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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Ouagadougou
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date: 2019-06-18

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BURKINA FASO - Child Protection Emergency Specialist, (P3),TA, Ouagadougou

Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)

Under the guidance of the Chief of the Child protection section, assists in the planning, implementation, coordination, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of assigned project(s) for CPiE within the child protection section in Ouagadougou with frequent travel to the field.

For Every Child, Protection

UNICEF promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the Organization does — in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give more children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

How can you make a difference?

Under the guidance of the Chief of the Child protection section, assists in the planning, implementation, coordination, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of assigned project(s) for CPiE within the child protection section in Ouagadougou with frequent travel to the field.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities

1. Assists national child protection authorities and provides technical advice, guidance and direction to government officials and other partners in the planning, implementation, coordination, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of assigned projects and activities within the child protection programme and sector at the national, regional, provincial and community levels.

 

2. Provides technical guidance and supports the CO to define the CPiE strategy and ensures the timely and quality CPiE response.

 

3. Contributes to the programme management and evaluation through periodic meetings, programmatic visits, individually and with other sectoral team members.

 

4. Ensures information exchanged and experience shared with other colleagues. Identifies new strategies and means of action to accelerate/improve service delivery and programme requirements and objectives achievement.

 

5. Provides technical assistance to the CPiE sub-group for the coordination of the sector’s response, continuous updating of stakeholder mapping as well as child protection data.

 

6. Assists Government authorities and Civil society partners at regional and local administration level to plan and organize training programmes for CPiE. Identifies training needs and objectives for capacity building, programme sustainability as well as promotion and advocacy.

 

7. Participates in the development of the section work plan for CPiE and ensures compliance with specific assigned objectives. Prepares project status reports for management Board, donors, budget review, programme analysis, annual reports, as well as for the monthly office SITREP, etc. Ensures the accurate and timely input of project information and the issuance of status reports for monitoring and evaluation purposes.

 

8. Undertakes field visits for programme monitoring and capacity reinforcement at the regional, community levels as well as conduct periodic programme reviews with government counterparts and other partners.  Proposes and/or undertakes required action on operational procedures affecting project implementation and management.

 

9. Ensures resources mobilization for the CPiE response.

 

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

  • BAC + 5 in Political Science, Social Sciences, International Cooperation, Law, Psychology, Humanitarian Assistance or other related fields, preferably with specialization in policy and development, Programme planning, monitoring and evaluation and/or CPiE.

  • Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience at national or regional level in CPiE, child protection humanitarian-development-nexus, programme management, monitoring and evaluation in a related field. Experience with the UN system preferably UNICEF.

    Relevant experience in particular in organizing training, psychosocial support and child friendly spaces, MRM, and Gender based violence will be an asset.

  • Fluency in French and good working knowledge of English required.

For every Child, you demostrate…

 

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:

  • Essential professional knowledge of Child protection in emergency settings.
  • Essential Technical Knowledge of theories, principles and methods in areas of  Child protection, CPiE, and Social Sciences.

 

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.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

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

 

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