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May 26, 2009

Child Protection Specialist, L-4, Nairobi USSC, Kenya: UNICEF Jobs

If you are a passionate and committed professional and want to make a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you. UNICEF seeks a Child Protection Specialist, L-4 to be based in its UNICEF Somalia Support Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.

Under the general guidance of the Chief, CHEP Section, you will be responsible for the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of a component of the sectoral programme. You will be accountable for the formulation, design, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of Child Protection programme(s) to ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness of the programme management, delivery and accomplishment of programme goals and objectives.

Your profile:
  • Advanced university ourdegree in social sciences or a related technical field.
  • Eight years progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in programme planning, management, monitoring, and evaluation, in a related field.
  • Current knowledge of the latest developments and technology, in the field.
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, develop, plan and manage programmes, as well as to impart knowledge and teach skills.
  • Leadership and teamwork abilities.
  • Good analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.
  • Computer skills, including internet navigation and various office applications.
  • Fluency in English and another UN language required. Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset.
If you have got experience of working in a similar capacity and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children, send a detailed curriculum vitae in English, AND a duly completed United Nations Personal History form (available at, quoting VN-09-295 to: recruit.CP @

Applications should be received by 9 June 2009.

Only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.

UNICEF’s salary and benefits package is based on the United Nations Common System; visit for further information.

UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff. Well qualified candidates, particularly women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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