International Consultancy to carry out Child Protection Assessment

UN Children's Fund, Somalia

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
27th October, 2018

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.

And we never give up.

For every child, [insert tagline]

[Include information about the country/specific programme. Ideally include a link to a video]

How can you make a difference?

  • To determine the scale protection risks for children in Somalia, and related needs;
  • To determine potential and actual capacities existing on the ground, including local and international actors and communities, to respond to the existing risks and needs;
  • To propose a coherent set of priorities/recommendations to strengthen the current response - including geographical and programmatic areas of priority, as well as information on gaps to address.

Specific Tasks/objectives

The objectives of the child protection assessment are to:

  • Determine the scale of the protection risks and related needs for children in Somalia
  • Determine potential and actual capacities existing on the ground including local and international actors and the communities to respond to the existing risks and needs.
  • Propose a coherent set of priorities/recommendations for strengthening the current responses- including geographical and programmatic areas of priority.

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

Expected background, Experience and competencies, qualifications and specialized knowledge

UNICEF in collaboration with Somalia Child Protection Working Group is looking for an expert with an excellent knowledge of assessments in emergencies and a good understanding child protection programming in emergencies. The expert should have significant training experience as well as the following skills and competencies:


  • Advanced university degree, preferably in social work, social sciences, child psychology, or another relevant field.
  • Minimum 8 years of profession experience in child protection and research. Proven track record in conducting research and professional expertise in data collection methods, both qualitative and quantitative, on child protection in humanitarian settings
  • Technical knowledge and Competencies for Child Protection Programming in Emergencies (separation of children from their families, exploitation and gender-based violence, psychosocial distress and mental disorder, recruitment and use of children by armed forces or groups and physical harm)
  • Demonstrated ability to train and explain technical concepts to non-technical people
  • Demonstrated professional leadership and ability to coordinate a team of assessors and related


  • Knowledgeable on the Somalia Humanitarian context
  • Demonstrated ability of making effective presentations to diverse audiences.

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.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.


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