Child Protection Specialist (Information Management System Deployment), Bangkok

Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund

Country: Thailand

City: Bangkok, Thailand

Office: UNICEF East Asia and Pacific, Bangkok

Grade: P-3

Closing date: Sunday, 31 January 2021

Child Protection Specialist (Information Management System Deployment), (P-3), Bangkok, Thailand #110549 (Temporary Appointment)

Job no: 537564

Position type: Temporary Appointment

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

School/Unit: Regional Services Div (EAPR), Bangkok

Department/Office: Regl Programme Section, Bangkok

Categories: Child Protection, P-3

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, protection

Under the guidance of the Child Protection Regional Advisor and the Regional Chief of ICTD, and with technical guidance from the Primero Project Lead at HQ, the Child Protection Information Management System Deployment Specialist will be a focal point for Country Offices, partners and governments in the EAP region in the assessment, planning, implementation and support of child protection information management systems, with a focus on supporting the roll out of the Primero system.

How can you make a difference?

In addition to providing technical support for Country Offices in strengthening government information management systems for child protection, the Specialist would:

provide quality technical support and guidance for Country Offices, partners and governments who are using or planning to use Primero;
improve and standardize the processes to make Primero deployments more streamlined;
provide business analysis and technical implementation skills to understand system specifications and support the third-party software vendors in defining requirements, testing and deploying instances;
provide input and practical recommendation on user-driven design processes for improved front-end usability;
contribute to knowledge management through analyzing, coordinating and gathering lessons learned from CPIMS+, GBVIMS+ and MRMIMS+ implementations to guide /inform / develop best practices to provide an evidence-base for improved programming for child protection and case management; and

develop reusable open standards for data management, interoperability, data protection and privacy. The Child Protection Information Management System Deployment Specialist will effectively translate technical information and requirements into language that can be understood by non-technical counterparts with the goal of reducing the dependency on ICT colleagues and third-party software vendors. This will involve regular engagement with Technical Teams from CPIMS+, GBVIMS+ and MRMIMS+ as well as UNICEF ICTD, and other key stakeholders.

The Specialist will also produce monthly/regular analysis of data from participating countries, develop a fact sheet for the region on child protection information management systems/Primero, and develop a business case for child protection information management systems targeted at governments for use by Country Offices.

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

An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Information Technology, Social Sciences, International Humanitarian Law, Development Studies, Community Development, Public Health, Education or other fields related to work at UNICEF. *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.

A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in Technology for Development (T4D) and/or information system development, including mobile and web-based applications, with manifested capacity to manage programmes involving many stakeholders.

Strong preference given to candidates with CPIMS+/Primero experience.

Tags child protection community development data management data protection government information humanitarian law information management information technology knowledge management social sciences

Experience working in a developing country is considered an asset.

Experience of working on child protection related programmes is considered an added advantage.

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

Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.

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

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.

Builds and maintains partnerships

Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness

Drive to achieve results for impact

Innovates and embraces change

Manages ambiguity and complexity

Thinks and acts strategically

Works collaboratively with others


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 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.


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.

Advertised: Jan 20 2021 SE Asia Standard Time Application close: Jan 31 2021 SE Asia Standard Time