UNICEF Volunteering Program in Mexico : UNV International Specialist Child Protection in Emergencies

UNICEF Volunteering Program in Mexico : UNV International Specialist Child Protection in Emergencies


Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

**The duty station of this position is Tijuana, Baja California**

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Field Office Manager (Tijuana) or her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist will:

  1. Constantly monitor the situation of children and adolescents on the move particularly those unaccompanied, in Baja California and Sonora, as needed, identifying trends and anticipating possible emergency scenarios.
  2. Guide and implement UNICEF's response to address the protection needs of the migrant population within MPP programme and the migrant, displaced, asylum seeking and refugee population in general in Baja California and Sonora.
  3. Provide guidance to the UNICEF protection team in Tijuana for an effective implementation of the humanitarian and migration response, ensuring coherence of interventions, as well as supervision and monitoring.
  4. In coordination with the Protection team in Tijuana, design the mid-term support strategy at the northern border, focusing on capacity building, the implementation of the Core Commitments for Children in Humanitarian Action, and implementation of the Alternative Care Model.
  5. Promote, attend meetings and maintain close coordination with authorities, members of civil society, with other UN agencies (IOM and UNHCR), identifying needs, adapting the response strategically and ensuring good collaboration.
  6. Ensure the implementation of the Core Commitments for Children (CCC) in Baja California and Sonora, within UNICEF’s work as well as within the Government and Civil Society
  7. Guide authorities with the implementation of international child protection standards for the protection of children on the move
  8. Accelerate the implementation of solutions for care for children on the move by identifying new opportunities and partnerships and ensuring capacity building.
  9. Ensure the capacity-building of UNICEF and partners within CPiE.
  10. Assist in the planning, coordination, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of activities related to children on the move in Baja California and Sonora.
  11. Supervise and monitor the activities and projects for children on the move of UNICEF’s implementing partners.
  12. Participate in training activities organized for relevant actors and provide logistical and substantive support as requested.
  13. Prepare briefings/reports on the status of UNICEF Tijuana response in the field.
  14. Maintain regular communication with the Protection team at country level to ensure strategic guidance.
  15. Any other activities as required or assigned by the supervisor or her designated representative.
 Master degree or equivalent

Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in Law, Migration Studies, Human Rights, Gender Studies, International Protection or areas related to Child Protection.

 60 Months
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
 Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs, Social work
  • At least 5 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in Child protection and migration or other relevant programmes;
  • Experience with humanitarian emergencies is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Knowledge in alternative care model is an asset.
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting and reporting skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; being culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in human rights, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

Commitment and Motivation, Professionalism, Working in Teams

You can only apply if you have created your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup

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Application deadline: 18-Apr-2021 at 23:59hrs, Germany time zone