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Child Protection Specialist
Child Care System Reform - Temporary Appointment (TA) position 

The child protection section of UNICEF in Zambia is looking for a Temporary Appointment Child Protection Specialist (P3 level), to manage the alternative care/child care system strengthening programme, funded by GHR foundation. The Specialist will be responsible for planning and management of the child care system reform component of the Child Protection programme.

Application deadline in 24 December 2014. For more information, please click here. Applications should be sent directly to the requesting office at the following email address: 

Family Care First: Call for Expression of Interest

Family Care First, an initiative of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Cambodia, is seeking innovative high-impact solutions to reduce the number of children living outside of family care in Cambodia. Family Care First is calling for the submission of ideas to help children in Cambodia and to develop and test innovative solutions and establish critical partnerships.

Family Care First asks potential partners to submit an Expression of Interest which clearly describes the research or development idea/solution and associated theory of change for reducing the number of children outside of family care in Cambodia.

Submissions should meet the following guidelines:

Submissions must also contain the following information (not included in word count):

The deadline for submissions is January 5, 2014 at 11:59pm EST.

Selected groups will be invited to join the co-creation workshop in February 2015, in Cambodia. During the workshop, USAID, partners, and selected groups will gather to collaboratively develop the solutions. This co-creation process will result in concept paper(s) of 5-7 pages each, outlining the concrete programmatic plan, focus area(s), goals, metrics, proposed budgets, timelines, etc.

For more information, please click here. Or click here to submit your Expression of Interest. 


Call for Case Study Abstracts 

The Supporting Transformation by Reducing Insecurity and Vulnerability with Economic strengthening” (STRIVE) Project, in conjunction with the Child Protection in Crisis (CPC) network and Women’s Refugee Commission, invites practitioners and researchers to submit case studies on evidence-based strategies, practices and research related to how economic strengthening activities can: 1) prevent the separation of children from their families and communities, and 2) support the tracing, reunification and reintegration of separated children back into their families and communities. 

STRIVE is funded by USAID’s Displaced Children and Orphans Fund (DCOF) and is designed to identify and produce replicable methodologies for economic development that demonstrably benefit vulnerable children. STRIVE is seeking case studies that present field-based learning on promising economic strengthening approaches to address poverty as a driver for family separation, and as a barrier to reunification and reintegration of separated children. The authors of selected case studies will be provided travel support to present at an upcoming Symposium that will include experts, practitioners and donors to be held in early March 2015 in Washington, D.C.

Abstracts are due on January 12th, 2015. For more information, please click here. To access the submission template, please click here. 

 Senior Technical Advisor for Family Strengthening and Child Protection

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is seeking a Senior Technical Advisor for Family Strengthening and Child Protection for the Comprehensive Care for Children Affected by HIV and AIDS (C3) project: a five-year, global USAID-funded project that provides technical expertise for increasing the capacity of program implementers and key actors within systems of protection, care and support, enabling them to effectively address the unique and multi-faceted needs of children affected by the HIV epidemic. 

Responsibilities of the Senior Technical Advisor will include: developing a conceptual framework (theory of change), designing three country-based projects and overseeing the implementation of those designs, providing quality assurance, facilitating long-term engagement for capacity-building, and more. 

Qualifications include: Master’s Degree or higher in social work, social sciences or a closely related field; at least seven years of work experience in child welfare and protection, of which at least five years were in a developing country; experience designing, implementing and managing country-level initiatives in child welfare and protection systems, family strengthening, community mobilization, and/or social service workforce initiatives in/for developing countries; fluency in English; ability to travel extensively, and more.

For more information, and to apply, please click here. 

UNICEF Papua New Guinea Office

Communication Specialist for End Violence Campaign

As part of UNICEF global initiative to End Violence against Children, UNICEF Papua New Guinea ( PNG) is currently working closely with the Department for Community Development and Religion; Department of National Planning  & Monitoring; NBC radio and Kundu TV and PNG Coalition on Child Rights to undertake a yearlong END VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN campaign at national and sub national level. The Campaign in Papua New Guinea aims to make violence against children VISIBLE by urging ordinary citizens, law-makers, government, the media, civil society organizations and  faith based organizations throughout the country to TALK OUT and TAKE ACTION to prevent violence against children from happening and to address when it does by providing care and support for survivors. The campaign was launched on 18th June and will be conducted for a period of one year

This consultancy will involve working very closely with the Department for Community Development; Department of National Planning and Monitoring and PNG coalition of Child Rights to support the implementation of Action Plan on End Violence against Children Campaign. Key responsibilities include:                                                                       

The consultant will travel to and work from UNICEF office in Port Moresby and will last for 6 months starting on 19 January 2015- 18 June 2015 (with possibility for extension). Interested candidates should contact Ms. Cifora Monier (

For more information on the position, please click here