UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund Bihać, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Mar 26, 2020Entry-level
In October 2018 UNICEF BiH established a field presence in Bihac, Una-Sana Canton, consisting of an emergency coordinator, an education officer, an emergency associate, and a driver. How can you make a difference? If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you. In close collaboration with colleagues in UNICEF's Country Office in Sarajevo and two national officers based in Bihac, you will support the implementation of UNICEF's humanitarian child protection response, with a primary focus in Una-Sana Canton. You will support local authorities in Una-Sana Canton in ensuring that families with children on the move and unaccompanied and separated children come first, that meeting their human rights and ensuring their access to protection and basic social services is being prioritized. The Child Protection Officer reports to the Emergency Coordinator (based in Bihac) on a day-to-day basis and for technical guidance to the Child Protection Specialist (based in Sarajevo). The Child Protection Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for the child protection programmes/projects, with a primary geographic focus on Una-Sana Canton and a primary programmatic focus on children on the move. Summary of key functions/accountabilities: Support the implementation of UNICEF's humanitarian child protection response, with a primary focus in Una-Sana Canton. Provide support to Government and NGO counterparts in ensuring that migrant, refugee and asylum-seeking children benefit from quality child protection support (case management, legal counselling, and mental health and psychosocial support) and child protection standards; that unaccompanied and separated children benefit from appropriate care arrangement and services; and that frontline workers have improved knowledge and skills on child protection. Participate in inter-agency meetings/events on programming to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on humanitarian response operational planning and preparation of child protection programmes/projects, in particular for migrant, refugee and asylum-seeking children, and to integrate and harmonize UNICEF’s position and strategies with the UN’s contingency/humanitarian response development and planning processes. Research information on potential donors and prepare resource mobilization materials and briefs for fundraising and partnership development purposes. Draft communication and information materials for CO programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fundraising for child protection programmes, in particular related to the humanitarian response to the refugee/migrant crisis situation.