organization:UN Children’s Fund
deadline:28 Jan 2019
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The incumbent will provide technical and programmatic assistance to Adolescent Development and Participation section for promoting system-wide approach and opportunity for young person to develop skills and get meaningful employment.
He/she will be accountable for professional technical contribution to project design, planning, administration, monitoring and progress reporting of programme activities in support of achievement of planned objectives of the work plan, aligned with Adolescent Development and Participation programme goals and strategy, with an emphasis on addressing inequalities and gender inequalities.
He/she will be responsible for coordination with high-level government officials in the government agencies and private sector for advocating for large-scale investments in adolescent for building their own assets and agency to make life choices, especially the most disadvantaged.
UNICEF Adolescents Development and Participation Section is mandated to by its Country programme plan and specific work plans agreed with various ministers of the Royal Thai Government to promote healthy development and participation of adolescents in the country. The staff member is expected to bring together public and private partners, and especially young people, to unlock investment and co-create and scale up proven solutions related to skills for learning, employability and decent work. play key role in working with adolescents, particularly adolescents living in institutions and other disadvantaged groups who are vulnerable to life events that negatively impact their optimum growth and development.
Programme Design and Management:
Provides professional assistance in developing accurate, complete and up-to-date information required for effective development of project design, programme budgets, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation of adolescent development programme.
Generates and utilises data for developing evidence informed policies and result based interventions to maximize investment across two decades of a child’s life to support smooth transition of children from adolescents to adulthood.
Developing capacity for adolescent responsive service:
Develops and leverages partnerships to improve capacity of adolescents and create adolescent-responsive service delivery. Facilitates learning and cross-fertilization of ideas and experiences within and across sectors
Convenes and provides technical support to government partners, NGOs, and private sector to build their capacity to respond to emerging needs for skill development and path to employability by adolescents.
Builds capacity of adolescents, enhances participation and empowers them to find solutions for their problems.
Leverage partnerships for results:
Leverage and engage various stakeholders, mobilise resources and innovative solutions to increase accessibility and quality of vocational education, training and path to decent employment.
Foster cross-sectoral interventions and most appropriate platforms of programme delivery that addresses whole range of adolescent development needs and rights.
Communication and advocacy:
Ensures the effective communication and development of networks to advocate and raise awareness on Adolescents rights to development to their full potential, participation and opportunity to contribute to the society.
Influences policies, legal frame works, financing and national plans to better address the needs of adolescent girls and boys including most marginalised group.
Project Efficiency and Effectiveness:
Enhances project efficiency and effectiveness through implementation follow-on, including gender-specific monitoring UNICEF inputs and resources, flow and project status.
Qualifications of Successful CandidateAdvanced University Degree in Health, Social sciences, Development management or other relevant disciplines. **University degree in relevant field and 2 years of direct working experience may be considered in lieu of advanced university degree.Minimum two years of direct professional working experience on adolescent-related area in developmental sector with an expertise on programme development, management and budgeting.Understanding of Adolescent participation, Gen U and gender equality is a must.Knowledge and experience working with adolescent/youth in the domain of skill development, employability and health.Prior experience working with international development organization and/or UN agencies.Proficiency and knowledge of computer applications and data management.High fluency in both writing and verbal skills in English and Thai.Good organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.Good initiative and negotiation skills.Thai Nationality only.Tact, discretion, self-starter and good judgement.
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Successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package under the UN system.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Please send application together with P-11 and Performance Evaluation Reports (PERs) of the last two years no later than 28 January 2019.
All UN including UNICEF candidates need to send an application letter together with Personal History (P-11) and Performance Evaluation Reports (PERs) of the last two years.
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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
————————HOW TO APPLY:UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=519211