The Child Protection Manager (CAAC/MRM) reports to the Chief, Child Protection for general guidance and direction. The CP Manager is responsible for managing and supervising all stages of child protection programmes/projects from strategic planning and formulation to delivery 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 well-being, as established under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, international treaties/frameworks and UN intergovernmental bodies.
The CP Manager is responsible for establishing the plans of action and overseeing work progress to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable programme/project results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM) and UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework. Key functions and accountabilities of the position (detailed job description attached):
Programme development and planning
Programme management, monitoring and quality control of results
Advisory services and technical support
Advocacy, networking and partnership building
Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
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.
A minimum of eight years of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection related areas, at the international level, is required.
Experience working in countries effected by armed conflict and working on monitoring and reporting of grave violations according to the SCR 1612
Fluency in English is required.
Experience working in a developing country
Relevant experience in programme development in child protection related areas in a UN system agency or organization
Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts
Extensive knowledge on children effected by armed conflict and monitoring, reporting and verification of the grave violations
Experience on leading CAAC programme including negotiation with parities to the conflict in the country, development of UN action Plans and facilitation of the country task force on MRM (CTFMMRM) meetings.
Experience on capacity building and training of the members of the CTFMRM and partners.
Familiarity of Group of Friends of CAAC
Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language