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UNICEF has been operating in Zimbabwe since 1982. We are a team of passionate professionals committed to the protection and fulfillment of children’s rights.
The current UNICEF-Government of Zimbabwe Country Programme of Cooperation (2016-2020) aims to support Zimbabwe to sustain and build upon the gains achieved for children during the 2012-2015 Country Programme of Cooperation. The programme focuses on improving the quality of social services, increasing access to services, and helping to build national and sub-national capacities to provide low-cost, high-impact interventions for all children, especially the most vulnerable.
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The Child Protection Specialist (Emergencies) will provide leadership and support to the sub-national and national child protection coordination structures within the Humanitarian Cluster Approach. To fulfill this function, the Specialist is needed to secure the overall cluster coordination of child protection responses at the national level in their effort to respond to the current multi-hazard humanitarian crisis, aggravated by the impact of COVID-19.
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:Support to programme development and planning Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results Technical and operational support to programme implementation Networking and partnership building Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
Please refer to the attached job description for more information.Child Protection Specialist (Emergencies) JD.pdf
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…An advanced university degree (Masters or higher) in one of the following fields is required: international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law, or another relevant social science field.
A minimum of five years of professional experience in planning and management of child protection in emergencies related areas is required.
Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate...
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The functional competencies required for this post are...Leading and supervising Formulating strategies and concepts Analyzing Relating and networking Deciding and Initiating action Applying technical expertise
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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.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Please note that UNICEF does not charge a fee or require personal banking details at any stage of the recruitment process.
This vacancy is archived.