Child Protection Officer

United Nations Children's Fund

Benghazi, Libya

Experience: Fresher

Skill Required: Project and Program Management

How can you make a difference?

Support programme development and planning

  • Prepare technical reports and inputs for programme preparation and documentation, ensuring accuracy, timeliness, and relevancy of information.
  • Provide technical and administrative support throughout all stages of programming processes by executing and administering a variety of technical programme transactions, preparing materials and documentation, and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support, results-based Programme/activities planning.
  • Prepare required documentation and materials to facilitate the programme review and approval process.

Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results.

  • Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and partners to collect, analyze and share information on implementation issues, suggest solutions on routine programme implementation and to submit reports to alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level intervention and/or decisions. Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sectoral reviews with the government and other counterparts and prepare minutes/reports on results for follow-up action by higher management and other stakeholders.
  • Monitor and report on the use of sectoral programme resources (financial, administrative, and other assets), verifying compliance with approved allocation, goals, organizational rules, regulations, procedures, donor commitments, and standards of accountability and integrity.
  • Report on issues identified to ensure timely resolution by management and stakeholders. Follow up on unresolved issues to ensure resolution.
  • Prepare inputs for programme and donor reporting, the proposal for scale up in the east.

Technical and operational support to programme implementation

  • Undertake field visits and surveys and collect and share reports with section, partners and stakeholders.
  • Assess progress and provide technical support and/or refer to relevant officials for resolution.
  • Report on critical issues, bottlenecks, and potential problems for timely action to achieve results.
  • Provide technical and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners/donors on the application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices in child protection, to support programme implementation.

 Networking and partnership building

  •  Build and sustain close working partnerships with MOSA counterparts, partner UN agencies  and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate programme implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to achieve and sustain results on child protection. Hold regular Monthly coordination meetings with MOSA and CSOs for smooth coordination.
  • Support Chief of Field Office to prepare for potential donors’ visits, resource mobilization materials and briefs for fund raising and partnership development purposes.
  •  Draft communication and information materials for Child protection Programme advocacy in the east to promote awareness, establish partnerships/alliances and support fundraising for child protection programmes.

 Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

  • Identify, capture, synthesize, and share lessons learned for knowledge development and to build the capacity of stakeholders.
  • Apply innovative approaches and promote good practices to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable programme results.
  • Research, benchmark, and report on best and cutting-edge practices for development planning of knowledge products and systems.
  • Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of CSO and MOSA counterparts

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…


  • A 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 one year of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection-related areas is required.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Arabic is required.