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Vacancy Notice No. VN/2014/03 - Child Protection Officer (Identification and Registration)

Post Title: Child Protection Officer (Identification and Registration)
Grade: NOB
Duty Station: Kampala
Type of Contract and duration: Fixed Term (One year with possible extension)
Purpose of the post:

Under the guidance of the Child Protection Specialist-Identification & Registration, the incumbent will assist in for the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Birth and Death Registration programme within the Child Protection Programme; provide technical support to the Country office, programme partners and the Government for the acceleration and technical content of birth and death registration activities; assist in development of appropriate communication and information strategy to support and advocate programme development for the approval of BDR policy strategy; work closely with other programme sectors supporting the section to ensure linkages across sectors in programming for vulnerable children and prepare programme/project status reports annual reports.

 Required Qualifications, competencies and attributes

  • University degree in the social sciences, law or related technical field. 
  • Two years of progressively relevant professional work experience at the national level in programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Child Protection Programmes or related field.
  • Knowledge of the latest developments and technology in related fields.
  • Negotiating, advocacy, and communication skills.
  • Leadership and teamwork abilities.
  • Computer skills, including internet navigation and various office applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization.
  • Fluency in English is required and strong written and verbal communications skill therein strongly desirable.
  • Core Values (Required): Commitment; Diversity and Inclusion; Integrity.
  • Core Competencies (Required): Communication; Working with People; Drive for Results.
  • Functional Competencies (Required):  Formulating Strategies and Concepts, Analyzing, Applying Technical Expertise, Relating and Networking, Deciding and initiating action.

Eligibility Criteria

  • ONLY Ugandan Nationals will be considered.
  • UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff; qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Applications will be considered only if accompanied by an updated CV and P11 form, as well as the most recent performance evaluation report.
  • E-mail applications; please use this order to name your file attachments: Firstname_Lastname followed by document e.g. Gold_MukasaP11 or Gold_MukasaCV or Gold_MukasaApplication.
  • UNICEF is a smoke free environment.
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Closing date for applications: 20 February 2014. Applicants interested in the above position should send their resume to:

Human Resource Specialist, UNICEF Kampala, Uganda,
Plot 9, George Street, PO Box 7047, Kampala Uganda
Via email to:



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