New Job Vacancy at UNICEF Tanzania, Adolescent Development Specialist | Deadline: 03rd July, 2019

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Jobs in Tanzania 2019: New Job Vacancy at UNICEF Tanzania, Adolescent Development Specialist | Deadline: 03rd July, 2019
AJIRA TANZANIA 2019 / NAFASI ZA KAZI 2019
Position: Adolescent Development Specialist, P-3, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (TA 364 days)
Job Number: 523269
Locations: Africa: Tanzania,Uni.Re
Work Type : Temporary Appointment
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.
For every child, health
The GRREAT programme is a multiyear programme in support of Government’s national health, nutrition, violence against women, education sector and HIV plans. The programme puts adolescent girls and boys at the centre and works across different sectors at sub national and national levels. It requires careful programme development, planning, coordination and monitoring within UNICEF, with UNFPA as well as with external government and non-government partners. The incumbent will be responsible for the overall management, coordination, support advocacy, partnerships and overall technical support to the programme for the activities implemented in Mainland and in Zanzibar. S/He will liase closely with the responsible focal points in the UNICEF Mbeya and Zanzibar offices.

How can you make a difference?
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
The Adolescent Development Specialist is responsible for managing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting of high impact interventions in adolescent health, development and well-being. Emphasis needs to be paid to ensuring that the project activities empower girls and advance their rights. The Specialist will ensure this through technical guidance and operational support throughout the programming process to facilitate the achievement of concrete and sustainable results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM) and organizational Strategic Plans and goals, standards of performance and accountability framework for the implementation in Mainland and in Zanzibar. The responsibilities include:

Support to programme development and planning
Update the situation analysis by conducting assessments to establish evidence-based data for UNICEF advocacy and development of policies, framework and programmes to promote adolescent development and participation in the country and for monitoring results on related programmes/projects.
Assess national/regional/international development priorities to identify opportunities and courses of action to enhance the delivery of services and achieve objectives on adolescent development and participation in the country.
Participate throughout the process of CO programme formulation, planning and preparation to provide input, advice and operational support on the integration of policies and frameworks that promote adolescent development and participation and to ensure that crosscutting issues such as gender, disabilities, the rights of minority and marginalized groups are considered and integrated within the country programmes and projects.
Establish specific goals, objectives, strategies and implementation plans for the adolescent development programmes/projects using results-based planning terminology and methodology (RBM). Prepare relevant documentations for programme review and approval.
Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and partners to discuss methodologies and to assess national priorities/competencies to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable results.

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Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
Plan and/or collaborate with internal and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators and other UNICEF/UN system indicators and measurements to assess and strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of sustainable results on adolescent development programmes and projects.
Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required action/interventions to achieve results.
Prepare/assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths/weaknesses in programme and management, identify lessons learned and use knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.
Actively monitor adolescent development programmes/projects through field visits, surveys and/or exchange of information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress, identify bottlenecks, and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution.
Monitor and verify the optimum/appropriate use of programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets) confirming compliance with organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability, integrity and ensuring timely reporting and liquidation of resources.
Prepare regular/mandated programme/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of programme progress.

Technical and operational support to programme implementation

Provide technical guidance and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and country office partners/donors on policies, practices and methodologies on adolescent development and participation to support programme management, implementation and delivery of results.
Participate in programme meetings including programme development and contingency planning to provide technical and operational information, advice and support.
Draft relevant policy papers, briefs and other strategic programme materials for management use, information and/or consideration.
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Networking and partnership building
Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with relevant government counterparts, national stakeholders and global partners/allies/donors/academia through active networking, advocacy and effective communication to build capacity, exchange knowledge/expertise and to reinforce cooperation to achieve sustainable and broad results on adolescent development and participation initiatives.
Prepare communication and information materials for programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnerships/alliances and to ensure that adolescent development and participation programmes and initiatives are adequately resourced and supported.
Participate and/or represent UNICEF in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) discussions and planning on adolescent development related issues to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAF planning and preparation of programmes/projects ensuring organizational position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the UNDAF process in development planning and agenda setting including emergency preparedness.

Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
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.
Keep abreast, research, benchmark and implement best practices on adolescent development and participation. Assess, institutionalize and share best practices and knowledge learned.
Contribute to the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable programmes and projects.
Organize and implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders to promote sustainable results on related programmes/projects.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Education

An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: anthropology, psychology, sociology, health or another relevant technical field.

Experience
A minimum of five years of professional experience at national or international levels in social development planning and management in adolescent development related areas is required.
Substantive professional experience in adolescent health, SRHR and girls’ empowerment.
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.

Language Requirements
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of the local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The competencies required for this post are….
Core Values

Commitment
Diversity and inclusion
Integrity

Core competencies
Communication (II)
Working with People (II)
Drive for Results (II)

Functional Competencies:
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
http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/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.
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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:
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.

For more information on remuneration and benefits, please visit UNICEF's Entitlements page. If you would like to find estimates for entitlements, you may use the online Salary Estimate Calculator.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process
Opening Date Thu Jun 20 2019 14:00:00 GMT+0300 (East Africa Time) E. Africa Standard Time
Closing Date Wed Jul 03 2019 23:55:00 GMT+0300 (East Africa Time)