MINUSMA - United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali Mopti, Mali
Mar 30, 2020Mid-level
Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the Child Protection Unit of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in Mopti. Mopti is classified as an E hardship duty station and a non-family duty station. The incumbent reports to and is under the direct supervision of the Chief of the Child Protection Section. Responsibilities Within delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties: •Supports the mainstreaming of child protection 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; •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; •Carries out age-based child protection screening of armed groups combatants under the framework of the DDR operations; •Researches, collects reliable, accurate and timely data on and, where necessary, conduct investigations into the six grave violations identified by the UN Security Council and other violations committed against children; •Provides timely 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 reporting to the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict; •Ensures timely delivery of a variety of reports, briefing notes, talking points and any other communications to brief senior mission staff in compliance with the mission mandate; •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 appropriate 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; •Negotiate and implement Action Plans with armed groups to end and prevent the six grave violations against children in situation of armed conflict and liaise with stakeholders on the care and management of children associated with armed groups including appropriate response; •Conduct dialogue with armed groups on the impact of their operations on children, in order to mitigate the effect of the conflict in the center region on children; •Provides training on child rights and child protection to military, police and civilian staff of the mission; •Liaises with national authorities, civil society, UN actors, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the host government, and relevant coordination mechanisms in ensuring adequate responses to violations committed against children; Undertakes field visits and/or joint assessment missions as directed and ensures up-to-date information sharing on substantive matters related to the rights of the child; •Provides guidance to and may supervise new/more junior staff; performs other duties as required.