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About UNICEF: Employment

Temporary Appointment: Child Protection Specialist - Child Marriage and FGM/C, P3, Senegal, Dakar.

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, the world’s leading organization working for the rights of children, seeks a Temporary Appointment for an Child Protection Specialist, P-3 in Senegal, Dakar.


Please see Terms of Reference.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

• Advanced university degree, preferably in social sciences, international relations, law or other relevant field.
• Five years of relevant work experience in child protection or other related field, including international work experience.
• Knowledge of theories, principles and methods in strengthening child protection systems and on social and behavior change related to harmful traditional practices.
• Experience working in programmes related to child marriage and/or FGM/C
• Knowledge of UNICEF’s global programmes on child marriage and FGM/C, particularly the Joint Programme, is an asset
• Experience in developing strategic partnerships
• Good knowledge of West and Central African context is an asset.
• Fluency in French and English is required; the knowledge of Spanish and Portuguese represents an additional asset.

Competencies of Successful Candidate

• Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.
• Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.
• Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
• Has good leadership skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.
• Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.
• Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups; maintains an effective network of individuals across organizational departments.
• Identifies urgent and potentially difficult decisions and acts on them promptly; initiates and generates team- and department-wide activities.
• Demonstrates, applies and shares expert technical knowledge across the organization.
• Fluency in both French and English is required. Please note that working knowledge of English and French is required for all assignments.

How to Apply:

If you are qualified and interested in the position and meet the requirements, please forward your application with updated curriculum vitae and UN Personal History Form (available at www.unicef.org/employ), with “Child Protection Specialist - Child Marriage and FGM/C’’, via email to wcarohr@unicef.org and mdiene@unicef.org by 31 August 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.







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