Child Protection Specialist

United Nations Children's Fund




The Baby Safety Specialist works within the Regional Baby Safety workforce below the direct supervision of the Regional Baby Safety Advisor. The submit is designed to co-lead little one safety in humanitarian motion with concentrate on 7 Kids and Armed Battle scenario (Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Sudan, Syria, Palestine, Yemen), compelled displacement of over 14 million youngsters and several other migration routes exposing youngsters to separation, detention, exploitation and demise. The target is to offer excessive degree technical help to nation workplaces, in compliance with sector requirements and the UNICEF core dedication for kids in humanitarian motion.  The job holder will co-design programme options knowledgeable by proof, in collaboration with key stakeholders. 

Abstract of key capabilities/accountabilities:

The incumbent will likely be accountable for making certain that little one safety humanitarian motion within the MENA area is designed and applied according to sector requirements, Worldwide Humanitarian Legislation, and Worldwide Human Rights Legislation.  This will likely be completed by means of high-quality, options oriented technical help to nation workplaces and companions, knowledgeable by information and proof.   The Baby Safety specialist will likely be accountable for co-designing sensible options and supporting advocacy below the management of involved nation representatives and the Regional Director/ Deputy Regional Director:

  • Present technical recommendation to nation workplaces on MRM and programming associated to youngsters related to armed forces and teams (CAAFAG):
  • Present technical recommendation to nation workplaces, governments, and companions on the kid rights-based and evidence-informed strategy to care, safety, and reintegration of kids within the context of nationwide safety and counterterrorism.
  • Present technical recommendation to nation workplaces, governments, and companions geared toward making a continuum of care and safety for kids on the transfer (together with these forcibly displaced)
  • Capability constructing on little one safety in humanitarian motion with particular concentrate on programming for kids affected by armed battle
  • Technical assist to nation workplace within the design of humanitarian planning and response according to UNICEF’s CCCs for little one safety and the Minimal Requirements for Baby Safety in Humanitarian Motion.

To qualify as an advocate for each little one you should have…


  • A complicated college diploma in one of many following fields is required: worldwide improvement, human rights, psychology, sociology, worldwide legislation, or one other related social science subject.


  • A minimal of eight years {of professional} expertise in little one safety programming, coordination and advocacy in humanitarian motion, youngsters affected by armed battle and displacement at worldwide degree is required.
  • Experience in CAAFAG programming (prevention and reintegration), engagement with non-state armed teams/ governments and MRM are important for this submit.
  • Glorious understanding of humanitarian planning (HAC, HRPs)
  • Good understanding of the youngsters on the transfer agenda supported by concrete expertise working with different UN Companies is an asset.
  • Expertise in each improvement and humanitarian contexts is an added benefit.

Language Necessities:

  • Fluency in English is required.  Information of Arabic is taken into account as an asset.





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