Adolescent Development Specialist, NO-3, Harare, Zimbabwe, Fixed Term, 1 year -Open to Zimbabwean Nationals Only
Application deadline 8 months ago: Monday 24 Jan 2022 at 21:55 UTCOpen application form
This is a NO-3 contract. This kind of contract is known as National Professional Officers. It is normally only for nationals. It's a staff contract. More about NO-3 contracts.
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How can you make a difference?
A challenging and exciting opportunity has arisen within UNICEF Zimbabwe in the HIV/AIDS section for a passionate and committed Adolescent Development Specialist.
The Adolescent Development Specialist (Adolescent Health, SRH & MHPSS) reports to the Chief of HIV/AIDS & Adolescents Development for guidance and general supervision. The Specialist provides support to country office colleagues and internal and external partners and stakeholders throughout the programming processes by providing technical, administrative and operational support to country office colleagues and internal and external partners and stakeholders 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 health, SRH including integrated SRH/HIV/GBV and mental health and psychosocial support 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.
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
- Support to programmes development and planning
- Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
- Technical and operational support to programme implementation
- Networking and partnership building
- Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
Please refer to the attached job description for more information JD- Adolescent Development Specialist NO-3.pdf
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: public health, adolescent health, global/international health, international development studies, anthropology, psychology, sociology, education or another relevant technical field.
- A minimum of five years of professional experience in adolescent development, coordination, integration, planning and management and/or in relevant areas of adolescent health specifically sexual reproductive health, HIV ,mental health and psychosocial support at national level. 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.
- Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate...
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).
The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...
- Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
- Works Collaboratively with others (1)
- Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
- Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
- Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
- Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
- Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)
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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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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.
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.