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Readvertised Vacancy: Child Protection Officer, NO-2, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, PAT #126608 (For Cambodian Nationals Only)

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Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Duty Station: Phnom-Penh
Level: NO-2
Location: Cambodia
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 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, child protection is a priority!

UNICEF started operation in Cambodia in 1952 and opened first country office in 1973 in Phnom Penh. More information on what we do in Cambodia is available at

How can you make a difference?

Purpose for the Job:

Under the direct supervision of the Child Protection Specialist in charge for output 1 (enabling environment) the incumbent will support the child program to approach its data work more systematically. She/he will be responsible to provide technical support and oversight to Government partners to operationalize and use systems and tools to generate data, and to spearhead new solutions to improve data for children. The incumbent will focus on providing support to Government to analyze and use the data generated from the existing platforms and systems (e.g. Primero, and CPIMS) to further inform planning, policy making and advocacy, and to take stock of the progress made against the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), and other relevant human rights mechanisms recommendations. Internally, she/he will support the child protection section to improve the generation and use of data, by regularly analyzing trends in critical areas and will provide technical guidance to monitor the Child Protection program against outcome and output indicators. Finally, she/he will support to evidence generation initiatives of the section, in collaboration with the research and evaluation manager and other relevant colleagues.  

Summary of Key Functions/Accountabilities:

  1. Technical support to Government institutions to regularly generate data and evidence using existing digital systems, such as Primero and CPIMS to inform programming and advocacy.
  2. Coordinate evidence generation initiatives for the child protection programme
  3. Support the internal data monitoring and reporting processes for the section, including through coordination and quality assurance

1.  Technical Support to Government Institutions to regularly generate data and evidence using existing Digital Systems, such as Primero and CPIMS to inform Programming and Advocacy:

  • Collate and analyze administrative data on child protection and maintain a statistical overview of priority indicators and trends
  • Prepare periodic analytical reports on progress being made to inform policy, advocacy and programming and support utilization data and evidence for policy advocacy, including through development of policy briefs and developing partnerships with key Ministries and NGOs to advocate for policy reforms
  • Liaise with the social policy team of UNICEF to use data and evidence to reform public policy for children, focusing on budgeting for child protection
  • Provide technical oversight to Government to operationalize Primero digital case management system, including through capacity building
  • Support Government and NGOs, to coordinate through interoperability and improve referral processes across different case management system

2.  Coordinate Evidence Generation Initiatives for the Child Protection Programme:

  • In collaboration with relevant output managers, technical child protection officers, and with the research and evaluation manager, coordinate the evidence generation initiatives (e.g. surveys, evaluation, studies, etc) of the child protection programme, with focus on strengthening new data and evidence that can inform UNICEF strategies in the next country program;
  • Collaborate with other sections to analyse linkages between CP outcomes and other child rights related indicators (e.g. data on violence in schools, data on health outcomes linked to harmful practices) and feed data and analysis into the child protection program strategies, and UNICEF cross-sectoral priorities.
  • In collaboration with the T4D specialist, explore the application of new technologies to fill data and evidence gaps in child protection

3.  Support the Internal Data Monitoring and Reporting Processes for the section, including through Coordination and Quality Assurance:

  • Ensure timely and quality preparation of the section inputs to mid-year and end-year reporting process
  • Regularly monitor and record progress against child protection program outcome and outputs indicators, identifying challenges and gaps to be addressed through programming
  • Work with output managers to document best practices and human-interest stories for the child protection program
  • Perform any other duty related to M&E that may arise throughout the year.

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


  • Advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: development studies, sociology, international relations, and/or related fields,
  • Relevant trainings in data science, and/or in qualitative and quantitative reach an asset.


  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in child protection, case management, social policy, information/data management, advocacy, M&E are required.
  • Experience working with digital case management system or digital other systems, and/or managing data through technology required.
  • Experience in research and evaluation is considered an asset.
  • Relevant experience in programme development in child protection related areas in a UN system agency or organization an asset.


  • Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

Please find the job description of the post hereDownload File SJD- Child Protection Officer NO-2.docx

For every child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements. 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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.


UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable candidate are encouraged to apply.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

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

For every child, a future!

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