UNICEF Job in Nigeria for a Child Protection in Emergency Officer

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If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about
making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading
children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

UNICEF is recruiting to fill the following positions below:

Job Title:   Child Protection in Emergency Officer
Job Number: 498309
Location: Nigeria
Work Type : Temporary Appointment
OVERALL OBJECTIVE OF THE TEMPORARY POSITION
The overall objective of the post is to promote the safe, supported
return and reintegration of women, girls and boys associated with JAS
and enhance the protective environment for children in conflict affected
communities in North East Nigeria.

SPECIFIC PROJECT OBJECTIVES TO WHICH THE POSITION IS RELATED
Output 36: By 2017, the capacity of key institutions and civil
society is strengthened to monitor and report violence against children
especially in humanitarian context and implement gender and
age-appropriate prevention and response measures in at least three
states.

MAJOR TASKS TO BE ACCOMPLISHED

    • Support the implementation of the programme on the reintegration of
      children and women associated with armed groups and affected by conflict
      related sexual violence
    • Organise ongoing training and support for Local Government Area community volunteers support reintegration
    • Manage the work of the team of consultants and third party local
      consultants responsible for overseeing and monitoring the reintegration
      programme
    • Manage programme cooperation agreements with international and
      national NGOs for the reintegration of children and women associated
      with armed groups and peacebuilding
    • Ensure robust data collection to capture the number of beneficiaries reached by the programme and the impact of the programme
    • Ensure effective linkages with other components of the child protection in emergencies programme
    • Support the development of community based reintegration activities
      and community based protection mechanisms for children and women
      associated with armed groups
    • Strengthen the referral mechanism for high risk children to
      available services and programmes, including education and livelihoods
      programming
    • Support the tracing and reunification programme for unaccompanied
    • Engage with religious and community leaders to promote reintegration
      of high risk children and women and peacebuilding intiatives
    • Support the establishment and operation of peacebuilding activities in focus local government areas and communities
  • Manage the children associated with armed groups and
    peacebuilding programme, including ensuring timely implementation of
    activities, timely reporting to the donors, compliance with visibility
    requirements and compliance with internal UNICEF procedures and
    processes
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QUALIFICATIONS OR SPECILIALIZED KNOWLEDGE/EPXERIENCE REQUIRED

  • University degree, preferably in social work, social development, psychology, or related fields.
  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience in one or more of the
    following areas – child protection, OVC, peacebuilding/conflict
    resolution, SGBV and/or community development programmes.
  • Fluency in English and Hausa (both written and orally).
  • Experience of working with government, NGO and/or community-based partners.
  • Ability to work independently under difficult conditions, to work as a team and under tight deadlines.
  • Willingness to travel to remote and conflict-affected areas.

Desirable

  • Experience of working with conflict affected communities
  • Experience of working in Borno, Yobe, Gombe or Adamawa
  • Knowledge of local languages, including Kanuri

ESTIMATED DURATION OF POSITION
Six months, with the possibility of extension if additional funding is secured.

DUTY STATION
The position is based in Maiduguri, Borno State, with regular travel to Yobe State and Abuja.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here to Apply

Closing Date 17 Aug 2016 W. Central Africa Standard Time

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