Child Protection Officer - Parenting and Social Welfare, NO 2, TA, 364 days, Manila, Post no. 115434
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Manila (Philippines)
Grade: NO 2, Entry Professional
Occupations: General Support, Peace and Security, Social and Inclusive Development, Youth and Adolescence
Closing soon: 28 Jan 2021
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Job Description

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 fulfill 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, a fair chance

UNICEF has been an active partner of the Government of the Philippines and civil society in realizing the rights of every Filipino child, in line with priorities to achieve the SDGs. UNICEF efforts have been focused on the most vulnerable regions identified by the Government of the Philippines Development Plan, particularly in the regions of Visayas and Mindanao. To ensure that interventions are sustainable and scaled up, UNICEF will support both the national and local government units (LGUs) as the main instruments of delivering services and building systems. The level of engagement with government institutions will consider capacities, economies of scale and sector issues.

UNICEF Philippines has two offices. One office is based in Manila and a field office in Cotabato City, the second largest city in Mindanao, Southern Philippines, with some 300,000 population. The city is the regional administrative centre of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) and over 80 percent of the population is Muslim. Mindanao is both conflict-affected and prone to frequent earthquakes and typhoons. 

Visit this link for more information on Philippine Country Office:

How can you make a difference?

Under the direct supervision of the Child Protection Specialist, NO 3, this post will specifically support the planning, implementation and monitoring of child care programmes at national and sub-national level by regularly coordinating with and providing high-level technical assistance to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), regional DSWD and relevant child protection authorities at sub-national and local level.

The incumbent will have the following Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Support the implementation of key activities in the Rolling Work Plan with the Department of Social Welfare and Development and provide high-level technical assistance to the central DSWD, select regional offices and Local Government Units (LGU).
  • Facilitate the coordination between the consultancy firm responsible for conducting the assessment of the case management system of key units within DSWD and the DSWD technical working group.
  • Liaise with the UNICEF Regional Office for East Asia and the Pacific and relevant technical officers within DSWD to develop the roll-out plan for PRIMERO CPIMS+ and support the pilot test in a select location.
  • Support the implementation of the Masayang Pamilya (MaPa), an evidence based positive parenting programme co-designed by the University of Oxford and Ateneo de Manila University, in targeted locations.
  • Work closely with DSWD, Child Welfare Council (CWC) and other relevant government authorities in the development of a National Parenting Framework that could guide the planning and implementation of parenting programmes across the country.
  • Support and facilitate coordination with the consultancy firm responsible for the conduct of review, enrichment and finalization of DSWD Pantawid 4Ps IEC materials of Kilos Unlad
  • Support the coordination efforts with DSWD and CWC on the development and finalization of the framework on strengthening the social service workforce based on the UNICEF Regional ASEAN guidelines on Social Work strenghening.
  • Support the Monitoring and Evaluation (ME) functions of the Section.
  • Provide support to the Section as required by the Child Protection Specialist and/or the Chief of the Section.

The post incumbent is expected to deliver the following by the end of the contract:

  • Monthly progress reports on the results of support activities in the implementation and coordination work with government and Civil Society Organizations (CSO) partners based on the approved work schedule.
  • Quarterly progress updates on the status of implementation of the Rolling Work Plan with the Department of Social Welfare and Development including reports on technical assistance provided to DSWD Central Office, Regional Offices and selected LGUs.
  • Quarterly monitoring reports on the status and progress of case management system assessment, roll-out plan for DSWD Primero CPIMS+, and the DSWD Pantawid 4Ps IEC materials enrichment.
  • Regular updates on the MaPa implementation and progress on the coordination work with DSWD.
  • Submission of National Parenting Framework as a results of consulations and meetings with DSWD and CWC and other relevant partners.
  • Submission of the national framework on strengthening the social service workforce based on the consultations and collaboration as initiated by DSWD and CWC and as guided by UNICEF Regional Office.
  • Regular assistance on ME provided to the Section; key tools for facilitating the monitoring and reporting developed and utilized by the Section.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • A university degree in one of the following fields is required: international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law, social work or another relevant social science field.
  • Advanced education degree MA or MSC is preferred.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection related areas is required.
  • Relevant experience in programme development in child protection, parenting, social welfare and related areas in a UN system agency or organization is considered highly desired.
  • Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage.
  • Experience working in international organizations or non-governmental organizations, and field work experience an asset.
  • High level of writing and communication skills, computer skills.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The competencies required for this post are:

Builds and maintains partnerships (Level 1)

▪ Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (Level 1)

▪ Drive to achieve results for impact (Level 1)

▪ Innovates and embraces change (Level 1)

▪ Manages ambiguity and complexity (Level 1)

▪ Thinks and acts strategically (Level 1)

▪ Works collaboratively with others (Level 1)

View our competency framework at

How to apply

Qualified candidates are requested to complete an online candidate profile in by 28 January 2021. Only applications sent through the e-recruitment portal will be considered.

By applying through our Talent Management System (TMS) you agree to our privacy statement which is in line with the Philippines’ Data Privacy Act. You are strongly advised to read carefully through the privacy statement before submitting your application.

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


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

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