NAFASI YA KAZI UNICEF Tanzania, Adolescent Development Specialist

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.

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.

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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