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31 Mar 2017

Full-time United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF): National Child Protection Consultant Vacancy

Nigeria Job bucket Staff Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

Job Description

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

The Job : National Child Protection Consultant (Children and Armed Conflict), NOB

Job Status: Full Time Job,Graduate/Exp

Remuneration: Attractive,

Location: Nigeria

Job Profile

Job Number: 503798

Purpose of the Assignment

The purpose of this deployment is to institute child protection capacity within the National Defence headquarters of Nigeria by strengthening the capacity of the Nigerian security forces on child rights and child protection, and specifically to advice the Human Rights Desk on child protection issues arising from the ongoing armed conflict in the North-eastern Nigeria and other similar contexts.
Assignment Tasks

Develop a work plan for 11.5 months to support capacity building of NSF, particularly HRD on child protection in the context of northeast Nigeria, and other related assignments as per TOR
Carry out training activities on children and armed conflict for members of HRD, senior CIMIC officers and the step down training to troops of Operations Lafia Dole in Northeast Nigeria
Support the HRD- child protection focal points to develop a child protection work plan for the NSF at federal and state levels
Undertake joint field visits with HRD staff to northeast to monitor situation of children and assist HRD in preparing a report to senior leadership of NSF with concrete recommendations on actions to be taken regarding grave violations against children
Advocate at federal level for the adoption of the protocol for the handover of children encountered during military operations to civilian authorities
Undertake field visits to Borno to disseminate and sensitize NSF on the handover protocol and to support the CP team on the operationalization of the protocol
Organize consultative workshop and meetings and follow up with IPCR and MOFA for the endorsement of Paris Commitments and Paris Principles by FGN
Work with IPCR and MOFA on the establishment of inter-ministerial committee on CAAC at federal level, and facilitate activities of the committee
Organize the conduct of MRM Country Task Force meetings at federal level, including sharing invitations and organizing venue
Assist the UNICEF CAAC team with following up on the implementation of CAAFAG and MRM work plans with partners at federal and state levels as may be required
Perform other duties as may be required by the supervisor
Expected Deliverables

Detailed work plan for institutional support to Nigerian army on strengthening their capacities on child protection;
Monthly progress reports on the implementation of deliverables, including challenges and recommendations;
Quarterly analytical report on institutional support provided to IPCR, NSF and MOFA regarding endorsement of Paris Commitments, establishment of inter-ministerial committee on CAAC and adoption of the handover protocol;
Submission of field trip reports on activities conducted
Mid-term evaluation report as per UNICEF consultancy template
Final evaluation report as per UNICEF template

Job Qualifications

Education:

Detailed work plan for institutional support to Nigerian army on strengthening their capacities on child protection;
Monthly progress reports on the implementation of deliverables, including challenges and recommendations;
Quarterly analytical report on institutional support provided to IPCR, NSF and MOFA regarding endorsement of Paris Commitments, establishment of inter-ministerial committee on CAAC and adoption of the handover protocol;
Submission of field trip reports on activities conducted
Mid-term evaluation report as per UNICEF consultancy template

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Job Categories: Jobs In Nigeria. Job Types: Full-time. Job Tags: UNICEF Jobs. Salaries: N200000-300000.

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