United Nations Children’s Fund is seeking a Child Protection Officer

United Nations Children’s Fund is seeking a  Child Protection Officer at NO-B level for a temporary 1-year appointment in Beijing, China
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 Child Protection Programme supports the Government of China to establish Children’s Places in rural and urban communities that reach the most vulnerable children and their families. It works with the government to support the scaling up of a community-based child protection mechanism, the Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) Programme, to share international experience and best practice on child protection policies and practices, to develop guidelines and tools, and to strengthen capacities of government staff and community-based CFS volunteers. Particular focus is placed on equitable delivery of protection and welfare services to ensure that the most vulnerable children and their families are reached.
How can you make a difference?
We are seeking a talented professional tomanage, provide technical support to, and monitor the implementation of provincial Technical Support Hubs and its supported Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) in development settings in support of the National Working Committee on Children and Women (NWCCW), to ensure that the programmatic and financial goals of CFS programmes are achieved efficiently and effectively.  Specifically, you will:
• Manage and support monitoring and evaluation (M&E), including baseline and end-line surveys, and other research activities related to the CFS programme
• Lead knowledge management of the CFS 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 CFS programme
• Manage and provide technical support for capacity development of relevant stakeholders
• Support the development and implementation of minimum standards for CFS;
• Support reporting and knowledge sharing of CFS programme related information, provide inputs for reports; prepare presentations, briefing notes, and speeches
• Drive the development of communication and advocacy products for promoting the CFS programme including videos, newsletters, and blog articles
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
• Advanced university degree (master’s) in international development, psychology, sociology, social work, international law or other social science field. A first level degree (bachelor’s) in combination with additional relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a master’s
• 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. Experience with implementing community-based child protection and positive parenting projects / programmes an asset.Experience in development sector an advantage
• Knowledge, understanding and interest in child protection and development issues and policies in China and internationally
• Strong organisational skills to promote smooth project management
• Fluency in English and Mandarin, both written and spoken
• Knowledge of communication tools and practices such as website and social media management are an advantage
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 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
If you recognise yourself from the above and wish to make a difference for every child, send a Cover Letter and CV through www.unicef.org/employ (requisition 515132). If you have difficulties applying online, you may apply to beijinghr@unicef.org . The deadline for receipt of applications is 25September 2018.
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.
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