Program Analyst Adolescents and Youth, Dar es Salaam at UNFPA June, 2024

Closing date: Sunday, 14 July 2024

General

Description of assignment title: Program Analyst Adolescents and Youth

Assignment country: United Republic of Tanzania

Expected start date: 10/25/2024

Sustainable Development Goal: 3. Good health and well-being

Volunteer category: International UN Youth Volunteer

Host entity: UNFPA

Type: Onsite

Duration: 12 months

(with possibility of extension)

Number of assignments: 1

Duty stations: Dar es Salaam

Details

Mission and objectives

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s strategic plan (2022-2025), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction. UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Context

The Program Analyst is expected to provide support as part of a broader Adolescents and Youth team in advancing key UNFPA interventions encompassing i) Adolescent and Youth Empowerment and Engagement aiming at strengthening their freedom, empowerment and participation into decision making platforms and access to economic opportunities; ii) Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (ASRHR); aiming at enhancing access to health, comprehensive sexuality education and life skills education for in school and out of school youths iii) Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, including Ending Sexual and Gender-based Violence; targeting adolescents and youth including first time young mothers with the special focus on education, psychosocial support and economic empowerment to alleviate poverty and contribute to economic development and iv) Population and Development which will include use and evidence generation for policy guidance in economic development, education, employment and health.

The Program Analyst is also expected to contribute to the Affirmative Action agenda and provide support in addressing the Leave No One Behind (LNOB) agenda including scaling up efforts in HIV prevention focusing on furthest behind and key and vulnerable populations such adolescents, persons with disabilities, people living with HIV, urban poor populations and refugees. The UNV Program Analyst will also provide support to UNFPA country office staff and Implementing Partners in strengthening adolescents and youth, affirmative action/LNOB program implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting and documentation of best practices contributing to the National Strategic Priorities relating to adolescents and youth health and wellbeing.

This analyst will work in the context of both Mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar providing an opportunity to understand the socio-demographic, economic, political and developmental context of the United Republic of Tanzania. The assignment is guided under the umbrella of UNFPA’s Tanzania Country program (2022 – 2027), the broader United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (2022-2027) and the United Republic of Tanzania strategic priorities in health, education, economic and gender equality and women empowerment.

Task description

Under the overall guidance of Deputy Representative and direct supervision of Program Specialist SRHR/HIV, the UN Volunteer will contribute to a technical team working to implement all UNFPA mandate in SRHR with special focus on adolescent and youth reproductive health, education, HIV and youth empowerment, participation and engagement, in the development context. The UNV will specifically undertake the following tasks:

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  •  Technical and Program support

● Support in the development, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the SRHR, HIV and A&Y work plans including preparations of annual work plans, results matrix, and financial reports.

● Support the periodic documentation and dissemination of program lessons learned and best practices for adolescents and youth development and sexual and reproductive health and rights and HIV.

● Assist to undertake desk research on specific topics, inform the development of policy briefs within the areas of adolescents and youth health, wellbeing and empowerment and participation.

● Contribute to writing briefing notes and talking points on the adolescents and youth program for the country management.

● Contribute to Tanzania’s Country Office resource mobilization strategy by taking part as part of the team in writing concept notes and proposals related to SRHR, HIV and Adolescent and youth development.

● Provide support in the organizing of capacity building of youth networks in the UNFPA-supported regions.

● Contribute to planning, monitoring, and reporting of culturally appropriate, gender-sensitive, rights and evidence-based approaches to adolescent sexual and reproductive health.

● Contribute to building and operationalizing an evidence based on current and emerging adolescent sexual reproductive health issues to inform national and sectoral policy development and monitoring.

  •  Network and Coordination

● Support and engage in a UN sub-group on youth development and development partners meetings and communications for implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework and other National protocols and strategic priorities to address relevant outcomes relating to SRHR, HIV and A&Y development as required.

● Provide secretarial and logistical support to Safeguard Young People Program and UN subgroups on youth and other projects implemented under affirmative action/LNOB theme.

● Provide logistical support to programs and participate in organizing events that promote UNFPA work on ASRHR, HIV, adolescents and youth empowerment, engagement and participation, and development, such as international and national days.

● Perform any other duties assigned by his/her supervisor.

  •  Learning and Voluntary Action

UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers program mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities: ● Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and taking an active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day).

● Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local volunteerism in the host country.

● Provide annual and end-of-assignment self-reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.

● Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.

● Assist with the UNV Buddy program for newly arrived UN Volunteers.

● Promote or advise local groups in utilizing online volunteering or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever possible.

Eligibility criteria

Age: 18 – 26

Additional eligibility criteria

This assignment is funded by the Government of Sweden and therefore specific criteria apply: ELIGIBILITY

– Candidates must be Swedish nationals.

