Individual consultant- Youth programme

Contract Type: Consultancy
Closing date: 10 November 2017 - 5:00pm (Dili time)
Duty station: Dili, Timor-Leste

Individual consultant for Youth programme

Closing date: 10 November 2017 (5 pm Dili time)

Duty Station: Dili, Timor-Leste

Duration: 16 November to 22 December 2017

Organizational Setting: 

The Consultant will be under the supervision of the Assistant Country Representative, and the technical supervision of the Youth Specialist. S/he will be based in the UNFPA Timor-Leste head office in Dili

To support the Youth programme of UNFPA and the UN YRG in its inter-agency activities and reporting

Background: 

The 2015-19 UNDAF notes that the full potential and wellbeing of Timor-Leste can only be realized by continuously addressing the persisting and emerging challenges affecting youth. In alignment with the Government priorities, in the period 2015-2019, the UN will support the policy and development initiatives with direct or inclusive targets on youth in the areas of health, education, economic development, migration, labor and employment, and gender. With this objective in mind, more than ten UN agencies, Funds and Programmes present in Timor-Leste work together, supporting numerous national counterparts, local and international NGOs.
Under the 3rd Country Programme (2015-2019), UNFPA covers four prongs of UNFPA’s global Adolescent and Youth Strategy on reproductive health, sex education, youth policies and evidence on youth.
In addition, UNFPA is the Chair of the Inter-Agency Working Group on Youth (called the Youth Results Group – YRG). As such, it works for coordination of all agencies intervention’s and supports joint programming for youth.
Finally, UNFPA is leading a joint programme on Leaving no Youth Behind, together with UN Women and the Human Rights’ Adviser’s Unit. The project aims at identifying vulnerable youth group and publishing policy briefs on each.

Scope of work:

The Consultant’s role is to support the Youth Programme, especially in its inter-agency coordination activities and reporting
Specific tasks:
• Support to the YRG Secretariat:
- Organizing regular YRG meetings, developing the agenda, writing minutes, following up on past meeting’s commitments, following up on agencies’ participation, supporting the development of the Knowledge Management Platform (including by collecting relevant material to be uploaded), keeping track of agencies’ projects plans (activity tracker).
- Supporting the YRG joint reporting with the 2017 workplan matrix report as well as drafting a 2017 UN Youth activities report.
- Support the negotiations of the UN with the new SSYL institution: logistical support to organize meeting, gather supportive documentation, writing minutes, drafting communication piece about the meeting.
• Support the Leaving no Youth left Behind project:
- Follow up with implementing partners for quality policy briefs, following up on feedback given, review documents, research good practices, inputs in policy recommendations
- Participate in the advocacy workshop in December: follow up on the logistical arrangements, make sure participation is maximum, follow discussions and feedback, document the event and write a communication piece on the workshop.

The Consultant will work in close collaboration with the UN Inter-agency Youth Results Group and all its agencies’ Focal Points, under the co-chairmanship of UNFPA and UNICEF. 

Requirements:

• A Bachelor degree in social science, international studies, development studies, public health and/or other related disciplines.
• At least 6 months of professional work experience, preferably in international development.
• Previous experience working for the UN, especially in a developing country; would be an advantage.
• Knowledge of the UN System in Timor-Leste is an added advantage. Previous knowledge of the youth sector in Timor-Leste is an asset.
• Fluency in written and spoken English are required; basic knowledge of Tetun would be preferable.
• Soft skills required:
- Good communication skills
- Adaptation skills
- Team player
- Cultural sensitivity
- Eager to learn
- Belief in the values of the UN

How to apply:

Candidates are expected to send their CV, P11 and application letter to jossoares@unfpa.org and submit your application on this link: http://www.unfpa.org/unfpa-consultant-roster

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Timor-Leste, Democratic Republic of
Population : 1.3 mil
Fertility rate
5.4
Maternal Mortality Ratio
215
Contraceptives prevalence rate
31
Population aged 10-24
34%
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 48%
Girls 56%