Ethiopia: Child Protection/ GBV Sub Cluster Coordinator (Consultant), (NO-B) (11 Months), (Jijiga, Somalia) - Vacancy Ethiopia

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Ethiopia: Child Protection/ GBV Sub Cluster Coordinator (Consultant), (NO-B) (11 Months), (Jijiga, Somalia)

Ethiopia: Child Protection/ GBV Sub Cluster Coordinator (Consultant), (NO-B) (11 Months), (Jijiga, Somalia)

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 08 Feb 2019

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.

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For every child, Safety

Purpose:

To provide coordination and technical leadership and support to the Somali Child Protection/GBV Sub-Cluster coordination structure as part of efforts to deliver more coordinated support for Emergency response in Somali Region

How can you make a difference?

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide strong leadership to child protection coordination, promoting and facilitating active participation from key actors, including the government at regional and zonal levels, international and local NGOs, civil society and other relevant actors.
  • Work with OCHA, the Protection Cluster led by UNHCR, and child protection actors to coordinate inter-agency needs assessment to map out priority child protection issues, gaps and identify key resources and assets to avoid duplication and build complementarity of partner’s child protection response.
  • Support the capacity development of the CP/GVB Sub-Cluster members at regional and zonal level Cluster Focal Points and ensure that clear and effective communication occurs between federal, regional sub cluster and zonal Sub-cluster and strengthen a more standardized child protection response across all affected areas.
  • Lead on the strategic planning against identified child protection needs and response priorities with sub-cluster members.
  • Ensure that CP/GBV Sub-Cluster members are aware of relevant policy guidelines, technical standards on Child Protection and relevant commitments that the Government/concerned authorities have undertaken under international human rights law and the national legislative framework.
  • Work with UNICEF PSEA Focal Point, the Protection Cluster, PSEA Network, and other humanitarian actors and donors to promote the application of the Secretary General’s Bulletin on sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) in order to safeguard the wellbeing of beneficiaries in the provision of humanitarian assistance.
  • Promote the implementation of the Minimum Standards of Child Protection in Human Action and GBV Humanitarian Standards;
  • Collaborate with the Protection Cluster lead and OCHA to ensure that key child protection concerns are well reflected in all documents and humanitarian initiatives, including advocacy efforts by the HCT.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other Clusters such as the Health and Nutrition cluster Education and WASH Cluster to ensure that CP is mainstreamed across sectors to meet the psychosocial needs of children affected by emergencies.
  • Advocate with donors to fund humanitarian actors to carry out priority activities in Child Protection while also supporting sub-cluster members to mobilize resources for their own activities.
  • Support the review, dissemination, and training on CP assessments and monitoring tools, including the CP Rapid Assessment (CPRA), Seasonal Assessments, and any joint or inter-sectoral monitoring/assessments (such as the Displacement Tracking Matrix)
  • Monitor performance of the inter-agency CP/GBV response against agreed indicators and monitor the core cluster functions.
  • Represent the CP/GBV Sub-Cluster in humanitarian coordination meetings such as the OCHA led Inter-Cluster Coordination Meeting, the Protection Cluster and other meetings called by the DPPB and Humanitarian Coordinator.

Expected Deliverables

  • Promote active participation of child protection GBV actors, including the government at regional and zonal levels, international and national NGOs, civil society and other relevant actors.
  • Prepare and submit work plans timely.
  • Maintain a strong working relationship with OCHA, the Protection Cluster led by UNHCR, and child protection actors to coordinate inter-agency needs assessment to map out priority child protection issues, gaps and identify key resources and assets, including existing child protection systems (both formal and informal) for prevention and response to child protection needs.
  • Support the capacity development of the CP/GBV Sub-Cluster members at regional and zonal level Cluster Focal Points and ensure that clear and effective communication occurs between regional sub-clusters and zonal Sub-cluster and strengthen a more standardized child protection response across all affected areas.
  • Provide CP written inputs to the Protection Cluster, OCHA, and UNICEF CP Section and UNICEF Emergency Unit as required.
  • Provide support and oversight to the CP AoR information management function, including through close coordination with the UNICEF Child Protection Information Management Officer (CP IMO), and review of child protection actors monthly 5Ws and other ad hoc reporting.
  • Provide reviewed 5Ws to OCHA and provide analytical/explanatory text for the monthly dashboard, SitReps,and other communications materials as needed.
  • Monitor the coverage and complementarity of CP AoR activities and identify and advocate for the correction of any gaps and duplication.
  • Provide technical support in strategic planning against identified child protection needs and response priorities with sub-cluster members.
  • Ensure CP/GBV sub-cluster members are aware of relevant policy guidelines, technical standards on Child Protection and relevant commitments that the Government/concerned authorities have undertaken under international human rights law and the national legislative framework.
  • Ensure that key child protection concerns are well reflected in all documents and humanitarian initiatives, including advocacy efforts by the HCT.

Reporting

  • The Child Protection/GBV Sub Cluster Coordinator will report to and be supervised by Child Protection Officer at Somali level.
  • Child Protection GBV Sub Cluster Coordinator will be based in Somali Region FO and will receive technical support from the UNICEF Ethiopia Country Office via the federal Child Protection Coordinator and Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist.
  • The CP/GBV Sub-Cluster Coordinator will prepare monthly reports based on agreed deliverables and submit a final written report to the CFO in Somali via his/her Supervisor and Child Protection Coordinator/CPiE Specialist in Addis Ababa.
  • The Coordinator will work with regional BOWCY, to strengthen the capacity of sub-cluster members at a regional and zonal level to monitor and report on child protection interventions.

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

  • University degree in international relations, law, social work, child psychology, or other relevant fields.
  • Minimum 2 years progressively responsible professional work experience at the national level in child protection in emergencies including programme planning, monitoring and evaluation in a related field;
  • Background and familiarity with international human rights and humanitarian law and emergency response is an asset
  • Substantial experience working on protection, human rights monitoring, conflict and natural disasters related issues is highly desirable
  • Excellent proficiency in English (Verbal and written) fluency in and knowledge of Somali would be an asset.
  • Well acquainted with the key issues as well as programmatic interventions in addressing child protection in emergencies;
  • Proven track record in building the capacity of partners as well as in providing technical assistance;
  • Familiarity and experience working with government counterparts;
  • Good analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills;
  • Excellent report writing skills;
  • Excellent skill in negotiation and in working with people both internally and from outside the organization;
  • Excellent team player.
  • Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The competencies required for this post are….

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages all candidates, irrespective of 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.

Remarks:

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


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=519453

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