Child Protection Officer, (NO-1), Beijing, China

Job Number: 520421 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Asia and the Pacific: China
Work Type : Fixed Term Appointment

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, Dedication

UNICEF China is supporting key ministerial partners to build a comprehensive integrated 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 ensure that the most vulnerable children and their families are reached. UNICEF works with the government to support the piloting of integrated child protection services, to share international experience and best practice on child protection policies and practices, to develop service guidelines and tools, and to strengthen capacities of staff of government staff and social service organisations as well as community leaders and workers.

How can you make a difference?

We are seeking a talented professional to manage, provide technical support to, and monitor the implementation of an integrated child protection services pilot in support of the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA), to ensure that the programmatic and financial goals of the pilot are achieved efficiently and effectively. Specifically, you will:

Manage and support the implementing partners at all levels with the development of work-plans for the assigned activities and ensure that plans are implemented in a timely manner
Support in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of the pilot programme, including developing an M&E framework and working with respective experts/institutions and implementing partners for baseline and end-line surveys
Assess the continued relevance and appropriateness of the programme activities, and monitor progress of activities against planned objectives, outcomes and impact
Lead knowledge management of the pilot programme, including documentation of good practices
Monitor implementation of supplies, cash assistance and contracts
Ensure efficient and effective donor services through high quality and timely donor reports, facilitating donor visits, and preparing donor presentations and discussions
Bring innovation and technologies to project management to improve the efficiency and quality of the pilot programme
Manage and provide technical support for capacity development of relevant stakeholders
Support the development and implementation of guidelines and tools
Support reporting and knowledge sharing of the pilot programme related information, provide inputs for reports; prepare presentations, briefing notes, and speeches
Drive the development of communication and advocacy products for promoting the pilot programme including videos, newsletters, and blog articles
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

Advanced university degree (master) in development studies, psychology, social work, child rights, legal studies or other social science field. A first level degree (bachelor) in combination with additional child protection professional experience may be considered in lieu of a master
Minimum of three to five years of relevant professional experience in programme implementation, administration, monitoring and evaluation. Previous work experience in child protection a requirement
Knowledge, understanding and interest in child protection and development issues and policies in China and internationally
Strong interpersonal and organisational skills to promote smooth project management
Fluency in English and Mandarin, both written and spoken
Ability and willingness to travel to the programme sites.
For every Child, you demonstrate

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The competencies required for this post are….

Respect for and adherence to UNICEF core values of Commitment, Diversity and Inclusion, Integrity and proven understanding and sensitivity to cultural nuances
Interpersonal skills, capacity to work with different personalities 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
Strong communication skills, fluently and confidently gathering and expressing and writing opinions and information
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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Opening Date Fri Mar 08 2019 09:00:00 GMT+0800 (中国标准时间) China Standard Time
Closing Date Sun Mar 31 2019 23:55:00 GMT+0800 (中国标准时间)