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New York: TA: Child Protection Officer - Knowledge Management (P-2), Child Protection Section, PD - NYHQ #00111859

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New York: TA: Child Protection Officer - Knowledge Management (P-2), Child Protection Section, PD - NYHQ #00111859

Deadline for application: 
09 Nov 2019
UN Children's Fund
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UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

As the world's leading child rights organization, UNICEF is mandated to respond to the needs of children in emergency situations as well as in development contexts, and to take measures to ensure their protection and future wellbeing. UNICEF Child Protection implements a wide range of programme actions, both preparedness and response, that depend on the timely and accurate collection of data and its secure and efficient management, storage and use. Child protection interventions such as gender-based violence (GBV), family tracing and reunification (FTR), social welfare systems strengthening, and the United Nations Security Council mandated monitoring and reporting mechanism (MRM) for grave violations committed against children in situations of armed conflict require sophisticated information management systems to manage data for situation monitoring and for informing programmes.

For every child, a hope….

You will implement the knowledge management strategies for the Global Programmes on Child Marriage and FGM in addition you will support the implementation, monitoring and reporting of progress against the knowledge management strategy within the Section and across participating offices for UNICEF and UNFPA. You will be providing technical guidance and programme management support throughout the programming processes to facilitate the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable contributions to efforts in creating a protective environment for children against all harm and protecting their rights to survival, development and well-being as established under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, international treaties/framework and UN intergovernmental bodies.

You will also contribute to the achievement of concrete and sustainable programme/project results according to plans, budget allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology, and UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework.

How can you make a difference?

Implementation of Knowledge Management Strategies for the Global Programmes on Child Marriage and FGM.

  • Ensure that the existing mechanisms for implementation of the strategies are well understood and properly applied by all programme staff participating in the Programmes.
  • Drive the identification of existing knowledge gaps on child marriage and FGM programming and prioritizes actions to close them.

Knowledge capturing for the Global Programmes on Child Marriage and FGM.

  • Develop, in collaboration with the respective programme sections, regional and country teams, summaries, synthesis, fact sheets, and briefs, based on completed reports for use by a broad range of stakeholders.
  • Collate existing knowledge on child marriage and FGM – quantitative data, as well as qualitative research, to provide a regular update about children affected by these harmful practices.
  • Contribute to capturing of internal knowledge through documentation of practices and lessons learned, in collaboration with other sections.

Knowledge organizing and sharing for the Global Programmes on Child Marriage and FGM.

  • Establish and manage a consolidated system with validated data on child marriage and FGM, disaggregated to the extent possible, with easy-to-generate country-specific or thematic profiles.
  • Establish, in consultation with Communications and IT sections a warehouse or identifies alternatives for easy access to knowledge products for child marriage and FGM produced both by UNICEF and external stakeholders.
  • Identify and supports innovative ways and platforms to best serve UNICEF's data and broader knowledge needs through sharing of existing knowledge, including through sharing experiences across communities of practice and networks.

Support to knowledge generation capacity strengthening for the Global Programmes on Child Marriage and FGM.

  • Liaise with knowledge institutions on the latest research and studies on child marriage and FGM and ensures that reports/products are broadly disseminated.
  • Maintain a roster of experts (individuals and institutions) who can implement a quality evidence/knowledge generation work relevant to the Global Programmes on Child Marriage and FGM.
  • Provide other necessary support to COs and partners on KM

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • A university degree (Master’s higher) in international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law, social science field is required. and/or related field is required.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of relevant progressively responsible professional experience at the national or international levels in knowledge management in child protection and/other related areas is required.
  • Prior relevant experience in child protection and related areas and in programme/project development in a UN system agency or organization is an asset.
  • Prior experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage.
  • Fluency in English (written and verbal) is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

For more information on remuneration and benefits, please visitUNICEF’s Entitlements’ page. If you would like to find estimates for entitlements, you may use the online Salary Estimate Calculator

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

How to apply:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=527348


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