Child Protection Officer, Manila, Philippines

Organization: Unicef

Country: Philippines

City: Manila, Philippines

Office: UNICEF in Manila, Philippines

Closing date: Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Child Protection Officer, NO-1, Temporary Appointment, Manila Post no. 00114704

Job no: 535343

Position type: Temporary Appointment

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

School/Unit: Philippines

Department/Office: Manila, Philippines

Categories: Child Protection, NO-1

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, a fair chance

UNICEF has been an active partner of the Government of the Philippines and civil society in realizing the rights of every Filipino child, in line with priorities to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. UNICEF efforts have been focused on the most vulnerable regions identified by the Government of the Philippines Development Plan, particularly in the regions of Visayas and Mindanao. To ensure that interventions are sustainable and scaled up, UNICEF primarily supports local government units (LGUs) as the main instruments of delivering services and building systems. The level of engagement with government institutions will take into account capacities, economies of scale and sector issues.

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How can you make a difference?

Under the direct supervision of the Child Protection Officer (NO-2) handling Child Online Protection for SaferKidsPH, the Child Protection Officer (NO-1) post will support efforts towards prevention and response to violence against children, and with emphasis on strengthening strategies on child online protection, noting that a significant part of violence prevention and response efforts are on online and digital platforms.

The post is accountable for developing, managing, coordinating, networking, implementing, disseminating and monitoring SKPH Public Advocacy plan and activities, building on and advancing current efforts and achievements. Develop and update messages, products and assets for wider dissemination nationally and internationally as appropriate. Strive to promote awareness, understanding, support and respect for children’s and women’s rights. Help UNICEF’s position and visibility as the champion for children in the country office/regional office/media hub, and at a global level and those of the UN Country Team.

It will have the following Tasks and Responsibilities:

Lead in the development of the SaferKidsPH Advocacy and Communication Plan -Year 2 and support in the implementation thereof.

Coordinate and lead creative agency that will implement 2nd year SKPH Advocom plan, including the management of the SKPH Website and social media accounts.

Work with communication and Child Protection sections to plan and accomplish advocacy priorities for the year and translate strategy into implementation and actions to keep children’s issues high on the public domain and visible on media’s agenda.

Work on the implementation of the private sector engagement strategy and action plan of the SaferKidsPh programme.

Lead in the development and implementation of the Youth Engagement Strategy.

Help manage the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Framework of the SKPH.

Support communications and programme needs of the Child Protection section with the end view of linking child online protection work of SKPH to the broader Violence Against Children Agenda.

Work closely with Communications, PFP and CRB counterparts from within UNICEF and the SaferKidsPH Consortium agencies in the implementation and monitoring of the ADVCOM plan.

Design public advocacy initiatives that are aligned with and to support resource mobilization as part of UNICEF Philippines private sector funding in-country within the larger framework of global resource mobilization

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Coordinate with SKPH partners including but not limited to the Child Rights Network, universities, government and other entities.

Keep abreast of the global advocacy-communication priorities campaigns and partnerships UNICEF Philippines works with. Plan observance and implementation of key global priorities in a relevant and locally-appropriate way.

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

A *university degree in one of the following fields is required: communication research, journalism, mass communications, creative writing and public relations.

Completion of secondary school and a minimum of 5 years relevant experience in lieu of a university degree.

Two (2) years professional experience in research, journalism, editorial, advocacy, organization communications, and creative writing and PR; public affairs; and marketing communications, particularly handling events.

Previous work in project management in development is an advantage

Familiarity with UNICEF work is desired.

Experience coordinating among different government agencies and international as well as national partners preferred.

Excellent writing and communication skills in English and Filipino

Demonstrable work in Social Media a must.

Demonstrated experience in creatives and digital platforms is an advantage

How to apply

Qualified candidates are requested to complete an online candidate profile in by 03 November 2020. Only applications sent through the e-recruitment portal under Job no. 535343 will be considered.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

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

The functional competencies required for this post are...

Functional Competencies: Analyzing (2)

Applying technical expertise (2)

Learning and researching (2)

Planning and organizing (2)

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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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


By applying through our Talent Management System (TMS) you agree to our privacy statement which is in line with the Philippines‘ Data Privacy Act. You are strongly advised to read carefully through the privacy statement before submitting your application.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

Temporary Appointment (TA) staff, consultants, UNVs are all considered internal as per the definition of internal candidates.

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: Oct 20 2020 Singapore Standard Time Application close: Nov 03 2020 Singapore Standard Time