Child Protection Specialist, P3, ZANZIBAR, TANZANIA, # 90952
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. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And we never give up.
UNICEF is looking for a highly committed colleague, motivated and self-driven, capable of working independently to drive UNICEF’s agenda for child protection and adolescents in Zanzibar.
How can you make a difference?
1. Programme Planning, Development and Management.
Enhance effective sectoral or inter-sectoral collaborative partnerships in planning, development and management by leading, guiding, coordinating and supporting the timely completion of the Situational Analysis and its periodic update through accurate; and complete monitoring and analysis; and the timely preparation or finalization of sectoral input, leading to responsive child protection systems and prevention of violence and facilitate measure of outcomes. Provide substantive advice, recommendations and input in the formulation of country programme documents and plans of actions relating to the Child Protection programme, specifically the enabling environment, response services and with an emphasis on prevention of violence.
Take primary responsibility for the development of the child protection work plan and technical decisions as well as for programme management, implementation and monitoring of child protection activities, primarily in support of the implementation of the Zanzibar National Plan of Action on Violence against Women and Children, in compliance with the defined programme strategies and approaches,.
In collaboration with Chief of Zanzibar Field Office and colleagues, formulate the adolescent approach and strategy and take primary responsibility for the coordination of the implementation of the adolescent strategy in the Zanzibar field office.
2. Promotion of UNICEF’s Global Goals
Promote the organization 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; and forge broad-based partnerships to raise awareness and stimulate open dialogue on children’s rights, child protection, practices that create social exclusion or harm children, prevention of violence and adolescent wellbeing.
3. Knowledge Management.
Promote knowledge management by exchange of knowledge, information, situation analysis, experience or lessons learned; promote knowledge sharing and technical input or recommendations on major programme directions and on introduction of new initiatives in Zanzibar; using the know-how of academic and knowledge institutions to collect, analyze and use relevant data to further understanding of child protection, social norms and harmful practices to children, particularly girls, and of adolescents.
4. Rights-Based and Results-Based Approach.
Promote the quality of rights-based Child Protection Programming through participation in the formulation of programme goals, strategies and approaches, collaborating with key partners to address the multiple aspects of the protective environment; and to bring coherence, synergy and added value to sectoral or inter-sectoral management processes using a results-based management approach to planning and design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
5. Sectoral Work Plan Development, Implementation, and Monitoring.
Take primary responsibility for the development of the sectoral work plan and technical decisions as well as for programme management, implementation and monitoring of the child protection programme, in compliance with the defined programme strategies and approaches, with adequate consultation with relevant stakeholders. Support maintenance of information system for monitoring gender/sex disaggregated data.
6. Programme Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting.
Ensure programme, sectoral or inter-sectoral, efficiency and delivery through a rigorous and transparent approach to evaluation. Participation in major evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sector review meetings with government counterparts, with involvement of all stakeholders. Ensure the preparation of annual Child Protection sector status reports and Adolescent Strategy updates, with contribution of all major partners.
7. UNICEF and Government Accountability.
Coordinate with Operations and Supply staff on supply and non-supply assistance activities ensuring proper and timely UNICEF and Government as well as all implementing partners accountability; and to orientate and train Government and all UNICEF implementing partners in UNICEF supply and non-supply policies and procedures. Certify disbursements of funds, monitor and submit financial status reports to management in compliance with the regulations and guidelines.
8. Communication, Collaboration, Networking and Partnership.
• Ensure exchange of information, experience, identify new strategies and courses of action to accelerate/improve delivery of services and achieve Child Protection programme and Adolescent strategy requirements and objectives. Conduct field visits to monitor programmes and collect information. Conduct periodic programme reviews with Government counterparts and other partners.
• Collaborate with Communication and Programme Communication groups to ensure development of effective communication materials and strategies to support advocacy and social mobilization efforts; and enhance collaboration with media, civil society and involvement of children and their families to support positive practices.
• Collaborate with other Programme/Project Officers to ensure the integration of the sectoral programme with other sectors.
• Collaborate with the Operations and Supply Sections and Government authorities to establish and maintain sound internal controls supportive of Child Protection programme planning and implementation, to coordinate financial and supply management requirements as well as to ensure accountability.
• Interact with Government and other partners, NGOs, UN and bilateral agencies in the different stages of the child protection programme implementation to follow up on agreements and recommendations. Provide technical support and guidance on appropriate technical, financial and institutional capacity building measures to achieve Child Protection programme goals with all key partners. Lead the implementation of the Violence against Women and Children pillar under the UN Zanzibar Joint Programme, in collaboration with other UN Agencies and implementing partners.
• In line with the Core Commitments for Children (CCCs) in Humanitarian Action, when relevant strengthen partnerships with child protection humanitarian actors within the inter-agency standing committee (IASC) mechanism, for preparedness, contingency planning and response.
NB: It is expected that 80% of your time will be spent on developing, implementing, managing and promoting the Child Protection programme and 20% will be spent on coordinating and promoting the Adolescent agenda of the Zanzibar office.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in the social sciences, anthropology, or related field.
- A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in child protection, including international work experience.
- Relevant experience in adolescent programming is highly desirable
- Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
- Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The technical competencies required for this post are:
• Leading and Supervising [ I ]
• Formulating Strategies and Concepts [ II ]
• Analyzing [ III]
• Relating and Networking [ II ]
• Deciding and Initiating Action [ II ]
• Applying Technical Expertise [ III ]
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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.
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.
- Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
- Location: Zanzibar (Tanzania)
- Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
- Children's rights (health and protection)
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- Closing Date: 2018-09-20