TA Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist (Psychosocial Support and Community Based Protection)


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 Overall Objective of the Temporary Position

The overall objective of the post is to promote the handover of children associated with armed groups to civilian authorities and to ensure their safe, supported return and reintegration.


Specific Project Objectives to which the Position is Related

Output 36: By 2017, the capacity of key institutions and civil society is strengthened to monitor and report violence against children especially in humanitarian context and implement gender and age-appropriate prevention and response measures in at least three states.


Major Tasks to be Accomplished

Provide technical guidance for the development and implementation of the strategy and programme on the reintegration of children associated with armed groups (CAAFAG)

Facilitate the training of and ongoing support for state and non state actors, including community volunteers, on the reintegration of CAAFAG

Facilitate the training of military and security personnel on child protection

Engage in advocacy on the handover of children from military authorities to civilian authorities

Establish the reintegration programme in a minimum of six local government areas, as well as Maiduguri, in Borno State

Support the development of community based reintegration activities for CAAFAG

Engage with religious and community leaders to promote reintegration of CAAFAG

Strengthen the referral mechanism for CAAFAG to available services and programmes, including education and livelihoods programming

Establish and manage peacebuilding initiatives in focus communities, including the establishment of peacebuilding clubs

Support the tracing and reunification of families for CAAFAG

Manage and quality assure the work of the team of consultants and third party local consultants responsible for overseeing and monitoring the children associated with armed groups programme

Manage and develop new programme cooperation agreements with international and national NGOs for the reintegration of children associated with armed groups and peacebuilding

Ensure robust data collection to capture the number of beneficiaries reached by the programme and the impact of the programme, including management of the evaluation of the programme

Ensure effective linkages with other components of the child protection in emergencies programme

Manage the children associated with armed groups programme, including ensuring timely implementation of activities, timely reporting to the donors, compliance with visibility requirements and compliance with internal UNICEF procedures and processes


Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge/Experience Required


Advanced university Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Social Science or related field.

Minimum of 5 years demonstrable professional experience in implementing child protection in emergency programmes

Experience of implementing reintegration programmes for children associated with armed groups

Excellent training and communication skills

Proven ability to work independently under difficult conditions

Excellent advocacy skills

First university Degree with additional two-years of relevant work experience is acceptable in lieu of an advanced university degree.



Experience in advocating with military/security forces for the handover of children

Experience in implementing peacebuilding programmes

Experience in Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism (Security Council 1612)

Experience in team management

Fluency in English


Competencies of Successful Candidate

Core Values:


Diversity and inclusion



Core Competencies:

Communication (II)

Working with people (II)

Drive for results (II)


Functional Competencies:

Leading and supervising (I)

Formulating strategies and concepts (II)

Analyzing (III)

Relating and networking (II)

Deciding and Initiating action (II)

Applying technical expertise (III)



The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.

Please note that Maiduguri, Borno is a non-family duty station.

The position is based in Maiduguri, Borno State, with regular travel to Yobe State

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Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)




NGO/Community Services & Dev

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

5 - 7 years