Child Protection Officer, NO2, Fixed Term, position # 115169, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, for nationals of Turkmenistan only
UNICEF Office in Turkmenistan is seeking for a passionate candidate, who will provide professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for child protection programmes within the Country Programme from development planning to delivery of results. Purpose for the job: Under the supervision and guidance of the Child Protection Specialist, you will be responsible for the preparation, execution, management, and implementation of a variety of technical and administrative programme tasks to facilitate programme development, implementation, programme progress monitoring, evaluating and reporting.
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, protection
The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programmes, in advocacy and in operations.
In order to both ensure sustainability of the child protection work as well as nurturing of national inhouse capacity, it was approved to establish a NOB Child Protection Officer position in the Country Office.
The efficiency and efficacy of support provided by the Child Protection Officer to programme preparation, planning and implementation, contributes to the achievement of sustainable results to create a protective environment for children against harm and all forms of violence, and ensures their survival, development and well-being in society.
How can you make a difference?
UNICEF Office in Turkmenistan is seeking for a passionate candidate, who will provide professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for child protection programmes within the Country Programme from development planning to delivery of results.
Purpose for the job: Under the supervision and guidance of the Child Protection Specialist, you will be responsible for the preparation, execution, management, and implementation of a variety of technical and administrative programme tasks to facilitate programme development, implementation, programme progress monitoring, evaluating and reporting.
Summary of key functions and accountabilities:
Within the delegated authority and under the given organizational set-up, the incumbent contributes to achievement of results according to plans, allocation, as well as UNICEF’s Country Programme Document, Strategic Plans, standards of performance, and accountability framework.
Areas of major duties and expected results:
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
1. Support to programme development and planning
2. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
3. Technical and operational support to programme implementation
4. Networking and partnership building
5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
Please read the detailed list of accountabilities/duties/tasks in the attached Job profile of the post.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
A university degree in one of the following fields is required: international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law, or another relevant social science field.
A minimum of two years of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection related areas is required.
Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.
Relevant experience in programme development in child protection related areas in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage.
Fluency in English and fluency of the official/local language is required.
For every Child, you demonstrate...
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).
The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...
• Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1)
• Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)
• Works Collaboratively with others (2)
• Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
• Innovates and Embraces Change (2)
• Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)
• Drives to achieve impactful results (2)
• Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)
• Analyzing (2)
• Applying technical expertise (2)
• Learning and researching (2)
• Planning and organizing (2)
To view our competency framework, please visit here.
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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. This position is not considered an elevated risk role. However, UNICEF reserves the right to conduct further vetting/ assessment within the scope of child safeguarding as appropriate.
The VA is open to all (internal and external candidates).
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.