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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Bangui
  • Grade: NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Documentation and Information Management
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date: 2018-12-31

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UNICEF CAR - Temporary Reporting and Child Protection Information Management Officer, NOC. Req#515927, Bangui, CAR

Bangui (Central African Republic)

If you are engaged, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for kids, the world's leading organization for children's rights would love 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. 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.

For every child, 

The Central African Republic (CAR) has been affected by a complex humanitarian and protection crisis since December 2012. The violence against civilian populations observed in 2017 has reached a level unprecedented since the height of the crisis in 2014. While the election of President Touadera in March 2016 had raised expectations, and hopes for a gradual return to stability and normalcy, for the first time in two years, insecurity and violent conflicts have uprooted more than one in five families from their homes. The proportion of people in need of humanitarian assistance is among the highest in the world. Nearly half of all Central Africans – including 2.2 million children – depend on aid to survive. Population movements have taken place in remote and inaccessible areas – many of which are without road access due to a lack of bridges, which have been purposely destroyed by armed groups. As of 31 December 2017, the commission on population movement (CMP) members and partners reported that 688,700 people were internally displaced. Access is also hampered by poor road conditions, especially during the rainy season. At the same time, fragmentation and extreme violence by some armed groups make it difficult to engage and negotiate humanitarian access, making assessment and response missions increasingly onerous and difficult to carry out.
 
It is the children who are the most affected by the ongoing conflict. They need prompt and quality humanitarian assistance in addition to basic social service, however, in the majority of territories in the country, the assistance is not available. The absence or weak presence of child protection actors in addition to the lack of basic social services, which, in principle, are supposed to be provided through the state service. Children needs a protective environment against many protection risks such as abuse, exploitation and recruitment by armed groups.
 
In 2017, UNICEF and its partners assisted 3,066 children formerly associated with armed groups with release and socio-economic reintegration; 128,785 children including 60,199 girls benefited from recreational activities in 120 mobile and fixed child friendly spacess and community centers in conflict and post-conflict situations; 939 GBV/SEA survivors including 282 survivors of SEA allegedly committed by international forces including MINUSCA forces and other humanitarian actors, received holistic assistance.
 
Under the direct supervision of the Child Protection Sub Cluster Coordinator, the incumbent will be accountable for technical contribution to database management, monitoring and evaluation of Child Protection programme/project activities, data analysis and progress reporting, and commitment for enhancement of teamwork and capacity building, in support of achievement of planned objectives of the work plan, aligned with country programme goals and strategy.
 

How can you make a difference?

Key End-Results Expected:

Roles and responsibilities of the incumbent:

Under the supervision of the chief child protection, he/she will be responsible for:

  1. Information Management
  • Support with follow up on reporting mechanism, implement and maintain a coordinated centralized Child Protection Information Management System;
  • Manage database in support to the CP Sub Cluster coordination system in CAR;
  • Enhance project efficiency and effectiveness through implementation of follow-on activities with various partners, including monitoring UNICEF inputs;
  • Collect, analyze data and ensure effectiveness of CPMS;
  • Follow up on queries, including with and by partners or initiate corrective action on discrepancies of information system for monitoring gender/sex aggregated data;
  • Support the preparation/design and conduct/update of situation analysis for the child protection programs/projects and/or sector to ensure that current comprehensive and evidence based data on child protection issues are available to guide UNICEF and CP Sub Cluster's strategic policy advocacy or advocacy;
  • Work closely and collaboratively with other IMO on cross cutting issues in order to enhance CPIMS and to support CP mainstreaming strategy;
  • List and adapt existing IM tools (e.g. 4W matrix), development of new ones where needed and supporting CPWG members in using these tools;
  • Ensure adequate representation of CP in Assessments and Information Management forums including regular update of existing child protection information in existing online platforms, such as OCHA website;
  • Respond to other CP information management needs for the CPWG as identified by the coordinators and member organizations, including usage of case management systems such as the inter-agency child protection information management system (IA CPIMS);
  • Support CP Sub Cluster members with regard to the process of collecting and analyzing Child protection data.
  1. Networking and partnership building
  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with relevant government counterparts, national stakeholders and global partners/allies/donors/academia through active networking, advocacy and effective communication to build capacity, exchange knowledge/expertise and to reinforce cooperation to achieve sustainable and broad results in child protection;
  • Prepare communication and information materials for advocacy, awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund raising for child protection programs and emergency interventions;
  • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building;
  • Apply/introduce innovative approaches and good practice to build the capacity of partners and stakeholders and to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable program results;
  • Keep abreast, research, benchmark and implement best practices in child protection management and information systems. Assess, institutionalize and share best practices and knowledge learned;
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable programs and projects.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Education:

Requirement: National from the Central African Republic

University degree in Information Technology, Information Systems, geographic sciences, humanitarian affairs, political science, communication and related field;

Work experience:

A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection and related areas at local or international level. Familiarity with emergency contexts is an advantage.

 Language Proficiency:

Fluency in French and English. Knowledge of local language an asset.

Duty station and work conditions: The position is based in Bangui, Central African Republic with frequent travel to the regions, districts and areas of responsibility.

Duration: The contract period is for 9 months

How to apply
Explore the Unicef TMS portal through the link and proceed as follow:
 
- Complete your TMS profile online
- Attached your updated P11 or curriculum vitae
 
Suitable interested candidates should send their application at the latest on Sunday 14 September 2018 close of business.

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….

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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.

Very Important:

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

- Female candidates and disable persons are highly encouraged

- Unicef is a non smoking work place

 

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