Child Protection Officer

United Nations Children’s Fund is seeking a

Child Protection Officer

at NO-A level for a temporary appointment in Beijing (364 days)

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world

For every child, an advocate

UNICEF China is supporting key ministerial partners to build a comprehensive child protection system with the aim of preventing and responding to all forms of violence against children. The child protection programme of UNICEF China has been developed based on that commitment and focuses on two key areas: upstream policy advocacy and national strategy support; and community-level implementation and provision of a broad set of prevention and response services to all vulnerable children. Within those two areas emphasis is also placed on increasing the availability and use of disaggregated child protection data to inform planning, policy and programme development.

How can you make a difference?

We are now seeking a child protection professional to join us to contribute to the availability, analysis and use of disaggregated child protection data. This contribution entails providing technical and other assistance to:

·Collect, analyze and use data related to prevalence of violence against children;

·Strengthen the monitoring and evaluation system for two UNICEF supported pilots (child protection centres and community-based child protection);

·Ensure efficient and effective donor services in relation to the two above mentioned UNICEF supported pilots, including drafting donor reports and project proposals as well as facilitating and organizing donor visits;

·Advocacy, knowledge building and communication, including developing background documents, briefs, and presentations as well as participating in and coordinating advocacy campaigns, events and workshops in relation to the two above mentioned pilots.

To qualify, you will have…

-An advanced university degree in the Social Sciences or other related field. Exceptionally a first level university degree may be considered if combined with a minimum six years of professional work experience in the relevant field;

-A minimum 2 years of professional work experience in programme/project development, coordination, implementation and monitoring and evaluation, preferably in child protection;

-Good research capacity;

-Technical skills in using, analyzing and managing data;

-Skills in translating data into proposals for action and advocacy materials an asset;

-Advanced use of Excel, ACCESS and any statistical analysis software considered an asset;

-Excellent interpersonal skills;

-Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills;

-Strong organisational skills to promote project management;

-Fluency in English and Mandarin, both written and spoken.
For every child, you demonstrate…
·Respect for and adherence to UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Inclusion, Integrity and proven understanding and sensitivity to cultural nuances;
·Interpersonal and motivational skills; capacity to build team spirit and bring diverse teams to deliver on shared results;

·Drive for results, setting high standards for the quality of work;

·Capacity to think outside of the box and drive innovation, knowledge management and capacity building;

·Strong communication skills, fluently and confidently gathering and expressing and writing opinions and information.

If you recognise yourself from the above and wish to make a difference for every child, send a Cover Letter and CV through (requisition 508509). If you have difficulties applying online, you may apply to The deadline for receipt of applications is 21 December 2017.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in our workforce. In our effort to achieve a gender balance in our current workforce, we particularly encourage applications from qualified male candidates.