The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) - For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.
National Child Protection Consultant
Job Number: 520598
Locations: Borno, Yobe and Adamawa
Duration of the contract: 11.5 months
Work Type: Consultancy
Purpose of the Consultancy
- Under the guidance of Child Protection Specialist (UASC/Case Management), the national child protection consultant will support the State Ministries responsible for children in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states to strengthen and ensure effective operation of the child protection information management system in these states.
- Develop and implement an operational plan for strengthening the CPIMS unit and database at state level
- Work closely with team and update on migration of caseload toward CPIMS+
- Support data analysis for caseload verification and provide preliminary results of the analysis
- Work with the consulting firm on the deployment and roll-out of Primero/CPIM+
- Develop tools and accompanying training materials for data and information collection, collation, analysis and support the deployment of these tools.
- Liaise with State ministry and UNICEF implementing partners to fast track the data process (identification of cases and transferring data into CPIMS system).
- Produce regular update on children (unaccompanied and separated) and who are on risk of violence and prepare State fact sheet and dashboard on monthly basis.
- Support full operationalization of the CPIMS unit at State level and provide onsite training to ensure inter agency members are fully familiarize with system.
- Support the State MWASD and MYSCCD (Yobe State) to take on the CPSWG secretariat function
Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge/Experience Required
- University degree in Social Science, Statistics or related field
- A minimum of three years of relevant professional work experience with Management Information Systems (MIS) and/or M&E systems of which at least 6-12 month in child protection related MIS.
- Excellent planning and organizational skills
- Excellent communication skills in oral and written English.
- Experience of designing and delivering training on information management systems
- Excellent knowledge of the latest tool in the field of information management within social science sector
- Familiarity with child protection and the systems strengthening approach would be beneficial
- Experience of working on information management and reporting systems within the public sector
- Experience of undertaking assessments of management information systems
- Working knowledge of the local languages
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.
Method of Application
- Please indicate your monthly fee for the consultancy. Application without monthly fee will not be considered.
- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
- 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.
Interested and qualified? Go to UNICEF career website on www.unicef.org to apply