Child Protection Specialist (MRM & CAAC), TA – 364 days, P-3, Khartoum, Sudan, Post # 00114944- UNICEF


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(MRM & CAAC), TA – 364 days, P-3, Khartoum, Sudan, Post # 00114944

Job no:548093
Contract type:Temporary Appointment
Categories:Child Protection
Advertised:01 Feb 2022 E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline:08 Feb 2022 E. Africa Standard Time

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

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

And we never give up.

For every child, Hope

Sudan, surrounded by the Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Libya and South Sudan, positioned next to East, West and North Africa, is surrounded by complex conflicts in an unpredictable, volatile and rapidly evolving region. Sudan is by size the third biggest country in Africa, with a diverse population of around 42 million people. Sudan’s children make up half of the total population, and the past two decades have seen their lives significantly improve: fewer girls and boys are dying before their fifth birthday, primary school attendance is increasing, immunization coverage is high and the country remains polio free. Still, millions of children continue to suffer from protracted conflict in Darfur, the Kordofans, and Blue Nile, from seasonal natural disasters, malnutrition and disease outbreaks, and from under-investment in basic social services. More than three million of Sudan’s school aged children are not in the classroom. UNICEF has been in Sudan since 1952 and continues with a presence in 12 of Sudan’s 18 states.

How can you make a difference?

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support  the Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism under the joint framework of the UN Country Task Force on Monitoring and Reporting (CTFMR): together with CP officers in field offices and IP:s, ensure that the grave violations of children children’s rights in situations of armed conflict are monitored and reported, prepare the Global Horizontal Note (GHN),
  • Ensure recurrent MRM trainings for UNICEF staff and implementing partners,
  • Support and strengthen the Country Task Force on Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism on the six grave Violations, strengthen its role as a reliable inter-agency and independent platform to document and report grave violations by all parties to the conflict. Support policy advocacy as needed.
  • Support the development of an “MRM Blueprint”, in coordination with relevant stakeholders including the RC:s office (and other stakeholders such as UNICEF RO, HQ, DPPO, SRSG-CAAC; potentially liaising with UNITAMS CP focal point); develop and action an MRM training plan for key UN agencies. Review and develop the way forward for a Sudan CAAC engagement strategy (including potentially through the peace process).
  • Technical support to the CPiE programs related to ongoing release and reintegration of Children Associated with Armed Forces and Groups (CAAFAG). In close cooperation with the CPiE Specialists, support development of preparedness plans for the release of children from  armed groups (NSAG:s); support quality implementation of the Road Map for the Action Plans with the government of the Sudan (for example, relevant Ministries, National Council for Child Welfare/NCCW; SAF) and armed groups to end and prevent recruitment and use of children by the national army, engage other listed parties and armed groups on the issue of children and armed conflict;

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law or other social science field is required. A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • A minimum of [Five years] of relevant professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection and/other related areas at the national and international level is required;
  • Relevant experience in child protection and related areas, program/project development and management in a UN system agency or organization is an asset;
  • Previous humanitarian child protection programming experience in fragile and conflict-affected countries are required;
  • Solid understanding of and/or previous experience of the UNSC 1612 Monitoring and Reporting Mechanisms on Grave Violations against children is required. Work with armed forces on release of children, and on durable solutions for reintegration are an asset;
  • Demonstrated experience of coordination of inter-agency/inter-ministerial platform is required;
  • Proven track record of implementing trainings considered an asset.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with development and humanitarian contexts is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Proficiency in Arabic is considered an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) 

The functional competencies required for this post are…

Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1)

Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)

Works Collaboratively with others (2)

Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)

Innovates and Embraces Change (2)

Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)

Drive to achieve impactful results (2)

Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

View our competency framework at:

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

No Fees:


Advertised: 01 Feb 2022 E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 08 Feb 2022 E. Africa Standard Time

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