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Internal Vacancy Announcement: Youth & Adolescent Development Officer, NO-B, Fixed Term, Amman, Jordan Country Office, #63445

Amman (Jordan)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Amman (Jordan)
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Youth
    • Sexual and reproductive health
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
  • Closing Date: 2022-02-06

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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Jordan Country Office in Amman seeks a dedicated, experienced, highly motivated, and proactive candidate for the Youth & Adolescent Development Officer at a NO-B level. Under the direct supervision of the Adolescent Development Specialist (Learning to Earning) for supervision. The Adolescent Development Officer will provide professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process to support the integration of adolescent and youth development and participation in programmes/projects within the Country Programme. The Officer is responsible for preparing, executing, managing and implementing a variety of technical and administrative programme tasks to support the development and formulation of the adolescent and youth development and participation programmes/projects within the Country Programme.

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, Innovation.

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is leader in the region for the rights of its children. Working closely with the Government of Jordan, civil society, the private sector and communities, UNICEF Jordan Country Office aims to sustain results achieved for children to date, and strive to further improve policies, national institutions and programmes, for the well-being of every child in Jordan, in line with Jordan's Vision 2025 and the National Human Resources Development Strategy (2016-2025) towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Our programmes focus on improving the lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children in the Kingdom, irrespective of their nationality, gender, religion or background. Our main pillars include: Child Protection; Education; Water, Sanitation & Hygiene; Adolescent and Youth Engagement; Health and Nutrition; Social Protection; and Operations.

How can you make a difference?

Under the direct supervision of the Adolescent Development Specialist (Learning to Earning) for supervision. The Adolescent Development Officer will provide professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process to support the integration of adolescent and youth development and participation in programmes/projects within the Country Programme. The Officer is responsible for preparing, executing, managing and implementing a variety of technical and administrative programme tasks to support the development and formulation of the adolescent and youth development and participation programmes/projects within the Country Programme. Specific tasks are highlighted below:

1. Support to programmes development and planning

  • Contribute to updating the situation analysis by conducting assessments to establish evidence-based data for UNICEF advocacy and development of policies, frameworks and programmes to promote adolescent and youth development and participation in the country and for monitoring results on related programmes/projects.
  • Contribute to the development/establishment of adolescent and youth development and participation programme goals, objectives, strategies and results-based planning, with a focus on Skills Framework- Learning-to-Earning (including digital skills, entrepreneurship, and TVET),  Entrepreneurship (Social), and Generation Unlimited through research, collection, analysis and reporting of related information/data for development planning and priority and goal setting.
  • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes by executing/administering a variety of technical, programme, operational and administrative transactions, preparing related materials/documentations and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support programme planning, results based planning (RBM) and monitoring and evaluating results.
  • Prepare required programme documentations/materials/data to facilitate the programme review and approval process.

2. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results

  • Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and partners to discuss adolescent and youth development and participation operational and implementation issues with a focus on Skills Framework- Learning-to-Earning, and Generation Unlimited provide solutions, recommendations and/or alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level intervention and/or decisions. Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts to assess programmes/projects on adolescent and youth development and participation and report on required action/interventions at the higher level of programme management.
  • Monitor and report on the use of adolescent and youth development and participation programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets), verify compliance with approved allocation/goals, organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity. Report on critical issues/findings to ensure timely resolution by management/stakeholders. Follow up on unresolved issues to ensure resolution.
  • Prepare regular/mandated relevant programme/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of programme progress.

3. Technical and operational support to programme implementation

  • Conduct regular programme field visits and surveys and exchange information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress and provide technical support, take appropriate action to resolve issues and refer to relevant officials for resolution. Report on critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems for timely action to achieve results.
  • Provide technical and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners/donors on the application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices on adolescent and youth development and participation related issues to support programme implementation, operations and delivery of results.

4. Networking and partnership building

  • Participate in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) meetings/events on programming to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNSDCF operational planning and preparation of adolescent and youth development and participation programmes/projects and to integrate and harmonize UNICEF position and strategies with the UNSDCF development and planning process.
  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with government counterparts, and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate programme implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to achieve and sustain results on adolescent and youth development and participation programmes.
  • Draft communication and information materials for CO programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support resource mobilization to ensure the adolescent and youth development and participation programmes are adequately resourced and supported.
  • Research information on potential donors and prepare resource mobilization materials and briefs for fund raising and partnership development purposes

5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

  • Identify, capture, synthesize and share lessons learned for knowledge development and to build the capacity of stakeholders.
  • Apply innovative approaches and promote good practice to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable programme results.
  • Research and report on best and cutting edge practices for development planning of knowledge products and systems.
  • Participate as resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.

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

Education: A university degree in one of the following fields is required: anthropology, psychology, sociology, education, political science or another relevant technical field.

Experience: A minimum of (2) years of professional experience in social development planning and management in adolescent development related areas is required. Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset. Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.

Language requirement: Fluency in English and Arabic is required.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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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.

UNICEF offers a wide range of benefits to its personnel, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements. The UNICEF Jordan Country Office has an elevator as well as accessible bathrooms. Core hours in Jordan Country Office are from 09:00 to 15:00 (excluding lunch break), from Sunday to Thursday.

UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion to deliver the best results for children. For the position, suitable male candidates will receive preferential consideration and selection, as long as they meet the eligibility requirements stated above. 

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

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.

Child Safeguarding remarks

This position is not considered an elevated risk role. However, UNICEF reserves the right to conduct further vetting/ assessment within the scope of child safeguarding as appropriate.

 

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