Child Protection Officer

UN Children's Fund, China

Skill Required:, Policy/ Advocacy and Campaign
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
14th October, 2019

Job Description

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.

For every child, a voice

Child Protection is one of UNICEF China’s programme areas. It supports the Government of China in developing an equitable and integrated child protection system that benefits all children in China. A key element is the development of the workforce of social workers, including para-professionals. The child protection programme further contributes to ensuring that children benefit from a family and community environment that protects them from violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect. This part of the programme also contains a component of strengthening the community-based social work workforce with a focus on para-professionals/community workers.

How can you make a difference?

To support our extensive work in this area, we are seeking a professionally qualified and experienced child protection officer, with social work and research skills and ideally experience or familiarity in massive open online courses development.

Specifically, you will:

  • Support the implementation and strengthen the result-based monitoring of the pilot of social work service for children in rural and poverty-stricken areas
  • Support the development of the online learning platform, including designing new modules and training courses related to child protection
  • Support the development and research of social work policy for children
  • Advocacy, communication and knowledge management

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

  • Advanced university degree in Social Work, or a related field;
  • A minimum of at least three years’ relevant work experience, preferably at the national or international level in the formulation, implementation, and monitoring of development projects or as a professional social worker;
  • Proven analytical and research skills in the area of social work for children and knowledge of child protection issues and social work in China;
  • Previous experience or familiarity in developing online courses, IT and website maintenance an asset;
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills;
  • Strong organizational skills to promote project management and manage complexities;
  • Ability to take initiatives and work independently;
  • Computer skills: Command of standard office software packages;
  • Full professional proficiency in English and Chinese, written and oral.


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