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Youth and Adolescents Development Officer


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4 Year
Male, Female, Both
Bachelor Degree


  • Organization: UNOPS – United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Zaatari | Azraq
  • Grade: Junior level – LICA-8, Local Individual Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Youth
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Children’s rights (health and protection)
  • Closing Date: 2023-05-25


The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is a UN agency that implements infrastructure and procurement projects for the UN System, international financial institutions, governments, and another partners over the world. UNOPS offers implementation, advisory, and transactional services in its five core areas of expertise.. It supply projects in more than 80 countries worldwide, with a portfolio of $3.4 billion in 2021. UNOPS often works in post-disaster and peace and security settings, improving countries, and economies in transition. UNOPS is a member of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group and works closely with other UN entities such as the UNDP, the DPO, and the World Bank.


The duties for Youth and Adolescents Development Officer are:

Under the leadership of the Chief of Youth and Humanitarian Affairs Manager, the Youth and Adolescents  Officer will be providing specialised support and service in all stages of adolescents and youth programming in camps, including (a) supporting the planning, design, performance and monitoring/evaluation of programmes implemented by UNICEF Jordan Adolescents and Youth Section; (b) overseeing the performance of the programme focused on skills building, civic engagement and the shift from learning to earning, including but not limited to social innovation, participation, future pathways, career direction for UNICEF Jordan; (c) overseeing all aspects related to efficient use of budget and data for programmatic decisions and (d) contribute to the evidence generation and advocacy connected to adolescents and youth programming in Jordan. Key functions are detailed below:

Programme Development and Management

  • Aid in developing a programme framework for UNICEF Jordan programme in camps
  • Help the development and tailoring of youth programmes in camp focused on adolescents and youth civic engagement and transition from learning to earning, with programme design or adaptation strongly rooted in youth participation and youth needs.

Programme Monitoring and Evaluations

  • Help a consistent and transparent monitoring and evaluation system.
  • Launch field visits to monitor and assess programme implementation and make recommendations to the Chief of Youth, Humanitarian Affairs Manager,and/or concerned partners/contractors on required corrective action.

Usage of data for programmatic decisions and advocacy

  • Assure that all systems are in place so that programmes collect data on beneficiaries
  • Carry out domain visits to verify the quality and soundness of data collected through partnersCarry out analysis of data to inform programme implementation

Innovation, knowledge administration and capacity building

  • Determine, capture, synthesise and share lessons learned for knowledge development and to build the capacity of stakeholders.
  • Recommend innovative approaches and promote good practice to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable programme results.

APPLY ALSO: Programme Specialist at UN-WOMEN Jordan


The requirements for Youth and Adolescents Development Officer are:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Relevant major.
  • Training courses in adolescents and youth growth, fundraising, people’s management, management of community spaces are assets
  • Background in refugee camps context is an asset.
  • Minimum 4 years of appropriate background to the position.
  • Background in working with adolescents and youth development projects is an asset
  • Fluency in Both Arabic and English is demanded.


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