TA Child Protection Specialist, P-3, Beirut Lebanon, UNICEF

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TA Child Protection Specialist, P-3, Beirut Lebanon
 
Vacancy No:  E-VN-2015-002596
Duty Station:  Beirut
Country:  Lebanon
Region:  MENA
Job Level:  P-3
Position#:  00095383
Application Close:  19-Oct-15
Contract Type:  Temp/Short-term Staff
 
crossposted from the UN job list for more info see  http://unjoblist.org/vacancy/?314874
Purpose of the Position
Under the supervision of the Child Protection Specialist, contribute to the formulation, design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Child Protection programme(s) to ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness of the programme management, delivery and accomplishment of programme goals and objectives and ensures an effective emergency response and adherence to the CCCs for Humanitarian Action by the country office as a critical function during an emergency response. Support also linkages between humanitarian and development programming and strategies.

The Specialist will have overall technical responsibility for the psychological component of the response. As a Child Protection Specialist he/she will work closely with the other Child Protection Specialists and Officers to ensure that PSS in integrated into the overall child protection and GBV response and support efforts to strengthen MHPSS coordination in Lebanon.
 
Key Expected Results
1. In consultation with other CP partners, and government if appropriate, act as the co-lead coordinator of the PSS sub-working group of the CPiEWG and co-lead of the Inter-Agency MHPSS in Beirut, Lebanon.
2. Support any assessments or studies, together with partners in the child protection sub-working group and/or protection working group using agreed inter-agency assessment tools.
3. Support strategies and mechanisms to scale up the child protection response to the crisis, including addressing as relevant: family separation, gender-based violence, trafficking, the mental health and well-being of children and their families, mine action, arbitrary/illegal arrest and detention of children, other protection concerns for children etc.
4. Provide technical support and assistance to UNICEF child protection staff and partners, including government and NGOs, to scale up the PSS (child protection) components of the emergency response programmes, including development or amendment of projects and partnerships. This should include transition from a mainly emergency to also development programming and interventions.
5. Manage procurement and distribution of supplies related to child protection interventions.
6. Identify opportunities to work with other sectors to strengthen overall protection for children and women by integrating protection activities within the child protection programme.
7. Monitor the trends and emerging evidence of child protection concerns and the response by Government, and analyze this information to advise on the child protection response.
8. Represent UNICEF child protection meetings, as required.
9. Increase access to financial resources available for the child protection response through established humanitarian and other funding mechanisms, and by pursuing new opportunities, as required.
10. Support the CP Specialist and CP Chief with oversight and management of funds for the CP response.
11. Raise awareness on child protection concerns and UNICEF's response thereto through relevant humanitarian, media and communication outlets, as appropriate.
12. Provide inputs on child protection concerns and UNICEF's response thereto in all UNICEF, inter-agency and government planning and reporting processes.
13. Support UNICEF's global goals in emergencies effectively promoted through advocacy and policy dialogue with the sectors responsible for Child Protection, partnering in particular Social Welfare/Protection and Justice and other key sectors to facilitate understanding of the importance of child protection by all stakeholders, and its inclusion in national governance and reforms mechanisms, development planning and investment frameworks.
14. Support knowledge management effectively promoted through drafting/finalizing key Child Protection sectoral programme documents and reports, sharing good practice, lessons learned, and knowledge/information exchange with all partners, harnessing knowledge institutions resources and partnerships. In particular to document lessons learnt and good practices and to support the sector to standardize and systematize the PSS work to date and moving forward.
15. Support quality of rights-based Child Protection programmes effectively promoted. Coherence and synergy gained by collaborating with key partners, addressing the multiple aspects of the protective environment, and value added to programme management process through results-based management.  Gender/sex disaggregated data and inputs relevant to the Child Protection programme provided.
16. Support sectoral work plan and activities formulated, implemented and monitored, ensuring alignment with the defined programme strategies and approaches, partnering with community-based child protection networks that monitor child rights and child exploitation.
17. Support in ensuring programme delivery, evaluation and reporting carried out efficiently, rigorously and transparently in compliance with the established guidelines and procedures.
18. Support proper and timely UNICEF, government and all implementing partners accountability ensured regarding supply and non-supply assistance as well as disbursement of programme funds for the child protection sector.
19. Support effective communication and networking achieved through partnership and collaboration; coordination amongst child protection system actors strengthened, with specific attention to children's life skills, knowledge and participation, as actors in their own protection; engagement of media and civil society to supporting positive practices and involvement of children and families; ensured dialogue with private sector expanded, to emphasize good practices and corporate social responsibility. In particular to continue to support the government and in particular the MOPH to implement its National Plan on Mental Health and to act as a link between the CP and MHPSS sector
 
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
1. Education
Advanced university degree, preferably in social sciences, law or other relevant field.
*A first university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of advanced university degree.

2. Work Experience
- Five years of professional work experience at national and international levels in child protection, including international work experience.
- Background/strong experience with Emergency.

3. Language Proficiency
Fluency in English and a second UN language
 
Competencies of Successful Candidate
i) Core Values:
-  Commitment
-  Diversity and Inclusion
-  Integrity

ii) Core Competencies:
-  Communication
-  Working with People
-  Drive for Results

iii) Functional Competencies:
-  Leading and Supervising
-  Formulating Strategies and Concepts
-  Analyzing
-  Relating and Networking
-  Persuading and Influencing
-  Creating and Innovating
 
Remarks
* The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.
 
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