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Child Protection Officer United Nations at UNICEF April 2024


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Temporary Appointment Child Protection Officer, (NO2), Kigoma, Tanzania, # 00128155.
Job no:
Contract type: Temporary Appointment
Duty Station: Kigoma
Level: NO-2
Location: United Republic of Tanzania
Categories: Child Protection

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
remains the lead agency in Tanzania providing policy guidance, and
technical and financial support to the Government on child protection.
UNICEF is a trusted partner in this sector and continues to use its good
relationships with the Government as an entry point for child
protection systems strengthening. UNICEF currently remains the only
agency in Tanzania with a dedicated programme on violence against
children and child justice.

How can you make a difference?
Child Protection Officer reports to the Chief of Child Protection and
the Head of Field Office in Kigoma for supervision. The Child Protection
Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative
assistance throughout the programming process for child protection
programmes/projects within the Country Programme, with a focus on the
work in Kigoma.

The Child Protection Officer prepares, executes,
manages, and implements a variety of technical and administrative
programme tasks to facilitate programme development, implementation,
programme progress monitoring, evaluating and reporting.

Key functions/accountabilities:
1. Support to programme development and planning

  • Conduct
    and update the situation analysis for the development, design, and
    management of child protection related programmes/projects. Research and
    report on development trends (e.g. economic, social, health) and data
    for use in programme development, management, monitoring, evaluation and
    delivery of results.
  • Contribute to the development and
    establishment of sectoral programme goals, objectives, strategies, and
    results-based planning through research, analysis and reporting of child
    protection and other related information for development planning and
    priority and goal setting.
  • Provide technical and operational
    support throughout all stages of programming processes by executing and
    administering a variety of technical, programme, operational, and
    administrative transactions, preparing related materials and
    documentations, and complying with organizational processes and
    management systems, to support programme planning, results-based
    planning (RBM) and monitoring and evaluating of results.
  • Prepare required programme documentations, materials, and data to facilitate the programme review and approval process.

2. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results

  • Work
    closely and collaboratively with colleagues and partners to discuss
    implementation issues, provide solutions, recommendations and/or to
    alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level
    interventions and/or decisions. Keep records of reports and assessments
    for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises,
    programme reviews and annual sectoral reviews with government and other
    counterparts to assess programmes/projects, and to report on required
    action/interventions at the higher level of programme management.
  • Monitor
    and report on the use of sectoral programme resources (financial,
    administrative and other assets), verifying compliance with approved
    allocations, organizational rules, regulations, procedures and donor
    commitments, standards of accountability and integrity. Report on
    critical issues and findings to ensure timely resolution by management
    and stakeholders. Follow up on unresolved issues to ensure resolution.
  • Prepare
    regular and mandated sectoral programme/project reports for management,
    donors, and partners to keep them informed of programme progress.

3. Technical and operational support to programme implementation

  • Conduct
    regular programme field visits and surveys and exchange information
    with partners/stakeholders to assess progress and provide technical
    support. Take appropriate action to resolve issues and/or refer to
    relevant officials for resolution. Report on critical issues,
    bottlenecks and potential problems for timely action to achieve results.
  • Provide technical and operational support to government
    counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office
    partners/donors on the application and understanding of UNICEF policies,
    strategies, processes, and best practices in child protection, to
    support programme implementation.

4. Networking and partnership building

  • Build
    and sustain close working partnerships with government counterparts and
    national stakeholders through active sharing of information and
    knowledge to facilitate programme implementation and build capacity of
    stakeholders to achieve and sustain results on child protection.
  • Participate
    in inter-agency meetings/events on programming to collaborate with
    inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAF operational planning and
    preparation of child protection programmes/projects, and to integrate
    and harmonize UNICEF’s position and strategies with UNDAF development
    and planning processes.
  • Research information on potential
    donors and prepare resource mobilization materials and briefs for fund
    raising and partnership development purposes.
  • Draft
    communication and information materials for CO programme advocacy to
    promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund
    raising for child protection programmes.

5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

  • Identify, capture, synthesize, and share lessons learned for knowledge development and to build the capacity of stakeholders.
  • Apply
    innovative approaches and promote good practices to support the
    implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable programme
  • Research and report on best and cutting-edge practices for development planning of knowledge products and systems.
  • Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients and stakeholders.

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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 one or more of the
    following areas is required: social development planning and management
    in child protection, or another related area.
  • 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.
  • Fluency
    in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language
    (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an

For every Child, you demonstrate…
Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and
Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get
acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and
ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates
and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and
acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others.
[add the 8th competency (Nurtures, leads and manages people) for supervisory role]

the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency
framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its
different levels: competency framework here.

is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global
workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone,
irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity,
sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background,
or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
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 is committed to promote the protection and
safeguarding of all children.

This position
has been assessed as an elevated risk role for Child Safeguarding
purposes as it is: a role with direct contact with children, works
directly with children, is a safeguarding response role. Additional
vetting and assessment for elevated risk roles in child safeguarding
(potentially including additional criminal background checks) applies.

active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to
deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and
suitable candidate from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds,
including persons living with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.

appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by
the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by
UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to
inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2
(Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either
must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the
relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be

All selected candidates will undergo rigorous
reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these
standards and principles. 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.

Government employees that are considered for
employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their
government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves
the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a
visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation
requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Go to our Homepage To Get Relevant Information.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Advertised: 02 Apr 2024 E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 15 Apr 2024 E. Africa Standard Time


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