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  • International Junior Consultant- Youth for Children Nairobi
  • UNICEF in Nairobi, , Kenya
  • jobs
  • 1 week ago

jobs description

Scope of Work

Goal and Objective: Under the general supervision of the Yoma Program Manager, as part of the Yoma Global Team and in close collaboration with the Education section, this role will support the alignment of the Youth for Children concept to UNICEF program priorities and develop technical guidance materials that assist UNICEF country offices in identifying strategic entry points and pathways for integrating the Youth for Children concept into their existing programs and activities.
• Provide details/reference to AWP areas covered: Oversee overall coordination and provide Technical Assistance to UNICEF Country Offices on innovative platforms for youth engagement, skills building, and employability in the green sector ie Green Yoma, Atingi, as well as the African Data and Drone Academy ADDA

Activities And Tasks

The Consultant will work closely with country offices and Yoma global team to achieve the following results/deliverables

Enhance the programmatic linkage between... Youth for Children and UNICEF programming to facilitate relevance and scaling within UNICEF
• Work closely with the Yoma Global Team, and ESARO Education section to ensure that the Youth for Children concept aligns effectively with UNICEF program priorities.
• Conduct research, analyzing data, and identifying key areas of synergy between the Youth for Children initiative and UNICEF's overarching goals.
• Create comprehensive technical guidance materials that provide UNICEF country offices with clear instructions and strategies for integrating the Youth for Children concept into their existing programs and activities. These materials should offer practical insights, best practices, and actionable recommendations tailored to the diverse contexts and challenges faced by different country offices.
• Assist UNICEF country offices in identifying strategic entry points and pathways for incorporating the Youth for Children concept into their work. This may involve conducting assessments, engaging with stakeholders, and facilitating workshops or training sessions to foster understanding and buy-in for the initiative.
• Collaborate with UNICEF country offices to establish robust monitoring and evaluation mechanisms to track the progress and impact of integrating the Youth for Children concept into their programs and activities. This may involve developing indicators, collecting data, and analyzing results to assess the effectiveness of the initiative and inform future decision-making.
• Work relationships: The consultant will work in close collaboration with the Programme Manager Yoma, the Senior Program Manager, and the ESARO Education specialist.

Outputs/Deliverables:
• A comprehensive report and presentation detailing the alignment of the Youth for Children concept with UNICEF program priorities. This report will include research findings, data analysis, and identified areas of synergy between the initiative and UNICEF's strategic priorities. It should provide clear evidence and recommendations for how the Youth for Children concept can effectively support and enhance UNICEF's mission and objectives.
• A set of well-developed technical guidance materials tailored for UNICEF country offices. These materials should be comprehensive, practical, and user-friendly, offering clear instructions and strategies for integrating the Youth for Children concept into existing programs and activities. They should include practical insights, best practices, and actionable recommendations to address the diverse contexts and challenges faced by different country offices.

Skills

Through digital and off-line engagement and ‘learning to earning’ opportunities, youth – with an emphasis on marginalized groups – will be equipped with information, competencies, and skills related to SDGs, by:
• Develop credited pathways for upskilling youth and offering wrap-around services e.g. apprenticeship, mentorships, career counseling, and connecting to the world of work—employment and entrepreneurship through online and offline modalities.
• Empowering ‘youth as change agents’ through innovation and entrepreneurship support eg. incubation hubs, seed funding, enabling youth to design and implement solutions to drive results for children.

Desired Competencies, Technical Background, And Experience
• Education: Postgraduate degree in development economics or economics with background in business administration & management
• Experience in working with young people
• Young professional <35 preferred as Yoma is a youth-led initiative
• Experience in working in the Global South will be an asset
• Strong analytical skills
• Strong drafting skills
• Fluency in English, Knowledge of French & Spanish an asset as Yoma is also active in Spanish & French speaking countries

Must exhibit the UNICEF Core Values of:
• Care
• Respect
• Integrity
• Trust
• Accountability
• Sustainability

Key competencies required:
• Building and Maintaining Partnerships
• Drive to achieve Results for Impact
• Innovates and Embraces Change
• Manages Ambiguity and Complexity
• Works collaboratively with others

Deadline: 12 Jun 2024
Nairobi Kenya

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