Adolescent Development and Participation (ADAP) Assistant (Ref: Adolescent Development and Participation (ADAP) Assistant)

UNV Ankara
Tam Zamanlı 4-9
İngilizce (C1, Level 5, Upper Intermediate)
Bu ilan yayından kaldırılmış Görüntülenme : 2435


İlan Detayları

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Candidate must be a Turkish citizen with a valid work permit, and more than 27 years old for this National UN Volunteer (Specialist) assignment.

Required education level: Bachelor degree or equivalent in Social sciences including sociology, anthropology, psychology, education, communication, international relations, public relations, public or other related social science field.

Required experience: 3 years of experience in /at the national level in youth engagement, skills development, and monitoring of programs. Experience working in the UN or other international development organization is an asset. Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, and reporting skills.

Context: In Türkiye, UNICEF and partners, contribute to increasing meaningful participation opportunities for Turkish and Syrian adolescents and youth (12-25 years of age) to engage in peer and social dialogue as active agents of change; promoting positive social capital and social cohesion among communities hosting large numbers of refugees; supporting a variety of centres and safe spaces throughout Turkey, which offer a range of positive development and engagement activities for young people as well as other services; opening space and systems for adolescent and youth engagement through the provincial Child Rights Committees; and supporting youth and adolescents in putting their ideas and solutions into action. Another area of emphasis lies in fostering Social Cohesion, aiming to enhance the ability of both Turkish and non-Turkish youth to establish a unified environment and offer peer assistance to marginalized groups. UNICEF supports the government partners including the Ministry of Family and Social Services (MoFSS), the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYS) and municipalities as well as international and national NGO partners with the aim of creating a robust and extensive network for young people in host communities. This investment in expanding the reach of social cohesion initiatives enables UNICEF to support young people in need on a wider scale and activate the youth volunteerism. As part of partnership with Presidency of Migration Management, a refugee volunteers modality will be developed to conduct regular outreach and establish the linkages between needs and services. In the realm of youth engagement and social cohesion, UNICEF actively advocates for adolescent mental health by urging for action and investment to enhance the well-being of adolescents and young individuals. Focusing on meaningful involvement within the context of youth participation and mental health, UNICEF strives to bolster both individual and institutional capacities, safeguarding the mental health and psychosocial well-being of young people during engagement processes. This commitment ensures the significant participation of youth in various facets such as programming, research, advocacy, and communication. According to UNICEF's Adolescent Development and Participation teams, everyone involved in planning or implementing participation initiatives with young people, including the adolescents themselves, should actively contribute to the process.

Task description: 

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of ADAP Programme Officer, the UNV ADAP Assistant will:

• Contribute to the design and preparation of the volunteerism modal for PMM
• Contributing to social cohesion volunteerism program, executing the ongoing project, and contributing to reporting processes in cooperation with the PMM
• Providing support to dedicated projects to be carried out on social cohesion in the emergency context in cooperation with the PMM
• Contribute to the design adolescent health, adolescent mental health and e-mental health strategy, preparations with the MoH and follow up the national, regional, and international steps
• Provide administrative support to the IPA CSO project implementation in collaboration with CP and Social Policy • Analyze data to monitor progress in the achievement of program objectives
• Research and contribute to the development and/or introduction and documentation of new approaches, methods, and practices for monitoring of programs related to mental health, social cohesion and volunteerism
• Contribute to the preparation of reports, program documents and submissions by providing information, preparing tables and other documents
• Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Remarks: Please note that this is not a job, but it is only a volunteer assignment.

Summary of UNV entitlements. National UN Volunteers (Specialist):
Volunteer Living Allowance (per month): USD 1224,41 disbursing in Turkish Lira
Entry lump sum (one-time payment): USD 400
Exit allowance: USD 100 per contract service month (when successful completion of the assignment)
Health, dental, life and disability insurance: Cigna Private Insurance (including eligible dependents)
Annual leave: 2.5 days accrued per calendar month, Uncertified sick leave: 7 days for 12 months and 4 days for shorter assignments
Free access to different learning platforms and UNV network

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The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Volunteerism is a powerful means of engaging people in tackling development challenges, and it can transform the pace and nature of development. Volunteerism benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer by strengthening trust, solidarity and reciprocity among citizens, and by purposefully creating opportunities for participation. UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for recognition of volunteers, working with partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing an increasing number and diversity of volunteers, including experienced UNV volunteers, throughout the world. UNV embraces volunteerism as universal and inclusive, and recognizes volunteerism in its diversity, as well as the values that sustain it: free will, commitment, engagement and solidarity.
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