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Child Protection Officer

If you are a committed Sudanese, creative and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 60 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Vacancy No  :   UNICEF-Sudan-2014-034
Post Title  :  Child Protection Officer
Post Level  : NOA
Position No  : 69128 
Contract type  :  Fixed Term Appointment (FT)
Duty Station  :  Ad Damazin
Supervisor  :  Programme Specialist

Major duties and responsibilities

  • 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 information with regard to Child Protection issues/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 situation of children in need of protection and brings to the attention of the organisation any matter of concern
  • Monitors the flow of supply and non-supply assistance to partners.  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 government and liquidation of accounts. Ensures that activities are in accordance with plans of action.
  • Communicates and coordinates with local counterparts and partner organisations 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 CO.

Qualifications of successful candidate

  • University degree in Social Sciences, law or a related technical field.
  • One year professional work experience in project administration, including data collection and analysis.
  • Fluency in English and Arabic is essential.

Core competencies (required)
Communication [II]
Drive for Results [II]
Working With People [II]

Functional competencies (required)
Planning and Organizing [ II ]
Applying Technical expertise [ I ]
Learning and Researching [II ]               
Analyzing [ I ] 
Formulating Strategies & Concepts [ I ]


Interested candidates should submit their application, samples of their work, updated CVs, completed UN personal history form (which can be downloaded from www.unicef.org/employ ) to sudanhrvacancies@unicef.org , Applicants should indicate the vacancy number of the post they are applying for.

Closing date: 25 December 2014

  • Successful candidate must be willing to serve in field locations temporarily, depending on the needs of the job.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • UNICEF is an equal opportunity employer and qualified females are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • UNICEF is a smoke-free working environment.
  • Zero tolerance of sexual abuse and exploitation is our policy.

“UNICEF is an equal opportunity employer, qualified female and young people are strongly encouraged to apply”.



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