About UNICEF: Employment

Child Protection Specialist, L-3, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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 Child Protection Specialist to be based in its Phnom Penh office, Cambodia.

Under the guidance of the Child Protection Specialist, you will be responsible for providing technical assistance to the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation (MoSVY) on social policies and institutional strengthening as part of the Child Protection programme in UNICEF Cambodia.

Your profile:
Advanced university degree or equivalent backgrounds in relevant disciplines of social sciences, eg. child development, social development, international relations, or law (international law, humanitarian law, etc. in social sciences, or related technical field.
Five years of relevant professional work experiences at the national and international levels in programme management, monitoring and evaluation, in the area of social and/or child protection
Developing country work experience
Background familiarity with emergency and security. Specialized experience.
Good knowledge of human rights in child protection, exploitation and abuse. Legal expertise an asset. Field experience an asset.
Knowledge of the latest developments and technology in social protection, social welfare and child protection
Analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills
Supervisory and managerial skills
Leadership and teamwork abilities
Computer skills, including Excel, Powerpoint and database programmes
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 another UN language. Khmer language 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-09-696 to: recruit.CP@unicef.org. Applications should be received by 20 October 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.



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