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
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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.
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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.