Child Protection Specialist Harmful Practices Job at UNICEF

  • Full Time
  • Abuja, Nigeria
  • Applications have closed

Website United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

The UNICEF has published a job vacancy announcement on 22 April 2022 for qualified Nigeria’s to fill in the vacant post of Child Protection Specialist Harmful Practices to be based in Abuja, Nigeria.

Recruiter United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Position Child Protection Specialist Harmful Practices
Location Abuja, Nigeria
Country Nigeria
Total Vacant Post N/A
Qualification University degree
Experience Required Minimum of five years
Application Deadline 05 May 2022

UNICEF Job Vacancy 2022

How can you make a difference: The Child Protection Specialist reports to the Chief of field Office for general supervision and operational guidance and to the Chief, Child Protection and Child Protection Manager for technical implementation of the programme. The Specialist supports the development and preparation of the Child Protection programme(s) as it relates to System Strengthening and is responsible for the management, implementation, monitoring, reporting, and evaluation of the child protection programmes/projects within the country programme with a particular focus on the UNFPA-UNICEF joint programme on FGM. H/She facilitates the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable contributions to national and international efforts to create a protective environment for children against all harm, and to protect their rights to survival, development and wellbeing as established under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, international treaties/frameworks and UN intergovernmental bodies.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Support child protection system programme development and planning
  • Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results on harmful practices
  • Technical and operational support to harmful practices programme implementation
  • Networking and partnership building on harmful practices
  • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

Qualification & Experience:

  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law, or another relevant social science field as it relates to harmful practices and gender issues.
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection and gender related areas is required.
  • At least five years of relevant professional experience with demonstrated track record of having undertaken and led evidence-based programming on child protection, gender, social norms or harmful practices, with a cross-sectoral and adolescent girl focus.
  • Experience working on community engagement programmes is considered as an asset.
  • Relevant experience in programme development in child protection and gender related areas in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
  • Experience in research and analysis, and especially monitoring and evaluation on gender, adolescents and harmful practices.
  • Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is considered as an added advantage.
  • Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset

Other Details

  • Contract Type: Full Time
  • Selection Process: Interview
  • Salary: negotiable
  • Application Process: Online

How to Apply UNICEF Child Protection Specialist Harmful Practices Jobs 2022

Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.

Then to apply, go to this link Click Here

The Closing Date: 05 May 2022

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.