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Neidi de Carvalho
Child Protection Specialist , United Nations
Maputo, Mozambique
Bilingual Portuguese and English speaker with a Forensics in Psychology Master. Working for the past 16 years in international organizations dealing mainly with Child Protection issues and specializing in humanitarian and civil registration and vital statistics issues. Seek challenging opportunity in the areas of child justice and civil registration within international or UN organization
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Area of Expertise:
  • Disaster, Aid, Emergencies, Relief
  • Human Rights, Law, Migration, Conflicts, Justice
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
I have 5 years work experience with the Mozambican Red Cross, where I was the manager of the Orphan and Vulnerable Children Programme. I worked also in Gender Based Violence and Emergencies.
11 years working experience with UNICEF Mozambique has the Specialist responsible for the civil registration and vital statistics programme. This encompasses liaising with government counterparts, developing proposals and liaising with possible donors as well as reporting both on programme status and financial status.
I have also occupied the role of National CP AoR Coordinator for Mozambique for a period of 2 years. This entailed being responsible for the coordination of organizations responding to the humanitarian situation in Mozambique (post Cyclones Idai and Keneth and the armed conflict in Northern Mozambique).
Education obtained at the University of Pretoria in South Africa for Honors and at the University of Liverpool for Master in Forensic Psychology. Currently finalizing Doctoral Research at Walden University in the United States. Areas of specialization were related to children violence and perpetrators of children violence. Doctoral research on the perceived effects of parenting styles on adopted children enganging in criminal activities.
Affiliations and Achievements:
I was trained as one of the African Experts in Civil Registration tasked to carry out comprehensive in-country assessments. I am the co-chair of the UN task force on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics.
I have provided inputs towards the development of the UNICEF manual on programming for birth registration.
I have been trained by the Global CP AoR on Coordination of Mixed humanitarian situations as well as Specialization for Protection Coordination.

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French, Portuguese
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