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Child Protection Officer, at NOB Level based in Harare (Temporary Appointment Post)

Purpose of the Job:

Reporting to the Child Protection Specialist, the incumbent is accountable for professional technical contribution to the Child Protection project design, planning, administration, monitoring and its evaluation.

Major Tasks to be accomplished:

 Ensure the availability of accurate, complete and up-to-date information required for effective child protection programme and project design, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation. Draft sound child protection programme budgets for review by the supervisor; and provide support for the sharing of information with relevant partners

 Enhance project efficiency and effectiveness through implementation follow-on activities with various partners, including monitoring UNICEF inputs, local conditions and resources, flow of supply and non-supply assistance and Child Protection project status.

 Analyze collected data and information and prepare progress reports; draft changes in Child Protection project work plans and assist in identification of required supplies and equipment as well as in the drafting of Country Programme Recommendation and other project documentation, assuring accuracy and consistency with established rules, regulations and plans of action, and provide support for consultation with partners as required on planning and implementation of Country Programme activities.

 Ensure the appropriateness of financial, administrative and supply documentation; verify that Child Protection project expenditures are within allotments and that data is consistent with the project information and database. Follow up on queries including with and by partners or initiate corrective action on discrepancies. Support maintenance of information system for monitoring gender/sex aggregated data.

 Compile Child Protection project implementation training and orientation materials to promote knowledge sharing with donors, media and all other stakeholders.

 Ensure the effective communication and networking developed and maintained through partnership and collaboration.

 Other tasks as assigned from time to time.

 Qualifications and Competencies

 University degree in the social sciences, law or child development.

 Five years of relevant professional work experience in child protection

 Direct experience working on child and/or family issues in the legal system in Zimbabwe

 Direct experience in legal aid service delivery would be highly regarded.

 Good communication and organizational skills.

 Ability to work in a multicultural environment.

If you have experience of working in a similar capacity, meet the above profile and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children, send your application letter together with resume quoting vacancy notice number to the following address. All applications must have a cover letter and a C.V. and applications without cover letters will not be considered.

Human Resources Manager

(Vacancy Notice: Zim-2014/2)

UNICEF, 6 Fairbridge Avenue,

P O Box 1250

Belgravia, Harare

or email: hararevacancies@unicef.org

Applications should be received by 24 January 2014. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff.

Well qualified candidates, particularly women are especially encouraged to apply.



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