Child Protection Officer, Khartoum, Sudan

Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund

Country: Sudan

City: Khartoum

Office: UNICEF Khartoum

Closing date: Thursday, 9 September 2021

Child Protection Officer, NO-B, Temporary Appointment (364 days), Khartoum, Sudan, (Open for Nationals of Sudan Only)

Job no: 544242

Position type: Temporary Appointment

Location: Sudan Division/Equivalent: Amman(MENA)

School/Unit: Sudan

Department/Office: Khartoum, Sudan

Categories: Child Protection

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, Hope

Sudan, surrounded by the Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Libya and South Sudan, positioned next to East, West, South and North Africa, is surrounded by complex conflicts in an unpredictable, volatile and rapidly evolving region. Sudan is by size the third biggest country in Africa, with a diverse population of around 42 million people. Sudan’s children make up half of the total population, and the past two decades have seen their lives significantly improve: fewer girls and boys are dying before their fifth birthday, primary school attendance is increasing, immunization coverage is high and the country remains polio free. Still, millions of children continue to suffer from protracted conflict in Darfur, the Kordofans, and Blue Nile, from seasonal natural disasters, malnutrition and disease outbreaks, and from under-investment in basic social services. More than three million of Sudan’s school aged children are not in the classroom. UNICEF has been in Sudan since 1952 and continues with a presence in 12 of Sudan’s 18 states.

How can you make a difference?

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.

The need to properly respond to the national and international call for attention and action on FGM/C and CM and other social norms related issues generates the need for further support to the social norms team.

The applicant is expected to manage, coordinate, and monitor the SFFGM2 program. S/he will provide a significant contribution to the social norms work through monitoring implementation, coordinating with UN agencies, government ministries and other partners and reporting on all related activities.

The applicant is expected to advocate for legal reforms including endorsement of FGM Article 141 and personal law.

key functions/accountabilities:

Support to programme/project 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

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


University degree (Bachelor’s or higher) in Anthropology, Social, Economic Sciences, or other relevant disciplines


Two years of professional work experience in Social norm with prior experience in FGM and CM related fields

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.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in English and Arabic is essential.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

Core Values



Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1)

Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)

Works Collaboratively with others (2)

Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)

Innovates and Embraces Change (2)

Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)

Drives to achieve impactful results (2)

Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

Functional Competencies

Analyzing (2)

Applying technical expertise (2)

Learning and researching (2)

Planning and organizing (2)

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.



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

** Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

No Fee


Advertised: Sep 02 2021 E. Africa Standard Time Application close: Sep 09 2021 E. Africa Standard Time

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