TA Child Protection Specialist, (P-4), EMOPS Geneva, Switzerland #111686 (364 days)
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, a champion.
UNICEF launched its Operational Guide on Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies in May 2019 and reaffirmed its commitment to prevent and respond to GBV in emergency settings. This commitment includes mitigating GBV risks across UNICEF sections and UNICEF-led clusters. Clusters are key actors in humanitarian response and even in emergency preparedness, therefore UNICEF appointed a programme specialist who provides technical support to UNICEF-led clusters at both global and country level. Since then, UNICEF-led clusters have made significant progress to institutionalize GBV risk mitigation in their work. However more efforts are needed to consolidate and make GBV risk mitigation a norm for all humanitarian response i.e. at the country level. It also requires inter-agency efforts as UNICEF alone cannot mitigate GBV risks in humanitarian responses.
UNICEF has also led rollout of the IASC Guidelines for Integrating Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action 2015 (IASC GBV guidelines) through the IASC GBV guidelines implementation support team (GBVIST) and the inter-agency reference group. UNICEF will continue funding the IST’s work in 2020 and strive to raise more funding for this work to continue after that.
How can you make a difference?
The Child Protection Specialist will support the implementation of UNICEF GBViE Operational Guide at clusters level through roll-out and use of the IASC GBV Guidelines by providing advisory support to the clusters at both global and country levels and by strategic engagement with external actors.
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS
1. Lead the inter-agency efforts to implement the IASC GBV guidelines.
2. Lead the implementation of the UNICEF GBViE Operational Guide and the IASC GBV guidelines with UNICEF-led clusters.
3. Representing UNICEF at Geneva-level GBV related forums
4. CP and GBV AoRs framework agreement
5. Supervise consultants and stand-by partners.
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UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
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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.
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.
In the selection of its staff, UNICEF is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities: well qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offers of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=526909