Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Career Vacancies at UNICEF Tanzania

  e-SBO       Tuesday, August 27, 2019


Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist,(NOC )

Organization: UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund
Location: Kibondo (Tanzania)
Grade: NO-C, National Professional Officer – Locally recruited position – Mid level
Occupational Groups:
Children’s rights (health and protection)
Emergency Aid and Response
Protection Officer (Refugee)
Closing Date: 2019-09-08

Tanzania is hosting over 228,384 asylum seekers from Burundi of whom approximately 55% are under the age of 18 (UNHCR, 30 June 2019). Tanzania hosts the largest number of Burundian refugees in the Eastern and Southern Africa region, and when combined with the pre-existing caseload of refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and other countries, the number of persons of concern is 308,439. Despite the lifting of prima facie refugee status for asylum-seekers from Burundi (effective 20 January 2017), which had the effect of slowing the influx, and the ongoing voluntary repatriation (commenced September 2017), which has resulted in 71,971 returning, child protection partners have seen an increase in the number of unaccompanied and separated children (UASC). Since October 2015, the number of UASC has increased from 6,347 to a current level of 7,689 (3,422 girls/4,267 boys), with 2,642 children (973 girls/1,669 boys) in alternative care. Younger children are usually easier to place with foster families, but alternative care arrangements – such as group living – are often the only option for adolescent girls and boys. Refugees in Tanzania are hosted in three refugee camps (Nyarugusu, Mtendeli and Nduta) located in the Kigoma Region. Many of the Burundian children crossing into Tanzania have witnessed acts of violence, some reportedly witnessing family members and friends hurt or killed. In the camps children face acts of violence, including sexual violence which, as in many refugee populations, is underreported.
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, [Protection]
Specifically, The Incumbent Will Be Expected To
To serve as the Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE) specialist in Kigoma and support UNICEF’s programming priorities in both the refugee and host communities.
  • Provide monitoring, guidance, and technical support to implementing partners working in the three camps on case management for children with protection concerns, including support for the deployment of Government SWOs, foster care placement/alternative care arrangements, community based psychosocial support services, outreach programming for children and adolescents, and case management including implementation of CPMIS+/Primero;
  • With respect to the UN Joint Programme to Kigoma and the VAWC component, provide monitoring, guidance, and technical support to the Kigoma Regional Secretariat and Local Government Authorities in strengthening the child protection system in refugee hosting districts and ensuring linkages between the district government and camp-based child protection interventions.
Main Responsibilities And Tasks
Provide monitoring, guidance and technical support to child protection implementing partners working in the three camps on case management for children with protection concerns:
    • Provide technical guidance to implementing partners, including the monitoring of existing and development of new programme agreements, with a focus on case management for children with child protection concerns, foster care placement/alternative care arrangements, community based psychosocial support services and outreach programming for children and adolescents;
    • Work with the UNICEF Country and Regional Offices to support the effective roll out of appropriate Child Protection Information Management Systems (CPIMS) for use by implementing partners;
    • Identify gaps in capacity of implementing partners to address child protection issues and organize briefings, trainings and technical assistance as required; and,
    • Oversee and support the deployment of Government SWOs seconded to implementing partners working across the three camps.
With Respect To The Kigoma Joint Program VAWC Component, Provide Monitoring, Guidance And Technical Support To The Kigoma Region Secretariat And Local Government Authorities In Strengthening The Child Protection System In Refugee Hosting Districts And Ensure Linkages Between The District Government And Camp-based Child Protection Interventions

    • Conduct regular monitoring visits (and as requested by the UNICEF Child Protection Section) to the Kigoma Region LGAs (Kasulu District Council, Kasulu Town Council, Kibondo District Council and Kakonko District Council) to monitor and provide technical assistance to district SWOs and district women and children protection committee members in the implementation of the district child protection annual work plans;
    • Support Regional Secretariat and District Councils through their respective protection committees to develop and implement multisectoral comprehensive district child protection plans
    • Ensure regular communication and coordination between the district SWOs and staff of implementing partners overseeing child protection interventions in the camps including supporting the district SWOs to regularly attend meetings of the Child Protection Working Group (CPWG) and the Sexual and Gender Based Violence Working Group (SGBV-WG);
    • Coordinate and participate in field level Kigoma Joint Programme coordination meetings involving UNICEF, UNWomen, UNFPA and IOM and Government-led planned and ad-hoc meetings.
    • Coordinate and take part in KJP field visits and provide inputs to KJP workplans, reports and human- interest stories.
    • Assess and analyze trends in the interactions in the relationship between refugee and host communities and work to strengthen systematic links between camp-based child protection interventions and the district social welfare system.
Represent UNICEF child protection at the sub-national Protection Committee meetings, CPWG, the SGBV-WG, and other relevant groups as required:
    • Monitor the trends and emerging evidence of child protection concerns and the response by Government and analyze this information to advise on the child protection response;
    • In consultation with the Head of Field Office and the Child Protection Specialist (Response), advocate with government and humanitarian actors on urgent child protection issues arising and ensure that child protection priorities are included in strategic planning and fundraising processes;
    • Support the coordination of and actively represent UNICEF in relevant meetings including ad hoc meetings convened by the Government at the camp and host community levels;
    • Provide input into UNICEF reports, draft situation analysis, and funding appeals/donor reports as required.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

    • Practical field-based experience in case management required. Previous case work experience and practical usage of CPIMS valuable.
    • A minimum of 5 years of experience with UNICEF, other UN agencies, and/or other relevant actors, including experience with child protection programming in emergencies.
    • Advanced university degree in social work, international relations, law, child psychology, or relevant field.
    • Experience with Coordination and Information Management (excel proficiency required). (Coordination experience can be IDP, cluster approach).
    • Practical field-base experience with operationalizing community based psychosocial support programming, i.e., child friendly spaces
    • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
    • Knowledge of Swahili is necessary .Knowledge of Kirundi is also advantageous .
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The competencies required for this post are;
Core Competencies
    • Working with People (II)
    • Drive for Results (II)
    • Communication (II)Functional Competencies
    • Leading and Supervising (I)
    • Formulating Strategies and Concepts (II)
    • Analyzing (III)
    • Relating and Networking (II)
    • Deciding and Initiating Action (II)
    • Applying Technical Expertise (III)
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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles

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