Child Protection Specialist (Monitoring & Reporting Mechanisms), P3/TA, 364 days, Port-au-Prince, Haiti#129295

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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, Results, and care

How can you make a difference?

Purpose of the Job :

As the Coordinator for the MRM for Haiti: Accountable for the functioning of the monitoring and reporting mechanisms (MRM) on grave violations against children (CAAC) in Haiti, including ensuring systematic coordinated monitoring across Field Offices and the Regional Office.

Receive, compile, and analyze information received; and under the supervision of the chief of CP, transmit MRM information and reports as required to the UNICEF Representative.

Promote partnership and coordination within the Haiti CO and the CTFMR/equivalent, and act as the focal point for Haiti MRM related interaction with RO & NYHQ, including the Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE) and Emergency (EMOPS) teams both at RO and HQ, and the SRSG/CAAC’s office.

As the Child Protection Specialist on actions to address grave violations and issues related to child protection in emergencies:

Support the strengthened and effective implementation of actions to address grave violations, in relation to grave violations related advocacy, but also programming and other actions that will need to be implemented with all parties.

Summary of key functions/responsibilities:
The key services and tasks to be provided/undertaken during this temporary appointment are as follows:
• Systematic, coordinated, and quality monitoring of grave violations against children in Haiti.
• On a monthly basis, all MRM cases documented in concerned COs and by relevant CTF agencies will be compiled, verified (ensuring credibility, reliability, and verifiability of all cases), finalized, and uploaded to the Haiti MRM database.
• Quarterly Global Horizontal Notes, annual inputs to the SG’s report to the CAAC will be prepared based on all consolidated MRM cases – and submitted to the CTFMR or equivalent for onward transmission to the SRSG-CAAC.
• Strengthen MRM engagement and partnership with the UN and other relevant humanitarian actors – in particular CP and GBV and Education.
• Support engagement with parties to the conflict, using existing opportunities and seeking possible entry points for engagement.
• Keep the CTFMR Co-Chairs informed of all CAAC developments in the country.
• Ensure quality CPiE programming in CAAFAG in accordance with established standards, guidelines and procedures – by providing technical guidance to the Haiti Country Office.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Human rights/International humanitarian law or other relevant technical field.
    *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • A minimum of five years of relevant professional experience in child protection at national and international levels, including international work experience.
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency and previous experience on the MRM/CAAC and CAAFAG is considered an asset.
  • Advanced knowledge of MRM/CAAC and UNICEF’s specific role in this regard.
  • Advanced technical knowledge of theories, principles, and methods of child protection in emergencies, particularly in relation to MRM and CAAFAG programming, and the use of data and indicators in child protection/CAAC.
  • Fluency in French and English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, or Spanish) is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness(3)Drive to achieve results for impact(4)Innovates and embraces change(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity(6)Thinks and acts strategically(7)Works collaboratively with others.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. 


UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable female are encouraged to apply.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason. 

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

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

Please note that this is a non-family duty station. The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.


Advertised: 02 Jul 2024 Eastern Daylight Time
Deadline: 08 Jul 2024 Eastern Daylight Time

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