Child Protection Assistant

UNICEF, Sukhumi, Georgia

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
28th October, 2020

Job Description


The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child. UNICEF is focused on accelerating the universal realization of child rights by fostering greater social inclusion of the most deprived children and by reducing disparities and inequities affecting children and their families.

With the financial support of Sida, UNICEF and World Vision are implementing the programme "Strengthening and Developing Sustainable Basic Social Services for Children in Abkhazia". The aim of this project is to support the introduction of community-based approaches to the provision of quality basic social services for children; to strengthen and develop social work; and to contribute to evidence building on child protection issues in Abkhazia. To support the planning, coordination, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of activities of this project, as well as the other planned interventions in the field of child protection, UNICEF's Sukhumi Field Office is recruiting a local Child Protection Assistant.

Scope of work:

Under the direct supervision of the Child Protection Officer (NOA) and with oversight from the Chief of Sukhumi Field Office, the Child Protection Assistant will provide assistance to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all child protection related activities of the Sukhumi Field Office, in close cooperation with relevant international UNICEF child protection specialists. The position is full time and office based.

Necessary qualifications and experience:

  • University degree in law, sociology, psychology, medicine, pedagogical studies, international relations or other relevant field; specialised trainings in a relevant field would be an asset;
  • At least five years of relevant working experience; experience with UN will be a significant asset;
  • Good understanding of child well-being issues;
  • Very good analytical skills, experience in research and the writing of analytical reports;
  • Very good organizational skills;
  • Fluency in English language;
  • Ability to work in a multi-national environment with team members from different cultural backgrounds.


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