UNAMI - United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq Baghdad, Iraq
Mar 20, 2020Entry-level
Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the Child Protection Unit within the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), Baghdad. The Associate Child Protection Officer reports to the Child Protection Officer. Responsibilities Within the limits of delegated authority, the Associate Child Protection Officer will be responsible for the following duties: • Carries out basic research on selected aspects of child protection issues to include collecting, analyzing and presenting statistical data and other information gathered from diverse sources to assist in the preparation of advice which may be provided by the senior officer concerns into all aspects of the activities, strategies, policies, and training programs of the peacekeeping operation and assists in the overall implementation of relevant Security Council resolutions(SCRs) on children and armed conflict; where necessary, conduct investigations into grave violations identified by the UN Security Council and other violations committed against children. • Supports a higher level Professional officer, or works directly with other UN peace operation components, including UN police and military, Human Rights, Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR), Security Sector Reform (SSR), Rule of Law, to integrate a child-conscious approach in their work. • Drafts chapters or significant inputs to relevant periodic reports to DPKO or DPA (as relevant) and to the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (SRSG-CAAC), including reports to the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict. • Drafts assigned segments or chapters for a variety of reports, briefing notes, talking points and other communications to brief senior office staff in compliance with the mission mandate. • As directed by his/her supervisor, supports the mission in implementing the Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism (MRM) established pursuant to S/RES/1612 (2005) in coordination with the UN Country Task Force on Monitoring and Reporting. • Provides assistance to backstopping to Child Protection Unit’s efforts toward the signing and implementation of national action plans to address grave violations against children as called for in SCRs 1539, 1612, 1882 and 1998. • Liaises with counterparts at the national level, civil society, UN actors, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the host government, and relevant coordination mechanisms in providing adequate responses to violations committed against children. • Participates in field visits and/or joint assessment missions as directed and provides up-to-date information sharing on substantive matters related to the rights of the child. • Assists in providing training on child rights and child protection to military, police and civilian staff of the mission. • Provides guidance to new colleagues and may supervise support staff. • Performs other duties as required.