Adolescent Development Officer (Gender) at UNICEF, Mexico City, Mexico

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Deadline: 9 May 2019

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Adolescent Development Officer (Gender) in Mexico City, Mexico.

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The Adolescent Development Officer (Gender) is responsible for the implementation of programming on adolescent development, mainly but not only the focus of one of the four outcomes of the country programme.

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Key Jobs Responsibilities

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The Adolescent Development Officer will perform following functions-

  • Support to programme 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 development and participation, as well as gender, in the country and for monitoring results on related programmes/projects.
    • Contribute to the development/establishment of adolescent development and participation as well as gender programme goals, objectives, strategies and results-based planning through research, collection, analysis and reporting of related information/data for development planning and priority and goal setting.
  • Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
    • Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and partners to discuss adolescent development and participation operational and implementation issues.
    • Coordinate with the different programme areas to ensure that adolescent development and gender related results are implemented effectively, are on track and are adequately reported.
  • 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.
    • Promote capacity building of Office staff and partners on adolescent development, participation and gender.
  • Networking and partnership building
    • 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 development and participation programmes as well as gender.
    • Draft communication and information materials for CO programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support resource mobilization to ensure the adolescent development, participation and gender programmes are adequately resourced and supported.
  • 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.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

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  • University degree in one of the following fields is required: anthropology, psychology, sociology, education or another relevant technical field.
  • Minimum 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.
  • Desirable experience in gender related matters.
  • Fluency in Spanish and English required.
  • Nationality of Mexico.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.

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