Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Closing date: 29 Oct 2019
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, a safe and conducive environment
The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does – in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life – in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions – her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, nutrition, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens – addressing inequity – not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.
How can you make a difference?
The Child Protection Officer will contribute to the Child Protection programme by supporting adequate planning, implementation and monitoring of output results and activities related to Social Welfare and Case Management under the Government of Ghana/UNICEF country programme. While supporting capacity strengthening of the Social Welfare and Community Development Units, focus will be on ensuring the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) provide access to quality social welfare services to vulnerable children and families.
The Officer will be supervised by the Child Protection Specialist and will collaborate with all other UN agencies, NGOs and civil society agencies to accelerate the implementation and scale up of social welfare and case management programme at decentralized level.
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
Support to programme development and planning
Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
Technical and operational support to programme implementation
Networking and partnership building
Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
Additional Key results expected
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
A minimum of two (2) years of professional experience in developing policies, programmes and tools, providing technical assistance and managing programmes in the area of social/child and family welfare/child protection services.
Relevant experience in working with local government and Metropolitan, Municipal and Districts Assemblies.
Relevant experience in child protection and related areas, program/project development and management in a UN system agency or organization is an asset.
Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts are an added advantage.
Child Protection Officer Level 2 Social Welfare.pdf
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….
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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.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
How to apply:
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=527023