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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Yaounde
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Youth
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
  • Closing Date: 2018-12-05

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International Consultant - Support multi-sectoral programming for Adolescents, Yaounde - Cameroon

Yaounde (Cameroon)

The aim of this consultancy is to support the Cameroon country office to conduct a multi-sectoral programming for, and with adolescents in line with the UNICEF HQ Program Guidance on Programming for the Second Decade, the Country Program Document 2018-2020 and other country relevant strategic and operational plans.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child

At global level, UNICEF is committed to supporting adolescent girls and boys to develop and reach their full potential. Emerging challenges that Cameroon will need to take into consideration in the coming years include the young age of its population, rapid urbanization, planned economic and financial reforms and the effects of climate change. Guaranteeing the rights and empowerment of adolescents is a development imperative and a smart investment that will safeguard their health and ensure sustainable and inclusive growth in Cameroon.

On the 1st of January 2018, UNICEF started a new cooperation cycle with the Cameroonian Government for a period of three years (2018-2020) and programming with, and for adolescents is one of her three priorities that will require multisectoral planning. These priorities are in line with UNICEF’s global commitment to support adolescent girls and boys to develop and reach their full potential, and the national documents containing commitments for adolescents/ young people (DSCE, UNDAF, joint UN operational plans, sectoral strategic plans).

Technical assistance is required to support the assessment of existing UNICEF’s programs for adolescents, adjust and cover identified gaps.

How can you make a difference?

The aim of this consultancy is to support the Cameroon country office to conduct a multi-sectoral programming for, and with adolescents in line with the UNICEF HQ Program Guidance on Programming for the Second Decade, the Country Program Document 2018-2020 and other country relevant strategic and operational plans.

Specific objectives include:

  1. Support the definition of a multi-sectoral strategy that use a rights-based, gender and equity approach;

    • Make a documentary review on adolescents: studies, evaluations, publications and various strategic and operational documents in the various sectors, especially the most recent (e.g. the All ln reports, 2018-2020 sectoral strategic notes etc.)
    • Exchange with different ministerial departments that deal with adolescents and young people as well as youth-related civil society organizations to inquire about the current response and national perspectives for adolescents.
    • Organize regional consultations with adolescents in targeted areas to better understand their needs
    • Interact with each of UNICEF's sectors (Education, Health, Nutrition and Water Hygiene and Sanitation, Protection, HIV & AIDS, Communication, Social Inclusion) and explore  opportunities offered by different sectors in meeting the needs of adolescents;
    • Analyze the current and future response of other technical and financial partners (UNESCO, UNFPA, UN Women, CDC, the Global Fund etc.) and complementarity with UNICEF’s interventions.
    • Work with the CO adolescent task force to identify the necessary cross-sectoral links and synergies that enable an integrated response.
    • Based on the desk review and the various consultations, develop a multi-sectoral strategy highlighting the situation of adolescents in Cameroon and indicating the support UNICEF could provide in terms of its mandate and comparative advantages.

2. Support the development of operational plans for two priority regions (Far North and Est),  ensuring that adolescent boys and girls in those regions have access to integrated services and actively participate in decisions affecting their lives;

3.Support country adaptation of innovations to fast-track results for adolescents (programmatic approaches, ICT-based solutions, applying targeting tools AVAT & ARAT with linkages to the U-Report platform);

4. Support the documentation of the All-In process and other country experience (case-study, lessons learned, webinars, abstracts, manuscripts) to serve for in-country and inter-country learning.

5. Support the finalization and editing of the All In operational plans for  fundraising purpose.

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in in Public Health, medical sciences, social sciences or any related field
    *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • A minimum of eight years of relevant professional experience in program design, planning, monitoring and evaluation of projects targeting adolescents
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluent in English and French, communication skills, report writing with critical analysis and experience in process documenting.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

The technical competencies required for this post are:

  • Analytical and conceptual ability; communication skills
  • Competencies in strategic thinking, program planning and implementation
  • Skills in research methodology and statistical analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in multi-cultural environment.
  • Have significant experience working and providing technical support to national programs and civil society organizations

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.

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