About UNICEF: Employment

Chief, Child Protection, L-4, Astana, Kazakhstan

If you are a passionate and committed professional and want to make a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you. UNICEF seeks a Chief, Child Protection to be based in its Astana, Kazakhstan office.

Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Representative, you will be accountable for the development, design, planning, implementation, management and evaluation, data analysis and progress reporting of Child Protection programme activities within the country programme.

Your profile:
University degree in social sciences, law or related technical field.
Eight years progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in child protection, social development, management, monitoring and evaluation.
Commitment, good judgement, initiative, high sense of responsibility.
Ability to conceptualize, develop/plan and manage programmes. Formulating strategies and concepts.
Knowledge of global human rights issues, specifically related to children and women, and the current UNICEF positions and approaches.
Rights-based and Results-based approach and programming in UNICEF.
Current knowledge of the technical areas of UNICEF programmes, development issues, policies as well as social programming policies and procedures in international development cooperation.
Proven ability to conceptualize, innovate, plan and execute ideas as well as transfer knowledge and skills.
Good analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills.
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.
Fluency in English and Russian required. Knowledge of Kazakh is an asset.

If you have got experience of working in a similar capacity and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children, send a detailed curriculum vitae in English, AND a duly completed United Nations Personal History form (available at www.unicef.org/employ), quoting VN-09-163 to: recruit.CP@unicef.org. Applications should be received by 24 April 2009. Only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.

UNICEF’s salary and benefits package is based on the United Nations Common System; visit  www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances for further information.

UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff. Well qualified candidates, particularly women are strongly encouraged to apply.