Child Protection Specialist Jobs Vacancy at UNICEF February, 2022
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Job no: 548026
Contract type: Temporary Appointment
Location: United Republic of Tanzania
Categories: Child Protection
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
To serve as the Child Protection Specialist in Kigoma and support UNICEF’s programming priorities in both the refugee and host communities, the incumbent will be expected to provide monitoring, guidance, and technical support to the Child Protection implementing partner working in the refugee camps on case management for children with protection concerns, including, foster care placements/alternative care arrangements, community based psychosocial support services, outreach programming
for children and adolescents, and case management including implementation of CPMIS+/Primero
With respect to the UN Kigoma Joint Programme and the VAWC theme, the incumbent will be expected to provide monitoring, guidance, and technical support to the Kigoma Regional Secretariat and Local Government Authorities (LGAs) in strengthening the child protection system and supporting linkages between the district government and camp-based child protection interventions. Also supporting the field based coordination of the VAWC theme under the UN Joint Programme considering that UNICEF is the lead of the VAWC theme under the UN Kigoma Joint Programme.
How can you make a difference?
- Provide monitoring, guidance and technical support to child protection implementing partner(s) working in the refugee camps on case management for children with protection concerns:
- Provide technical guidance to implementing partner(s), including the monitoring of existing and development of new programme agreements, with a focus on case management for children with child protection concerns, foster care placement/alternative care arrangements, community based psychosocial support services and outreach programming for children and adolescents;
- Work with the UNICEF Country Office to support the effective roll out of appropriate Child Protection Information Management Systems (CPIMS+) for use by implementing partners; including Lead bi-weekly caseload analysis with CP case management implementing partners and coordinate case conferences, case reconciliations, CP case verification exercises with UNHCR and other CP implementing partners, especially for SEA an child safeguarding allegations (upon request from TCO);
- Technically lead the development of interagency case management protocols for Kigoma refugee operation together with UNHCR and other CP partners in the operation;
- Advocate and support the data exchange between CPIMS+/PRIMERO and UNHCR PROGRES V4 following the global guidance;
- With guidance from CP Specialist (Response) Lead and coordinate Kigoma level interagency cross border coordination, trafficking and other children on the move initiatives;
- Identify gaps in capacity of implementing partners to address child protection issues and organize briefings, trainings and technical assistance as required
With respect to the Kigoma Joint Program VAWC theme, provide monitoring, guidance and technical support to the
- Kigoma Regional Secretariat and Local Government Authorities in strengthening the child protection system in all LGAs
- in Kigoma and ensure linkages between the district government and camp-based child protection interventions:
- Support the Regional Secretariat and LGAs through their respective women and children protection committees
- to develop and implement multispectral comprehensive district child protection plans and the Regional Communication Plan to End VAWC;
- Conduct regular monitoring visits to the Kigoma Regional Secretariat and LGAs to monitor and provide technical
- assistance to District SWOs and Women and Children Protection Committee members in the implementation of
- the district child protection annual work plans;
- Oversee field-level implementation of the KJP-VAWC theme in collaboration with UN Women, UNFPA and IOM;
- Coordinate and take part in KJP field visits and provide inputs to KJP workplans, reports and human- interest
- Support RS and LGAs in Kigoma region to implement key government Child Protection policies, regulations,
- guidelines as defined by the relevant key ministries. This also include supporting the RS and LGAs in Kigoma to
- learn from other regions and LGAs as well as consolidate lessons to be disseminated to other RS and LGAs.
- Together with CP Specialist-Social Welfare, coordinate and provide periodical updates, reports and progress reviews on of VAWC component of KJP.
Represent UNICEF child protection at the sub-national Protection Committee meetings, CPWG, the SGBV-WG, and other relevant groups as required:
- Monitor the trends and emerging evidence of child protection concerns and the response by Government and
- analyze this information to advise on the child protection response;
- In consultation with the Chief of Field Office and the Child Protection Specialist (Response), advocate with
- government and humanitarian actors on urgent child protection issues arising and ensure that child protection
- priorities are included in strategic planning and fundraising processes;
- Support the coordination of and actively represent UNICEF in relevant meetings including ad hoc meetings
- convened by the Government at the camp and host community levels;
- Provide input into UNICEF reports, draft situation analysis, and funding appeals/donor reports as required.
- Support field based (Kigoma) coordination of the VAWC partners under Kigoma UN joint Programme implemented by UN Women, IOM, UNFPA and UNICEF.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- Advanced university degree in social work, international relations, law, child psychology, or relevant field.
- Practical field-based experience in child protection case management required. Previous case work experience and
- practical usage of CPIMS+ valuable.
- A minimum of 5 years of experience with the UN and/or other relevant child protection actors, including experience
- with child protection programming in emergencies.
- Experience with Coordination and Information Management (excel proficiency required).
- Practical field-base experience with operationalizing community based psychosocial support programming and
- programming for adolescents and young persons.
- Fluency in English (verbal and written). Knowledge of Kiswahili necessary. Knowledge of Kirundi advantageous.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).
The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
Builds and maintains partnerships (1),Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (1), Drive to achieve results for impact (1)
Innovated and embraces change (1), Managed ambiguity and complexity (1),Things and acts strategically (1) Works collaboratively with others (1)
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.
The deadline for submitting the application is 14 February 2022.