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Adolescent Development Specialist, NOC, Amman, Jordan, 16716 (open for Jordanian nationals only

Amman (Jordan)

Under the guidance of the Deputy Representative, responsible for the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Adolescents Participation and Empowerment Programme.

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential to the benefit of a better world.

Purpose for the job:

Under the guidance of the Deputy Representative, responsible for the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Adolescents Participation and Empowerment Programme.

How can you make a difference?

  1. Supports the Youth Specialist (P4) Chief of Section in the development and financial management of the programme (with a specific focus on the youth engagement and participation component) related to the Adolescents Participation and Empowerment Programme including formulating programme strategies, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the programme interventions. Analyzes and evaluates data and/or takes corrective action when necessary, to meet programme objectives. Writes programme/project status reports required for management, donors, budget review, programme analysis, annual reports, and ensures programme implementation is in line with budget and donor conditions and deliverables.
  2. Supports with the development of the Programme workplan, and ensures compliance with specific assigned objectives as outlined in agreed workplan. Provides guidance and support to any staff or consultants to manage and implement projects.
  3. Supports the Chief of the Adolescents Participation and Empowerment Programme with the preparation of the sectoral documents for the Country Programme Document and Plans of Action, Country Programme Summary Sheet, etc. as needed.
  4. Undertakes field visits to monitor programmes for Adolescents Participation and Empowerment Programme, as well as conducts periodic programme reviews with government counterparts and other partners in coordination with supervisor. Identifies necessary action for programme adjustments. Provides technical advice and assistance to government officials and other partners in the planning and management of programme/projects – particularly related to engagement and participation of youth.
  1. Contributes towards the preparation of the Situation Analysis by generating analyzing and evaluating the required information and data relating to young people – produces evidence and best practices (documentation) as required.
  1. Participates in meetings with Ministries and NGOs for program planning, capacity building and sustainability and programme/project review, and follows up on implementation of recommendations and agreements. Assists in the development and/or introduction of new approaches, methods and practices in project management and evaluation. Under the guidance of the Chief of Adolescents Participation and Empowerment Programme, supports with the scale-out of programmes, implementation of global agenda’s. Participates in intersectoral collaboration with other programme colleagues and mainstream adolescent’s development in other programmes. Assists in development of appropriate communication and information strategy to support and/or advocate programme development.
  2. Coordinates with the Operations/Supply staff on supply and non-supply assistance activities ensuring proper and timely UNICEF and Government accountability. Financially manages the Adolescents programme including certifying disbursements of funds, monitoring and submitting financial status reports to the Chief of Adolescents Participation and Empowerment Programme as required.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have: 

Education: Advanced university degree in any of the following: Social Sciences, Public Administration, International Relations, Business Administration, Public Health, Education, or other fields related to the work of UNICEF

Experience: Five years progressively responsible professional work experience in social development, project administration, monitoring and evaluation, some at the international level.

Language requirement: Fluency in English and another UN language as required. Knowledge of local working language of the duty station an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate: 

Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

  • Candidates will not be considered if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts.
  • UNICEF is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

The technical competencies required for this post are.

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

 

 

 

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Amman (Jordan)
  • Grade: NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Sexual and reproductive health
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
  • Closing Date: 2018-09-10

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