Chief HIV/AIDS and Adolescent, P4, FT, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (1 year renewable) #59875
Job Number: 528847 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: Cote d’Ivoire
Work Type : Fixed Term Appointment
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.
For every child, a champion
In Cote d’Ivoire, social norms present significant challenges for children. Adolescents and youth, particularly girls, face major constraints in fulfilling their potential: 21.1 per cent of adolescent girls aged 15 to 19 years have already given birth or are pregnant and only 47.2 per cent are literate versus 63.8 per cent of boys. Gender-based violence is prevalent and 33 per cent of adolescent girls have experience violence, including sexual violence. Adolescent development and participation is inextricably linked to social norms, many of them gender norms. For this reason, Cote d’Ivoire-UNICEF is willing to have a cross cutting component on HIV and Adolescents, with a clear focus on adolescent girls, which will be closely working with other programmatic components (Child Survival, Education, Child Protection, Social Inclusion). The coordination of this strategic workstream across sectors is under the leadership of the Deputy Representative, in order to ensure optimal programmatic coherence.
How can you make a difference?
1. Programme development and planning
Participate and/or conduct/update situation analysis and assessments on HIV and Adolescents related issues to ensure that comprehensive, relevant and evidenced-based data for the country/region are collected to guide country office programming, monitoring and delivery of programme/project services.
Participate in strategic programme discussion to provide input, advice and operational support to the development of an integrated HIV and Adolescents programme (within the country and/or UNDAF programmes). Formulate, design and prepare HIV and Adolescents project proposals, ensuring alignment with the overall UNICEF’s Strategic Plans and Country Programme and coherence/integration with UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), regional strategies and national priorities, plans and competencies.
Establish plans of action, programme goals and results, using results-based planning methodology and terminology (RBM).
Prepare HIV and Adolescents programme documentation for Country Office Programme recommendation ensuring alignment with the overall UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, regional strategies and national priorities, plans and competencies.
Consult and collaborate with internal and external colleagues and partners to provide technical and operational support to programme planning, management and implementation and to ensure synergy, integration, coherence and harmonization of HIV and Adolescents programme within the country programme, donors’ development strategies/policies, country level national priorities/competencies and UN system development interventions/initiatives.
2. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
Plan and/or collaborate with internal and external partners to establish benchmarks, performance indicators and other UNICEF/UN system indicators and measurement to assess/strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results in HIV and Adolescents programme.
Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sector 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.
Plan, monitor and control the optimum/appropriate use of programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets) certifying/confirming compliance with organizational rules, regulations/procedures, standards of accountability and integrity and donor commitments, and ensuring timely reporting and liquidation of resources.
3. Advisory services and technical support
Provide technical advice and guidance to key government officials, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners/donors on programme policies, strategies and best practices and approaches on HIV and Adolescents and related issues to support programme development planning, management, implementation and delivery of results.
Participate in programme strategic discussions/planning to provide technical advice/contribute to policy discussions and agenda setting to promote HIV and Adolescents interventions especially in the areas of inequality, social inclusion, human rights and humanitarian situations to ensure that at risks and vulnerable population are fully covered in times of greatest needs.
Prepare policy papers, briefs and other strategic programme materials for management use, information and/or consideration.
4. Advocacy, networking and partnership building
Build and strengthen strategic partnerships with health, education and child protection sector government counterparts, national stakeholders and global partners/allies/donors/academia through active networking and advocacy to exchange knowledge/expertise, leverage resources/action, build alliances and engage participation of communities in programme design, delivery and demand creation.
Develop strategies and/or prepare communication and information materials for maximum impact and outreach to promote awareness, establish partnerships/alliances and to enhance resource mobilization for UNICEF HIV and Adolescents programme/projects.
Collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues UNDAF planning and preparation of HIV and Adolescents programmes/projects.
5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
Promote critical thinking and introduce technological and programme innovations and approaches to accelerate results for adolescents with a focus on the poorest and on adolescent girls.
Keep abreast, research, benchmark and implement best and cutting-edge practices in HIV and Adolescents programming. Institutionalize and share best practices and knowledge learned.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
An Advanced university degree (Masters or higher) in the social sciences (i.e. sociology, demography, psychology, political science, social policy or economics), public health, public policy, public administration, international development, or in an area relevant to UNICEF’s sectoral work (e.g. Health, Nutrition, WASH, Education, Child Protection, Social Inclusion, HIV/AIDs, etc.). Academic credentials in HIV are a strong asset.
Minimum eight years of progressively responsible professional experience and demonstrated track record of having undertaken and led substantive programming and research on HIV and adolescents.
Fluency in French and English
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The functional competencies required for this post are:
Leading and supervising (I)
Formulating strategies/concepts (II)
Relating and networking (II)
Deciding and initiating action (II)
Persuading and influencing (III)
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.
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Closing Date Fri Jan 10 2020 00:55:00 GMT+0100 (Afr. centrale Ouest)