UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund Prishtina
Mar 30, 2020Entry-level
Organizational Context and Purpose for the job Accountable for the identification, design, development, and implementation of programme initiatives that promotes institutional and community social change for adolescent and youth empowerment and participation; Development and management of programming and policy advocacy to revise and advance formal structures and link grassroots, equitable youth empowerment structures and initiatives; Support, guidance, and cooperation with the Child Rights Monitoring and Advocacy Unit, the Youth and Adolescent Unit, and the Communications for Development function. Accountable for professional technical contribution to project design, planning, administration, monitoring and evaluation in the field of Youth and Adolescent empowerment, supporting the programme design, planning, implementation, management and evaluation of programme/project activities, including data analysis and progress reporting in support of achievement of planned objectives of the work plan, aligned with Kosovo programme goals and strategy. The Adolescent and Youth Empowerment Officer reports to Education Specialist. Key function, accountabilities and related duties/tasks 1. Knowledge Management for Programmes Contribute to Kosovo programme by supporting knowledge management through providing professional assistance in data collection and analysis, complete and accurate reporting as well as provision of lessons learned.Participate in information exchange with partners as well as in the development of training and orientation materials by providing professional technical assistance. Participate in the preparation of, and making professional contribution to, the preparation of programme reports required for the management. 2. Programme Development and Management Provide professional technical assistance in the preparation of the Situation Analysis for programme development and management by collecting and analyzing data and monitoring implementation progress. Contribute to the identification of critical intervention points and measures by administering a consistent and transparent monitoring system; analyse country level socio-political-economic trends and their implications for ongoing programmes and projects. Draft or prepare programme work plans as required. Propose adjustments/changes in work plans. Propose program recommendations for inclusion in formal programme documentation, and new approaches, methods and practices for supervisor. 3. Optimum Use Of Program Funds Monitor programme implementation progress and compliance. Monitor the allocation and disbursement of programme funds, making sure that funds are properly coordinated, monitored and liquidated. Take appropriate recommendations or actions to optimize use of programme funds. 4. Programme Monitoring and Evaluations Undertake field visits to monitor and assess programme implementation and decide on required corrective action. Collaborate with partners to carry out a rigorous and transparent approach to evaluation and participate in the major programme evaluation exercises in consultation with the Child Right Monitoring and others to improve efficiency and quality of programme delivery. Participate in annual sector review meetings with government counterparts.Â Collaborate and prepare annual program status reports in a timely manner, as required. 5. Rights-Based and Results-Based Programme Management Approach Support rights-based programmes approach in the formulation of programme goals and objectives and development of strategies and implementation frameworks. Collaborate with partners and assist in the strengthening of quality of child rights-based programmes consistent and effective planning, design, implementation, monitoring and/or evaluation of programmes and projects. Contribute to coherence, synergy and added value to the programme planning and design processes using a results-based management approach to programme planning and design. Provide professional technical assistance in preparing viable recommendations on project implementation, alternative approaches, and optimal utilization of resources that contribute effectively to the fulfilment of the rights of children and women, and recommendations on programme, new initiatives and management issues to ensure achievement of stated objectives. 6. National and Local Capacity Building/Sustainability Provide government authorities with technical assistance and support in planning and organizing training programmes for the purpose of capacity building and programme sustainability. Promote and maintain the building and reinforcing of the commitment and institutional capacities of the national and local partners by identifying these partners and partnerships and providing continuous supports, coordination and collaboration for sustainability. 7. Rights Perspective and Advocacy at the National, Community and Family Levels Analyze programme related issues and policies from a children's and adolescent's rights perspective and advocacy at the community and family levels for elevating credibility in national policy debates. Promote the organization goals of UNICEF through active advocacy and communication. 8. Partnership, Coordination and Collaboration. Facilitate partnership and collaboration with internal and external counterparts, including those of the UN and national partners, in order to improve the ability to collect and disseminate development data and information, exchange information on programme/project status and implementation and movement/distribution of supplies. Establish and maintain linkage to the Regional Programme Knowledge Network to ensure the availability of current and accurate programme data. Collaborate with the Operations Section to establish and maintain sound internal controls supportive of programming endeavours and to coordinate financial and supply management requirements and accountability.Â Approve allocation and disbursement of funds ensuring they are properly coordinated, monitored and liquidated in accordance with the programme budget allotments (PBA). Maintain close collaboration with Regional Advisers and HQ Officers for overall coordination. Provide professional support in provision of technical advice, negotiation, advocacy and promotion of area/country level goals, leading to agreement on practicable and priority actions to be supported by UNICEF programme. Impact of Results The support, research and technical analysis provided by the incumbent strengthens the advocacy, planning and formulation of adolescent and youth development and participation programmes. The achievement of concrete and sustainable results from these programmes will contribute to achievement of UNICEF goals in Kosovo to promote the full and active participation of adolescents in determining their essential needs, promoting their rights to a safe environment and protecting their rights to survival, development and well-being in society. This in turn contributes to maintaining/enhancing the credibility and ability of UNICEF to provide programme services for that promotes greater social equality and inclusion in Kosovo, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children, adolescents, young people and families, translates this commitment to adolescents empowerment and their rights into action and participation.