Deadline Extended - Junior Consultant - Youth Participation & Child Marriage, Johannesburg
United Nations Population Fund
Johannesburg, Gauteng
6d ago
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Scope of Work : The junior consultant will be hired under the overall guidance of the Deputy Regional Director and under the direct supervision of the Adolescent and Youth Specialist managing the UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme on Child Marriage and the Child Marriage Stream II component of the Africa Spotlight Programme.

The consultant will also work closely with the SYP Regional Coordinator, the CSE Specialist and the rest of the ESARO Youth team.

  • The main tasks are : Youth Participation and meaningful engagement (50%) Support the conceptualization and implementation of meaningful youth participation including trainings and capacity building initiatives for youth in East and Southern Africa (ESA) Participat in the development of training manuals on youth engagement, youth development and leadership;
  • Liaise and providing linkages with existing networks, programmes and structures at the continental level with special emphasis to ESA, programmes and structures to facilitate lessons learning and sharing of experiences towards enhanced youth engagement in health, education and overall development Participat in the institutionalization of youth engagement platforms including supporting the establishment of regional Advisory Panel and dialogue platforms;
  • Facilitat the sharing of best practices, comparable lessons and experiences on youth empowerment with particular focus on ESA led programs Contribut to project knowledge productions, including facilitating validation and creative write-ups Participat in the dissemination of Project outcomes, including support to Communications Unit towards the adaptation of a Social Media Strategy for meaningful youth participation;
  • Facilitat with the innovation focal points the identification of innovation hubs and youth labs in Africa to enhance youth participation in innovation initiates and sharing of best practices on the same as part of the broader framework of youth empowerment and job creation as envisaged in the AU Agenda Contribute to strengthening the work on Adolescent and Youth participation in collaboration with the Extended Youth team and external partners such as Restless Development, AYAN and Scout.

    Support engagement with AfriYAN e.g. EC meetings, AfriYAN AWP, Y-ACT and AfriYAN regional regional youth accountability for the ICPD25 commitments.

    Programmes on ending child marriage (Spotlight and GPECM 50%) Support the implementation of knowledge management and communication activities of the Child Marriage programmes under the UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme and the Africa Spotlight Programme (50% of consultants time).

    These tasks include but are not restricted to : Support the finalization, design and dissemination of Key Messages and Recommendations on Child Marriage programming Support national and regional assessments on the Impact of Child Marriage and youth participation Support the development of knowledge products and south-south sharing on Child Marriage and youth participation Support the African Union Campaign on Child Marriage particularly the communications and capacity building initiatives Support country offices within the Global Programme on Child Marriage particularly on their communications and knowledge management Support the regional communications for the Global Programme on Child Marriage - for example, video and photo documentation of stories from the field on Child Marriage, as well as on development and dissemination of animated videos on the SADC Model Law on Child Marriage Any other related tasks as required Schedule The consultancy will last for 6 months from 01 May to 31 October with the possibility of extension until the end of the year.

    It is a full-time online consultancy. Payments will be made on a monthly basis. Some mission travel may be expected. Requirements : Education At least a bachelors degree in the field of public health, development, SRHR and communications is required At least four years of relevant experience is required if the candidate holds a BA degree.

  • In case of a candidate holds relevant Masters degree, 2 years relevant experience is required. Experience Below the age of 35 Prior experience in the East and Southern Africa region required Prior experience of leading / working with youth-led organizations is an asset Prior experience in the UN as an intern, UNV or Africa Union volunteer is an asset Prior experience in supporting adolescent and youth work as well as harmful practice required Strong presentation, communication, and writing skills in English required;
  • working knowledge of another UN official language desirable. How to Apply i)The deadline for applications is 14 April . ii) Interested applicants should send a short letter of motivation and a detailed CV with the subject clearly stated "Application for Junior Consultant, Youth participation & Child Marriage " to .

    iii) UNFPA will only respond to those applicants in whom we have further interest. Disclaimer : The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training) or other fee, or request information on applicants bank accounts or HIV status.

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