Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.
For every child, a fair chance
UNICEF has been an active partner with the Government of the Philippines and civil society in realizing the rights of every Filipino child, in line with priorities to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. UNICEF efforts have been focused on the most vulnerable regions identified by the Government of the Philippines Development Plan, particularly in the regions of Visayas and Mindanao. To ensure that interventions are sustainable and scaled up, UNICEF will support primarily local government units (LGUs) as the main instruments of delivering services and building systems. The level of engagement with government institutions will take into account capacities, economies of scale and sector issues.
It has a field office in Cotabato City, the second largest city in Mindanao, southern Philippines, with some 300,000 population. The city is the regional administrative centre of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao and over 80 percent of the population is Muslim. Mindanao is both conflict-affected and prone to frequent earthquakes and typhoon storms.
How can you make a difference?
The Child Protection Officer will be under the direct supervision of the Chief, Child Protection. The role will contribute to the continuing implementation of the Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism (MRM) in the Philippines.
The post will also support the UNICEF peacebuilding programme, which is being implemented by the UNICEF Mindanao Field Office. This requires constant coordination between UNICEF offices and sections and continuous liaison with government agencies, donors and UN agencies based in Manila.
This temporary function will focus on:
To qualify as a champion for every child you will have: