Programme Officer (Violence against Children/Access to Justice), (NO-1), Job #104526
End date for applications 30 July 2023
Job no: 564129
Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Duty Station: Sofia
Categories: Programme Management
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child, protection.
Every child has the right to live free from violence, exploitation and abuse. Violence adversely affects the health and well-being of children everywhere and can limit life opportunities.
The progressive realization of child rights and the reduction of equity gaps requires, among others, that children have equitable access to justice, defined as the ability to seek and obtain fair, timely and effective remedy for violations of rights as put forth in the international, regional and national legal frameworks.
The Country Programme of UNICEF Bulgaria for 2023 – 2027 aims to ensure that every child has the best start in life, feels safer and receives better support to develop their full potential.
How can you make a difference?
The Programme Officer (Violence against Children/Access to Justice) provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for the interventions related to violence against children and access to justice through the application of theoretical and technical skills in researching, collecting, analyzing, and presenting technical programme information while learning organizational rules, regulations and procedures to support the development and implementation of the Bulgaria Country Programme for the period 2023 - 2027.
- Support the program development and planning by collecting, analyzing, verifying, and synthesizing information to facilitate programme development, design, and preparation.
- Prepare and monitor programme documents and programme co-operation agreements, memorandums of understanding, undertaking field visits and documenting programmatic visits.
- Support the technical and operational work needed to establish, develop, and monitor programme interventions related to prevention and response to violence and access to justice.
- Provide technical assistance and input to relevant working groups and stakeholders
- Collect and analyse data and information from the field, as well as provide inputs to internal and external reporting processes.
- Support the country office’s innovation, knowledge management and external and internal capacity building initiatives.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- A university degree in law, social work, psychology or related field is required. An advanced degree and specialization in human rights will be an asset.
- A minimum of one year of relevant professional experience in the fields of violence against children and justice for children.
- Fluency in English and Bulgarian is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate...
UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values
UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others.
During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.
UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable male candidates are encouraged to apply.
UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Advertised: 17 Jul 2023 FLE Daylight Time
Deadline: 30 Jul 2023 FLE Daylight Time