Child Protection Specialist on Information Management (P3/NOC-, Rapid Response Rosters, Eastern and Southern Africa Region)

Mar. 14, 2023
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Job Description

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.

Since two years, countries in the ESA region have experienced an alarming increase in the number of new, or re-emerging humanitarian emergencies, including public health (including Ebola, Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever, yellow fever, wild poliovirus, and Cholera), armed conflicts and natural disasters emergencies. UNICEF ESAR has prioritized the critical need to support countries to rapidly scale up capacity to prevent, mitigate, and manage ongoing and anticipated emergencies as well as to enhance capacity for preparedness and response to these emergencies. 

The purpose of this deployment is to support the UNICEF Country Office to scale up information management capacities for the emergency response programme in fulfillment of UNICEF’s CCCs. The specialist will ensure that the UNICEF Country Office has useful, valid and reliable information on 1) the situation of children’s and women’s rights, 2) the performance of UNICEF-supported programs in emergency contexts. The IM specialist is also responsible for building the capacity of UNICEF staff and their implementing partners in the area of monitoring and reporting.

Location: Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Comoros, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mauritius, Seychelles

  • Contract Type: Temporary Appointment (TA) or Consultancy.
  • Duration: 3 months to 364 days.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design and develop data collection frameworks (including methodologies and tools) for global monitoring of progress related to prevention and protection interventions towards generating strategic information required by the organization for decision-making and advocacy; 
  • Develop and manage information management protocols and work plan, and ensure compliance with assigned objectives;   
  • Identify training needs among UNICEF staff and partners for the purpose of capacity-building on information management. Subsequently, plan and organize information management capacity development activities. 
  • Analyze and evaluate data on a regular basis to assess achievement of objectives and recommend corrective actions, when necessary. 
  • Provide technical advice to programme staff and other counterparts on planning and management of integrated information management, including the inter-agency child protection information management system (IA CPIMS) and monitoring and evaluation. 
  • Represent UNICEF CP programmes in inter-agency IM Task Forces and Working Groups. 
  • Prepare the programme status reports required for management, executive board, donors, budget reviews, programme analysis, annual reports, etc. 
  • Collaborate and network with other UN agencies and co-sponsors on information sharing. 
  • Collaborate in the selection and dissemination of statistical results from various analyses to country and regional offices.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Advanced university degree in statistics, informatics, social science research or other relevant field. 
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in the area of IM and/or M&E with the UN and/or NGO. 
  • Experience working in the context of a natural disaster or armed conflict highly desirable. 
  • Fluency in verbal and written English and/or French (depending on the country office's official language). 
  • Good written and spoken skills in the language of the humanitarian operation in country of assignment and knowledge of another UN language or a local language is an asset.


How to Apply

To Apply Use Link: https://jobs.unicef.org/en-us/job/559840/external-outreach-child-protection-specialist-on-information-management-p3noc-rapid-response-rosters-eastern-and-southern-africa-region

Deadline: 14 March 2023

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UNICEF, originally called the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund in full, now officially United Nations Children's Fund, is an agency of the United Nations responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide.

UNICEF in Zimbabwe supports National efforts to advance results in maternal, new-born, child and adolescent health, nutrition and HIV/AIDS; invest in climate-resilient water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), promote inclusive and quality learning and skills

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