Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
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.
And we never give up.
For every child,
UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to childrens rights into action. This includes the task:
How can you make a difference?
Under the direct supervision and general guidance of the Regional Adviser, Child Protection, the Child Protection Specialist will be responsible for contributing to advise, analysis and technical support to the regional and country offices and regional networks in South Asia on policies, operational strategies, research and evaluations with regard to the strengthening of national child protection systems, addressing social norms harmful to children and child protection in emergencies.
Technical Support: Provide technical assistance to the regional office, country offices and regional networks for programme activities related to strengthening child protection systems with a particular focus on alternative care, justice for children including child labour, addressing social norms harmful to children, including child marriage and child protection in emergencies. This would be achieved through direct technical inputs, knowledge management and programme monitoring.
Capacity development: Develop capacity of UNICEF staff and key counterparts in child protection systems strengthening, social norms, child protection in emergencies, specialist protection concerns and related research and analysis. This work will also extend to programme areas identified in the SAARC/UNICEF annual workplan and to cooperation with South Asia initiative to End Violence against Children (SAIEVAC) and the South Asia Coordination Group on Action against Violence against Children (SACG).
Networking and coordination
Management: Contribute to the child protection thematic area management within the regional office through provision of support for office and funding management, annual workplan development, fundraising, donor reports, annual reports and any other duties appropriate to the purpose of this post, which may be requested by the regional office and assigned by the Regional Adviser for Child Protection from time to time.
To qualify as a Specialist, for every child you will have
For every Child, you demonstrate
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.