Job ref no.: CT3115703-01#1012

TA - Reporting and Child Protection Information Management Officer (Specialiste de la Protection de l'Enfant), P2 Requisition # 513350. Bangui - RCA

UNICEF

Background and justification:

The Central African Republic (CAR) has been affected by a complex humanitarian and protection crisis since December 2012. The violence against civilian populations observed in 2017 has reached a level unprecedented since the height of the crisis in 2014. While the election of President Touadera in March 2016 had raised expectations, and hopes for a gradual return to stability and normalcy, for the first time in two years, insecurity and violent conflicts have uprooted more than one in five families from their homes. The proportion of people in need of humanitarian assistance is among the highest in the world. Nearly half of all Central Africans - including 2.2 million children - depend on aid to survive. Population movements have taken place in remote and inaccessible areas - many of which are without road access due to a lack of bridges, which have been purposely destroyed by armed groups. As of 31 December 2017, the commission on population movement (CMP) members and partners reported that 688,700 people were internally displaced. Access is also hampered by poor road conditions, especially during the rainy season. At the same time, fragmentation and extreme violence by some armed groups make it difficult to engage and negotiate humanitarian access, making assessment and response missions increasingly onerous and difficult to carry out.

It is the children who are the most affected by the ongoing conflict. They need prompt and quality humanitarian assistance in addition to basic social service, however, in the majority of territories in the country, the assistance is not available. The absence or weak presence of child protection actors in addition to the lack of basic social services, which, in principle, are supposed to be provided through the state service. Children needs a protective environment against many protection risks such as abuse, exploitation and recruitment by armed groups.

In 2017, UNICEF and its partners assisted 3,066 children formerly associated with armed groups with release and socio-economic reintegration; 128,785 children including 60,199 girls benefited from recreational activities in 120 mobile and fixed child friendly spaces and community centers in conflict and post-conflict situations; 939 GBV/SEA survivors including 282 survivors of SEA allegedly committed by international forces including MINUSCA forces and other humanitarian actors, received holistic assistance.

Key End-Results Expected:

  • Coherent data on child protection in emergency and other aspects of child protection system is available;
  • Regular timely and quality inputs are provided to donors, proposals and reports;
  • Weekly and monthly situation report are provided and share with relevant section;
  • Quality fund mobilization and communication tools are developed with the support of relevant colleagues in the section.

Roles and responsibilities of the incumbent:

Under the supervision of the chief child protection, he/she will be responsible for:

1. Information management system and tools development and maintenance

Duties & Tasks

  • In collaboration with emergency focal points of different partners (Child protection sub cluster), programme staff in zonal offices and the UNICEF M&E Officer design processes and flows for the collection, compilation, analysis of humanitarian data, the definition and harmonization of smart humanitarian and development indicators and targets;
  • Actively participate in the relevant meetings to collect/update child protection related information and information management;
  • Strengthening interagency child protection information management capacity at the global level;
  • Improving quality of child protection coordination, specifically on Information management, at field level;
  • Developing national CPiE capacity in the area of information management.

2. Decision making support with timely information and accurate analysis products.

Duties & Tasks

Support strategic and operational decision making by processing and producing evidence-based analysis, and presentation of results in the most appropriate format (e.g. reports, maps, presentations).

3. Capacity building of staff and partners

Duties & Tasks

  • Support internal coordination mechanisms to ensure consistency between humanitarian data and indicators with regular programmes data and indicators;
  • Contribute to build capacities of emergency focal points, UNICEF zonal office's relevant staff.

4. Contribute to donor relations and fund mobilization with contribution to project proposals, donor reports.

Duties & Tasks

  • Support child protection and related staff to make sure the project proposals and donor reports are submitted in timely manner;
  • Support child protection and related staff to communicate donors, if applicable.

Duty station and work conditions: The position is based in Bangui, Central African Republic, with frequent travel to the regions, districts and areas of responsibility.

Duration: The contract period is for 06 months with possible extension

Education: University degree in social sciences, development planning, evaluation, survey implementation, advanced statistical research.

Work experience:

Professional work experience in programme development and implementation including information management and monitoring and evaluation activities as follows:

  • Two years of relevant professional work experience in developing country;
  • At least one year of exposure to emergency programming, including preparedness planning. Active involvement in a humanitarian crisis response programme preferred.

Language Proficiency: Fluency in French and English.

Competency profile:

Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity

Core competencies

  • Communication
  • Working with people
  • Drive for results

Functional Competencies

  • Leading and Supervising
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts
  • Analyzing
  • Relating and Networking
  • Deciding and Initiating Action
  • Applying Technical Expertise

View our competency framework at :

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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. However, the applications of women are particularly encouraged.

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Interest parties please submit your CV by clicking Apply Now.

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


Opening Date Thu May 24 2018 03:00:00 GMT-0500 (CDT) W. Central Africa Standard Time
Closing Date Thu Jun 07 2018 17:55:00 GMT-0500 (CDT)

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