Programme Associate Child Protection Cluster

United Nations Children's Fund




Under the supervision and guidance of the supervisor and the technical lead of Child protection Unit, the Programme Child Protection Associate supports the respective section (s) by carrying out a range of programme support functions to help develop, implement and monitor their country programme, ensuring effective and timely delivery that is consistent with UNICEF rules and regulations.

The Programme Child Protection Associate works in close collaboration with a range of staff in the CO, external partners and agency counterparts in support of programme design and delivery. S/He provides regular feedback on the status of projects through monitoring milestones and advises on improvements to keep activities on track.

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The following minimum requirements:

  • Completion of secondary education is required, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to child rights or child protection and gender issues.
  • A minimum of six years of programme support functions experience is required. At least 3 of them in specific child protection projects. For this position, a bachelor’s degree from a recognized academic institution in a relevant field may replace three years of related work experience. A master’s degree may replace additional two years.
  • Experience on child rights, violence against children and gender approach is considered as an asset.
  • Prior experience in administrative or clerical work is an asset.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
  • Knowledge of the Humanitarian architecture and clusters core functions.
  • Experience in cluster coordination.
  • Knowlodge of Child Protection in Emergencies principles, standards, concepts, tools and resources.
  • Capacity to communicate effectively including tailoring languages, tone, style, and format to match audiences; actively listens to perspectives of stakeholders and team members; interpreting messages and respond appropriately; speaking and writing clearly and efficient; and makes presentations in public with confidence
  • Good level of English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French or Russian) is an asset.





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