Wednesday, January 27, 2010

UNICEF, Child Protection Officer (Re-advertise), Deadline February 05, 2010.

Post Title: Child Protection Officer, Justice for Children
VN. No.: HR/VN/2010/006
Duty Station: Dili, Timor-Leste
Budget Level: NO-A, Fixed Term
Section: Child Protection
Applications to be sent to:
Date of Issue: 27 January 2010
Closing Date for Applications: 05 February 2010

Under the close supervision of the Child Protection Officer, Justice for Children, L-2, contributes to programme planning, administration, implementation, monitoring and the evaluation of the Child Friendly Police Stations activity of the Justice for Children Project.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Undertakes ongoing field visits to established and new sites for the Child Friendly Police Project, Initiative in collaboration with the Vulnerable Persons Unit (VPU) and Community Police of PNTL/UNPOL. Reports on “child-friendly” criteria in line with established UNICEF / PNTL Guidelines for the Child Friendly Police Stations Initiative and recommendations for enhanced child-friendly police services for vulnerable children.
  • Communicates with counterpart local authorities (PNTL, VPU) on project details. Recommends courses of action to the supervisor.
  • In collaboration with other Project Officers and activities in the Child Protection Programme, facilitate necessary training for Community Police, VPU and other counterparts on the Rules of Procedure for VPU officers as well as district and national level referral mechanisms for children at risk, child victims and juvenile offenders. Regularly monitor progress and skills development of former participants in trainings for further recommended skills-building activities.
  • Investigates queries regarding authorization, delivery or payments and follows up with Finance, Administrative, Supply and Programme staff related to payments, advances to governments and liquidation of accounts to PNTL on the Child Friendly Police Stations initiative. Ensures that activities are in accordance with plans of action as well as the guidelines for Child Friendly Police station and the Rules of Procedure for Children at Risk, Child Victims and Juvenile Offenders.
  • Supports the Community Police of the PNTL/UNPOL to conduct outreach activities with children, families and communities on the role of the police vis a vis child protection and where and how to report child protection violations as well as awareness raising activities on priority child protection concerns.
  • Collects and assembles data and background information with regard to the Child Friendly Police Station initiative and provides updated information on financial and administrative status for analysis and report purposes to the NO-2 and Child Protection Specialist.  Analyzes activity status and recommends appropriate adjustments. 
  • Monitors the flow of supply and non-supply assistance to identified Child Friendly Police Station sites. Drafts supply and financial documentation.  Collects and records information on supply/non-supply inventory, distribution and utilization.

·         Education: University degree in Social Sciences, or a related technical field.
·         Experience: Minimum of two years professional work experience in project administration, including data collection and analysis.
·         Computer: Computer skills, including internet navigation, and various office applications,
·         Language(s): Fluency in English and another UN language required. Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset.

  • Analytical and conceptual ability; communication skills.
  • Planning and monitoring skills; ability to organize work & projects.
  • Ability to make timely and quality judgments and decisions.
  • Commitment to continuous learning for professional development.
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.
  • Initiative, passion and commitment to UNICEF’s mission and professional values.

Application is open for TIMOR-LESTE NATIONALS ONLY. Applications will be considered only if accompanied by an updated CV and P11 form, as well as the two most recent PERs/Evaluations (for UN staff).  Regret letters will only be sent to short listed candidates.
Applications which do not meet the specified minimum requirements or are received after closing date will not be entertained.

Candidates who have already applied for HR/VN/2010/003; do not need to apply again.