Child Protection Officer, Justice For Children And Child Online Protection

Child Protection Officer, Justice For Children And Child Online Protection


Child Protection Officer, Justice For Children And Child Online Protection

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Given the importance of strengthening the child protection system and offer efficient protection of children from all forms of abuse, violence and exploitation especially in the online space and given the importance of promoting access to justice for children, UNICEF Kenya is looking for a consultant to support its work in these areas. The primary purpose of the position is to provide technical support and guidance for child online protection and justice for children components of the child protection outcome under the 2018-2022 Country Program and UNDAF framework. Under the supervision of the Chief, Child Protection and working in close collaboration with other relevant programme sections staff, the Child Protection Officer-Justice for children and child online protection will provide technical assistance in enhancing country level capacity to ensure protection of children from all forms of abuse and exploitation including online abuse and protection of children within the juvenile justice system. The post will also support in streamlining the coordination mechanisms within government and the child protection partners.


Povide technical support to UNICEF CP partners in the areas of access to justice and violence against children, specifically child online protection and in particular advising on the development of national longer-term policies, plans and strategies.
Technical lead in the review of policies and legal documents relating to child protection and in particular access to justice and online protection of children and provide technical advice as needed.

Technical lead in programme development, implementation of, monitoring and reporting on, UNICEF Child Protection interventions on access to justice and online protection of children in select counties with a focus on UNICEF Country Programme priorities for children and in line with programme documents.

Contribute to resource mobilization for child online and justice for children thematic areas through development of funding proposals, overseeing grant utilization and preparing donor reports.

Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sectoral reviews with government and other counterparts to assess child online protection and justice for children programmes/projects, and to report on required action/interventions at the higher level of programme management.

Provide guidance to the section on legal reform processes and provide technical assistance on survivor/child-friendly justice, forensics and online violence/cybercrime affecting children.

Support and facilitate the field work in Kenya related to the global Disrupting Harm study (led by UNICEF Innocenti, ECPAT, Interpol).

Document good practices in relation to Child online protection.

Support service provision to children in conflict with the law through supporting service weeks and legal aid for children.

Support capacity building for judges, prosecutors, law enforcement officials, social workers on access to justice for children and child online protection for successful investigation and prosecution of child online offences.

Contribute to strengthening of partnerships, stakeholder capacity building and coordination of Child Online Protection and Justice for children.

Liaise with UNICEF CP colleagues to ensure integration of child online protection within the wider VAC agenda, justice for children and social welfare workforce strengthening initiatives.
Job Requirements
Required education
: Bachelor's degree

Required relevant work experience
: 2 years

Required languages:
English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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