Programme Associate for Child Protection (Violence), GS6, Temporary Appointment, Bogotá-Colombia #106986

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 22 January 2020
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 03 February 2020

UNICEF works in some of the world's toughest places, to reach the world'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 2015 to the end of 2019 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.We work throughout Colombia, with special focus on the departments where children have fewer opportunities: Choco, Cauca, Nariño, Antioquia,Cordoba, Amazonas, Putumayo, La Guajira and Caqueta.For more information visit the following link:

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision and guidance of the Programme Officer, the Programme Associate supports the respective section through providing a range of procedural, administrative, programme and operational support in developing, implementing, executing and monitoring the Protection (child violence ) activities from the Humanitarian Action Plan, at national level, ensuring effective and timely delivery that is consistent with UNICEF rules and regulations.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

Support to programme development, planning and execution.

Researches, analyzes, verifies, synthesizes and compiles qualitative and quantitative data and information from a variety of sources on subject matters relevant to the work of the section to facilitate preparation of reports, working papers, and presentations. Drafts project documents, work plans, budgets, proposals on implementation arrangements.Carries out transactions in VISION ensuring programme results, activities and programme coding are as per annual work plans (AWPs), and makes amendments and alterations as per section revisions when necessary.Monitors and tracks the efficient distribution of supplies that are required for effective programme delivery.

Support to monitoring and reporting of programme results.

Prepares monitoring and reporting information for supervisor on agreed performance indicators to drive more efficient management and accountability for results.Monitors budgets and financial expenditures of section, ensuring compliance with UNICEF rules and regulations, keeping supervisor informed and advised on actions for decision/follow up.

Support in resource mobilization.

Researches, analyzes, verifies, and synthesizes data and information in support of preparing reports pertaining to donors (both current and potential).Researches, analyzes, verifies, and synthesizes data and information to assist in the preparation of periodic or ad-hoc financial reports relating to country office and donors to support the office in optimizing use of programme funds.Carries out transactions in VISION pertaining to grants for his/her section such as registering grant allotments and tracking expiring programme grants

Support in knowledge management and capacity building.

Researches, analyzes, verifies and synthesizes information on best practices and lessons learnt to support knowledge development and capacity buildingSupports capacity development activities related to performance monitoring, programme development, and related internal UNICEF systems/tools by preparing training materials and participating on exercises pertaining to program processes and procedures which aim to build capacity of stakeholders

Support in Technical assistance to strengthen the develop of the Programme (Protection againts child Violence) activities from the Humanitarian action plan, at national.

Support humanitarian-based programmes approach in the formulation of programme goals and objectives and development of strategies and implementation frameworks.Collaborate with partners and assist in the strengthening of quality of humanitarian-based programmes consistent and effective planning, design, implementation, monitoring and/or evaluation of programmes and projects. Contribute to coherence, synergy and added value to the programming planning and design processes using a results-based management approach to programme planning and design.Provide technical assistance in preparing viable recommendations on project implementation, alternative approaches, and optimal utilization of resources that contribute effectively to the fulfilment of the rights of children and women, and recommendations on programme, new initiatives and management issues to ensure achievement of stated objectives.

Contribution and support provided to build and reinforce commitment and institutional and communities and capacities of the national and local partners.Provide government authorities and communities with technical assistance and supports for capacity building and the sustainability of the programmeProgramme (Protection against child Violence) activities from the Humanitarian action plan, at national.Promote and maintain the building and reinforcing of the commitment and institutional capacities of the local partners by identifying these partners and partnerships and providing continuous supports, coordination and collaboration for sustainability of the humanitarian action plan.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Completion of secondary education, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the work of the organization, specially health, nutrition and child protection. A minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible administrative or clerical work experience is required. Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset. Good level of English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.


Programme Associate Protection GBV - WEB.pdf

For every Child, you demonstrate¦

UNICEF's core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The technical competencies required for this post are:

Analyzing (II) Applying technical expertise (II) Planning and organizing (II) Following Instructions and Procedures (II)

Core Values

Commitment Diversity and inclusion Integrity

Core competencies

Communication (II) Working with people (II) Drive for results (II)

View our competency framework at

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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