Category Host entity Country
Child Protection Officer Nat. Specialist UNICEF Mozambique

Child Protection Officer

Child Protection Officer

National Specialist
Host entity
Location, Country
Maputo (MOZ)
Language skills
Expected Starting Date
12 months with possiblity of extension
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

Under the general leadership of the Chief of Child Protection and direct supervision of the Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF Mozambique (VAC, Child Marriage), the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • With close guidance from supervisor, assist in the coordination with the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Action (MGCAS) and other partners for the implementation of the child marriage and violence against children UNICEF program components (regular communication, attendance of coordination meetings, elaborate minutes, linkages with partners and with UNICEF provincial offices).
  • Under close guidance from supervisor, provide technical support to MGCAS for the reactivation of the response plan on violence against children (including child marriage), its implementation and monitoring.
  • Provide support in the implementation and reporting of the Child Marriage Global programme: participate in the selection of the consultancy work about elaboration of a position paper on temporary shelter for victims of violence and child marriage, ensure coordination with MGCAS and facilitate
  • the organization of the meetings/interviews for key stakeholders.
  • Maintain regular and close coordination with CECAP (civil society partners working on child marriage) at central and provincial level
  • Support the convergency agenda on CM and adolescent empowerment internally in UNICEF and with UNFPA and UN Women
  • Under close guidance from supervisor, participate in technical meetings with MGCAS on the evaluation of the CM Strategy as well as the evaluation follow up plan.
  • Contribute to developing a clear GBV engagement strategy within the CP section at national and provincial level, in both humanitarian and development programming
  • Under the guidance of the supervisor, undertake dedicated learning of relevant courses available on Agora and familiarize with normative and evidence-based research documents in the area of CM and VAC
  • Contribute to knowledge management through generation of human-interest stories for donor and internal UNICEF reports.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

A university degree in one of the following fields is required: Social science, social work, psychology, sociology or another relevant technical field.

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark

A minimum of three to three years of professional experience in project management of social or community development; provision of technical assistance for service delivery, to government and/or civil society organizations in Mozambique; knowledge and experience in implementation of national legislation pertaining to children and sound knowledge of Adolescent and Sexual Reproductive Health, (ASRH), Violence against Children (VAC), Gender based Violence (GBV) including child marriage and other harmful practices in Mozambique is a requirement.

Language skills
  • Portuguese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Gender equality and the advancement of women
Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 28 September 2021