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
Find out how UNICEF programmes drive change for children and young people every day, in Syria by visiting this: www.unicef.org/syria
How can you make a difference?
Under the direct supervision of the Child Protection Specialist, the CP Officer supports the development and preparation of the Child Protection Annual Work Plan for North East Syria (NES) and is responsible for the management, implementation, monitoring, reporting, and evaluation of the child protection programmes/projects within the designated Field Office area. The Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes. H/She facilitates the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable contributions to national and international efforts to create a protective environment for children against all harm, and to protect their rights to survival, development and wellbeing as established under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, international treaties/frameworks and UN intergovernmental bodies.
The CP Officer contributes to the achievement of results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM), and UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework.
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
- Support to programme/project development and planning
- Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
- Technical and operational support to programme implementation
- Networking and partnership building including the cross-Sectoral Coordination
- Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- University degree in one of the following fields is required: international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, social work, international law, or another relevant social science field (including literature studies).
- A minimum of five years of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection related areas is required or similar fields.
- 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 considered as an added advantage.
- Proficiency in English and Fluency in Arabic is required.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
- Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
- Works Collaboratively with others (1)
- Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
- Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
- Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
- Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
- Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)
Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.
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. For this position, suitable women candidates will receive preferential consideration and selection, as long as they meet the eligibility requirements stated above.
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.
The VA is open to all (internal and external candidates).
The VA is open to Syrian Nationals Only.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Fixed Term Appointment for Two Years.
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