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Child Protection Officer, NO-B

VA-2014-001

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Pretoria is inviting applications from suitably qualified South African nationals for the Fixed Term post of:

Child Protection Officer, NO-B

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

UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. Guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, it strives to establish children's rights as enduring ethical principles and international standards of behaviour and action towards children. In South Africa, UNICEF supports national efforts to realize children’s rights by promoting evidence-based policy advocacy and strategic partnerships as a means to leverage policies and resources for children, giving special attention to vulnerable children and disparity reduction. It works in the areas of health and nutrition, early childhood development; basic education; child protection and social policy, planning, monitoring and evaluation.  

Fixed-Term 

Duration: 2 year – with possibility of extension

PURPOSE OF THE POST

Under the overall guidance of the Chief of Child Protection, and through specific supervision by the Child Protection Specialist, support the work of by building capacity, providing technical assistance and conducting monitoring and evaluation for UNICEF's child protection interventions in South Africa, with a focus on the scaling up of prevention and response to Violence Against  Women Children, ensuring access to justice  and social welfare services for vulnerable children, including those affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education

A University degree in Social Sciences Law or in the related field, a Master’s degree in related field will be an advantage.

Work Experience

At least 2 years’ progressively responsible professional work experience in the private or national public sector or intergovernmental sector in project organisation, report writing  and monitoring & evaluation in Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC), justice for children and child protection.

Language

  • Fluency in English both verbal and written required.
  • Fluency in at least two other South African languages an-advantage.
  • A proven ability to prepare concise, complete project and programme documentation.

COMPETENCIES OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE

  • Ability to conceptualize, innovate, plan and execute ideas as well as transfer knowledge and skills
  • Planning and monitoring skills; ability to organize work & projects.
  • Ability to make timely and quality judgments and decisions.
  • Computer skills, including internet navigation, and various office applications.
  • Commitment to continuous learning for professional development.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.
  • Initiative, passion and commitment to UNICEF’s mission and professional values.

All applications are to be accompanied by the attached completed and signed Personal History form (P11 Form), CV and application letter with a clear reference of the position being applied for. Applications are to be sent on or before 14 February, 2014 to the following email address: safpretoriavacancy@unicef.org

Only South African nationals will be considered.  If you have not been contacted within one month of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Regret letters will only be sent to interviewed candidates.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only complete applications consisting of detailed CV and P11 form will be screened.

UNICEF IS A SMOKE FREE ENVIRONMENT.
UNICEF IS COMMITTED TO GENDER BALANCE AND DIVERSITY WITHOUT DISTINCTION AS TO RACE, SEX OR RELIGION, AND WITHOUT DISCRIMINATION OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES. WELL QUALIFIED CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

 

 

 

 

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