Child Protection Information Management Systems Consultant

United Nations Children's Fund

Nairobi, Kenya

Experience: 5 to 10 Years

Skill Required: Monitoring and Evaluation

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. 

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. 
Goal and Objective:  
  • The overall objective is to provide technical support to Country Offices and Governments in the region to enhance administrative data on child protection through the strengthening of the social services workforce via information management systems, and to support integrated Child Protection case management across the region, including Primero.
  • Provide details/reference to AWP areas covered: Explain briefly how this assignment links to the AWP/IR number.
  • ESARO Child Protection Work Plan Activity 1.2 Support inclusive and effective Child Protection Systems in preventing and responding to child protection violations (with particular emphasis on parenting, case management, CPMIS and the social service workforce strengthening)
Activities and Tasks:   
  • Under the overall guidance of the Regional Adviser Child Protection and the Child Protection Specialist (Child Protection Systems), the T4D Specialist, and with technical guidance from the Primero Project Lead at HQ, the Child Protection Information Management Systems Consultant will support Country Offices and the Regional Office in the assessment, planning, implementation and support of child protection information management systems throughout the region, with a focus on supporting the rollout of the Primero system. 
The specific activities and tasks are:
  • Business analysis and mapping of national Child Protection systems to support CPIMS+ configuration/implementation in select countries in the region
  • Workflow and data flow analysis for system interoperability in select countries in the region
  • Business case for child protection information management systems targeted at governments for use by UNICEF Country Offices 
  • Specific training / country level support in five participating countries
  • Fact sheet for the region on child protection information management systems/Primero
  • Regular analysis of data from participating countries
  • Work relationships:   
  • Under the supervision of the Child Protection Specialist (Child Protection Systems), the Specialist will be expected to engage with Country Offices, Regional CSO partners and other Regional Office sections (such as Health, Education and Social Protection etc.) for consultation purposes to inform data analysis and report generation.
  • Desired competencies, technical background, and experience 
  • Advanced university degree in information technology, social sciences, development studies or other relevant field.
  • Work experience and skills
  • At least 8 years of relevant international experience in planning, monitoring, evaluation and Child Protection. Strong data analysis skills and experience in strengthening Child Protection information management systems for development and humanitarian settings. Strong preference given to candidates with CPIMS+/Primero experience.    
  • Competencies
  • Builds and maintains partnerships
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
  • Drive to achieve results for impact
  • Innovates and embraces change
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity
  • Thinks and acts strategically
  • Works collaboratively with others
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French and Portuguese will be an asset.