Child Protection Specialist, Mogadishu, Somalia


UNICEF is seeking a Child Protection Specialist in Mogadishu, Somalia. Under the general guidance of the Chief Child Protection, the position is accountable for the formulation, design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of various elements of the Child Protection systems to ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness of the programme management, delivery and accomplishment of programme goals and objectives through advocacy and the provision of technical support for legal reforms, policy development, networking and capacity building. The Child Protection Specialist will contribute to development of plan and implementation of activities in the justice sector, national efforts to strengthen social welfare workforce and build capacity of partners to design and implement child protection systems. The incumbent will promote inter-sectoral partnerships leading to responsive child protection systems building on the strengths of issue-specific and which addresses specific forms of vulnerability. The position will also contribute to synergize the work of United Nations agencies to achieve child protection results, including in humanitarian actions, working closely with the Protection Cluster, Child Protection Sub-cluster and the Justice and Correction Technical Working Group in Somalia.

Application deadline is 25 January 2018.