Adolescent Development Specialist at UNICEF

By | January 20, 2020

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, Support

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.

The overall UNICEF Rwanda programme goal is to progressively support the realization of the rights of every child, especially the most disadvantaged. It is guided by the Sustainable Development Goal principle ‘leaving no one behind’ and the social transformation pillar of the National Strategy for Transformation (NST)2017–2024.

How can you make a difference?

The Adolescent Development Specialist champion will work closely with the Deputy Representative and will be accountable of:

    • Managing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting of high impact interventions in adolescent development and well-being with an emphasis to ensuring that the project activities empower girls and advance their rights.
    • Support to programme development and planning by updating situation analysis, Assess national/regional/international development priorities,and establish specific goals, objectives, strategies and implementation plans for the adolescent development programmes/projects using results-based planning terminology and methodology (RBM).
    • Offer technical and operational support to programme implementation
    • Apply/introduce innovative approaches and good practices on adolescent development and participation to build the capacity of partners and stakeholders and to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable programme results.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

    • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in in one of the following fields is required: anthropology, psychology, sociology, health or another relevant technical field.
    • A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in social development planning and management in adolescent development related areas is required.
    • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
    • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French or a local language is an asset.

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.

The functional competencies required for this post are…

    • Leading and supervising (I)
    • Formulating strategies and concepts (II)
    • Analyzing (III)
    • Relating and networking (II)
    • Deciding and Initiating action (II)
    • Applying technical expertise (III)

View our competency framework at

Click to access UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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 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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

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.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

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