Deadline: 29 August 2019
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Youth and Adolescent Development Officer in Central African Republic. The duration of this post is 12 months.
The Youth and Adolescent Development Officer will be responsible for developing, implementing, managing and executing various technical and administrative tasks to support the development and formulation of youth development and participation programs / projects under the country program.
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Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Youth and Adolescent Development Officer will perform following functions:
- Support program development and planning
- Contribute to updating the situation analysis by conducting evaluations to establish evidence for UNICEF advocacy and advocacy activities. development of policies, frameworks and programs to promote adolescent development and participation in the country and to monitor the results of related programs / projects.
- Contribute to the development and implementation of goals, objectives, strategies and results-based planning for adolescent development and participation through research, collection, analysis and the communication of
- Program Management, Monitoring and Achievement
- Work closely with colleagues and partners to discuss operational and implementation issues related to adolescent development and participation; provide solutions, recommendations and / or alert officials and relevant stakeholders for high level intervention and / or decisions.
- Keep a record of reports and evaluations for easy reference to capture and institutionalize lessons learned
- Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual reviews with government and other partners to evaluate programs / projects on adolescent development and participation and report on measures / required interventions at the higher level of program management.
- Prepare periodic / mandated reports on relevant programs / projects for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of program progress.
- Technical and operational support for program implementation
- Regularly conduct field visits and field surveys as part of the program and exchange information with partners and stakeholders to assess progress and provide technical support, take appropriate action to resolve issues and address to those responsible for resolution.
- Report critical issues, bottlenecks and potential issues so that timely action is taken 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 UN policies, strategies, processes and best practices.
- UNICEF in adolescent development and participation to support program implementation, operations and results.
- Networking and partnership building
- Establish and maintain effective and close working partnerships with government counterparts and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate program implementation and build the capacity of stakeholders to obtain and maintain to maintain results on adolescent development and participation programs.
- Establish communication and information materials projects for advocacy for programs to promote awareness, build partnerships / alliances and support resource mobilization to ensure that development and participation programs adolescents have adequate resources and support.
- Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
- Identify, collect, synthesize and share lessons learned for knowledge development and stakeholder capacity building.
- Apply innovative approaches and promote good practices to support the implementation and achievement of concrete and sustainable program results.
- Research and report on best practices and leading practices in product development planning and knowledge systems.
- Participate as a resource for capacity building initiatives to enhance the skills of partners and stakeholders.
Applicants must have:
- University degree in one of the following fields is required: anthropology, psychology, sociology, education or other relevant technical field.
- At least 2 years of professional experience in planning and managing social development in areas related to adolescent development is required.
- Work experience in a developing country is considered an asset.
- Relevant experience within an institution or organization of the United Nations system is considered an asset.
- Proficiency in French (written and spoken).
- Fluency in English is required.
- Knowledge of another UN official language or a local language of the duty station is considered an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit UNICEF.