– Candidates must be between 18 and 29 years of age at the time of application (the above-mentioned age range does not apply).

– Candidates who already served on a UN Youth Volunteer assignment funded by the Government of Sweden are not eligible.

APPLICATION

– If you are above the age of 26, a notification will be displayed that you are not eligible to apply. You may ignore this and proceed with submitting your application.

– You may apply to a maximum of three assignments and indicate the order of preference in the ‘Additional remarks’ field when filling in the application form.

– Application deadline: 14 July 2024

SELECTION

– Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The selection will be done by the UN Host Entity at the level of the country of assignment. Interviews will be conducted by the UN Host Entities in August.

MANDATORY TRAINING IN SWEDEN

Prior to deployment, selected candidates must attend a mandatory preparation training in Sweden, organized by Sida. The training will take place from 14 to 18 October.

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Nationality

Candidate must be a national of a country other than the country of assignment.

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Requirements

Required experience

1 years of experience in or demonstrated interest in working on adolescents and young people’s issues, and/or sexual and reproductive health and rights, education, gender equality and women empowerment and/or gender-based violence, human rights and HIV/AIDS particularly in a developing context.

● Basic knowledge of the gender equality and women and girl’s empowerment context and trends, and an understanding of the social, cultural, and economic dimensions.

● Strong communication skills with experience in documentation of best practices and use of social media, interpersonal and mass media approaches for social behavior change communication with a diverse group of stakeholders and beneficiaries.

● Ability to work in a multicultural environment, willingness to work with people and local organizations to draw upon the synergies between expert solutions and local knowledge.

● Ability to adjust in difficult living conditions and sometimes remote locations.

● Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

● Excellent team player with strong partnership and networking skills.

● Prior volunteering and/or working experience in a developing country is an asset.

● Candidate must be proficient in current office software applications (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others).

● Strong analytical orientation and sound judgment; initiative, culturally sensitive and resourceful.

● Dedication to the United Nations principles and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously in a team, and with persons of different nationalities.

● Fluency in oral English and excellent writing skills in English are required.

● Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience in another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be an asset.

Area(s) of expertise

Community development, Education, Health

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Languages

English, Level: Fluent, Required

Swahili, Level: Fair, Desirable

Required education level

Bachelor degree or equivalent in sociology, health, international development, community development or development studies, and other related fields.

Competencies and values

Accountability

Adaptability and Flexibility

Commitment and Motivation

Commitment to Continuous Learning

Communication

Creativity

Ethics and Values

Integrity

Judgement and Decision-making

Knowledge Sharing

Managing Performance

Planning and Organizing

Professionalism

Respect for Diversity

Self-Management

Working in Teams

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Living conditions and remarks

Tanzania has an area of 947,300 sq km and is located in eastern Africa on the Indian Ocean. It shares its longest borders with Kenya (to the northeast) and Mozambique (to the southeast), but also borders Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia. To the east, Tanzania is bordered by the Indian Ocean. Three of Africa’s largest lakes also border sections of the country: Lake Victoria in the north, Lake Tanganyika in the west, and Lake Nyasa in the southwest.

Tanzania is made up of three geographical regions: the islands and coastal plains in the east, a saucer-shaped plateau in the center and west, and the highlands in the northeast. Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa standing at 5,895m, lies in these northeastern highlands. Another special geographical feature is the Great Rift Valley, which cuts through the center of the country.

Tanzania’s climate varies from tropical in the coastal areas to temperate in the highlands. In the coastal plains and plateau regions, temperatures range from 25-31°C during the hottest months (November – February) and 15-20°C in the coldest months (May-August). Temperatures in the highlands range between 10-20°C.

Tanzania has a proud and long-lasting tradition of harmony; and a culture that places great emphasis on welcoming others. It is generally a safe and peaceful country. However, just like in any other country, it is wise to observe certain precautions, especially in larger urban areas.

Dar es Salaam is the largest city in Tanzania, is the major port and economic Centre. Most Ministries, government offices, embassies, and UN offices are based in this City. Dar es Salaam is situated on the coast, overlooking the Indian Ocean. It is an international multicultural city with a mix of religions. There is a wide range of facilities available, including numerous shopping centers, movie theatres, restaurants, and many new developments planned. Most international staff live in the seaside neighborhoods of Masaki and Oyster Bay, and to a lesser extent in Msasani and Mikocheni, all of which cluster in and around a peninsula to the north of the city center. Medical facilities in Tanzania are somewhat limited although several clinics in Dar es Salaam provide good basic care. Kiswahili (Swahili) and English are both official languages. Most people living in Tanzania speak one of the 158 local languages as their first language. Arabic is widely spoken in Zanzibar. English is the primary language of business, government administration, and higher education.

Inclusivity statement

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

Note on Covid-19 vaccination requirements

Selected candidates for certain occupational groups may be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) in line with the applicable host entity policy

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