Child Protection Officer position is available at the UNICEF office in China. UNICEF China is supporting key ministerial partners to build a comprehensive integrated child protection system with the aim of preventing and responding to all forms of violence against children. The child protection programme of UNICEF China has been developed based on that commitment and focuses on two key areas: upstream policy advocacy and national strategy support. In order to support the motives, UNICEF is seeking a talented professional to manage, provide technical support to, and monitor the implementation of an integrated child protection services pilot in support of the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA).
- Manage and support the implementing partners at all levels with the development of work-plans for the assigned activities and ensure that plans are implemented in a timely manner
- Also, support in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of the pilot programme, including developing an M&E framework and working with experts/institutions
- Assess the continued relevance and appropriateness of the programme activities, and monitor progress of activities against planned objectives, outcomes and impact
- Likewise, lead knowledge management of the pilot programme, including documentation of good practices
- Monitor implementation of supplies, cash assistance and contracts
- Similarly, ensure efficient and effective donor services through high quality and timely donor reports, facilitating donor visits, and preparing donor presentations and discussions
- Moreover, bring innovation and technologies to project management to improve the efficiency and quality of the pilot programme
Qualifications and Requirements
- Advanced university degree (master) in development studies, psychology, social work, child rights, legal studies or other social science field. A first level degree (bachelor) in combination with additional child protection professional experience in lieu of a master’s degree
- Minimum of three to five years of relevant professional experience in programme implementation, administration, monitoring and evaluation. Above all, previous work experience in child protection is a requirement
- Knowledge, understanding and interest in child protection and development issues and policies in China and internationally
- Also, strong interpersonal and organisational skills to promote smooth project management
- Fluency in English and Mandarin, both written and spoken
- Ability and willingness to travel to the programme sites.