Depending on the country context, child protection systems may cut across part of the social welfare, education, health, and security sectors.

For more information please visit https://www.unicef.org/protection/

How can you make a difference? 
The Child Protection Specialist (Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism on Children and Armed Conflict -MRM CAAC) develops and supports the work of the office in the implementation of the MRM CAAC policy development, programme guidance and provision of technical support to regional and country teams.  In particular, the Specialist contributes in-depth technical knowledge and guidance on good practice around the ethical, safe, and secure monitoring of child rights violations in situations of armed conflict.

In addition, the Specialist contributes to the achievement of concrete and sustainable programme/project results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology and UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework.

This will include:

  1. Programme development, planning and management
  2. Advisory services and technical support
  3. Advocacy, networking and partnership building
  4. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
  5. Management support

To qualify as a champion for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in human rights, international law or other relevant social science field.
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of professional experience in experience in human rights monitoring, international humanitarian law, child protection and/or other related areas at the international level.
  • Relevant experience in programme/project development and management, human and child rights monitoring, reporting and advocacy programmes in a UN system agency or organization.
  • Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts, as an added advantage.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

This position is classified as “rotational” which means the incumbent is expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty,

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

 

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: New York City
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - International Law
  • Closing Date: 2017-08-28

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