Regional Adviser Adolescent Development, (P-5), Amman, Jordan (MENA) #52343

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UNICEF works in a number of the world’s hardest locations, to achieve the world’s most deprived kids. To save lots of their lives. To defend their rights. To assist them fulfill their potential.

Throughout 190 nations and territories, we work for each baby, in all places, each day, to construct a greater world for everybody.

And we by no means surrender.

For each baby, Care

The elemental mission of UNICEF is to advertise the rights of each baby, in all places, in the whole lot the group does — in packages, in advocacy and in operations. The fairness technique, emphasizing probably the most deprived and excluded kids and households, interprets this dedication to kids’s rights into motion. For UNICEF, fairness implies that all kids have a chance to outlive, develop and attain their full potential, with out discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the diploma that any baby has an unequal likelihood in life — in its social, political, financial, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There may be rising proof that investing within the well being, schooling and safety of a society’s most deprived residents — addressing inequity — is not going to solely give all kids the chance to fulfil their potential but in addition result in sustained development and stability of nations. This is the reason the give attention to fairness is so very important. It accelerates progress in the direction of realizing the human rights of all kids, which is the common mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Conference on the Rights of the Youngster, whereas additionally supporting the equitable growth of countries.

How will you make a distinction?

The Regional Adviser on Adolescent Growth and Participation (ADAP), beneath the general steerage and path of the Deputy Regional Director is accountable for managing the ADAP part in offering built-in assist and high quality assurance to Nation Workplaces within the formulation and analysis of their nation programme in addressing the wants and rights of adolescents each in common and emergency contexts. S/he’s accountable for offering such a assist in accordance with the Regional Workplace Administration Plan outcomes and outputs and in accordance with the priorities outlined within the related Regional Accelerators, notably these on (1) Studying, Skilling and Transition to First rate Work and (2) Local weather change (give attention to youth engagement in local weather motion). As well as, s/he helps UNICEF’s strategic approaches to realizing the rights of youngsters within the second decade of life as outlined within the CRC.

Abstract of key capabilities/accountabilities:  

1.         Technical management

The regional advisor offers technical management on adolescent and younger individuals’s growth with give attention to adolescents’ rights usually and with particular focus in adolescents’ and younger individuals’s Studying to Incomes and (civic) engagement. S/he strengthens and contributes to the event of knowledge-based insurance policies and techniques associated to adolescents’ and younger individuals’s safety, growth, and participation. In session with colleague- regional advisors, helps the regional accelerator on studying, skilling and transition to respectable work in varied nations, taking into consideration particular contexts, UNICEF comparative benefit and entry factors. S/he leads the preparation of ADAP inputs to related administration and planning paperwork together with Regional Workplace Administration Plan;(bi) annual work plans; critiques annual studies from nation workplaces and contributes to the preparation of administration studies and paperwork. S/he manages human and monetary sources successfully, transparently, and inclusively in assist of programmatic outcomes and contribute to office-wide outcomes throughout the ROMP. S/he collects and analyzes information and prepares studies on adolescents’ growth, safety, and participation actions within the area, for inner reporting and evaluation functions.  S/he contributes to the event of UNICEF coverage and operational methods within the space of adolescence / younger individuals by gathering information and assembling views and experiences from the area on these points, analyzing them within the context of UNICEF’s company priorities and making suggestions to the ADAP Part and related sectors.

2. Partnerships for and with Adolescents and Younger Folks

The regional advisor builds and strengthens UNICEF partnerships for (and with) younger individuals. This entails main and contributing to the supply of regional public items, together with throughout the UN coherence agenda. Notably, the Regional Advisor co-convenes (with UNFPA, UNECO in addition to UNDP and ILO) the Regional UN Initiative on Younger Folks’s Studying, Skilling and Transition to First rate Work in assist of the 6 UN international transitions in the direction of reaching the SDGs. This consists of leveraging the coverage, advocacy and partnerships platform of the 2024 Excessive Degree Assembly on Younger Folks’s Studying, Skilling and Transition to First rate Work to assist younger individuals’s transition from studying to incomes (with particular give attention to probably the most susceptible, together with adolescent ladies and also you individuals affected by migration) to assist progress on coverage and implementation of coverage within the area.

S/he expands and strengthens regional and international partnerships in assist of the regional accelerator (Era Limitless, World Volunteer Initiative, European Coaching Basis, others). S/he mobilizes sources and influences strategic partnerships in assist of UNICEF agenda in younger individuals’s studying, studying to incomes, volunteering and civic engagement together with by multi-country proposals and different useful resource mobilization methods.

The regional advisor leads advocacy and technical assist initiatives to advertise significant engagement of adolescents and younger individuals in UNICEF’s work and promotes the strategy of working with and for adolescents and younger individuals throughout all sectors and programmes.

3.         Technical Assist to Nation Workplaces

In assist of the UNICEF Strategic Plan and throughout the ROMP and the Regional Accelerator Framework the regional advisor facilitates the combination of adolescent growth, safety and participation methods into nation programmes by offering technical assist throughout the Nation Programme Workouts, growing evidence-based implementation pointers for each sectoral and intersectoral programmes, and figuring out related indicators and applicable monitoring and analysis mechanisms for interventions on the nation degree. Guarantee adolescents’ and younger individuals’s (10-24) programming outcomes with give attention to regional accelerators are clearly mirrored within the CPD/SMR/MTR of nation programmes.

