Child Protection Specialist – Promoting Birth Registration and Legal Identity for Children in Nigeria

Child Protection Specialist – Job Opportunity in Abuja

Job No: 571513

Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment

Duty Station: Abuja

Level: NO-3

Location: Nigeria

UNICEF works tirelessly in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, defend their rights, and help them reach their full potential from early childhood through adolescence. At UNICEF, we are dedicated, passionate, and proud of the work we do. Promoting the rights of every child is not just a job for us – it is a calling.

UNICEF offers diverse opportunities for personal and professional development, allowing our staff to build fulfilling careers while making a meaningful impact. We foster a culture that supports staff growth and well-being, and we provide an attractive compensation and benefits package. Visit our website to learn more about our mission and work.

For Every Child, a Champion


Civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS), with a specific focus on birth registration and legal identity, is a key priority for UNICEF Nigeria. It is also one of the eight key results for children (KRCs) in the West and Central Africa region (WCAR). UNICEF Nigeria has made significant progress in increasing birth registration coverage, with a high annual rate of change. In 2023, UNICEF supported the Government of Nigeria through the National Population Council (NPC) and other relevant ministries, departments, and agencies to register over 11 million births of children under the age of five.

If you are passionate about child protection and want to make a difference, this is an opportunity for you to contribute to our mission. As a Child Protection Specialist, you will play a crucial role in promoting birth registration and legal identity for all children in Nigeria. Your expertise and dedication will help ensure that every child’s rights are protected and that they have access to essential services and opportunities.

Key Responsibilities:

– Collaborate with government partners, civil society organizations, and other stakeholders to develop and implement strategies for improving birth registration and legal identity.

– Provide technical support and guidance to ensure the effective implementation of birth registration programs.

– Conduct research and analysis to inform evidence-based policies and interventions in the field of child protection.

– Advocate for the rights of children and raise awareness about the importance of birth registration and legal identity.

If you are ready to join us in our mission to champion the rights of every child, apply now.

Deadline: W. Central Africa Standard Time

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