Temporary Appointment: Child Protection Officer (Emergency), NOB, Lilongwe, Malawi (Open to Malawian Nationals Only)
Job Number: 522120 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: Malawi
Work Type : Temporary Appointment
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
In early March 2019, heavy and persistent rains caused severe flooding across districts in southern Malawi. A total of 868,900 people, including an estimated 443,000 children, were affected. Damage to infrastructure and mass displacement impacted the wellbeing and welfare of children and their families. The capacity of the social welfare sector was already overstretched even before the severe flooding, but key to the emergency response is the strengthening of child protection services in emergency-affected districts especially utilizing the child protection case management approach.
How can you make a difference?
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
Delivery of case management approach and achievement of planned results for children in emergency all UNICEF focus emergency affected districts through partnerships establishment, timely grants management, donor reporting and financial reporting, regular monitoring and provision of technical assistance.
Program resources mobilized through proposal and concept note development using cross sectoral integrated approaches and other innovative strategies.
Timely data collection and management of case management data with special attention to equity and gender/sex disaggregation of relevant indicators.
Effective and efficient coordination and networking of implementing partners using existing coordination structures.
Knowledge management effectively promoted through documentation of best practices, human interest stories, evidence generation, program evaluation and promoting learning amongst implementing partners in areas under program coordination.
UNICEF and UN sectoral work plan and activities formulated, implemented and reported on as required.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Bachelor’s degree in social work, Development Studies or equivalent discipline relevant to the purpose of the position. An advanced university degree in a relevant field will be considered an asset.
Additional professional development in Child Protection will be an asset.
Two years of professional work experience in the UN or other international development organization, national government or the private sector with capacity to manage programmes involving many stakeholders. Previous hands-on experience in Child Protection programming.
Experience in child protection case management will be an added advantage. The incumbent should demonstrate knowledge in child protection, its policy and legal framework as well as other local and international related legal frameworks.
At least two years’ experience in program management at middle to senior management levels would be desirable in addition to professional proven experience in formulating concept notes, proposals and general program resource mobilization.
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of an additional UN Language is considered an asset
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf
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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Closing Date Sun May 19 2019 16:00:00 GMT+0100 (Afr. centrale Ouest)