Jobs Opportunities : Child Protection Specialist

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Child Protection Specialist, (P3), Yaounde, Cameroon #106393 - Temporary Appointment

Job Number: 516322 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: Cameroon
Work Type : Temporary Appointment

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.

For every child

Under the supervision of the Chief Child Protection and in close collaboration with protection staff in the field-offices the CPiE Specialist will have primary responsibility for the coordination of the child protection humanitarian response including GBV in Cameroon, including coordinating and harmonizing response between the East/Adamaoua ,Extreme North as well as North West and South Est Regions, supporting and strengthening the data collection system, indicators, and evidence based results, and ensure the development, implementation and of partnership agreements. The position will support the harmonized delivery of response and prevention services, including strengthening collaboration with C4D and education. The position will facilitate collaboration with other UN agencies (UNHCR, OCHA, UNWOMMEN, UNFPA), INGOs/NGOs and with different government departments.

How can you make a difference?

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Chief Child Protection and in coordination with the field-offices, the S/M will support the planning, development, implementation and monitoring of child protection in emergency strategy and plan of action based on CCCs :


Supporting inter-agency coordination at national level with UNCHR, CICR, OCHA UNFPA, UNWOMEN, NGOs, and government; support field offices in leading the Child Protection and GBV sub working groups and ensure that child protection activities are prioritized in the overall emergency response and agreed minimum standard are applied. In coordination with filed offices respond to the Sub Working Group participants needs for information. Adapt existing in-country information management approaches for collecting, analysing and reporting Sub-Working Group activities and resources, and identifying information gaps. Maintain established information databases that consolidate, analyse and report/disseminate information critical to decision making such as secondary data review to monitor the situation Online Reporting Sysytem to monitor response: HRP output indicators and 3W to map the operational presence. Provide information management leadership in assessments and monitoring, including joint assessments and training: ensure that child protection in Emergencies is included in multi-sector assessments and IOM DTM  and analyze data collected. Ensure that there is effective communication, reporting, engagement and coordination between the national level and the regional levels. Support the estimation of spatial and temporal gaps, overlaps and coverage of the Sub-Working Group activities and projects. Work with participants to identify information gaps at national and sub-national levels and propose ways to bridge those gaps. Work with the OCHA Information Management Specialist to develop appropriate supportive strategies. Manage flows of information and dissemination in an appropriate way, including website management (humanitarian response). Manage an inventory of relevant documents on the humanitarian situation. Support the development and analysis of needs assessment and monitoring programmes. Lead on the preparation of SitRep inputs with emphasis on CP and GBV Sub-Working Group plans, targets and achievements. Ensure technical support to the Ministry of Social Affairs in coordinating the national Child Protection coordination platform on humanitarian issues. Provide support to the national coordination platform on GBV on girls issues and ensure linkages between the CP and GBV coordination platforms.

Planning and strategy development:

Informing strategic decision-making of the HC/HCT for the humanitarian response. Develop and conduct Needs assessment and gap analysis (across other sectors and within the sector) to identify and address (emerging) gaps, obstacles, duplication, and cross-cutting issues. Develop sectoral plans, objectives and indicators directly support realization of the HC/HCT strategic priorities. Apply and adhere to existing standards and guidelines. Clarify funding requirements, prioritization, and sub-cluster contributions to HC overall humanitarian funding considerations (Flash Appeal, CAP, ERF/CHF, CERF). Identify advocacy concerns to contribute to HC and HCT messaging  and. Undertake advocacy activities on behalf of sub-cluster participants and the affected population. Monitoring and reporting the implementation of the sub-working groups CP and GBV strategy and results; recommend corrective action where necessary. Develop contingency planning/preparedness for recurrent disasters whenever feasible and relevant. Analyze and contribute to documents review of the country program (situation analysis and report, strategy papers, mid-term reviews, etc.). Developing/updating agreed CP and GBV response strategies and action plans and ensure that these are adequately reflected in the overall country strategies, such as the HRP, HNO, UNDAF, and in the broader HC/HCT strategic priorities. Liaise with Regional Office Emergency and Child protection team to insure harmony of responses with Chad, CAR, Niger and Nigeria and better address cross border issues.

Developing and monitoring of Partnership Cooperation Agreements and Contracts:

support staff in the sub-offices in the development, review, and finalization and follow up of SSA, PCA and SSFA (including budget /expenditure monitoring).

Support the development of Direct Cash Transfers to government partners in humanitarian requests. Ensure an Overview of budget implementation and expenditures and take necessary action to ensure optimum use of allocated funds in accordance with program budget allotments. Ensure supply plans including contingency plans are developed and monitored.

Proposal development and donor reporting:

Participate in the development of strategies and funding proposals in the area of CpiE and maintain dialogue with donors and potential donors as well as ensuring timely and high quality reporting. 

Ensure that all humanitarian funding possibilities are explored including (Flash Appeal, ERF/CHF,CERF, HIP, etc.).

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

  • Advanced University degree in child protection related subject areas such as social work, psychology, law, child development or other relevant field.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience with UNICEF and/or other relevant actors, on child protection programming for unaccompanied and separated children in natural disaster and/or armed conflict contexts, mental health and psychosocial support, GBV
  • Understands, uses and adapts the tools, mechanisms and processes developed as part of Humanitarian Reform
  • Demonstrates commitment to Humanitarian Principles - Knowledge of UNICEF core commitments to children in humanitarian action, key international standards and guidelines related to unaccompanied or separated children, as well as the humanitarian cluster approach.
  • Thinks and acts strategically and ensures that sub-working group activities are prioritised and aligned within an agreed strategy
  • Demonstrates commitment to the sub-working group and independence from employing organisation
  • Fluency in French and English (verbal and written).
  • Good knowledge of the Cameroonian context is an advantage
  • Very good knowledge of Excel. 

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 technical competencies required for this post are….

View our competency framework at

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.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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

Opening Date Fri Sep 14 2018 20:00:00 GMT+0100 (heure normale d’Afrique de l’Ouest) W. Central Africa Standard Time
Closing Date Fri Sep 28 2018 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (heure normale d’Afrique de l’Ouest) 

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