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Child Protection Specialist


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, Security.
Job Description:

The Child Protection Specialist (Migration) will work closely with Child Protection in Emergencies, Violence Against Children and Child Protection Systems Specialists in the Child Protection section as well as with key sections such as Humanitarian Action Resilience and Peace Building (HARP), Education, Adolescents and Gender ones and Country Offices staff, to ensure that migration issues are effectively considered and coherently integrated into appropriate work streams.
The Child Protection Specialist will direct, lead and manage the work of the office on children on the move, including support to strengthen cross-border child protection mechanisms and inclusion of children on the move in existing national systems in the region.
 Responsibilities: 
·         Programme Development, planning and management
Responsible for the development of programme proposals and other actions to leverage funds for the areas of responsibilities, reflecting priorities for the area of migration and children on the move, including a key focus on the efficient and effective development of protection-focused migration and refugee policy and programming. Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes to ensure integration, coherence and harmonization of programmes/projects with other UNICEF sectors and achievement of results as planned and allocated. Certifies disbursement of funds, monitors and submits financial status reports to management in compliance with regulation and guidelines.
·         Advisory services and technical support
Strengthen capacity at country and regional levels by developing inter-agency standard-setting guidance and tools to support work on protection focused migration and refugee issues. This will take place though strategizing with country and regional offices and partners to raise awareness of the guidelines, informed by a collected body of knowledge that can be shared and replicated across countries. Provide technical assistance to country offices for the design and implementation of child protection programmes related to children on the move. Provide quality assurance of interventions across countries, including coordination of cross-border activities and programmes related to children on the move.
·         Advocacy, networking and partners building
Develop and maintain inter-agency relationships with external partners and UN agencies, such as UNHCR, IOM, the African Union and Regional Economic Communities, supporting the development of enhanced policy frameworks to advance the protection of children on the move.
·         Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
Keep abreast, research, benchmark, and implement best practices in child protection management and information systems related to children on the move. Promote knowledge management/sharing and technical input or recommendations on major programme direction and on introduction of new initiatives.
Impact of Results
·         The strategic and effective advocacy, planning and formulation of child protection programme/projects and the achievements of sustainable results contributes to the achievement of goals and objective to create a protective environment for children on the move against harm and all forms of violent and ensures their survival, development and well-being in society. Achievement in child protection programme and projects in turn contribute to maintaining/enhancing the credibility and ability of UNICEF to provide programme services for mothers and children that promote greater social equality in the country.
·         The decision of the incumbent directly affects UNICEF’s leadership role in the area of children on the move, migration and protection; effectiveness of country programmes and regional interventions; and timely recruitment of technical consultant for effective programme response.
·         The recommendation of the incumbent will affect the direction of programming approaches; strategic planning and the development of future policies; and programmes and projects related to children on the move, migration and protection.
Qualifications:
·         Advanced University degree in International Relations, Public Administration/Public Policy, Humanitarian Affairs, Development, Social Sciences, or a related technical field.
·         Five years professional work experience at national and international levels in humanitarian response. Preferred experience in preparedness, complex emergencies, including experience in early recovery in the East and southern Africa region.
·         Excellent written reporting skills
·         Fluency in both written and spoken English, and another UN language as a strong asset
How To Apply:
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.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Administrative Assistant

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.
Responsibilities:
·         Receive, record and distribute all incoming and outgoing mail, Pouch and invoices from staff, vendors, and partners, including submitting Invoices for VAT application keeping track of these correspondence until action is taken.
·         Dispatches outgoing communications, including pouches, special courier and hand delivery through outsourced messengers. Also, prepare workload statistics of sub-units and annual expenditure/accounts to maintain proper accounts for all courier mail, calculate, check, verify authenticity and process all invoices for a courier, pouch and postal mail for payment.
·         Opens new subject files, as required, and disposes of old files in accordance with established Standard Operating
·         Sets up and maintains the office filing system in accordance with an established classification system.
·         Establishes and maintains records system of file movements within the office.
·         Responds to inquiries regarding files, correspondence and references.  Collects reference and background material from registry files, as requested.  Prepares and types correspondence relating to registry activities.

·         Prepare, and process requisitions for the replenishment of office stationery and equipment, as necessary. Review invoices and breakdown of charges by the vendor against items ordered and reconcile account for prompt payment to vendor.  Keep up-to-date records of all orders, charges and invoices and misc. documents required to expedite payment to vendor and/ or to manage items in dispute.
·         Maintain and update Record Management and Archives filing system. Ensure all paper archives, historical records, financial records, contracts and confidential information are converted to electronic formats and placed on digital platform. Manage electronic files/ documents, upload, transfer, and relocate materials to enable access to relevant information. Serve as administrator / focal point for record management & archive system. Respond to inquiries and represent unit in internal and external meetings.
Qualifications:
·         Completion of secondary education; knowledge of record-keeping procedures and some typing skills required.
·         Four years of general clerical work, some of which is in a busy registry. Experience working with a diverse environment/serving demanding clientele is desirable.
·         Good knowledge of the local language and the working language of the duty station.
How To Apply:
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
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Nutrition Officer

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, Nutrition
Responsibilities:
·         Participates in the development of the government and UNICEF work plan(s) and ensures compliance with specific assigned objectives.
·         Provide guidance and support to focal government staff and partners to manage and implement Programme/projects (strengthening working group and coordination structures), conducts periodic programme reviews with government counterparts, donors and/or other partners, meets with national and international agencies covering the management of programme/projects and prepares programme/project status reports required for management, donors, budget review, programme analysis, annual reports,
·         Identify capacity building needs and sustainability of programme/projects and assists partners and government authorities to plan and organize capacity strengthening programmes.
·         Participates in technical development of relevant guidelines, strategies, policies, etc and supports their implementation through monitoring and evaluation
·         Supports the development of partnership programmes and documents for the nutrition services implementation
·         Supports partners for programme roll-out, including training and monitoring. This includes analyzing quarterly technical reports from partners and addresses presenting issues in consultation with supervisor
·         Coordinates with the Operations/Supply staff on supply and non-supply assistance activities ensuring proper and timely UNICEF and government accountability. Certifies disbursements of funds, monitors and submits financial status reports to supervisor, section chief or representative, as required.
·         Participates in meetings with Ministries responsible for programme/project review and follows up on implementation of recommendations and agreements.
·         Assists in the development and/or introduction of innovative approaches, methods and practices in project management and evaluation with a focus on MIYCN.
·         Contributes towards the preparation of the situation analysis by compiling data, analyzing and evaluating information, ensuring accurate and timely input of programme information in surveys, HMIS/CBHIS programme system and the issuance of status reports for monitoring and evaluation purposes on MIYCN
·         Participates in intersectoral collaboration with other programme colleagues
Qualifications:
·         A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, Social Science, public health, health Education/promotion or related technical field
·         At least a minimum of 2 years demonstrated experience of working in nutrition and at least one year working on maternal, infant and young child nutrition in Kenya; additional years of experience will be an added advantage
·         Experience in implementing programs in Liaison with Ministry of health.
·         Fluency in English and Kiswahili required.
How To Apply:
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.

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