Post Title: International Consultant for Unaccompanied and Separated Children
Contract Type: Short Service Agreement (SSA)
Duration: 52 days
Location: Home based with travel to Nigeria
Deadline for receipt of application: 29 January 2015
The emergency in the northeast of Nigeria has led to large scale displacement of civilians with the Presidential Initiative for the North East (PINE) estimating 1.5 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the six states of the Northeast. The increasing number of unaccompanied and separated children (UASC), including children orphaned in the ongoing hostilities, is a growing issue of concern. There is a pressing need for the Child Protection Programme to scale up its interventions in North East to meet the needs of UASC, and in particular to support alternative care for UASC and the establishment and implementation of family tracing and reunification mechanisms.
Purpose of the consultancy:
Major Tasks to be accomplished:
Candidates interested in the above position should submit his/her application, accompanied by updated CV in English and a completed United Nations Personal History Form, (which can be downloaded from our website at (www.unicef.org/employ) to the email address below on or before Thursday 29 January 2015.
Please put the position title you are applying for on the subject line of your email.
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