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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, Protection.

UNICEF/Haiti cluster approach aims to ensure clear leadership, predictability and accountability in international responses to humanitarian emergencies by clarifying the division of labor among organizations and better defining their roles and responsibilities within the different sectors of the response. It seeks to make the international humanitarian community better organized and more accountable and professional, so that it can be a better partner for the affected people, host governments, local authorities, local civil society and resourcing partners.

How can you make a difference?

On behalf of UNICEF, the sub-Cluster Lead Agency for Child Protection, and in support of the Government, the purpose of this positiion is to provide leadership and facilitate the processes that will ensure a well-coordinated, strategic, adequate, coherent, and effective response by participants in the Child Protection coordination group.

The incumbent, under the supervision of the Child Protection Specialist, has joint responsibility with the Lead Agency, resourcing partners and all cluster participants at the national and sub-national level for the efficient management and functioning of the Child Protection area of responsibility encompassing the following:

Establish and maintain an appropriate humanitarian coordination mechanism for the CPIE response, building on and strengthening pre-existing sectoral coordination where possible;
Ensure the CPIE response is evidence-based through conducting secondary data reviews and, where necessary, assessments identifying the priority child protection needs and capacities;
Carry out a mapping of CPIE actors to identify gaps, avoid duplication and build complementarity of partner actions;
Work with child protection actors to develop an inter-agency Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO and a CPiE response plan, based on needs and gaps identified, that fits within the wider protection response and is captured in the overall Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP)
Ensure an effective information management system is established for sharing of information and generation of analysis, to, from and between cluster participants and other stakeholders, and between national and sub-national levels;
Promote the implementation of the Minimum Standards of Child Protection in Human Action amongest Child Protection actors and non-CP actors.
Ensure adequate resources are mobilized and are equitably allocated for the effective functioning of the cluster and its response;
Work with child protection actors to develop an inter-agency CPiE capacity building strategy that meets the needs and priorites;
Effective and comprehensive integration of relevant cross-cutting issues, including age, gender, disabilities, environment and HIV/AIDs;
Ensure ongoing situation monitoring and maintain flexibility within the coordination group to respond to changes in the operating environment, evolving requirements, capacities and participation;
Interact with other clusters (including through inter-cluster coordination fora), humanitarian actors, government counterparts, and relevant authorities for operational planning, engagement and active contribution of operational partners;
Develop inclusive consultative and feedback mechanisms to ensure accountablity of the response to the affected population;
Monitor performance of the inter-agency CPIE response against agreed indicators and monitor the core cluster functions;
Where there is both a national and a sub-national cluster, the post holder will ensure that there is effective communication, reporting, engagement and coordination between the two levels.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in one of the following fields is required: international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law, or another relevant social science field.

At least 5 years progressively responsible humanitarian work experience with UN and/or NGO, including programme management and/or coordination in the first phase of a major emergency response relevant to the CP coordination group.

Extensive work experience outside the humanitarian sector which is relevant to this post may be considered as a replacement for humanitarian experience.

Fluency in French and English is required.

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.

and functional competencies: Applying technical expertise; analyzing; persuading and influencing; adapting and responding to change; coping with pressure and setbacks; planning and organizing.

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. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


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

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

Eligible UNICEF International Professional (IP) Staff Members on fixed-term, continuing or permanent contracts applying to a Temporary Appointment, which is dedicated to L3 (or L2) Response, may be able to retain a lien and their fixed-term entitlements. The conditions of the temporary assignment will vary depending on the status of their post and their current tour of duty, and relocation entitlements may be limited as per the relevant policies.
Advertised: Mar 02 2023 Eastern Standard Time
Application close: Mar 15 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

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