Child Protection Officer NO-2 Temporary Appointment (364 days) for nationals of only, Ashkhabad, Turkmenistan 204 views

Child Protection Officer, NO-2, Temporary Appointment (364 days), for nationals of Turkmenistan only

Job no: 528434

Position type: Temporary Appointment

Location: Turkmenistan Division/Equivalent: CEE/CIS

School/Unit: Republic of Turkmenistan

Department/Office: Ashkhabad, Rep. of Turkmenistan

Categories: Child Protection

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfil their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up

For Every Child, protection

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favouritism. Equity accelerates progress towards the goals of the 2030 agenda and realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

How can you make a difference?

UNICEF Country Office in Turkmenistan is seeking a highly motivated professional, who can contribute to the introduction of community-based social work services and broader child protection elements of the Country Programme between the Government of Turkmenistan and UNICEF.

Purpose for the job: Under the day-today supervision of the Programme Specialist (Social Policy and Economics), you will ensure technical, managerial and administrative support for institutional capacity building and programme sustainability.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities: Within the delegated authority and under the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be assigned the primarily, shared, or contributory accountabilities for all or part of the following areas of major duties and key end-results.

1. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results

2. Technical and operational support to programme implementation

3. Networking and partnership building

4. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

Please read the detailed list of accountabilities/duties/tasks in the attached Job profile of the post.

Child Protection Officer Level 2_Final.doc

To qualify as Child Protection Officer, you need to have…


A university degree in one of the following fields is required: social work, international development, public administration, public policy, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law, or another relevant social science field.

Experience and knowledge:

A minimum of two years of professional experience in development planning and management in child or social protection related areas, including social work, psychology, sociology, social pedagogy is required.

Knowledge and understanding of the policy and legal framework in Turkmenistan relating to social protection, child protection, disability is required. Experience of liaising with government Ministries is desirable.

Good knowledge and understanding of international rights framework (CRC, CRPD, CEDAW) is considered an asset.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in English, Turkmen and Russian is required.


Willingness to travel extensively within Turkmenistan

For every Child, you demonstrateÂ…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies: Communication [ II ]

Working with People [ II ]

Drive for Result [ II ]

The functional competencies:  Formulating strategies and concepts (I)

 Analyzing (II)

 Applying technical expertise (II)

 Learning and researching (II)

 Planning and organizing (II)

 Persuading and Influencing (II)

View our competency framework at

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Advertised: Dec 09 2019 West Asia Standard Time Application close: Dec 22 2019 West Asia Standard Time

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