Programme Officer

United Nations Children's Fund

New Delhi, India

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

This post will deliver a key role in ensuring the successful roll out of the YuWaah strategy and achievement of targets.

The role will:

  • Enable identification, co-creation and scale-up of select solution partners at national and state levels.
  • Help strengthen overall coordination and programmatic support to states and facilitate state-level implementation of the strategies and solutions.
  • Support technical initiatives and partnerships with key partners at state and national levels.
  • Enhance the range and quality of implementation, information management and communications efforts, as well as support to the broader team for various programme meetings and events.  
  • Support the day-to-day work of the YuWaah team, including programmatic and knowledge management initiatives.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Support the Chief of the Section and Secretariat in the management of programmes and partnerships for YuWaah and UNICEF’s contribution to YuWaah including the solutions.
  • Undertake analysis on latest evidence base around Adolescent Development and GenU/YuWaah priority areas on education, skills training, entrepreneurship, employment and youth engagement at global, regional and national levels to inform programme and technical work.
  • Support knowledge mapping of partners across public and private spheres engaged in YuWaah/GenU priority areas to inform programmatic partnership opportunities from the landscaping analysis to implementation phases.
  • Support development of partnerships with stakeholders including, but not limited to, solution providers, government and non-government partners.
  • Develop and maintain efficient project management tools to monitor, track, and report on progress against planned results.
  • Support organizational, managerial, and other preparations for events and meetings with partners and within the UN System
  • Support tracking of outcomes and results basis commitments to and of partners.

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


  • A university degree in social science, education, international relations, management, political science, communications, international development, business administration or other relevant disciplines is required. An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) is considered an asset.


  • A minimum of two (2) years of progressively professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: programme management, international development or another related area.
  • Experience in knowledge management is desired.
  • Strong IT skills and fluency with Microsoft Office Suites, SharePoint, and other programmes is highly desired. Prior experience in the field will be considered a strong 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.