Child Protection Officer, Tehran
Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
City: Tehran, Iran
Office: UNICEF Tehran
Closing date: Friday, 20 December 2019
Job no: 528327
Position type: Temporary Appointment
Department/Office: Teheran, Iran (Islamic Rep. of)
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.
For every child, A champion
How can you make a difference?
The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does in programmes, 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 nations.
The present position - Child Protection Officer (Level 1)- is based in UNICEF Iran Country Office (CO) Child Protection section. It will contribute to achieve the results of the Child Protection component of the Country Programme and the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF). The Officer reports to the Child Protection Specialist who is at Level 3 (NOC).
Purpose for the job
The Child Protection Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for the child protection programmes/projects through the application of theoretical and technical skills in researching, collecting, analyzing, and presenting technical programme information while learning organizational rules, regulations and procedures to support the development and formulation of the Child Protection Programme within the Country Programme.