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Child Protection officer - Tarawa, Kiribati (No - 2 Level)

(Temporary Appointment-364 days)

Under the general supervision of the Chief of Kiribati Field Office, contributes to project design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programme/project activities, data analysis and progress reporting, including teamwork and capacity building.


Undertakes ongoing field visits to UNICEF project sites for the participation in, or observation of project activities and local conditions. Prepares routine reports on results of visits and project progress.

Collects and assembles data and background information with regard to programmes/projects and provides updated information on programme/project financial and administrative status for analysis and report purposes. 

Analyzes programme/project status and recommends appropriate adjustments.  Prepares tables, graphs or other statistical data for technical review/monitoring purposes.

Monitors the flow of supply and non-supply assistance to local authorities.  Drafts supply and financial documentation.  Collects and records information on supply/non-supply inventory, distribution and utilization.

Investigates queries regarding authorization, delivery or payments and follows up with Finance, Administrative, Supply and Programme staff on processing of payments, advances to governments and liquidation of accounts. Ensures that activities are in accordance with plans of action.

Communicates with counterpart local authorities on project details. Recommends courses of action to the supervisor.

Undertakes arrangements for visits to project sites for government and other partners, which include providing information and briefing on project activities and status.

Drafts programme budgets, ensuring accuracy and appropriateness of coding in accordance with PIDB system. Drafts and issues updated status reports.

Drafts sections of donor, annual and other reports, as required by HQ.


EDUCATION (Indicate the level of formal education and/or training and field of specialization required.)

University degree in Law, Social Sciences, or a related technical field.

WORK EXPERIENCE (Indicate the length and type of practical experience required at the national and international levels.)

One year experience in programme design and project management related to child protection, human rightsor related field, including data collection and analysis. 

LANGUAGES (Indicate the language requirements.)

Fluency in English and another UN language required. Knowledge of the local working language of the dutystation is an asset.

COMPETENCIES (Indicate what key competencies are required, such as computer knowledge,management, communication, negotiating or training skills, etc.)

Analytical and conceptual ability; communication skills.

Planning and monitoring skills; ability to organize work and projects.

Ability to make timely and quality judgments and decisions.

Computer skills, including internet navigation, and various officeapplications.

Commitment to continuous learning for professional development.

Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, andestablish harmonious and effective workingrelationships both withinand outside the organization.

Imitative, passion and commitment to UNICEF’s mission and professional values.


If interested please include in your application:

A covering letter describing how you meet each of the requirements listed above.

Your current Curriculum Vitae (work and education history) and UN Personal History Form (P11)

The two most recent performance appraisals or performance evaluation reports (PER)

The names, addresses, emails and phone details of three work related referees

Applications must be submitted NOT LATER THAN 10 May 2013 and addressed to:

Chief of Kiribati Field Office 

Vacancy Notice: 2013/011 – Child Protection Officer

UNICEF Pacific – Kiribati

PO Box 466 Bairiki


Or submitted via email to pacificvacancies@unicef.orgto

Chief of Operations

Vacancy Notice: 2013/011 – Child Protection Officer

UNICEF Pacific, 5th Floor FDB Building

Private Mail Bag

Suva, FIJI  

Detailed Job Description and UN Personnel History Form (P11) 

Regret letters will only be sent to short listed candidates. All applications are treated with strict confidentiality.

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



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