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If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you. For 60 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you. For 60 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Programme Specialist (Children with Disabilities), P-4, New York
Vacancy No: E-VN-2011-001469
Duty Station: New York
Country: USA
Region: NY HQ
Position#: DPP12005
Application Close: 27-Sep-11
Contract Type: Long-term Staff (FT)

Purpose of the Position

Based within the Disability Unit, under the guidance of the Senior Adviser on Children with Disabilities, you will provide technical support to UNICEF#s work on children with disabilities and particularly to devise and implement a strategy for the roll-out of the revised 2007 programme guidance note on inclusion of children with disabilities to regional and country offices; initiate and guide the development of training tools as well as advocacy for UNICEF’s support to the
implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) as they relate to children with disabilities; and to coordinate efforts in supporting UNICEF’s engagement with the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and for the promotion of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Key Expected Results

1. Provides expert advice to support UNICEF in integrating the rights of children with disabilities into programme and policy formulation Working in coordination with Division of Policy and Practice (DPP) and Program Division (PD), devises and implements a strategy for the roll-out of revised 2007 programme guidance note on inclusion of children with disabilities to regional and country offices. Prepares draft policy documents, operational and technical guidance for UNICEF programming sectors on children with disabilities issues.

End Result (s): Strategy for the roll-out of the programme guidance note on inclusion of children with disabilities fully developed. Improved support and resources for the implementation of the international human rights treaties, in particular the CRPD, CRC and CEDAW, through UNICEF programmes and policies.

2. Partnerships and Initiatives
Participates in and coordinates UNICEF#s involvement in intergovernmental processes and liaise with partners from the disability community and other strategic organisations working on disability, including the World Bank, WHO, Save the Children and Handicap International. Taps into these partners’ expertise in shaping UNICEF’s advocacy and programming around disability; Represent the Senior Adviser on Children with Disabilities on the Inter-Agency Support Group on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Proposes strategies and contributes to advocacy with human rights institutions/mechanisms and the UN system at global level on disability issues and for bringing those issues into their agendas. Using the principles of human-rights based approach (HRBAP), provides support to the inter-agency policies, strategies, monitoring and accountability mechanisms for integrating the disability issues in UN operations and programmes.

End Result (s): Strengthened leadership in intergovernmental processes and human rights institutions as well as in interagency initiatives will increase attention to the rights of children with disabilities in partners’ agendas at international level.

3. Data collection and analysis on the situation of children with disabilities In coordination with country and regional offices, supports PD and DPP in identifying major gaps with regard to data on the situation of children with disabilities. Liaises with the Statistics and Monitoring Section and other relevant sections to identify the most appropriate ways to fill these information gaps; Conducts policy and legal research and analysis as it relates to disability issues, including analysis of the CRPD as legal instrument. Interprets CRPD articles for UNICEF application on disability issues for UNICEF policy development as required by Executive Staff.

End Result (s): Rights perspective incorporated in research and policy analysis for enhancing the realization of the rights of children with disabilities and elevating UNICEF#s credibility in policy debates.

4. Capacity building
Provides technical support to UNICEF field offices. Guides the development of an organizational capacity building strategy and tools on children with disabilities. Develops training tools and facilitates training to support the roll-out of the revised disability guidance note to regional and country offices; develops and facilitate learning sessions on disability for HQ-based staff. Contributes to the review and assessment of UNICEF programme analysis, planning and monitoring tools to assess the application of HRBA framework.

End Result (s): Strengthened analysis and feedback of UNICEF programme performance on disability issues at all levels leading to better organizational performance, strengthened mechanism to monitor implementation of CRDPD in UNICEF policies and programmes.

5. Inter-Divisional Collaboration
Supports the HQ-based inter-divisional working group on children with disabilities. Prepares inputs for UNICEF strategic planning processes, including and for briefings and talking points for senior managers on disability issues. Contributes to the development and implementation of global capacity development efforts around disability issues and the application of a human rights based approach. Advises staff and partners on disability issues/approaches and facilitate training as required.

End Result (s): UNICEF#s strategic planning processes on disability issues strengthened and human rights-based framework reflected in reports and advocacy messages. Advocacy around disability issues strengthened by implementation of effective capacity development strategy.

6. Advocate for UN human rights mechanisms to integrate the rights of children with disabilities
Brings the issue of children with disabilities to the attention of the CRPD Committee through written inputs, assisting the Committee in days of general discussion and in the drafting of General Comments. Encourages and supports country offices in countries that are coming up for review to prepare alternative reports and offer support to the State Party and other actors in drafting and presenting reports. Produces reporting guidelines for country offices. Supports country offices in reporting to the CRC Committee on disability and advocacy towards the State Party on this issue. Advocates with the NGO Group on the CRC to encourage participation of DPOs in child rights NGO coalitions. Supports UNICEF#s participation in the Human Rights Council#s annual half day panel on disability. Supports country offices in reporting on disability and advocacy in the Universal Periodic Review mechanism of the Human Rights Council.

End Result (s): Strengthened advocacy for UN human rights mechanisms to integrate the rights of children with disabilities will increase attention to the rights of children with disabilities in UN human rights mechanisms# agendas.

