On 14/15 March 2019
, Cyclone Idai made landfall at 19:00 hours on the 14th of March. Wind speeds between 119 and 153 KM/h were measured. Initial reports indicate loss of life, injuries and significant infrastructure damage. At least 21 deaths and more than 70 injuries have been reported in Sofala Province (OCHA, Flash Update No. 2). Reports from the Government of Mozambique’s National Institute of Disaster Management’s (INGC) indicate there has been substantial damage to houses and essential infrastructure, including schools, health facilities, bridges and roads. Electricity has been disrupted in areas that has been hardest hit since the storm made landfall and telephone and internet communications are down. The cyclone brought heavy rains with it that will impact a wider area as rivers will swell and are likely to cause flooding including in Manica and Sofala Provinces, likely increasing the total number of people in need.
The UNICEF Country Office is scaling up its Child Protection component in response to the emergency and technical management is required. Oversight to ensure adherence to the CCCs for Humanitarian Action by the country office is a critical function during an emergency response. Therefore, under the direction and guidance of the MCO Child Protection Sector, the incumbent will provide overall support to the government in their emergency response by assuming overall responsibility for co-ordination of the Child Protection Cluster or by supporting the government in doing this:
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS
Support leadership and coordination of the Child Protection Area of Responsibility within the Protection cluster (coordinate assessment of needs, mapping, funding, strategy development, information sharing and support to SCO and government partners and organizations with a mandate and engagement in CPiE response, integrate CPiE in protection cluster and other clusters’ response, assure linkages with GBV and SEA mechanisms, review of tools and forms of the government and partners, oversight for monitoring and feedback of response in the field); capacity building of CP staff to take over CP AoR leadership and coordination (FT NOB under recruitment and NOC focal point CPiE)
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES
- Advanced university degree in a related field
- A minimum of 5-8 years’ experience with either the UN and/or NGO in Emergency or Early Reconstruction settings.
- Fluency in English (verbal and written). Good written and spoken skills in Portuguese will be an asset.