26 Jan 2016

Full-Time Child Protection Specialist at United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Abuja

Toni AdewunmiAbuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

Job Description

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – In September 2014 UNICEF began implementing a joint programme with UN Women on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) funded by the European Union (EU). The programme will support the Nigerian Government (Federal level), three Northern Nigerian States namely Adamawa, Gombe and Plateau and selected Local Government Areas (LGAs) to strengthen women’s leadership, advance gender equality and improve protection for women and children in conflict settings.

UNICEF is responsible for implementation of Component 2 of the programme, namely ‘to increase access to reporting mechanisms and protective services for girls and women affected by human rights abuses, including gender based violence, in 3 states of northern Nigeria”. This will entail enhancing avenues for reporting of child rights violation and Gender Based Violence in Plateau and Gombe States, strengthening access to and quality of services for children and women who have experienced violence (including gender based violence (GBV), abuse, neglect and exploitation and strengthening the information management system for collecting data on violations.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Child Protection Specialist

Vacancy number: VN-NG R-08-2016
Location: Abuja
Level: National Professional (NO-C)
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Duration: Two years

Purpose of the Post
The incumbent of this post will manage the social norms components of the child protection programme, with a specific focus on FGM/C abandonment preventing and responding to violence against children and ending child marriage, complementing policy and legal reform and the child protection systems strengthening interventions.

Qualifications and Competencies Required
Advanced university degree, preferably in the Social Sciences, Law or other relevant field.
Five years of professional work experience at national or international levels in child protection,
Advanced technical knowledge of theories, principles and methods for social norms change especially in the field of child protection, with a focus on ending violence against children, FGM/C and/or child marriage
Experience in designing, implementing and monitoring social norms change progammes
Experience of working with community leaders, communities and religious leaders to effect social norms change is desirable
Gender and diversity awareness Fluency in English
Good written and presentation skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Application Closing Date
9th February, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidate should submit their applications, accompanied by updated CV’s in English and a completed United Nations Personal History Form.

Applications should be sent to: nrecruit@unicef.org Candidates are advised to put the position title they are applying for on the subject line of their emails.

Click here to download United Nations Personal History Form

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