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Deadline: 09 May, 2021

Location: Semera, Ethiopia

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Child Protection Officer.

UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.


  • Conduct and update the situation analysis for the development, design and management of child protection-related programmes/projects
  • Research and report on development trends (e.g., economic, social, health) and data for use in programme development, management, monitoring, evaluation and delivery of results
  • Contribute to the development and establishment of sectoral programme goals, objectives, strategies, and results-based planning through research, analysis and reporting of child protection and other related information for development planning and priority and goal setting
  • Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and partners to discuss implementation issues, provide solutions, recommendations and/or to alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level interventions and/or decisions
  • Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalise lessons learnt
  • Conduct regular programme-field visits and surveys and exchange information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress and provide technical support
  • Take appropriate action to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for resolution
  • Report on critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems for timely action to achieve results


  • University degree in International Development, Human Rights, Psychology, Sociology, International Law, or a related field
  • Two years, minimum, of relevant professional experience in social development planning and child protection management
  • Relevant experience in child protection programme development with a UN system agency or organisation is considered an asset
  • Experience in development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset
  • Fluency in English
  • Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: UNICEF/Naftalin


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