Commonly monitor and assist progress of outcomes of the MENA accelerator framework (with a give attention to the abilities, studying and employability accelerator); joint discipline missions, conferences with CO groups. Gives direct high quality assist to Cos by missions / distant assist on the request of Cos on all points referring to the main target space of the accelerators (abilities activation i.e., studying to incomes, volunteering, civic engagement/participation).

In coordination with the RO Humanitarian Staff and HR part, offers management to make sure that UNICEF employees and COs have the required capability to ship on CCCs and cluster strategy organizational accountabilities each on the preparedness and response ranges.

Disseminates to nation workplaces throughout the area revolutionary and evidence-based approaches to assist the design of programmes that foster empowerment and well-being of most susceptible adolescents, capitalizing on UNICEF particular normative function with particular consideration to coverage developments, programs strengthening, improved high quality of companies, and at scale avenues for social engagement.

Assists in coordinating with multi and bilateral cooperation businesses, and UNICEF workplaces within the area, to be able to contribute to the sensitization and mobilization of governments and civil societies in the direction of the achievement of better participation of adolescents ladies and boys, in addition to younger individuals, in determination making in all spheres of nationwide exercise and within the household, college and neighborhood, and to make sure equal and equitable participation of ladies, boys and younger peope in all processes for the constructing of citizenship, with specific emphasis on schooling and incomes programs, the media, and communities.

Strengthens the capacities of UNICEF and key counterpart employees within the area, by growing and facilitating related studying alternatives specializing in coverage, programming and habits change in favor of adolescent growth, safety and participation. Identifies applicable coaching establishments. Gives particular studying and community alternatives on points recognized by COs in collaboration with RO. Identifies experience wanted to help Cos in accelerating outcomes. Guarantee appropriate UNICEF experience on adolescents and youth experience is deployed to COs by key recruitments.

Leads assist to COs to mobilize extra sources in assist of acceleration of outcomes, together with by influencing, and thru engagement of public sector and personal sector (in collaboration with Era Limitless and different inner companions together with PFP and PPD).

To qualify as an advocate for each baby you’ll have…


Superior college diploma in anthropology, psychology, sociology, schooling or one other related technical discipline.


Minimal ten (10) years of progressively accountable skilled work expertise in planning, designing, implementing programmes associated to adolescents/youth in growing nations. Expertise working in a growing nation is taken into account as an asset. Related expertise in a UN system company or group is taken into account as an asset. Familiarity/ background with emergency is taken into account as an asset.


Fluency in English is required. Data of one other UN language is taken into account an asset.

For each Youngster, you display…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Belief and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin the whole lot we do and the way we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Constitution: UNICEF Values

UNICEF Competencies required for this publish are:


  • Nurtures, Leads and Manages Folks (2)
  • Demonstrates Self Consciousness and Moral Consciousness (2)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (2)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (2)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)
  • Drive to attain impactful outcomes (2)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

Through the recruitment course of, we check candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize your self with our competency framework and its totally different ranges: competency framework here.

UNICEF is right here to serve the world’s most deprived kids and our international workforce should mirror the range of these kids. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, no matter their race/ethnicity, age, incapacity, gender identification, sexual orientation, faith, nationality, socio-economic background, or every other private attribute.
We provide a wide range of benefits to our staff, together with paid parental go away, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages using versatile working preparations.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance coverage on conduct that’s incompatible with the goals and aims of the United Nations and UNICEF, together with sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is dedicated to advertise the safety and safeguarding of all kids. All chosen candidates will, due to this fact, endure rigorous reference and background checks, and shall be anticipated to stick to those requirements and ideas. Background checks will embrace the verification of educational credential(s) and employment historical past. Chosen candidates could also be required to offer extra data to conduct a background test.


UNICEF’s lively dedication in the direction of range and inclusion is essential to ship the perfect outcomes for youngsters.

UNICEF solely considers increased instructional {qualifications} obtained from an establishment accredited/acknowledged within the World Larger Training Database (WHED), an inventory up to date by the Worldwide Affiliation of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Academic, Scientific and Cultural Group (UNESCO). The record might be accessed at http://www.whed.web/”.

Mobility is a situation of worldwide skilled employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the worldwide civil service.

UNICEF appointments are topic to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host nation of the obligation station, which shall be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are additionally topic to inoculation (vaccination) necessities, together with towards SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Authorities staff which can be thought of for employment with UNICEF are usually required to resign from their authorities earlier than taking over an project with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the fitting to withdraw a suggestion of appointment, with out compensation, if a visa or medical clearance just isn’t obtained, or crucial inoculation necessities aren’t met, inside an affordable interval for any cause.

Solely shortlisted candidates shall be contacted and advance to the following stage of the choice course of. 





Marketed: 25 Mar 2024 Jordan Commonplace Time
Deadline: 08 Apr 2024 Jordan Commonplace Time

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