Child Protection Specialist in Abuja, Nigeria

at Unicef (Nigeria)

Hospital & Health Care
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Vacancy number: VN-NG R-08-2016
Level: National Professional (NO-C)
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Duration: Two years

Purpose of the Post
The incumbent of this post will manage the social norms components of the child protection programme, with a specific focus on FGM/C abandonment preventing and responding to violence against children and ending child marriage, complementing policy and legal reform and the child protection systems strengthening interventions.

Qualifications and Competencies Required

  • Advanced university degree, preferably in the Social Sciences, Law or other relevant field.
  • Five years of professional work experience at national or international levels in child protection,
  • Advanced technical knowledge of theories, principles and methods for social norms change especially in the field of child protection, with a focus on ending violence against children, FGM/C and/or child marriage
  • Experience in designing, implementing and monitoring social norms change progammes
  • Experience of working with community leaders, communities and religious leaders to effect social norms change is desirable
  • Gender and diversity awareness Fluency in English
  • Good written and presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
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