Adolescent Development Specialist, Level P-3, LACRO, Panama City, Panama

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This is a P-3 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 5 years of experience, depending on education.

Salary

The salary for this job should be between 103,538 USD and 135,575 USD.

Salary for a P-3 contract in Panama City

The international rate of 74,649 USD, with an additional 38.7% at this the location, applies.

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For every child, learning.

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

The Adolescent Development Specialist works in the Regional Office (RO) where the adolescent development and participation programme is a key component of the Regional Programme.

How can you make a difference?

The Adolescent Development Specialist reports to the Regional Adviser, Education (level P-5) for guidance and general supervision. The Specialist provides support to regional 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 in UNICEF’s advocacy, policies, programmes and humanitarian work.

The Specialist contributes to achievement 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.

To qualify as a champion for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (master’s degree or higher) in one of the following fields is required: anthropology, psychology, sociology, education or another relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of five years of relevant professional experience in social development planning and management in adolescent development related areas is required.
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered an asset.
  • Relevant experience in a UN System agency or organization is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in both English and Spanish is required. Candidates who are not fluent in both English and Spanish will not be considered. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian) and/or Portuguese is an asset.

The selected candidate will be offered a temporary appointment of 364 calendar days, from 1 October 2022 to 30 September 2023.

NOTE: This is an International Professional position open to non-Panamanian nationals only. Esta es una posición Profesional Internacional y no está abierta a ciudadanos de Panamá.

For every child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability (CRITA) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with our Values Charter.

Competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships, (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness, (3) Drive to achieve results for impact, (4) Innovates and embraces change, (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity, (6) Thinks and acts strategically, (7) Works collaboratively with others.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic. We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the Republic of Panama, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for this position. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).

Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF.

UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period, for any reason.

Added 5 months ago - Updated 5 months ago - Source: unicef.org