United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Mission de l’Organisation des Nations
Unies pour la Stabilisation en République Démocratique du Congo
Assistant Child Protection Officer NO-A
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 15 January 2018
DATE OF ISSUANCE: 15 December 2017
ORGANIZATIONAL SECTION: Child Protection Section
DUTY STATION: Multiple Duty Station
TYPE OF VACANCY: Internal and External
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: MONUSCO/004/CPS/2017
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
MONUSCO Child Protection Section is mandated by UN Security Council Resolution 1612 (2005) as well as other Resolutions relating to children and armed conflict to monitor grave violations perpetrated against children in the context of armed conflict. A strong focus is laid upon the prevention of recruitment of children as well as immediate and unconditional release of children associated with the Armed Forces and Groups and their re-integration back to civilian life. The fight against impunity for perpetrators of grave violations against children is also a central element of MONUSCO Child Protection mandate.
Organizational setting and reporting relationship:
The NPO will be responsible for the implementation of MONUSCO Child Protection work plan in Goma, Kananga, Tshikapa or Lubumbashi by supporting the monitoring and reporting mechanism for grave violations against children.
The NPO will be based in Goma, Kananga, Tshikapa or Lubumbashi Offices with intensive field visits for monitoring and reporting purposes.
The NPO will work under the supervision of a Team-leader
Roles and responsibilities
Best interest of the child: Ensure that the best interest, rights, protection and well-being of all children is given priority both by MONUSCO, Government counterparts, partners and other relevant actors within the area of deployment.
Monitoring of grave violations –Carry out extensive field visits to gather and report on grave violations perpetrated against children in a timely and accurate manner. Ensure impartiality, neutrality, confidentiality and security of information collected as well as protection of such information and its sources.
Reporting –Draft concise, accurate and timely reports: Daily Reports, Activity Reports, Weekly Incident Reviews, Monthly Reports, flash reports, Incident Reports and other reports as may be required
Justice for children – Participate in the judicial follow up of due process for children for children in conflict with the law (perpetrators, victims, witnesses) as per the DRC Law on Protection of Children as well as International Juvenile Justice Standards; Participate in the judicial follow-up of perpetrators of grave violations against children
Capacity building for local counterparts – Carry out awareness raising, capacity building, training and sensitisation of various target groups, including counterparts within GoDRC as well as other relevant Child Protection actors and partners
Case referral – Ensure timely referral of children’s cases to appropriate UN Agencies, NGOs, Government institutions and other relevant actors and partners for appropriate interventions
Mainstreaming – Enhance internal co-operation with other MONUSCO Substantive Sections, UN Police and MONUSCO Military in the implementation of MONUSCO Child Protection mandate
Co-ordination and collaboration – External formation and enhancement of positive collaborations and partnerships with other Child Protection actors as well as participation in relevant Working Groups and Cluster forums
Professionalism expertise: Knowledge of MONUSCO Child Protection Mandate; Knowledge of a wide range of Child Protection issues as relates to children in armed conflict situations as per various UN Security Council Mandates; Ability to learn more on Child protection given various dynamics in the field; Ability to make concise determinations of children’s best interests; Ability to gather, manage and report children’s information effectively; Ability to work under pressure in remote locations and harsh conditions. Shows pride in work and in achievements; Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. Ability to communicate honestly and respectfully with colleagues as well as with local communities and Counterparts; Knowledge of duty station main local language is required and the knowledge of other local languages added advantage.
Teamwork: Ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and maintain constructive working relationships with colleagues from different nationalities and across diverse cultural backgrounds. Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise and is willing to learn from others; Places team agenda before personal agenda; Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings
Education and Experience: A first level university degree (Bachelors or equivalent) with a minimum of 2 (two) years of work experience in Law, Child Rights and Development, Anthropology, Social Sciences, Humanitarian/Human Rights and experience of working with children either with Government, UN, recognized NGOs, Community-based Organizations or Human Rights Lobby Groups.
Advanced university degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) in Law, Child Rights and Development, Anthropology, Social Sciences, Humanitarian/Human Rights and experience of working with children either with Government, UN, recognized NGOs, Community-based Organizations or Human Rights Lobby Groups will be accepted with no years of experience.
Language: Fluency in spoken, written and understanding in French & English; Knowledge of the duty station main local language is required and the knowledge of other local languages added advantage.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested and qualified applicants should submit their applications together with the United Nations Personal History form (P-11)
Submit applications by email ONLY to: [email protected]
All application MUST indicate the MONUSCO Job Opening number for which they are applying, on the subject line in the e-mail.e.g. MONUSCO/004/CPS/2017
All applicants MUST indicate the telephone number and the mail address. Applications without telephone number and the email address WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Applications received after the deadline will NOT BE ACCEPTED.
ONLY successful applicants will be contacted for WRITTEN SUBSTANTIVE and COMPETENCY BASED ASSESSMENTS TEST
In line with the UN policy on gender balance, FEMALE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS