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Child Protection Specialist

Banjul (Gambia the)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Banjul (Gambia the)
  • Grade: National Specialist - Locally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-23

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Eligibility criteria Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment. Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of PIC manager or his designated mandated representative, the UN Volunteer Child Protection Specialist will fulfill below

  • Support the implementation of the Birth Registration Program
  • Support the consolidation of the case management system installed in two districts and the extension at National Level. This includes organization of trainings using the case management tools and monitoring of implementation
  • Support the implementation of the FGM programming in collaboration with UNFPA
  • Support the implementation of a Safe to Learn program in collaboration with the Education component
  • Support the strengthening of the data collection program
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level Master degree or equivalent Educational additional comments

Advanced university degree in social sciences or related field

Required experience 60 Months Experience remark
  • Professional work experience in programme development and implementation including monitoring and evaluation activities.
  • Five years of relevant professional work experience.
  • Fluency in English and another UN language. Fluency in the national language of the duty station an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, Power Point etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Wolof(Optional), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise Development programme/project administration, Social inclusion, Human rights Area of expertise details

interest promoting child rights,

Driving license Competencies values Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Vision, 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. ! FOR National UN Volunteer assignments ONLY (remove for international assignments): ! This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of (enter the Programme Country) and legal residents in (enter the Programme Country or territory) with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Don’t forget to tick the yes box for: “I am interested in serving as a volunteer in my own country.” Application deadline: xx-xx-201x * 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. ! FOR National UN Volunteer assignments ONLY (remove for international assignments): ! This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of (enter the Programme Country) and legal residents in (enter the Programme Country or territory) with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Don’t forget to tick the yes box for: “I am interested in serving as a volunteer in my own country.” Application deadline: xx-xx-201x * 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. ! FOR National UN Volunteer assignments ONLY This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Gambia and legal residents in Gambia with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Don’t forget to tick the yes box for: “I am interested in serving as a volunteer in my own country.” Application deadline: 23-09-2021 Applications from women and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged.
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