National Senior Youth Advisor to facilitate the revision of the Palestinian Youth Strategy


Location : Beirut
Application Deadline :01-Oct-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Arabic   English  
Duration of Initial Contract :42 working days over a period of 3 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :42 working days over a period of 3 months

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


Background

The Lebanese Working Group on Palestinian Refugees, which became later known as the Lebanese-Palestinian Dialogue Committee (LPDC), was created in November 2005 by the Council of Ministers, in response to the goal set by the Government of Lebanon (GoL) to improve the living conditions of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. The UNDP project seeks to strengthen the capacity of the LPDC (2020-2023) and to enable the Government of Lebanon to set up a comprehensive policy on the Palestinian refugee issues, with a view to improving their living conditions. Project components include:

  • Output 1: Strengthen Dialogue facilitation and conflict prevention capacity;
  • Output 2: Support Legislative Reform agenda;
  • Output 3: Strengthen strategic Communication and Coordination roles;
  • Output 4: Increase Policy research capabilities;

 

Under the Output 3, the LPDC has been working on strengthening its outreach to youth and to foster a dialogue between the LPDC and the Palestinian refugee youth. Young Palestinians come face to face with daily hardships on socio-economic,  political,  cultural,  and  emotional  levels.  LPDC’s  vision  is  for  all  young  Palestinians  living  in  Lebanon  to  have  the  opportunities,  skills,  resources  and  support  networks  that  tangibly  empower  them  to improve their life conditions, engage in their communities’ development, and influence decisions that  affect  them  and  their  future. To achieve this aim, LPDC seems the achievement of the following objectives as being essential:

  • Reducing the unemployment rate among the Palestinian youth and thereby increasing their financial independence
  • Changing perceptions about Palestinian youth in Lebanon and increasing spaces for communication between Palestinian and Lebanese youth
  • Increasing the opportunities and abilities of young people to play an active role in their communities and strengthen channels of communication between youth and other stakeholders and official institutions.

In 2019 LPDC has supported the development of the National Palestinian Youth (NPY) strategy in Lebanon. With the impacts of the economic and COVID-19 crises in Lebanon the economic opportunities and living conditions for Palestinian youth have dramatically changed. As reported by World Bank, “Lebanon is enduring a severe, prolonged economic depression: read GDP growth contracted by 20.3% in 2020 and inflation reached triple digits..ILO estimates that the unemployment rate quadrupled in 2020 and reached around 40% of the workforce (the unemployment rate for youth is estimated at 60%)

Given the effects of the crises outlined above and the rapidly changing context, there is a need to revise the National Strategy for Palestinian Youth in Lebanon with a particular focus on developing an updated action plan. In this context, UNDP requires the services of a “Senior Youth Advisor”.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the LPDC Project Manager the consultant will:

  • Meet with the project stakeholders (1-2 meetings of virtual conference calls) to define the detailed work plan of activities for the consultancy
  • Revise all relevant literature and propose an initial revision of the National Strategy for Palestinian Youth in Lebanon
  • Prepare and facilitate workshops with relevant international and national stakeholders in order to
    consolidate feedback on the National Strategy for Palestinian Youth in Lebanon
  • Revise the strategic part of the National Strategy for Palestinian Youth in Lebanon
  • Revise the action plan of the National Strategy for Palestinian Youth in Lebanon
  • Advise the LPDC Youth Coordinator on the implementation of the National Strategy for Palestinian Youth in Lebanon


Competencies

Functional Competencies:

  • Fluent in English and Arabic
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with a team to meet deadlines

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstartes integrity by Modeling the UN's Values and ethical Standards;
  • advocates and promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN;
  • Displays Cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism
  • Knowledge of the UN preferable.


Required Skills and Experience

I- Academic Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in sociology, political science or a closely related field

II- Years of Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience in the field of youth engagement, youth education in Lebanon
  • At least 3 relevant reports or publications on youth-related issues in Lebanon with the particular focus on youth education and/or youth employment
  • At least one year as a proven experience with the issues affecting the lives of socially vulnerable youth in Lebanon, including refugees

How to apply:
The consultancy is open for all national and international consultants who meet the selection criteria and propose a
competitive fee. Interested consultants are requested to apply only through this UNDP jobs portal.
Submissions through any other media will not be considered.
The application must include all of the following documents:
1. P11
2. Annex 3 (Offerors Letter)

3. Financial Offer

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site.

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