Child Protection Officer - Gender Based Violence (GBV)
Mission and objectives
With more than 10,000 staff members, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works in over 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF is one of the longest-serving international organizations in Myanmar, with almost 70 years of service in the country, working to improve the lives of children and their families. 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. 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 favouritism. 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 all children the opportunity to fulfil 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.
Non Family duty station
Under the direct supervision of the Child Protection Specialist, the International UN Volunteer will carry out the following tasks: The overall objective of the GBV Officer’s post is to support UNICEF Myanmar’s overall GBV prevention and response initiatives and programming, including but not limited to capacity building initiatives, case management and Psychosocial Support (PSS). Closely coordinate with CPWG and Case Management Taskforce at national and sub-national levels to ensure quality implementation of referral pathways to respond to GBV and child sexual abuse(CSA) cases. This also includes ensuring required capacity to respond is available amongst CP and GBV actors involved in GBV/CSA response through developing and implementing a national capacity building strategy; Support UNICEF Child Protection team and CPWG members to identify and support scaling up of community-based GBV/CSA preventive measures. This also includes working closely with C4D team; Support UNICEF Child Protection team and CPWG members to support strengthening victim assistance services for children and women who are survivors of GBV/CSA including women, child mothers and adolescent girls affected by conflict-related sexual violence; Work in consultation with the Chief of Child Protection, Child Protection Manager and Child Protection Specialist Social Welfare, to strengthen GBV/CSA response component with the national child protection case management system. This also includes close coordination with actors leading relevant programming areas such as health, mental health, education and livelihoods; Work with CAAC/MRE team and partners to ensure better reintegration of women and girls who were associated with Government and Non-Government Actors and who have suffered conflict-related sexual violence, through the provision of individual psychosocial support, empowerment/livelihoods, peer group support, family tracing, reunification and reconciliation, and community dialogue to promote return and reintegration Build and sustain close working partnerships with counterparts and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge on GBV prevention and response, including case management, to facilitate programme implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to achieve and sustain results on child protection and GBV Contribute to the development of new programme cooperation agreements with international and national NGOs/CBOs, for GBV prevention and response as well as reintegration of girls and women affected by conflict-related sexual violence. This includes partnerships with ethnic service providers; Prepare donor proposals and resource mobilization materials on GBV prevention and response, manage implementation, monitoring and donor reporting Participate in inter-agency meetings/events on GBV, including GBV Working Groups at the State and sub-national levels with the aim to represent, integrate and harmonize UNICEF’s position and strategies on GBV