Karen Jackson

Karen Jackson

Child Protective Specliast

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About Me

Before joining UNICEF, I worked here in New York providing legal assistance to women and children victims of violence. This area of work always interested me and so I wanted to have a better understanding of women’s and children’s right to protection, particularly under international law. After obtaining my degree I was offered an internship and soon after a consultancy contract with UNICEF Innocent Research Centre to support, among other areas of research, the development of the UN Study on Violence against Children.

I love music because it gives me a way to express myself that speaks right from the heart and is unequivocally authentic. biking, swimming, reading.


JOB TITLE: Child Protective Specliast

FUNCTION: Consultancy, Strategy, & Transformation

INDUSTRY: Charities & Not for profit

CATEGORY: Social Services




Work experience

Child Protective Specliast

United Nation Children's Fund

April 2013 - Present | New York

I coordinate efforts to comply with WVI, National and International Office child protection standards and policies. I provide technical support to child protection projects, including advice on resourcing on appropriate tools and information, lead the planning and implementation of a CP capacity building strategy and advise on CP research, create awareness among staff and partner communities on child rights/protection issues and support the setting up of child protection monitoring system in all programs and projects respond directly to reports of child abuse and/or neglect. Using investigatory and social work skills, they engage and partner with families and community resources to ensure the safety and well-being of children.

Associate Human Rights Officer

High Commissioner for Human Rights

May 2011 - February 2013 ( 1 year, 9 months )

Child Protective Officer

United Nation Children's Fund

October 2009 - September 2011 ( 1 year, 11 months )


New York University Institute of Fine Arts

Bachelor's degree of Sociology

2004 - 2008