UNICEF Child Protection Information Management Consultant Job in Kenya

UNICEF Lodwar Zonal Office is looking for Child Protection Information Management Consultant (six months) to strengthen the child protection case management system for unaccompanied, separated children and vulnerable girls and boys in Kakuma Refugee Camp.

The incumbent will also support strengthening of case management related activities in four counties under the Lodwar Zonal office (Turkana, West Pokot, Baringo and Samburu).
Consultancy: Child Protection Information Management Officer, Lodwar
Job Number: 493896
Location: Kenya
Work Type: Consultancy


Under the supervision of the Child Protection Specialist, Lodwar Zonal Office (With management oversight by Chief Lodwar Zonal Office, and technical back-up by Chief Child Protection Nairobi) the objective of the position is to improve the case management system for unaccompanied, separated and vulnerable girls and boys in Kakuma refugee camp. 
The incumbent will also support the case management activities in all four counties (Turkana, West Pokot, Baringo and Samburu) under the Lodwar Zonal office. This position is for Kenyan Nationals only.

Tasks and deliverables: Based at UNICEF Lodwar Zonal Office, with at least 25% of time in Kakuma Refugee Camp, and frequent travel to each of the four counties covered by the Zonal Office (Turkana, West Pokot, Baringo & Samburu), the Child Protection Information Management Officer,  in collaboration with UNICEF Child Protection Specialists (NOC- Lodwar and Nairobi) LWF, UNHCR Community Services (Child Protection) and Eastern and Southern Regional Office (ESARO) Child Protection, will perform the following:

  • Provide technical support to strengthen Child Protection information Management System (CPIMS) in Kakuma Refugee Camp. This, in turn will help prompt timely case management services to unaccompanied, separated children and children with protection concerns (e.g. shorten period for completing BIA and BID, fast track family tracing and reunification, alternative care, psychosocial, protection, etc.).
  • Provide technical support in the phased roll-out of PRIMERO[1] to digitize child protection information data, storage and dissemination to provide real-time information and facilitate action for protection of vulnerable children.
  • Strengthen linkage between LWF managed CPIMS and UNHCR managed ProGress , enhance reliability of data (CPIMS) and support  staff to generate accurate data for unaccompanied, separated and vulnerable children.
  • Train staff in Kakuma Refugee Camp in digitization of child protection information data in collaboration with LWF, UNHCR including DCS staff and partner staff in four counties of the Lodwar Zonal Office.
  • FastTrack application  of data derived from CPIMS to address child protection concerns including reduction of waiting period for children faced with acute protection risks through BID process
  • With guidance from the Child Protection Specialist (NOC-Lodwar), provide technical guidance for the implementation of regional priorities identified through updated Child Protection Framework for South Sudan Situation (2015-17)
  • Participate in Kakuma level monthly child protection coordination meetings and providing accurate child protection trends and ensure that UNICEF priorities are incorporated and implemented under Kakuma level Child and Youth Protection Strategy (2014-16) in close collaboration with UNHCR and partners.
Payment Schedule: The consultant shall be paid on a monthly basis based on delivery of implementation report. 
To facilitate effective planning and monitoring of deliverables, the consultant shall submit an implementation plan covering the six months consultancy period. 
In all circumstances, payment by UNICEF shall be made upon satisfactory completion of deliverables and duly authorized by the Supervisor of contract.

Required qualifications, desired competencies, technical background and experience:

Education: Advanced University degree in related field such as Information Communication and Technology or Information Systems Management related qualification


  • Analytical and coordination skills;
  • Good writing and communication skills with ability to present ideas and concepts concisely in written and oral form ;
  • Ability to generate and interpret data for a general audience on child protection ;
  • Good facilitation skills;
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision and to meet tight deadlines.
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in information management systems. Experience in children related IMS will be an added advantage;
  • Experience in working on Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE), including Case Management, Best Interest Assessment and Best Interest Determination processes and procedures;
  • Experience in end user training.

Core: communication, drive for results, working with people

Technical: Formulating strategies and concepts, analysing, relating and networking, applying technical expertise.

Languages: Fluency in oral and written English. Knowledge of local languages relevant to the duty station is an asset.

Other: Willingness and ability to frequently travel to field locations in the four counties covered by Lodwar Zonal Office (i.e. Turkana, West Pokot, Samburu and  Baringo), minimum 25 % of time to be spent in Kakuma refugee Camp.

Other General Conditions: Turkana is a non-family duty station. Similarly, all field travel must be cleared by United Nations Department of Safety and Security. The Consultant must undertake the on-line ‘Basic Security in the Field’ – and ‘Advanced Security in the Field’ trainings before contract will be issued.

The candidate selected will be governed by and subject to UNICEF’s General Terms and Conditions for individual contracts.

Applications submitted without the all-inclusive fee will not be considered. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Electronic applications HERE are mandatory. 

Exceptionally CVs can be accepted if sent to the following e-mail address: kenhrvacanciesE@unicef.org

Deadline for Applications: 14 February 2016.

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 living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

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