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Child Protection Sub Cluster Coordinator, NOB, TA, Peshawar, Pakistan (For Pakistan Nationals Only)

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N.G.O./Social Services
Total Position:
Job Type:
Temporary Appointment
Apply By:
Dec 14, 2016
Posted On:
Dec 1, 2016
Job Description

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Position

The Officer shall provide leadership to the Child Protection Sub-Cluster and facilitate processes to ensure a well-coordinated, strategic, adequate, coherent and effective response by participants in the Child Protection SubCluster, including oversight of development planning processes for the delivery of results. The successful candidate shall prepare, execute, manage and implement a variety of technical and administrative program tasks to facilitate program development, implementation, and program progress monitoring, evaluation and reporting.

Key function, accountabilities and related duties/tasks:

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

The post-holder has the responsibility, in coordination with all sub-cluster participants, for the efficient management and functioning of the Child Protection Area of Responsibility encompassing the following:


1. Support to program development and planning

2. Program management, monitoring and delivery of results

3. Technical and operational support to program implementation

4. Networking and partnership building

5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building


1. Support to program development and planning

  • Map current institutional response capacities, including child protection specific 4Ws
  • Develop and maintain an updated, realistic and evidence-based inter-agency child protection sub-cluster response plan (result-oriented, with appropriate objectives and indicators) through conducting secondary data reviews, need assessments and gap analyses identifying priority child protection needs and capacities in collaboration with child protection actors, which fit within the wider protection response and are captured in the overall Strategic Response Plan
  • Work with partners to develop a child protection inter-agency contingency planning/emergency preparedness plan for recurrent disasters

2. Program management, monitoring, evaluation and delivery of results.

  • With child protection actors, ensure periodic monitoring and reporting of the implementation of the sub-cluster strategy and results, while keeping in consideration the application and adherence to existing standards and guidelines
  • With partners, identify response gaps (including geographical coverage and programmatic scope) and seek solutions to fill the gaps
  • Contribute to relevant evaluations

3. Technical and operational support to program implementation

  • Maintain an appropriate humanitarian coordination mechanism between the national and sub-national level and strengthen pre-existing sectoral coordination
  • Represent the interests of the CP Sub-cluster in discussion with humanitarian community and other stakeholders on prioritization, based on response analysis, resource mobilization and advocacy
  • Represent child protection actors within the Protection Cluster and the OCHA-led inter-cluster coordination mechanisms
  • Promote emergency response actions, while at the same time considering needs for early recovery planning
  • Promote the implementation of minimum standards of child protection in humanitarian action amongst child protection actors and non-CP actors
  • Maintain flexibility within the sub-cluster to respond to changes in the operating environment, evolving requirements, capacities and participation


4. Networking and partnership building 

  • Work with the Protection Cluster, GBV Sub-Cluster and other actors (including other clusters, government counterparts, and relevant authorities) to integrate child protection within cross-sectoral activities to maximize impact and avoid duplication
  • Promote, respect and ensure that the Principles of Partnership are reflected in the day-to-day work of the Child Protection coordination mechanism
  • Work with the Protection Cluster and other humanitarian actors to prevent unintentional harm to children as a result of inappropriate humanitarian assistance
  • Ensure all other cluster (leads) are kept up to date with CP issues and how these concern their own areas of responsibility
  • In close consultation with child protection actors, develop CERF, Flash Appeals, SRP, HNO, and PHPF proposals
  • Leverage resources within UNICEF to support inter-agency child protection activities under the Cluster


5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

  • Ensure an effective information management system is established for sharing of information, generation of analyses, to, from and between cluster participants and other stakeholders, and at the national level
  • Maintain monthly reporting from sub-cluster participants, including 5Ws
  • Manage an inventory of relevant documents on the humanitarian situation
  • Support the development and analysis of need assessments and monitoring programs
  • Provide information management leadership in assessments and monitoring, including joint assessments and training
  • Lead on the preparation of SitRep inputs with emphasis on cluster plans, targets and achievements
  • Work with child protection actors to develop an inter-agency Child Protection in Emergency capacity-building strategy which meets the needs and priorities of key national and local stakeholders
  • Disseminate tools and materials for CP actors, including documented lessons learned and good practices for CPiE
  • Work with child protection actors to ensure training, community messages, and approaches are cohesive, standardized and not counterproductive
  • Work with partners to ensure a common approach to the transition from emergency interventions to early recovery and sustainable development
  • Ensure that SMART indicators designed for data collection and effective data security protocols are in place.
  • Ensure that data confidentiality is maintained at all levels of data collection, storage and reporting
  • Development of data collection tools/templates and management of data against indicators
  • Delivery of regular capacity-building interventions for partners in data collection and validation
  • Regular verification and management of means of verifications for all information
  • Data analysis to reflect any resultant change within the project/intervention

Competencies and level of proficiency required:


Core Values:

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity

Core competencies:

  • Communication (II)
  • Working with people (I)
  • Drive for results (I)

Functional Competencies:

  • Formulating strategies and concepts (I)
  • Analyzing (II)
  • Applying technical expertise (II)
  • Learning and researching (II)
  • Planning and organizing (II)


A University Degree in international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, law or other social science field is required.


A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection in emergency and/other related areas at the international and/or in a developing country is required. Relevant experience in child protection and related areas, program/project development and management in a UN system agency or organization is an asset. Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.


HEC Attested degrees are a pre-requisite for employment at UNICEF. During the recruitment process candidates may be required to present HEC attested degrees

To view our competency framework, please click here

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

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