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United Nations Children's Fund

Adolescent Development Specialist, New York




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  • United Nations Children’s Fund

Closing date: Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Job no: 513072


Position type: Temporary Appointment

Location: United States

Division/Equivalent: Programme

School/Unit: Programme Division

Department/Office: Adolescent Development and Participation

Categories: Adolescent Development, P-4

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

UNICEF’s Adolescent Development and Participation (ADAP) Section contributes toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agenda which reaffirms the importance of investing in children and young people and emphasizes their role as agents of change. Adolescents (10-19 year olds) are prominent across all five goal areas of UNICEF’s Strategic Plan (2018-2021) with results and targets articulated around: the health and well-being of adolescent girls and boys (including adolescent nutrition, and HIV), learning and acquisition of skills, safety and protection of adolescent girls and boys and civic engagement and participation.â‚

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For every child, development......

You will be responsible for coordinating and supporting adolescent-focused, cross-sectoral programming and advocacy. The Adolescent Development Specialist strengthens linkages between ADAP and other programming sectors as well as regional and country office programmes and contributes to the achievement of results on adolescent development across UNICEF’s Strategic Plan and the Young People’s Agenda

How can you make a difference?

Facilitate the provision of technical excellence on adolescent issues across sectors:

Acts as a coordinator for cross sectoral programming issues within the team and counterparts in flagship countries.

Identify appropriate entry points (particularly in relation to data and tools from programme and advocacy interventions) across various sectors which are relevant to accelerating adolescent-focused programme interventions.

Develop workplans and ‚road maps‘ to prioritise concrete actions to be taken forward in HQ and in regions in operationalising the Second Decade Programme Guidance.

Supports the process of co-creation of solutions under the Young People Agenda.

Capacity building -Adolescent-responsive policies and standards

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