7. Key Liaison between UNICEF and AusAID for the REAP Project
Working in coordination with (and as member of) the Project Implementation Team, draws up project implementation plan which will prioritise and detail the work to be undertaken over the three-year period of the project. Responsible for the reporting requirements for AusAID, coordinating UNICEF country and HQ reports on the project

End Result (s): Successful implementation of REAP Project, which will increase UNICEF#s expertise and capacity to lead on issues relating to children with disability, and translating to improved policies, programmes and advocacy across developing countries.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

Advanced university degree in social sciences with a specific focus on children and disability. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Eight years of professional experience of working on issues of childhood disability, at least six years of which should be in the context of low and middle income countries. Experience of national and international level advocacy on disability issues, of programme planning and implementation, and of guiding monitoring and evaluation efforts in a development agency context is required. Clearly demonstrated ability to conceptualize development issues and write high quality technical reports, analytical materials and project proposals is essential. Direct field and community level experience in programme execution, involving government and international development agencies is highly desirable.

Competencies of Successful Candidate

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· Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.
· Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.
· Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
· Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.
· Analyses and integrates potentially conflicting numerical, verbal and other data from a number of sources
· Negotiates effectively by exploring a range of possibilities.
· Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.
· Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups; maintains an effective network of individuals across organizational departments.
· Contributes and tries out innovative approaches and insights.

Click below and enter position number – 1469

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Programme Specialist (Children with Disabilities), P-4, New York
Vacancy No: E-VN-2011-001467
Duty Station: New York
Country: USA
Region: NY HQ
Position#: 00071776
Application Close: 27-Sep-11
Contract Type: Long-term Staff (FT)

Purpose of the Position

Based within the Disability Unit, under the guidance of the Senior Adviser on Children with Disabilities, you will provide technical support to UNICEF’s work on children with disabilities and particularly to devise and implement a strategy for the roll-out of the revised 2007 programme guidance note on inclusion of children with disabilities to regional and country offices; initiate and guide the development of training tools as well as advocacy for UNICEF’s support to the
implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) as they relate to children with disabilities; and to support UNICEF’s efforts in developing and implementing policies, practice and programming focused on the mainstreaming of children with disabilities# issues in Headquarters, Regional and Country Offices around the world.

Key Expected Results

1. Provides expert advice to support UNICEF globally in integrating the rights of children with disabilities across programming. Working in coordination with Division of Policy and Practice (DPP) and Program Division (PD) technical sections on policy and the development of technical guidance on inclusive programming.

End Result (s): Enhanced technical guidance and improved technical support and resources on inclusive programming will be available and easily accessible to Headquarters, Regional and Country Offices.

2. Partnerships
-Supports the senior adviser on children with disabilities by liaising with disability related CSOs, including Disabled Peoples# Organizations (DPOs), donors, UN agencies and other strategic partner organisations to enhance coordination on inclusive programming at the country, regional and global level.
-In coordination with DPP and PD Sections, organizes and coordinates the activities of a global forum on children with disabilities and equity bringing together UN agencies, donors, INGOs, DPOs, governments and academic institutions to develop global coordination on inclusive programming for children with disabilities.
-Coordinates actions among UNICEF staff and partners in global, regional and country levels. Maps existing and potential stakeholders. Participates providing technical inputs for the development of common principles and sustainable strategies for global programme partnerships with focus on the inclusion and the mainstreaming of children with disabilities’ issues into the development agenda.

End Result (s): Strengthened relationships and coordination with major organizations to enhance results for children with disabilities through inclusive programming. Strategic stakeholders profiles defined for joint work.
3. Data collection and analysis on the situation of children with disabilities in UNICEF supported programming
-In response to country and regional offices, identify major gaps with regard to data on the situation of children with disabilities and monitor UNICEF#s results regarding inclusive programming. Liaise with the Statistics and Monitoring Section, PD technical sections and other relevant sections to identify the most appropriate ways to fill these information gaps, with particular emphasis on the regional and country level, and provide guidance and technical support for addressing these gaps

End Result (s): Improved information and technical knowledge in UNICEF#s programming for children with disabilities.

4. Capacity building
-In coordination with DPP and PD, identify and/or develop training opportunities to support increase knowledge and understanding on inclusive programming with an emphasis on children with disabilities at the global, regional and country level, including training applicable to UNICEF partners at the local level (e.g. governments and civil society). Identify potential target audiences, disseminate/promote training opportunities among target audiences, maintain database of qualified professionals in this area of work, report in impact of sustained capacity through training.

End Result (s): Strengthened knowledge and understanding among UNICEF staff and partners on inclusive programming and the rights of persons with disabilities.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

Advanced university degree in social sciences with a specific focus on children and disability. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Eight years of professional experience of working on issues of childhood disability, at least six years of which should be in the context of low and middle income countries. Experience of national and international level advocacy on disability issues, of programme planning and implementation, and of guiding monitoring and evaluation efforts in a development agency context is required. Clearly demonstrated ability to conceptualize development issues and write high quality technical reports, analytical materials and project proposals is essential. Direct field and community level experience in
programme execution, involving government and international development agencies is highly desirable.
Fluency in English and another UN language is required.
*A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Competencies of Successful Candidate

*
· Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.
· Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.
· Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
· Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.
· Analyses and integrates potentially conflicting numerical, verbal and other data from a number of sources
· Negotiates effectively by exploring a range of possibilities.
· Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.
· Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups; maintains an effective network of individuals across organizational departments.
· Contributes and tries out innovative approaches and insights.

Click below and enter position number 1467

https://careers.unicef.org/sap/bc/webdynpro/sap/hrrcf_a_unreg_job_search?sap-client=100&sap-language=EN&rcfContext=UNCF&sap-wd-configid=ZUSEARCH

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

Fonte: UNICEF

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