Jobs at UNICEF in Uganda - Child Protection Specialist

Job Title: Child Protection Specialist, P-3, Kampala, Uganda

Vacancy No:  E-VN-2013-001379
Duty Station:  Kampala
Country:  Uganda
Region:  ESARO
Job Level:  P-3
Position#:  00051310
Contract Type:  Long-term Staff (FT)

Purpose of the Position
Under the general guidance of the Child Protection Specialist, NOD, accountable for the formulation, design, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation  of strategies and programme interventions  for creating an enabling environment for keeping children safe in public and private spaces within the UNICEF  Government of Uganda Programme of Cooperation 2010- 2014.

Key Expected Results
1.  Design, Implement, monitor and report on interventions aiming to strengthen policy and administrative frameworks as well as the results based monitoring and accountability mechanisms that keep children safe in public and private spaces that are in line with UNICEF Child Protection global and regional strategies. Ensure that data and information on child protection indicators collected through routine reports from police, health facilities, schools, other institutions, U reports, Child Helpline, research etc. are analyzed and used for programmatic interventions.
2.  Timely sectoral analysis, input, support and collaboration to the Situation Analysis and its periodic update made for effective programme planning, development and management. Quality of rights-based Child Protection programme component effectively promoted. Coherence, synergy and value added to programme management process through results-based management. Sectoral work plan and activities formulated, implemented and monitored, ensuring alignment with the defined programme strategies and approaches. Proper and timely UNICEF and Government accountability ensured regarding supply and non-supply assistance as well as disbursement of programme funds for the Programme component on VAC.
3.  Provide support for the strengthening the Child Protection Systems in Uganda , through the mapping of Child Protection  systems  as well as through the drafting of a Comprehensive Child Protection Strategy by the Government of Uganda.
4.  Monitor and guide UNICEF`s support for prevention and response to Gender Based Violence, and Psychosocial Support within GBV work, ensuring effective partnerships with UNFPA and UNICEF`s accountability within GBV sub cluster.
4.  Provide technical leadership and ensure effective coordination with strategic partners on Child Protection, including UN agencies with whom UN Joint Programmes are implemented, donors, parliamentarians in Uganda. Engage with UNICEF regional and HQs offices as appropriate and necessary.
5.  Professional preparation of regular reports, and development of donor proposals for funding of programme interventions for keeping children safe in Uganda as necessary.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate
-  The incumbent must have a good understanding of the political situation, the situation of children affected by violence and conflict and the nature and complexity of the post- conflict in Uganda. In particular, s/he must have a good understanding of child protection issues and the protection of children in situations of post conflict (including release and reintegration of CAAFGS, hazardous child labor and all aspects of child abuse violence against children). The incumbent must exercise excellent political judgment and diplomatic skills as s/he will be dealing with a number of highly sensitive issues.
-  Advanced University Degree in Social Sciences preferably in Anthropology, Social Development, Social Work or other related field.
-  Five years of relevant work experience in child protection, including international work experience for IP or field work experience for NO Background/familiarity with Emergency.
Fluency in English and a second UN language.

*A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Competencies of Successful Candidate
-  Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.
-  Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
-  Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.
-  Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.
-  Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.
-  Analyzes and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources.
-  Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups; maintains an effective network of  individuals across organizational departments.
-  Identifies urgent and potentially difficult decisions and acts on them promptly; initiates and generates team- and department-wide activities.
-  Demonstrates, applies and shares expert technical knowledge across the organization.

How to Apply:

Deadline: 05/08/2013


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