Job Vacancy at UN | TA Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist (Children Associated with Armed Groups) P-3

Background and Rationale
The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) Nigeria is seeking the interest of a qualified Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist in the area of reintegration of girls and boys who have been associated with armed groups.

Overall Objective Of The 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 Candidates

  • Core Values
  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity
  • 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
  • Please note that this is a re-advertisement. Candidates who have applied to the 1st round, will also be considered, and do not need to re-apply. 

Job Location
Maiduguri, Borno State

Application Closing Date
21 November 2016

How to apply
If you would like to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children, please apply to the link below no later than 21 November, 2016.
If you have not yet registered with UNICEF Employment, please click on the link below and complete the Registration form.
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.