MUQDISHO ASSOCIATE CHILD PROTECTION OFFICER
Within delegated authority, the Associate Child Protection Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
· Extensively engage with relevant Federal Government institutions, Federal Member States, Civil Society Organizations, and support efforts to raise awareness on the Convention on the Rights of the Child including processes for its domestication
· Support the development of related strategy, planning, capacity building and training activities and participate in relevant federal and regional task forces
· In coordination with the HRPG reporting team, monitor, collect reliable, accurate and timely data, conduct verification and report on the six grave violations identified by the UN Security Council and other violations committed against children;
· Work directly with other UN mission components, including the police, military, DDR, Security Sector Reform , Rule of Law, Political Affairs to mainstream child protection concerns into their activities and operations;
· Provide timely inputs to relevant periodic reports to the Chief of Child Protection, and draft reports, briefing, papers/documents as assigned;
· Support the implementation of the monitoring and reporting mechanism under S/RES/1612 (2005) in conjunction with the UN Country Task Force on Monitoring and Reporting;
· Provide appropriate backstopping to the section’s efforts to work towards the implementation of action plans as called for in SCRs 1539, 1612, 1882, 1998 and other relevant Security Council Resolutions on children and armed conflict;
· Organize and contribute to trainings on child rights and child protection to military, police and civilian staff of the mission;
· Liaise with appropriate national authorities, civil society, UN actors, local NGOs the host government, and relevant coordination mechanisms in ensuring adequate response to violations committed against children;
· Undertake field activities as directed
· Perform other duties as required
Professionalism: Good knowledge of institutional mandates and a sound knowledge of human rights policies and guidelines related to child protection as well as relevant Security Council resolutions, the monitoring and reporting mechanism and a demonstrated commitment to children’s rights; Conceptual and strategic analytical capacity and ability to thoroughly analyze and evaluate critical matters pertaining broad spectrum of socio-economic issues; Independent judgment, good negotiating skills, ability to identify sources for data collection, to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and analyze information and articulate difficult issues/problems to assess their impact and to provide recommendations to redress situations and draft reports; ability to handle confidential data and proven sensitivity to the political and social environment and ability to adjust behaviours accordingly; Capacity to serve as advisor, share knowledge in the area of expertise and to deliver training for colleagues and external stakeholders Strong knowledge on processes related to the Convention on the Rights of the Child and Optional Protocols; field experience in these fields. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concern’s shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings
Planning& Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
Education: Master’s degree in law, international relations, political science, other social science or related field. A first level university degree with
Combination of two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Experience: At least two years of progressively responsible experience at the national or international levels in the human rights field, including the promotion
and protection of the rights of the child in accordance with international standards.
Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English and Somali (both oral and
Written) is required. Knowledge of other UN language is an Advantage. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable.
Other: Experience working in the area of Sharia Law, Somali traditional system “Xeer” and the formal justice is strongly desirable .Proficiency in using Microsoft Office applications (Word, Access, Excel, and Power Point) is required.
Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-
Method: based interview.