UNICEF seeking Child Protection Specialist (Social Welfare)

Child Protection Specialist (Social Welfare)

Location: New York, USA

Applications due 29 August 2017 


UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

For every child, an advocate

Along with partners, including governments, non-governmental organizations, civil society actors and the private sector, UNICEF promotes the strengthening of all components of child protection systems - human resources, finances, laws, standards, governance, monitoring and services. Depending on the country context, child protection systems may cut across part of the social welfare, education, health, and security sectors.

For more information please visit https://www.unicef.org/protection/

How can you make a difference? 
The Child Protection Specialist (Social Welfare), P4 develops and supports the work of the office around prevention and response to violence against child, social welfare systems strengthening including family support services, adoption, alternative care and social protection.

The Specialist contributes to the achievement of concrete and sustainable programme/project results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology and UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework.

This will include:

  1. Programme development, planning and management
  2. Advisory services and technical support
  3. Advocacy, networking and partnership building
  4. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
  5. Management support

For more information, or to apply, please visit the UNICEF website by clicking the link above.