Under the general guidance of the Chief Child Protection and in collaboration with the Child Protection team, the Child Protection Officer (Data) is accountable for the accomplishment of the stated key end-results by providing professional expertise and assistance in information/data collection, statistics and data analysis, monitoring & evaluation (M&E), preparation of reports, communication and partnership, and in implementing training programmes for national and sub-national data collection, monitoring, evaluation and research capacity building with special attention to the interest, concern and participation of primary stakeholders.
Summary of key results:
- Support to programme development and planning by contributing to situation analysis for the development, design and management of child protection related programmes/projects. As well as assisting the section in using up-to-date information in Situation Analysis, Annual Reviews, Mid-Term Reviews, and Annual Reports or other progress reports.
- Contribute to the development and establishment of section’s programme goals, objectives, strategies, and results-based planning through research, analysis. Preparing data for programme documentations and materials, including for partners’ Programme Documents, and donor proposals’ results frameworks.
- Integrated Monitoring, Evaluation & Research Planning (IMEP) through leading the provision of child protection programme, monitoring and evaluation activities in multi-year and annual IMEPs. Contributing to formulation of the IMEPs from a sound results-based programming process, ensuring IMEPs include child protection data collection activities.
- Contributing to the incorporation of M&E tasks in the IMEPs which were identified within the CO Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan. Drafting and recommending a simple one-month data-collection plan to cover key data gaps.
- Programme management, monitoring, and delivery of results through providing technical support to ensure that monitoring systems are in place and that key annual programme indicators are tracked. Carry out data collection and analysis to feed into to programme performance monitoring.
- Assist in the preparation of regular and mandated sectoral programme/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of programme progress. Coordinating with the section in fulfilling UNICEF and donor reporting requirements.
- Evaluation by contributing to the design and management of evaluation as outlined in UNICEF Programme Policies and Procedures. Review and provide technical comments on evaluation reports. Provide feedback on assessments/evaluations done by external consultants and/or partners throughout all phases of the assessments/evaluations.
- Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building through identifying and sharing lessons learned for knowledge development and to build the capacity of stakeholders.
- Providing technical support to Country Office staff and national partners on data collection, for basic monitoring and evaluation.
To qualify as a champion for every child you will have……
A university degree in one of the following fields is required: social sciences, development planning, planning, evaluation, survey implementation, advanced statistical research, or another relevant social science field
A minimum of two years of professional experience in programme development and implementation including monitoring and evaluation in child protection related areas is required.
Field work experience is considered as an asset.
Relevant experience in programme development in child protection related areas in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage.
Fluency in English and Arabic are required.
Experience in social development, planning and data management and reporting in child protection related areas.
Experience in programme development in child protection related areas in international organization
For every Child, you demonstrate the following……
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
Core Competencies: Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness, Works Collaboratively with others, Builds and Maintains Partnerships, Innovates and Embraces Change, Thinks and Acts Strategically, Drive to achieve impactful results, Manages ambiguity and complexity.
View our competency framework here.
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.
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.
UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
“UNICEF only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/”.
“UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable [underrepresented demographic group, e.g. women from programme countries -or male candidates-] will be prioritized.”
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.