Closing Date : 2019-06-03
Duty Station : Tbilisi, Georgia
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Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Georgia
Closing date: 03 Jun 2019

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Background:

Between 1 July 2015 and 30 June 2018, with the financial support of Sida, UNICEF and World Vision implemented the programme Strengthening and Developing Sustainable Basic Social Services for Children in Abkhazia . Aim of this project was to support the introduction of community based approaches to the provision of quality basic social services for children; to strengthen and develop social work; and to contribute to evidence building on child protection issues in Abkhazia. To build on the successes of this project, Sida, UNICEF and World Vision decided to cooperate in a follow-up programme that would strengthen and expand the achieved results. To support the planning, coordination, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of activities in the framework of this project, UNICEF's Sukhumi Field Office is recruiting a local Child Protection Assistant on a Special Service Agreement (SSA).

Scope of work:

Under the direct supervision of the Child Protection Officer (NOA) and the Chief of Sukhumi Field Office, as well as in close cooperation with relevant international and national UNICEF child protection specialists, the Child Protection Assistant will provide assistance to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all protection related activities of the Sukhumi Field Office.

Contract period:

The duration of the initial contract is 6 months with the possibility for extension in case of available funding. The start date for contract is beginning of July 2019.

Duties and responsibilities:

The Child Well-Being Assistant will fulfil the following duties and responsibilities:

Engage in research on specific topics related to child well-being and provide background information/papers/reports to UNICEF;Support the implementation of the Sida-funded project Developing, Strengthening and Expanding Sustainable Basic Social Services for Children in Abkhazia in all its aspects; amongst others, provide input to various draft project documents, participate in the planning, preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of activities, and provide input to various reports related to child well-being activities;Monitor, document and report on the activities of UNICEF's implementing partners and their impact in the field of child well-being in Abkhazia;Support the coordination of UNICEF activities in the field of child well-being with the activities of UNICEF's implementing partners, other international organizations and NGOs;Act as a UNICEF Gender Focal Point in the framework of the Sida-funded project Developing, Strengthening and Expanding Sustainable Basic Social Services for Children in Abkhazia ;Maintain close contacts with relevant UNICEF colleagues and offices outside of Abkhazia as well as stakeholders in the field of child well-being in Abkhazia;Fulfil other duties and responsibilities as requested by the Chief of Sukhumi Field Office or Child Protection Officer.

Tasks

Task: Engage in research on specific topics related to child well-being and provide background information/papers/reports to UNICEF.

Timeframe, mode of service: Throughout the contract period.

Deliverables: Quality reports/papers/background information documents on various issues related to child well-being are produced and shared with the consultant and relevant UNICEF staff.

Task: Support the implementation of the Sida-funded project Strengthening and Developing Sustainable Basic Social Services for Children in Abkhazia in all its aspects.

Timeframe, mode of service: Throughout the contract period

Deliverables: Quality support to the planning, preparation, coordination, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of activities; quality input to various project related documents including reports.

Task: Monitor, document and report on the activities of UNICEF's implementing partners in the field of child well-being in Abkhazia.

Timeframe, mode of service: Throughout the contract period

Deliverables: Regular updates and analytical reports to Chief of Sukhumi Field Office, Head of Child Protection and National Project Officer on activities of UNICEF's implementing partners.

Task: Support the coordination of UNICEF activities in the field of child well-being with the activities of UNICEF's implementing partners, other international organizations and NGOs.

Timeframe, mode of service: Throughout the contract period

Deliverables: Smooth coordination of UNICEF activities with relevant programme staff of UNICEF implementing partners, other international organizations and NGOs.

Task: Act as a UNICEF Gender Focal Point in the framework of the Sida-funded project Developing, Strengthening and Expanding Sustainable Basic Social Services for Children in Abkhazia

Timeframe, mode of service: Throughout the contract period

Deliverables: Support to the project team in mainstreaming gender within the CP project.

Task: Maintain close contacts with relevant UNICEF colleagues and offices outside of Abkhazia as well as stakeholders in the field of child well-being in Abkhazia.

Timeframe, mode of service: Throughout the contract period

Deliverables: Smooth cooperation and coordination of activities with relevant UNICEF colleagues and offices outside of Abkhazia, as well as relevant authorities and other stakeholders in Abkhazia.

Task: Fulfil other duties and responsibilities as requested by the Chief of Sukhumi Field Office or Child Protection Officer.

Timeframe, mode of service: As necessary

Deliverables: N/A

Necessary qualifications and experience:

Specialised trainings in a relevant field (e.g. law, sociology, psychology, medicine, pedagogical studies etc.); relevant university degree would be a significant asset;At least three years relevant working experience;Good understanding of child well-being issues;Very good analytical skills, experience in research and the writing of analytical reports;Very good organizational skills;Fluency in Russian language and working knowledge of English language; knowledge of other relevant languages would be an asset;Ability to work in a multi-national environment with team members from different cultural backgrounds.

Performance indicators:

The Child Protection Assistant's performance will be evaluated against the following criteria: timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, and quality of duties and responsibilities fulfilled.

Unsatisfactory performance:

In case of unsatisfactory performance the contract can be terminated by notification letter sent 15 days prior to the termination date.

Remuneration:

Applicants are required to submit a financial proposal for the requested services. The remuneration will be negotiated between the applicants and UNICEF on the basis of an initial proposal of the applicants. The Child Protection Assistant will be remunerated on monthly base, following satisfactory fulfilment of the duties and responsibilities and the provision of a monthly report on activities performed and deliverables achieved.


How to apply:

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 organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=522386

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