UNICEF Child Protection Specialist Job in Nairobi Kenya June 2014
Vacancy Announcement “KCO/CP/2014-013”
Duty Station: Nairobi
Post: Child Protection Specialist, NO-C
Reference Case # KCO14031
Date of Issue: 20 June 2014
Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the above Fixed Term position of Child Protection Specialist in UNICEF Kenya Country Office (KCO)
Purpose of the Post: Under the supervision of Child Protection Specialist/Social Welfare based in Nairobi, responsible for contributing to the development of a national child protection system that prevents and responds to violence, abuse and exploitation of children.
With specific emphasis on:
- Develop child protection projects/interventions focussing on harmful practices mainly FGM/C and child marriage abandonment strategies; be responsible for their planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Work closely with program colleagues to ensure inclusion of relevant advocacy and service delivery activities for vulnerable groups in existing and new projects in other programme areas.
- Within UNICEF, and as required, contribute to raising additional funds by preparing proposals, briefing notes and concept notes and liaise with potential donors for the program.
- Spearhead building of partnerships with senior Government officials, none-state actors (such as NGOs, FBOs, CBOs), religious leaders, the private sector, other UN agencies, media, artists and celebrities, communities and young people to form positive social norms that ensure the formation of critical mass for the abandonment of harmful practices in Kenya and support implementation of laws, policies and programmes that protect children from harmful practices; strengthen coordination of efforts towards abandonment of harmful practices.
- Responsible to analyse existing information and data on harmful practices such as Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) for advocacy, policy dialogue with Government, design of strategies and programme formulation aimed at accelerating abandonment of FGM/C; identify gaps in the abandonment efforts and devise ways to address; apply social norms change theory to programming to park off an abandonment movement in the country; ensure information is shared with the chief of section, senior management and other relevant colleagues on new developments regarding FGM/C abandonment efforts.
- Generate knowledge on child marriage in the country; provide technical support for the management and sharing of that knowledge; spearhead dialogue with Government and other stakeholders on child marriage; carry out field visits to carry out community conversations on child marriage and contribute these to national dialogue and efforts.
- In coordination and collaboration with Communication for Development (C4D), support the development of effective communication and information materials aimed at bringing about change in social and individual behaviour as well as in law and administrative.
- Carry out field assessment visits for evaluating the effectiveness of UNICEF interventions, identifying problems and proposing remedial solutions; and monitoring reporting systems for child protection, including useful indicators to monitor and evaluate national and county efforts for the abandonment of harmful practices.
- Assist in defining strategies for Child Protection actors using the social norms change in programming; lead capacity building of stakeholders on understanding social norms change and provide technical support for the national efforts to outline a national movement towards abandonment of harmful practices; plan and organize trainings and orientation activities for Government and NGO personnel, community members and young people in order to mobilize a critical mass nodding for the abandonment of FGM/C and child marriage.
- Prepare country programme documentation, contribute to the child protection annual reports and analyses; supervise and monitor management of cash and other supply assistance, budget reviews and maintenance of data ensuring efficient use of funds and reporting thereafter.
Language: Fluency in English and Kiswahili. Knowledge of one or more of languages of communities in Kenya is an added advantage.
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Communication [ Level II ]
- Working with People [ Level II ]
- Drive for Results [level II ]
- Leading and Supervising [ Level I ]
- Formulating Strategies and Concepts [Level II ]
- Analyzing [ Level III]
- Relating and Networking [ Level II ]
- Deciding and Initiating Action [ Level II ]
- Applying Technical Expertise [ Level III ]
The Human Resources Manager
UNICEF Kenya Country Office
Email address: email@example.com
Please indicate Reference No. “KCO/CP/2014-013” in the email subject.
“Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply”