- Child Protection Specialist, NO-3, Maputo, Mozambique, #103364 (open to Mozambican nationals only), Africa
UNICEFLocations: Africa: Mozambique
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 – protection, care, and freedom from violence, exploitation and abuse
UNICEF supports the Government of Mozambique to promote and protect the rights of children and women, especially those most at risk and facing multiple challenges such as poverty, high level of chronic malnutrition, lack of parental care, child marriage, abuse and violence and low access to quality social services. UNICEF is fully committed to guarantee the survival, development, protection and participation of Mozambican children.
How can you make a difference?
You will support UNICEF and the line ministries of Gender, Children and Social Action, Education, Justice, and Health, as well as justice sector institutions to develop and implement effective programmatic interventions to prevent and address violence against children, child marriage and other harmful practices. You will work closely with education, communication for development and policy and advocacy colleagues in UNICEF to support development and review of messages and various products aimed at increasing awareness and transformation of norms and attitudes that are not inductive to realization of child rights. You will help create and or/maintain effective partnerships with civil society organizations and help decentralized monitoring of implementation of UNICEF programmes working closely with provincial offices of UNICEF and the government.
As an advocate for every child you will have…
?An Advanced university degree in international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law and other social science field.
?A minimum of five years of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection and/other related areas at the international level some of which preferably were served in a developing country is required. 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 is an added advantage.
?Fluency in English and Portuguese are required.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
Our core values of Commitment, Diversity, and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People, and Drive for Results, as well as functional competencies in Leading and Supervising, Formulating Strategies and Concepts, Analyzing, Relating and networking, Deciding and Initiating action, Applying technical expertise.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
Opening Date Mon Oct 09 2017 12:30:00 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time) Egypt Standard Time
Closing Date :Tue Oct 24 2017 03:25:00 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
Job posted on 10 October 2017.
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