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UNV Child Protection Specialist 05 October 2020 Int. Specialist UNICEF Djibouti
Djibouti (DJI)
12 months with possibility of extension
05 October 2020

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Head of Section or his/her designated mandated representative(s), and in close collaboration with all programme sections, the UN Volunteer Child Protection Specialist will undertake the following tasks, under the supervision and technical guidance of the Child Protection Specialist:

  • Support the child protection section in the overall monitoring of the implementation of the 2020-21 rolling work plans with the following implementing partners:
    • Ministry of Women and Family, including technical support to the consultation for the development of the National Policy on Child Protection and to the initiative on capacity-building of social workers, including the operationalisation of referral and case management systems;
    • Ministry of Interior, including support to the specialised training of juvenile brigades of the security forces; the establishment of a digital vital registration system and the supplementary judgments for the children without birth certificates;
    • Ministry of Justice, for the validation of law enforcement decrees on alternative measures to detention and legal aid;
    • City Hall, including support to the design of the Child-Friendly Cities Initiative;
    • UNFD, including technical support to the community-based component of the programme for the abandonment of FGM.

  • Support the section to organize and document meetings of child protection implementing partners;
  • Contribute to organising and facilitating monthly meetings of the Working Group on the Protection of Refugee Children in collaboration with UNHCR;
  • Contribute to designing, monitoring and implementing the humanitarian response in child protection to children affected by displacement, flooding or other emergencies;
  • Contribute to mid-year and annual reviews with child protection partners;
  • Contribute to the drafting of the annual report and other key programmatic documents (including Sitrep, HAC, mid-term review, donor reports, funding proposals and human interest stories);
  • Undertake field visits to monitor programmes, as well as conduct periodic programme reviews with government counterparts and other partners;
  • Effectively promote knowledge management through drafting/finalizing key project documents and reports, documenting good practices, lessons learned, and promoting knowledge/information exchange.
Master degree or equivalent

Advnaced university degree in one or more of the following disciplines: social science, law, political science, psychology, or any other related field related to assistance in international development. A first-level university degree or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree

60 Months
  • 5 years of professional experience at the national and/or international level in child protection or human rights programming; experience working in the UN or other international development organization an asset;
  • Proven experience in implementing Child Protection interventions, including any of the following: strengthening of child protection systems, birth registration, child-sensitive justice, capacity-building of specialized child protection services;
  • Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage;
  • Solid understanding of child rights, including human rights-based programming and results-based management;
  • Excellent writing skills, including strong drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Outstanding oral communication skills, including presentations on technical issues to a range of audiences;
  • Have affinity with or interest in children’s issues, issues related to peacebuilding and children affected by armed conflict, international development, humanitarian action, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Human rights

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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select the special call to which you would like to apply.

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and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 5th October 2020