Child Protection Officer (National Cluster Coordinator), NOB, Temporary Appointment (06 Months), #120283, Dhaka, Bangladesh #551228


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, opportunity.

How can you make a difference?

The Child Protection Cluster in Bangladesh is Chaired by the Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs (MoWCA) and co-Chaired by UNICEF. The Child Protection Cluster leads the coordination of disaster preparedness and response activities of national and international non-government organizations and the UN agencies at both the national level and sub-national level through 15 Child Protection in Emergencies Working groups (CPiEWGs) in the most-disaster prone areas.

Therefore, as part of UNICEF’s Core Commitment for Children in Humanitarian Action, the Child Protection National Cluster Coordinator is expected to provide leadership and support to the sub-national and national child protection coordination structures within the Humanitarian Cluster Approach. To fulfill this function, the National Cluster Coordinator is needed to lead the overall cluster coordination responses at the national level, particularly focusing on disaster preparedness and response.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Coordination mechanisms
  • Needs assessment, analysis, and strategy development
  • Monitoring and reporting
  • Intersectoral coordination and advocacy

For details please see attached TOR: Download File ToR Child Protection Officer ( National Cluster Coordinator).pdf

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 and GBV related areas is required.
  • Experience in CPiE is considered as an asset.
  • 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.
  • Experience and/or training in cluster information management is desirable.
  • Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

  • 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)

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.


  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • UNICEF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.
  • Internal candidates may be given preference over external candidates. The term “Internal” refers to all staff members with fixed term, continuing or permanent appointments.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
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