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Lebanon: Child Protection Associate

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Lebanon: Child Protection Associate

Deadline for application: 
15 Feb 2020
Country(s) that the job is based in: 
UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
Job type: 

Technical advice and guidance:

  • Provides expert advice and support to the Lebanon Field Office to increase the capacity of the Agency with respect to child protection, including the provision of technical assistance to the Protection Unit and to other UNRWA departments, in order to ensure that UNRWA services and programmes take into account child protection principles and integrate child protection interventions when relevant.
  • Provides input on child protection in UNRWA planning process including in particular its Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) strategy, focusing on the design and implementation of community-based child protection initiatives and of psychosocial support activities for children and caregivers aimed at promoting well-being and positive coping mechanisms.

Programme management and capacity building:

  • Develop situational analyses and child protection project proposals;
  • Ensure timely mobilization, planning and expenditure of funds for child protection;
  • Plans for and lead the roll out of the Addressing Violence Against Children Plan of Action in Lebanon Field Office, including updating and following up on the implementation of the plan of action with UNRWA departments and external partners;
  • By collaborating with UNRWA departments, identifies child protection capacity building needs among UNRWA staff and frontlines and provides support to develop training plans to address them.

Coordination and reporting:

  • Oversees the collection and documentation of accurate and timely data on child rights grave violations during armed conflict and, where necessary, oversees the development of analysis on trends and patterns to support response strategies and advocacy;
  • Support relevant reporting processes within the agency and to donors; Develops close working relationships and strategic partnership with a range of child protection system actors including national authorities, UN agencies and Lebanese and Palestinian NGOs, and represents UNRWA at the inter-agency Child Protection Working Group (CPWG) in Lebanon, and other coordination mechanisms.

How to apply:

To start the application process, applicants are required to register at http://jobs.unrwa.org by creating a personal profile and completing UNRWA Personal History Form. it is the responsibility of the candidates (internal and external) to make sure that their Personal History Form is duly completed with the needed information before they apply as amendments to the Form will not be accepted after the deadline of the vacancy announcement Only applications received through http://jobs.unrwa.org will be considered. Due to the large number of applications received for UNRWA vacancies, only applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted. Please ensure that the e-mail address that you will indicate in your Personal History Profile is accurate, candidates shortlisted for test or/and interview will only be contacted by e-mail. No follow up phone calls will be made.

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