UNICEF is looking for a Child Protection Specialist, NOC, New Delhi (Supporting J&K).

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children in the world’s thereby ensuring a better future for every child, this is the chance to make a difference.

Job Description

Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Chief of Child Protection Section this position will support the development and preparation of the Child Protection (or a sector of) program/s and will be responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting of progress of child protection programs/projects in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes to facilitate the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable contributions to national and international efforts to create a protective environment for children against all harm and to protect their rights to survival, development and wellbeing as established under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, international treaties/framework and UN intergovernmental bodies.

The Specialist contributes to achievement of results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM) and UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework.

Key functions/Accountabilities

  1. Support to programs/projects 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


An Advanced University degree in international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law and other social science field is required.


A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection preferably in a context of civil strife, social unrest or conflict. 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. A good understanding of mental health and psychosocial support in humanitarian situations is an asset.

Language Requirements

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

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