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Child Protection Reporting and Database Manager

Goma (Congo Democratic)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Goma (Congo Democratic)
  • Grade: International Specialist - Internationally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Documentation and Information Management
    • Managerial positions
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Statistics
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date: 2020-09-21

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Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Description of task

Within the terms of the organization’s delegated authority, and under the direct supervision of Child Protection Advisor/Team Leader and Deputy Chief of Section, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Management of database in which highly confidential information relevant to the collection of data on grave child rights violations are stored; ensure that information in the database is analysed, in narrative and through illustrations for reporting purposes;
  • Ensure verified data is accurately documented and submitted in incident reports to the central database on a daily basis;
  • Review, analyse and validate data to ensure consistency, reliability, accuracy based on MRM guidelines;
  • Provide contributions to all reports that the section is mandated to deliver, such as SG reports, thematic ;reports, monthly, quarterly and annual reports;
  • Coordinates the Country Task Force on Children and Armed Conflict with UNICEF to harmonize data and prepares presentations for the monthly meetings and any other relevant platforms and partners;
  • Provide guidance to staff on the management of electronic records;
  • Assist in standardizing data management procedures such as documentation and reporting as per UN standards Monitor and report on the six grave child rights violations by parties to the conflict (killing & maiming, recruitment, attacks on schools and hospitals, abductions, sexual violence and denial of humanitarian access). This includes taking part in joint investigations, interviewing children and witnesses;
  • Contribute to developing and implementing the Child Protection Section work plan under the guidance of the Child Protection Advisor and in close collaboration with other partners;
  • Assist in the identification of protections issues related to children and armed conflict falling within MONUSCO’s overall protection of civilians (PoC) mandate and within the mandate of the Children and Armed Conflict agenda under Security Council Resolutions 1539, 1612, 1882, 1998, 2427;
  • Contribute towards the mainstreaming of child protection in the work of all the Components/Sections within MONUSCO, including the Force, JHRO, POC, Civil Affairs, Gender, Sexual Violence, UNPOL and Justice Support Section;
  • Contribute towards the implementation of the Government of DRC/UN Action Plan to prevent and stop child recruitment and other grave child rights violations by armed forces and groups; this includes: separation of children from armed forces and groups and documentation of their cases; negotiating release of children from detention and documenting their cases; developing outreach materials and activities to prevent violations; contributing to the fight against impunity of perpetrators responsible for grave child rights violations; advocacy with government partners;
  • Assist in building local and national capacity for towards the protection of children affected by armed conflict through training, mentoring and awareness raising activities.
  • Any other related duties as may be required.
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent Education - Additional Comments:

University degree in law or social sciences. Post graduate degree will be desirable.

Required experience: 36 Months Experience remark:
  • Practical knowledge on protection issues in armed conflict situations is highly desirable;
  • Very strong experience in databases, reporting and making presentations;
  • Knowledge of human rights and child protection issues or interest in acquiring necessary understanding of these. Practical experience in child rights and their application and implementation in armed conflict situations.
  • Practical experience in monitoring, investigation and reporting
  • Experience in applying international standards on child rights and human rights in conflict situations
  • Practical experience in human rights/ child rights programming, advocacy and training
  • Field experience in armed conflict situations. Experience with UN Peacekeeping Operations and/or UN Country Offices highly desirable.
  • Ability to work in a team but also under own initiative in sometimes difficult circumstances within a multidisciplinary and diversified team.
  • Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System;
  • Practical experience in the use of office databases, Microsoft access, word, and excel;
  • The priority for the volunteer is to be able to manage a Database, analyze data and write reports on grave child rights violations. The priority is not knowledge of child protection, it is the ability to write good reports in English and French based on data that is analysed by the volunteer. An understanding of Human Rights or Child Rights is an advantage, but not crucial.

Language skills:
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise: Human rights, Monitoring and evaluation, Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs Area of expertise details:
  • Practical knowledge on protection issues in armed conflict situations is highly desirable;
  • Very strong experience in databases, reporting and making presentations;
  • Knowledge of human rights and child protection issues or interest in acquiring necessary understanding of these. Practical experience in child rights and their application and implementation in armed conflict situations.
  • Practical experience in monitoring, investigation and reporting
  • Experience in applying international standards on child rights and human rights in conflict situations
  • Practical experience in human rights/ child rights programming, advocacy and training
  • Field experience in armed conflict situations. Experience with UN Peacekeeping Operations and/or UN Country Offices highly desirable.
  • Ability to work in a team but also under own initiative in sometimes difficult circumstances within a multidisciplinary and diversified team.
  • Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System;
  • Practical experience in the use of office databases, Microsoft access, word, and excel;
  • The priority for the volunteer is to be able to manage a Database, analyze data and write reports on grave child rights violations. The priority is not knowledge of child protection, it is the ability to write good reports in English and French based on data that is analysed by the volunteer. An understanding of Human Rights or Child Rights is an advantage, but not crucial.
Driving license: Yes Competencies values:

Client Orientation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

Application procedure:

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

First register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup.

Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

First update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile.

Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 27 July 2020

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