Adolescent Development Officer, NO-2, Tirana, Albania #118216

  • Contract
  • Albania

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, we CARE! Get inspired by the UNICEF video below and apply to be part of this amazing organization! 

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UNICEF Albania Office works in the ground to support government’s reforms and civil society interventions to offer support, development and protection of children’s rights. The office will implement the new country program for 2022-2026 based on UNICEF’s strategic plan,  the SDG 2030 Agenda and the EU integration agenda. As the country aspires to join EU, UNICEF Albania office is highly engaged on contributing to the reforms in areas of education, health, justice, social and child protection with the goal of protecting children’s rights as defined in the Convention of the Rights of Children (CRC). The new Country program will follow a life-cycle approach in convening multiple stakeholders around windows of opportunities for critical age groups to holistically advance child rights. It will be focused on the areas of Young Children; School-aged and adolescent children; Protecting Children and Enabling Environment. For more detailed information about office results and areas of interventions check our website at

How can you make a difference?

The Adolescent Development Officer will provide professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process to support the integration and engagement of adolescent and young people development and participation in all UNICEF initiatives in the country. It will report to Education Specialist (NO3, 90320).

Summary of key functions/ accountabilities

1. Support to program development and planning

2. Program management, monitoring and delivery of results

3. Technical and operational support to program implementation 

4. Networking and partnership building

5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:

  • A university degree in one of the following fields is required: anthropology, psychology, sociology, education or another relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in social development, program planning and management and social mobilization in adolescents development related areas is required. 
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered an asset. 
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate:

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are:

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

To view our competency framework, please visit here. Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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