UNICEF IRAQ 2011
Post Title: Child Protection Officer VN. No.: HR/VN/11/01
Duty Station: Baghdad – Iraq Budget Level: NO-B
Section: Child Protection Type of Appointment: Fixed-Term
Duration: 1 Year Applications to be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date of Issue: 27 January 2011 Closing Date for Applications: 10 February 2011
Under the direct supervision of the Child Protection Specialist, the incumbent will contribute to the planning,
development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the UNICEF Iraq Justice for Children and Young People
Major Duties And Contributes to the designing, preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Justice for
Responsibilities: Children and Young People Programme. Contributes to the analysis and evaluation of the objectives and/or
takes corrective action when necessary to meet programme/project objectives. Contributes to the
development and/or introduction of new approaches, methods and practices in Justice for Children and
Young People programming, management and evaluation.
Participates in intersectoral collaboration with other programme colleagues. Assists in development of
appropriate communication and information strategy to support and/or advocate for Justice for Children and
Young People programme development.
Undertakes field visits to monitor programmes, as well as conducts periodic programme reviews with
government counterparts and other partners. Provides technical advice and assistance to government
officials and other partners in the planning, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of
Justice for Children and Young People projects including Children Associated with Armed Forces and
Coordinates with UN agencies such as UNDP, UNOPS, UNHCR, UNODC, ILO, UNESCO, UNAMI,
national and international agencies covering development and management of Justice for Children and
Young People’s Programmes. Participates in meetings with ministries responsible for programmes that
facilitate access to justice for children and young people programmes and the overall Child Protection and
Participation reviews and follows up on implementation of recommendations and project cooperation
Assists government authorities, communities and implementing partners in planning and organizing training
programmes. Identifies training needs and objectives for the purpose of capacity building, programme
sustainability, as well as promotion advocacy for children and young people’s access to justice.
Coordinates with the Operations/Supply staff on supply and non-supply assistance activities ensuring
proper and timely UNICEF and government accountability. Certifies disbursements of funds, monitors and
submits financial status reports to the Chief of Section and the Deputy Representative as required.
Participates in the development of the Child Protection and Participation Programme work-plan, ensures the
achievement of specific assigned objectives. Drafts changes in programme work plans as required.
Contributes to the preparation of programme/project status reports, briefing notes, required for
management, Board, donors, budget review, programme analysis, annual reports, etc.
Minimum Education: University degree in law/international human rights or related technical field.
Requirements Experience: Two years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national level in programme
management, monitoring and evaluation, in a related field.
Language(s): Fluency in English and Arabic.
Core Competencies: Communication, Drive for Results, and Working with People.
Functional Competencies: Formulating Strategies and Concepts; Analyzing; Applying Technical Expertise;
Learning and Researching; and Planning and Organizing.
Required Skills and Knowledge: Knowledge of the latest developments and technology in related fields and trends
in child rights, human rights, child protection, children in armed conflict, emergency, humanitarian affairs and in
related fields; Ability to make timely and quality judgements and decisions; Analytical, negotiating, communication
and advocacy skills; Supervisory and managerial skills; Leadership and teamwork abilities; Commitment to
continuous learning for professional development; Computer skills, including internet navigation and various office
applications; Computer skills, including internet navigation and various office applications; Demonstrated ability to
work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and
outside the organization; and Initiative, passion and commitment to UNICEF’s mission and professional values.
UNICEF IRAQ 2011
Remarks: APPLICATION: Interested and qualified candidates should submit applications together with updated CV and P11 form,
as well as the two most recent Performance Evaluation Reports (PERs) to email@example.com by 10 February
2011. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.
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