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Youth Engagement Coordinator - IPSA 8 - Office-based
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||09-Dec-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||IPSA (Regular)|
|Post Level :||IPSA-8|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||6 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 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.
Instructions to Applicants: Click on the "Apply now" button. Input your information in the appropriate Sections: personal information, language proficiency, education, resume and motivation. Upon completion of the first page, please hit "submit application" tab at the end of the page. Please ensure that CV or P11 and the Cover letter are combined in one file.
The following documents shall be required from the applicants:
Personal CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.
A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.
Managers may ask (ad hoc) for any other materials relevant to pre-assessing the relevance of their experience, such as reports, presentations, publications, campaigns or other materials.
The Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy (BERA) leads and supports the organization in cultivating, building and nurturing strategic relationships and alliances that are essential for advancing and successfully achieving the mission of UNDP. Within BERA, the Innovative Digital Partnerships Unit (IDP) was established to facilitate the development of creative partnerships and programs that accelerate progress towards the SDGs, raise non-traditional revenue streams for UNDP, and increase the organization’s advocacy and reach. Anchored in a partnership with Samsung Mobile which has produced the Samsung Global Goals app, IDP also leads on global impact giving for UNDP.
Among UNDP’s madates is a committment to promoting and supporting youth empowerment for sustainable development and peace worldwide, including by supporting the role young people play as positive agents of change in the implementation, monitoring and follow-up on 2030 Agenda.
In 2020, BERA/IDP and the UNDP Youth Global Programme came together to co-create the innovative Generation17 youth empowerment initiative, a signature platform made possible through the Samsung partnership, built on the key insight that across the globe, young people are taking action for sustainable development and leveraging technology to do so.
Since its inception, the initiative has grown considerably both in terms of scale and complexity. In 2023—with the goal of strengthening the Generation17 initiative, and to seed new innovation related to youth-inclusive programmes—a new role for Youth Engagement Coordinator has been identified.
The position demands direct experience working with youth, ideally informed by personal experience as a youth leader. Further, it requires demonstrated ability to liaise and actively coordinate between internal teams and external organizations, ideally in a United Nations context. The ideal candidate will also possess proven skills in content creation with a demonstrated ability to drive engagement for social and digital media through the use of mobile technology. Last, as the Youth Engagement Coordinator will drive innovation in new areas, he/she should have a strong understanding of opportunities for youth and youth-inclusive organizations to receive or be supported by various funding streams, including programme funds, charitable giving, grantmaking, corporate and individual giving.
Reporting to the Global Lead, Digital Fundraising and Marketing (BERA) and performance-matrixed to the Global Youth Empowerment Team Leader, the Youth Engagement Coordinator will support the needs of both units through a variety of core and ancillary functions. The position is based in New York.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
Generation17 seeks to provide opportunities for meaningful youth engagement at national, regional, and global levels, and emphasize the importance of co-creation with youth as stakeholders to tackle development challenges. Among its goals, Generation17 seeks to amplify young people’s voices, build partnerships with youth organizations to connect back at the local level with global agendas, deliver speaking opportunities, and provide mentorship and training where possible. To that end, the duties of the Youth Engagement Coordinator will span across 1) advocacy, communications, and marketing, 2) youth-inclusive policy support 3) project development/coordination, and 4) reporting/evaluation.
1) Advocacy, communications, and marketing
2) Youth-inclusive policy support
3) Project Management
4) Reporting / Evaluation
Required Skills and Experience
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