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Youth & Adolescent Develop. Specialist NOC, FT, Bamako, Mali # 52229

Publiée le 24.11.2022


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Poste proposé : Youth & Adolescent Develop. Specialist NOC, FT, Bamako, Mali # 52229

Youth & Adolescent Develop. Specialist NOC, FT, Bamako, Mali # 52229
For every child, Hope
Mali is a Sahelian landlocked west African country with an estimated population of 20,5 million people in 2020 (INSTAT, 2022) with more than half of them (57.3%) living in rural areas. Its economy is classified as low income with half of the population (50.3%) living below poverty line and a low human development index of 0.434 (UNDP, 2022) positioning the country on a rank of 184 out of 189 countries and territories of the world.
The Youth and Adolescent Development Specialist, NOC in Mali, requires solid experience in Human-Centred Design (HCD), Planning/design and behavioural strategies to remove or reduce barriers and invest in co-creating SBC tools and resources with national and international organizations.
The position requires strong leadership in strengthening systems that stimulate demand generation and continued use of services in both the humanitarian and development fields.
The position requires optimal capacity for multi-sectoral programme coordination - Partnership Preparation of proposals, regular/project reports for management, donors, and partners to keep them informed of programme progress
How can you make a difference?
Purpose For The Job

The Specialist provides support to country office colleagues and internal and external partners and stakeholders to ensure that adolescent development 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 youth and adolescent development related programmes according to plans, allocation, results and rights-based management approaches and methodology (RRBM) and UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework, and contributes to strategic resource mobilization efforts towards the programme goals.
Summary Of Key Functions/accountabilities
Support to programmes 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 youth and 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 and rights-based planning terminology and methodology (RRBM). Prepare relevant documentations for programme review and approval.

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.

Networking, partnership building, and resource mobilization

  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with relevant government counterparts, national stakeholders and global partners/allies/donors/academia through active networking, advocacy and effective communication to build capacity, exchange knowledge/expertise and to reinforce cooperation to achieve sustainable and broad results on adolescent development and participation initiatives.
  • Prepare communication and information materials for programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnerships/alliances and to ensure that adolescent development and participation programmes and initiatives are adequately resourced and supported.
  • Participate and/or represent UNICEF in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) discussions and planning on adolescent development related issues to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNSDCF planning and preparation of programmes/projects ensuring organizational position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the UNSDCF process in development planning and agenda setting including emergency preparedness.
  • Support management in strategic and effective resource mobilization to support the achievement of planned programme goals, seek out opportunities both from private and public partners, and develop high quality proposals.

Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

  • Apply/introduce innovative approaches and good practices on adolescent development and participation to build the capacity of partners and stakeholders and to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable programme results.
  • Keep abreast, research, benchmark and implement best practices on adolescent development and participation. Assess, institutionalize and share best practices and knowledge learned.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable programmes and projects.
  • Organize and implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders to promote sustainable results on related programmes/projects.
Profil recherché pour le poste : Youth & Adolescent Develop. Specialist NOC, FT, Bamako, Mali # 52229

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree ( Master) in one of the following fields is required: anthropology, psychology, sociology, education or another relevant technical field.
  • A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in social development planning and management in adolescent development related areas is required.
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.
  • Fluency in French and English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

Critères de l'annonce pour le poste : Youth & Adolescent Develop. Specialist NOC, FT, Bamako, Mali # 52229
Métier :
Métiers de la santé et du social
Secteur d´activité :
Activités associatives
Services autres
Services collectifs et sociaux, services à la personne
Type de contrat :
Région :
Bamako - Gao - Kayes - Kidal - Koulikoro - Ménaka - Mopti - Ségou - Sikasso - Taoudeni - Tombouctou
Niveau d'expérience :
Expérience entre 2 ans et 5 ans
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Nombre de poste(s) : 1
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