The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is seeking an Adolescent Development Specialist to work in Abuja. The position is a fixed-term appointment, based in the Country Office, where the adolescent development and participation program is a critical component of the Country Programme. The Specialist provides technical, administrative, and operational support to ensure that adolescent development and participation are integrated into UNICEF’s advocacy, policies, programmes, and humanitarian work.
Responsibilities include supporting the development and planning of programs, programme management, monitoring and delivery of results, technical and operational support to programme implementation, networking and partnership building, and innovation, knowledge management, and capacity building.
Job Title: Adolescent Development Specialist, NO-3
Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Categories: Adolescent Development
How can you make a difference?
- The Adolescent Development Specialist is based in the Country Office, where the adolescent development and participation programme is a critical component of the Country Programme. The Adolescent Development Specialist reports to the Gender and Development Manager (P4) for guidance and general supervision.
- The Specialist provides support to country office and field office colleagues and internal and external partners and stakeholders throughout the programming processes by providing technical, administrative and operational support to ensure that adolescent development and participation and child rights established under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, international treaties/framework and UN intergovernmental bodies, are integrated into UNICEF’s advocacy, policies, programmes and humanitarian work.
- The Specialist contributes to the delivery of concrete and sustainable results on adolescent development-related programmes/projects according to plans, allocation, results-based-management approaches and methodology (RBM) and UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework.
Main Responsibilities and Tasks
- Support to development and planning of programmes
- Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
- Technical and operational support to programme implementation
- Networking and partnership building
- Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- An Advanced University Degree in one of the following fields is required: Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology, Education or another relevant technical field.
- A Bachelor’s Degree with an additional two years of relevant work experience may be accepted.
- A minimum of five years of professional experience in social development planning and management in adolescent development-related areas is required.
- Experience engaging adolescents and young people through various platforms (formal/non-formal spaces, digital/non-digital platforms, etc.).
- Proven ability to build and maintain partnerships with adolescent and youth-led/focused networks and organisations.
- Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.
- Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered an asset.
- Fluency in English is required. Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
- UNICEF’s core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS), and
- Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness
- Works Collaboratively with others
- Builds and Maintains Partnerships
- Innovates and Embraces Change
- Thinks and Acts Strategically
- Drive to achieve impactful results
- Manages ambiguity and complexity.
Application Closing Date
23rd November, 2023.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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