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Adolescent Engagement Officer (Ukrainian Speaker)


  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Romania
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Closing Date: Closed


Mission and objectives

Social inclusion of all children is at the core of UNICEF’s mandate in Romania. To accomplish this, we, along with our partners, central and local authorities and NGOs, developed two models: The Minimum Package of Services for vulnerable children and their families; and the Quality Inclusive Education Package. These models focus on preventing unnecessary separation of children from their families, poverty, early pregnancies, illness, discrimination, absenteeism and school dropouts. They are now ready to be scaled-up nationwide, with national or European funding. Through Communication for Social Change campaigns we are also working on preventing discrimination and violence against children and empowering parents, caregivers and legal guardians, to provide a protective, stimulating environment for every child. UNICEF is also mobilizing resources from private individuals, private sector companies and foundations to support children in Romania and beyond.


The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works in the world’s toughest places to reach the most disadvantaged children and adolescents – and to protect the rights of every child, everywhere. Across more than 190 countries and territories, UNICEF staff do whatever it takes to help children survive, thrive and fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence. UNICEF’s is the world’s largest provider of vaccines, supporting child health and nutrition, safe water and sanitation, quality education and skill building, HIV prevention and treatment for mothers and babies, and the protection of children and adolescents from violence and exploitation. Before, during and after humanitarian emergencies, UNICEF is on the ground, bringing lifesaving help and hope to children and families. Non-political and impartial, UNICEF is never neutral when it comes to defending children’s rights and safeguarding their lives and futures. For 75 years, UNICEF has been the defender of children around the world, regardless of gender, religion, race or economic background. When the world’s most vulnerable need a champion in the face of conflict, disease or exclusion, UNICEF has been there. U-Report is UNICEF's flagship digital platform started in 2011, to engage young people in programme priorities, emergency response and advocacy actions. It supports adolescent, youth, and community participation; and works as a tool to share information, raise awareness, and collect quantifiable data on specific areas that impact children, including the most vulnerable. The received responses are analyzed in real-time, mapped, and displayed on a public dashboard, ensuring the young people's feedback can be actioned by local and national decision-makers. At global level, there are more than 25 million users registered across the 95 different countries implementing this platform UNICEF Romania has launched its own U-Report, to support its programmes and more specifically to provide a space for participation to children and young people to advocate for their rights. Following the onset of the refugee crisis, UNICEF Romania is now looking forward to expanding its outreach to Ukrainians as part of the emergency response. The selected UNV will contribute to this effort and ensure its success. More information can be found by consulting the different U-Report platforms available: U-Report global U-Report Romania: U-Report for Ukrainians on the move: U-Report Ukraine:

Task description

Under the direct supervision of the Child Participation Officer, the National UN Youth Volunteer will: • Provide technical and operational support to the development / deployment and scale-up of the U-Report platform for the Ukrainian refugee crisis in Romania; this includes facilitating the connection to other refugee response actions and to other U-Report platforms in the region. • Contribute to the overall quality and relevance of materials by providing translation and proof-reading support but also suggesting a language tailored for the target audiences - children, adolescents, and young people; support for translation will be required when necessary. • Help in disseminating and promoting the platform, including support to produce communication products, materials, and designs; ensure coordination with programmatic areas specialists (Protection, Education, Health, SBC, etc.) for technical support and guidance on content and approaches. • Support community management in Ukrainian language for the online platforms used under the U-Report tool; support in establishing and operating new channels (especially Telegram and Viber) • Coordination of participation from adolescents and children, gathering inputs, ideas, suggestions for the use of U-Report as well as inputs to other relevant programmatic areas (as peers) • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor. Results/Expected Outputs: • As an active UNICEF team member, efficient, timely, responsive, beneficiary-friendly, and high-quality support provided to our interventions in the accomplishment of her/his function. • U-Report Romania in Ukrainian language is fully operational and provides the support needed to the targeted community of beneficiaries, including key messages and two-way communication. • Ukrainian refugee children and young people in Romania are being consulted and actively participate in UNICEF’s work and interventions. • Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed.

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