Chief Child Protection and PDET Manager (P4), Fixed Term, Bogotรก, Colombia, post # 87445 (Only international candidates)

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 01 March 2023
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 16 March 2023
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UNICEF works in some of the worldโ€™s toughest places, to reach the worldโ€™s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child,

At UNICEF COLOMBIA we work to generate positive changes in the lives of children and adolescents. Our current work plan runs from 2021 to the end of 2024 and aims to ensure that children and adolescents enjoy their rights through equitable access to social services, improve their learning and live protected from all types of violence.

UNICEF COLOMBIA central office is located in Bogota and has presence in six departments (sub offices) where children have fewer opportunities: Chocรณ, Nariรฑo, La Guajira, Arauca, Atlรกntico and Norte de Santander.

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How can you make a difference?

Colombia is an exciting and challenging duty station for a child protection professional. Colombia is beset with a triple affectation that exacerbates the already precarious conditions of a significant portion of its population, especially children and adolescents, in many rural areas of the country. These triple affectation are conflict, migration and disaster. It has all the child protection issues ranging from the traditional areas like VAC, justice for children to migration and conflict and post-conflict issues like prevention of recruitment and use, SC 1612, transitional justice and mine risk education. The Section Chief also co- convenes the Child Protection Area of Responsibility (CPAOR) and supervises the JPO (P2) who does the day to day coordination of the CPAOR.

Building on the achievements and the lessons learned of the previous programme cycles, and responding to the three cooperation priorities identified by the Government of Colombia and the United Nations System (UNS) in the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF), the present Country Programme (2021-2024) has three major outcomes. These are : 1.Support to the Peace with Legality policy, through strengthening of the implementation of Development Programmes with Territorial Focus (PDET); 2.Migration as a Development Factor; and 3. Technical Assistance for the acceleration of SDG catalyzers. Child Protection has a significant contribution to each of the three programme outcomes.

The Chief of Child Protection is also the manager for the PDETย (Programas de Desarrollo con Enfoque Territorial) outcome and is in charge of ensuring a multisectoral convergent interventions in some municipalities to serve as models for all 170 municipalities covered by the 2016 peace agreement. PDET is a 16 -year State roadmap (2016-2031) with financing from government and donors (MPTF) that seeks to bring development and peace in these areas. The PDET manager directly supervises the local governance or child friendly community official (NOB), the technical leads on health and nutrition (NOB) and WASH (NOB) and the child protection officer on prevention of recruitment and use (NOB) and the associate on mine action (GS 6) as well as an official on education (NOB) and a programme associate (GS 5). He or she provides technical oversight (dotted reporting line) to the MRM Child Protection Specialist (P3 who reports directly to the Dep Rep) and the child protection officers (NOB) on migration (reporting directly to outcome manager on migration) and VAC (reporting directly to the outcome manager on SDGs). There are protection UNVS at the national and local levels (6 territories). Given that the new government expressed its commitment to enter into negotiations with other armed groups as part of their total peace or โ€œpaz totalโ€ platform, the Section Chief is expected to lead the country office in the peace negotiations with the support of management and national colleagues.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will haveโ€ฆ

An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law, or another relevant social science field.

A minimum of eight years of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection related areas, at the international level, is required.

Experience working in a developing country.

Relevant experience in programme development in child protection related areas in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.

Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage.

Fluency in Spanish and English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French or Russian) or a local language is an asset.


ย Chief Child Protection Level 4.pdf

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โš ๏ธ ๐‚๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐‹๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž ๐๐จ๐ฐ: ๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ ๐“๐ž๐œ๐ก๐ง๐ข๐ช๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐š ๐ฃ๐จ๐› ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐”๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐๐Ž๐–!

For every Child, you demonstrateโ€ฆ

UNICEFโ€™s core values are Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability

The Core competencies required for the post are:ยท

โ€ข Build and maintain partnerships (L2)

โ€ข Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (L2)

โ€ข Drive for results with impact (L2)

โ€ข Innovate and embraces change (L2)

โ€ข Manage ambiguity and complexity (L2)

โ€ข Thinks and acts strategically (L2)

โ€ข Working collaboratively with others (L2)

โ€ข Nurtures, leads and manage people (L2)

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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

This vacancy is archived.

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