Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Viet Nam
Closing date: 13 Nov 2017
If you are qualified and looking for a chance to make a real difference in the lives of Vietnamese children while gaining opportunities for career growth, you are invited to apply for the following posts with The United Nations Children’s Fund. For every child, a champion!
The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nation.
How can you make a difference?
Job organizational context Viet Nam is part of the global UN “Delivering As One” reform initiative, whereby VietNam has agreed to capitalize on the strengths and comparative advantages of the different members of the UN family and look at ways to increase the UN system’s impact. In VietNam, the initiative brings together the expertise, experience and capacities of all UN agencies in the country to provide more coordinated and effective assistance. The six pillars of reform in Viet Nam include One Plan, One Budget, One Leader, One Set of Management Practices, One Voice and the Green One UN House. The UNICEF VietNam office is located within the Green One UN House, where UN Agencies are seated according to function rather than Agency.
Direct supervision by Chief of Child Protection – overall task allocation, guidance, supervision on programme result areas will be provided by the Chief of Child Protection section through meetings and exchanges with the incumbent and through section meetings.
Purpose for the job: Accountable for the planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of the child protection system strengthening component of the Child Protection Programme to ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness of the project management, delivery and accomplishment of project goals and objectives.
Summary of key functions/accountabilities: as per attached JD. Vacancy Notice JD for Child Protection Specialist NOC.docx
To qualify as a championfor every child you will have…
The ideal candidate is someone with a strong background in child protection and children’s rights, who has a superior understanding of social work. They must be a self-starter who has demonstrated their ability to operate in a professional manner at a high-level within an inter-governmental or multi-lateral organization (for e.g. UNICEF, UN, ASEAN), as well as with Government(s). The ideal candidate is someone with leadership skills and has demonstrated the ability to work positively and collaboratively within and across teams in a large organization(s). Finally, the candidate must be able to communicate fluently in English, both written and verbal.
Education: Advanced university degree, preferably in social work, social sciences, or other relevant field.
Specific Technical Knowledge Required:
Common Technical Knowledge Required (applicable only to those who are or have been staff members of UNICEF or the UN common system):
Language Requirements: Fluency in English and Vietnamese.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication (II), Working with People (II)and Drive for Results (II).
To view our competency framework, please click here.
Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 13 November 2017 at 23:55 hours Ha Noi Time.
What we can offer you?
Competitive salary: Ranging fromUSD44,738 (net annually), depending on qualifications and experience.
Pension benefits: You will become a participant in the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund.
Health insurance scheme: You and your eligible dependentswill be covered by the UN Medical Insurance Plan.
Professional Development: you will havedifferent learning opportunities to strengthen your skills and competencies.
Become part of the United Nations: As an International organization that is part of the United Nations system, UNICEF offers opportunities to learn from other countries, and possible career options outside Viet Nam.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
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=508510