Deadline: 26 March, 2022

Location: Cairo, Egypt

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

Across 190 countries and territories, UNICEF works for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.


  • Support preparation and updating of the situation analysis for the child protection programmes/projects and ensure that current and comprehensive data on child protection issues is available to guide UNICEF’s strategic policy advocacy, intervention and development efforts on child rights and protection
  • Participate in strategic programme discussions on the planning of child protection programmes/projects and formulate, design and prepare programme/project proposals for the sector
  • Establish specific goals, objectives, strategies, and implementation plans for the sector and prepare required documentations for programme review and approval
  • Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and partners to discuss strategies and methodologies, and to determine national priorities and competencies
  • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes, to ensure integration, coherence and harmonisation of programmes/projects with other UNICEF sectors and achievement of results as planned and allocated
  • Plan and collaborate with colleagues and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators, other UNICEF/UN system indicators and measurements for the assigned sector in child protection programmes
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts
  • Prepare and assess monitoring and evaluation reports for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals
  • Actively monitor programmes/projects to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution
  • Monitor and verify the optimum and appropriate use of sectoral programme resources in compliance with organisational standards and donor accountability
  • Ensure timely reporting and liquidation of resources
  • Prepare regular and mandated programme/project reports
  • Provide technical guidance and operational support to government, other partners and donors on UNICEF procedures, policies and strategies to support delivery of child protection programme results
  • Arrange and coordinate availability of technical experts with regional office/headquarters to ensure timely and appropriate support throughout the programming process
  • Participate in child protection programme meetings to provide technical and operational information, advice and support
  • Draft policy papers, briefs and other strategic programme materials for management use, information and/or consideration
  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships to build capacity, exchange knowledge and expertise, and to reinforce cooperation to achieve sustainable and broad results in child protection
  • Prepare communication and information materials for country office advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnerships/alliances and support fundraising for child protection programmes and emergency interventions
  • Participate and/or represent UNICEF in appropriate interagency meetings on child protection-related
  • Ensure organisational position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the process for development planning and agenda setting
  • Apply and introduce innovative approaches and good practices to build the capacity of partners and stakeholders, and to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable programme results
  • Keep abreast, research, benchmark, and implement best practices in child protection management and information systems
  • Assess, institutionalise and share best practices and knowledge learnt
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable programmes and projects
  • Organise and implement capacity-building initiatives


  • Advanced university degree in International Development, Human Rights, Psychology, Sociology, International Law, or a related field
  • Five years, minimum, of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection-related areas
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered an asset
  • Relevant experience in programme development in child protection-related areas in a UN system agency or organisation is considered an asset
  • Experience in managing system strengthening (including social welfare and justice) programmes
  • Experience in managing partnerships at national or subnational level
  • Excellent Arabic and English writing skills
  • Nationality of Egypt

To apply and for more information, click here.

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