Координатор з питань захисту дітей (Маріуполь)

Unicef Ukraine is looking for a qualified candidate for the position of Child Protection Officer (Temporary Appointment – 6 months).

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Conduct/update situation analysis on key child protection issues in the region of the zonal office for development, design and management of child protection related programs/projects. Research and report on development trends and (economic, social, health etc) data for use in program development, management, monitoring, evaluation and delivery of results.  
  • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes by executing a variety of technical, program, operational and administrative transactions, preparing related materials/documentations and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support program planning, results based planning (RBM) and monitoring and evaluating results.
  • Prepare required program documentations/materials/data to facilitate the program review and approval process.
  • Work closely with internal and external colleagues and partners to discuss operational and implementation issues, provide solutions, recommendations and/or alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level intervention and/or decision. Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts to assess programs/projects and to report on required action/interventions at the higher level of program management.
  • Monitor and report on the use of child protection program resources (financial, administrative and other assets), verify compliance with approved allocation/goals, organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity. Report on critical issues/findings to ensure timely resolution by management/stakeholders. Follow up on unresolved issues to ensure resolution.
  • Prepare regular/mandated child protection program/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of program progress and provide support in donor visits and other visibility demands.
  • Conduct regular program field visits and surveys and/or exchange information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress and provide technical support, take appropriate action to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for resolution. Report on critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems for timely action to achieve results,  Use field trips, particularly towards frontline, as opportunities for identifying arising child protection concerns and provide feedback for fine-tuning of programming.
  • Build and sustain effective working partnerships with government counterparts and national stakeholders through sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate program implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to sustain results on child protection.
  •  Draft communication and information materials for CO program advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund raising for child protection programs.
  • Identify, capture, synthesize and share lessons learned for knowledge development and to build the capacity of stakeholders.
  • Apply innovative approaches and promote good practice to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable program results.
  • Research and report on best cutting edge practices for development planning of knowledge products and systems. 

Qualifications and competencies required:

  • education

A University Degree in international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, social work, international law or other social science field is required.

  • work experience

A minimum of 3 years of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection or related areas at international or local level 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.

  • Languages 

Fluency in Russian/ Ukrainian and English is required.  

The deadline for submission of applications is 22 February 2016


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