Post Level: P-2
Duty Station: Kinshasa (DRC)
Type of Contract: Temporary Assignment
Duration: 364 days
Vacancy n°: VN-2015-IP-001
Closing Date: 28 January 2015
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: CHILD PROTECTION OFFICER
PURPOSE OF THE JOB
Under the direct supervision of the Child Protection Manager, legal and social protection, and the overall responsibility of the Chief of the Child Protection Section, the CP Officer will support the planning, administration, and implementation of Child Protection programme and project activities, and assist particularly in the reporting, monitoring and evaluation of the Birth Registration Programme nation-wide, including contributing to teamwork and capacity building.
Again with a focus on birth registration activities, the CPO will further assist in the coordination of all exercises related to the collection of information/data, both internally – including the development of annual work plans, annual reports, fundraising proposals and donor reports – as well as with/for partners.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Ensure the availability of accurate, complete and up-to-date information required for effective Child Protection programme and project design, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation. Draft Child Protection programme budgets and support the sharing of information with relevant partners.
- Enhance project efficiency and effectiveness through implementation follow-up activities with various partners, including monitoring UNICEF inputs, local conditions and resources.
- Analyze collected data and information and prepare progress reports; draft changes in Child Protection project work plans and assist in identification of required supplies and equipment as well as in the drafting of project documentation, assuring accuracy and consistency with established rules, regulations and plans of action, and provide support for consultations with partners as required on planning and implementation of Country Programme activities.
- Ensure the appropriateness of financial, administrative and supply documentation; verify that Child Protection project expenditures are within allotments and that data is consistent with the project information/database. Follow up on queries including with and by partners or initiate corrective action on discrepancies. Support maintenance of information system for monitoring gender/sex aggregated data.
- Support the sharing of knowledge with donors, media and other stakeholders as necessary/requested.
- Ensure effective communication and networking through partnership and collaboration. Team with local Government counterparts to exchange information on Child Protection project implementation and status. Coordinate with members of the development community, including NGOs, UN and bilateral agencies in the exchange of information relating to Child Protection sector and particularly the area of birth registration and certification; provide support for strengthening the coordination among child protection system actors.
- University degree in the social sciences, law, child development or related field. Work Experience
- At least 2 years of professional work experience at national and international levels in child protection. At least 1 years of experience working in Africa. Knowledge of Congolese context and specific experience on birth registration work is a strong asset.
- Language Proficiency
- Fluency in English and French, both written and oral
- Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications by E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The applications should contain an updated UN Personal History Form (P.11), CV, copies of academic certificates, diplomas, degrees etc.
- The UN P11 from could be downloaded from:
- UN staff members are requested to provide last two Performance Evaluation Reports (PERs).
Only short-listed applicants will be acknowledged.
QUALIFIED FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
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