UNV Child Protection Officer – UNV


Job Description

OrganizationUnited Nations Volunteers
Host EntityUNICEF
Duty StationEl Geneina (SDN)
Language SkillsEnglish, Arabic
Start DateImmediate
Duration12 months with possibility of extension
Application Deadline24/01/2021

Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Description of task

Under the overall supervision of Child Protection Officer, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for:

· Justice for children: Provide technical support to ensure that the Chid Protection partners use a well-prioritised and realistic plan of implementation, monitoring of activities that will ensure children are receiving adequate legal support as indicated in the Child Act 2010 including diversion outside the judiciary system.

· Case management and Referral Pathways: Work closely with protection sector, child protection and GBV sub-sectors partners to ensure enhanced case management knowledge by service providers and a clear referral Pathways in place and widely known by the target communities.

· Psychosocial support: Provide technical support to social workers from Department of social welfare as well as State Council for Child Welfare to improve on delivering Psychosocial support to survivors of violence against children including GBV/SGBV/SRGBV.

· Birth Registration: Provide technical support to Civil Registry Police and other stakeholders to improve on coordination and roles to enhance the birth registration coverage through outreach desks as well as mobile teams.

· Social Norms: Provide technical support to ensure that service providers and partners are reaching out to communities with key and clear messages on FGM/C as well as early marriage to encourage them declare their readiness to abandon it. Work closely with State Council for Child Welfare to disseminate information and orientation of communities on the new law banning & criminalizing FGM/C.

· Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE): Provide technical support to ensure timely assessments and response to the emergencies affecting children and support different partners to develop their response plans and participate in assessments and monitoring of situation of children and activities related but not limited to Unaccompanied/Separated children (UASC), GBV/SGBV. As well as to support MRM and the six grave child right violations and Action Plan implementation.

· Coordination: Assist in running of meetings, minutes taking, setting of agenda and sending out invitations. Service mapping by ensuring completing of service matrix by all child protection actors in the state.

· Communication and Partnerships: Provide technical support to ensure that all of the above tasks are carried out and accomplished through effective communication and partnerships.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:

· Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);

· Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;

· Provide annual and end of assignment self-reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.

· Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;

· Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;

· Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.


Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent

Education – Additional Comments:

Bachelor degree in: Social Sciences, Law, Psychology, Social Work/Services

Required experience: 60 Months.

Experience remark:

5 years of professional experience relevant to child protection or relevant (planning, implementation and monitoring).

Language skills:

  • English(Mandatory), Level – Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level – Fluent

Area of expertise: Development programme management

Area of expertise details:

o Knowledge of Project Management, especially of the Project Planning and Monitoring

Proficiency in using computer applications (database, word processing, spreadsheet, presentations, project planning, e-mail, graphics etc.) is a must.

Driving license: No.

Competencies values:

Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams.

Application procedure:

Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Sudan and legal residents in Sudan with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

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