Child Protection Officer (CPiE MRM), Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

Organization: Unicef

Country: Myanmar

Field location: Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

Office: Unicef in Nay Pyi Taw

Closing date: Monday, 17 February 2020

Child Protection Officer (CPiE/MRM), NO2, Fixed Term, Nay Pyi Taw #100591 (Open to Myanmar Nationals Only)

Job no: 529552

Position type: Fixed Term Appointment

Location: Myanmar Division/Equivalent: Bangkok (EAPRO), Thailand

School/Unit: Myanmar

Department/Office: Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

Categories: NO-2

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential - to the benefit of a better world. For every child, a good start and hope

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.

How can you make a difference?

The Child Protection Officer based in Naypyitaw reports to the Child Protection Specialist for supervision. The Child Protection Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for child protection programmes/projects within the Country Programme from development planning to delivery of results. H/She prepares, executes, manages, and implements a variety of technical and administrative programme tasks to facilitate programme development, implementation, programme progress monitoring, evaluating and reporting.

Key functions and accountabilities of the position (detailed job description attached): -

Support to programme development and planning

Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results

Technical and operational support to programme implementation

Networking and partnership building

Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

Detail job description can be accessed here; 100591_CP Off_NO2_NPT_JD.pdf

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

A 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 two years of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection related areas is required.

Tags child protection development planning human rights international law knowledge management programme implementation programme management social development

Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.

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 English is required. Knowledge of another official UN Language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The technical competencies required for this post are....

Formulating strategies and concepts (I)

Analyzing (II)

Applying technical expertise (II)

Learning and Researching (II)

Planning and Organizing (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.


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

Advertised: Feb 03 2020 Myanmar Standard Time Application close: Feb 17 2020 Myanmar Standard Time