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    Child Protection Specialist, P3, Tripoli, Libya - UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund

    UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund
    UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund Tripoli, ليبيا

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    UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children's lives, defend their rights, and help them fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.

    At UNICEF, we are committed, passionate, and proud of what we do. Promoting the rights of every child is not just a job – it is a calling.

    UNICEF is a place where careers are built: we offer our staff diverse opportunities for personal and professional development that will help them develop a fulfilling career while delivering on a rewarding mission.

    We pride ourselves on a culture that helps staff thrive, coupled with an attractive compensation and benefits package.

    Visit [our website]) to learn more about what we do at UNICEF.


    For every child, PROTECTION

    How can you make a difference?


    The Child Protection Specialist supports the management, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of progress of the child protection program within the Libya country program.

    This includes upstream system strengthening in line with UNICEF's 7 benchmarks with relevant government ministries including the Ministry of Social Affairs, support to refugee and migrant children through the Ministry of Interior, promoting justice for children with the Ministry of Justice and supporting the children affected by armed conflict (CAAC) agenda with the Ministry of Defense.

    The Specialist provides technical guidance and management support to grant management and PD management with national and international implementing partners throughout the programming process.

    This will strengthen the protective environment for children against violence, abuse and exploitation, and further promote the rights of children in Libya as established under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, international treaties/framework and UN intergovernmental bodies.


    The Specialist contributes to achievement of results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM) and UNICEF's Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework.


    Key responsibilities and duties:
    1.
    Support to program/project development and planning

    • Support the preparation/design and conduct/update of situation analysis for the child protection programs/projects and/or sector to ensure that current comprehensive and evidence based data on child protection issues are available to guide UNICEF's strategic policy advocacy, intervention and development efforts on child rights and protection and to set program priorities, strategies, design and implementation plans. Keep abreast of development trends to enhance program management, efficiency and delivery.
    • Participate in strategic program discussion on the planning of child protection programs/projects. Formulate, design and prepare programs/projects proposal for the sector, ensuring alignment with the overall UNICEF's Strategic Plans and Country Program and coherence/integration with UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDF), regional strategies and national priorities, plans and competencies.
    • Establish specific goals, objectives and strategies and implementation plans for the sector/s using resultsbased planning terminology and methodology (RBM). Prepare required documentations for program review and approval.
    • Work closely and collaboratively with internal and external colleagues and partners to discuss strategies and methodologies and to determine national priorities/competencies to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable results.
    • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes and to ensure integration, coherence and harmonization of programs/projects with other UNICEF sectors and achievement of results as planned and allocated.
    2.
    Program management, monitoring and delivery of results

    • Plan and/or collaborate with internal and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators and other UNICEF/UN system indicators and measurement to assess/strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results for the assigned sector in child protection programs.
    • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required action/interventions to achieve results.
    • Prepare/assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths/weaknesses in program and management, identify lessons learned and use knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.
    • Actively monitor programs/projects through field visits, surveys and/or exchange of information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution.
    • Monitor and verify the optimum/appropriate use of sectoral program resources (financial, administrative and other assets) confirming compliance with organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity and ensuring timely reporting and liquidation of resources.
    • Prepare regular/mandated program/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of program progress.
    3.
    Technical and operational support to program implementation

    • Provide technical guidance and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and country office partners/donors on interpretation, application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices and approaches on child protection and related issues to support program management, implementation and delivery of results.
    • Arrange/coordinate availability of technical experts with Regional Office/HQ to ensure timely/appropriate support throughout the programming/projects process.
    • Participate in child protection program meetings including program development and contingency planning discussions on emergency preparedness in the country or other locations designated to provide technical and operational information, advice and support.
    • Draft policy papers, briefs and other strategic program materials for management use, information and/or consideration.
    4.
    Networking and partnership building

    • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with relevant government counterparts, national stakeholders and global partners/allies/donors/academia through active networking, advocacy and effective communication to build capacity, exchange knowledge/expertise and to reinforce cooperation to achieve sustainable and broad results in child protection.
    • Prepare communication and information materials for CO program advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund raising for child protection programs and emergency interventions.
    • Participate and/or represent UNICEF in appropriate interagency (UNCT) discussions and planning on child protection and related issues to collaborate with interagency partners/colleagues on UNDAF planning and preparation of programs/projects ensuring organizational position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the UNDAF process in development planning and agenda setting.
    5.
    Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

    • Apply/introduce innovative approaches and good practice to build the capacity of partners and stakeholders and to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable program results.
    • Keep abreast, research, benchmark and implement best practices in child protection management and information systems. Assess, institutionalize and share best practices and knowledge learned.
    • Contribute to the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable programs and projects.

    Organize and implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders to promote sustainable results in child protection and related programs/projects.


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

    The following minimum requirements:

    Education: An advanced university degree (equivalent to a Master's) from an accredited institution is required in *\[in social work, international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law and other social science field**\]*.


    Work Experience: At least (5) years of relevant work experience in (In social development planning and management in child protection and/other related areas at the international level some of which preferably were served in a developing country is required.


    Language Requirements: Fluency in English is required.


    The following desirables:

    • 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.).

    Language: Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language.


    For every Child, you demonstrate...


    UNICEF's Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it.


    Get acquainted with Our Values Charter:
    [UNICEF Values] "")


    The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...
    (1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others \[*add the 8th competency (Nurtures, leads and manages people) for a supervisory role*\].

    Familiarize yourself with [our competency framework]) and its different levels.


    This position has been assessed as an elevated risk role for Child Safeguarding purposes as it is: a role with direct contact with children, works directly with children, or is a safeguarding response role.

    Additional vetting and assessment for elevated risk roles in child safeguarding (potentially including additional criminal background checks) apply.


    UNICEF is here to serve the world's most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children.

    [The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone]), irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

    We offer a [wide range of benefits to our staff]), including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks, and [reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities]). UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

    UNICEF does not hire candidates who are married to children (persons under 18).

    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 is committed to promoting the protection and safeguarding of all children.

    All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

    Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

    UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.

    Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station is required for IP positions and will be facilitated by UNICEF.

    Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid).

    Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN.

    Otherwise, the selection will be canceled.


    Remarks:


    As per Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.

    UNICEF's active commitment to diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children.


    Government employees who are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government positions before taking up an assignment with UNICEF.

    UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.


    UNICEF does not charge a processing fee at any stage of its recruitment, selection, and hiring processes (i.e., application stage, interview stage, validation stage, or appointment and training).

    UNICEF will not ask for applicants' bank account information.


    All UNICEF positions are advertised, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    An internal candidate performing at the level of the post in the relevant functional area, or an internal/external candidate in the corresponding Talent Group, may be selected, if suitable for the post, without assessment of other candidates.

    Additional information about working for UNICEF can be found [here]).