Vacancy: Adolescent and Youth Development Programme Consultant at UNICEF, South Africa

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Deadline: 13 April 2017

United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Adolescent and Youth Development Programme Consultant in South Africa.

UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Adolescent and Youth Development Programme Consultant will perform the following functions-

  • Undertaking regular visits to all programme sites (of which there are currently 14) to provide technical support, oversight and monitoring support to NACCW and implementing partners.
  • Reviewing and, where necessary, strengthening monthly progress reports by NACCW, to ensure alignment with agreed reporting format, style and quality; and ensure report meets UNICEF Style Guide requirements.
  • Providing logistical support for field visits by Country Office staff and other partners, as requested by the Country Office.
  • Attending and actively participating in provincial and district coordination forums; and ensuring that relevant Government and UNICEF programme and policy information flows to sub-national partners.
  • Providing technical support to the EC Provincial Department of Social Development to advocate for the prioritisation (and funding) of Isibindi and other key child protection services in provincial planning and budgeting processes.
  • Conduct at least 4 field visits per month to programme sites (14 sites in total), assess local conditions and resources and monitor programme implementation. Communicate and liaise with local and provincial counterpart authorities and implementing partners to strengthen coordination, quality and coverage of programmatic interventions.
  • Follow-up and collaborate with UNICEF Operations Sections to coordinate financial and supply management requirements and undertake any other relevant tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Social Sciences, Management, Law, Development Studies or other relevant discipline.
  • Knowledge of child protection and youth development.
  • At least 5 years of experience in project management and monitoring, preferably in the field of child protection and/or youth development.
  • Past experience in working with government institutions, international organizations or donor supported programmes is desirable.
  • Proven ability to plan, manage and execute ideas without direct supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high quality reports.
  • Previous working experience in the Eastern Cape province is an asset.
  • Readiness to travel to and work in remote areas.
  • Valid driver’s licence.
  • Fluency in English both verbal and written required.
  • Fluency in a local language, particularly isiXhosa, is a necessity.
  • Computer skills required, including internet navigation and MS Office applications.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.

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