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Trainer – UN Youth Volunteers Assignment Preparation Training (Pool of Trainers)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home-based and travel to UNV field locations, as required|
|Application Deadline :||13-Feb-15 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Each assignment is expected to last for at least one week|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Long Term Agreement|
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.
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Volunteerism is a powerful means of engaging people in tackling development challenges, and it can transform the pace and nature of development. Volunteerism benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer by strengthening trust, solidarity and reciprocity among citizens, and by purposefully creating opportunities for participation. UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for recognition of volunteers, working with partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing an increasing number and diversity of volunteers, including experienced UNV volunteers, throughout the world. UNV embraces volunteerism as universal and inclusive, and recognizes volunteerism in its diversity, as well as the values that sustain it: free will, commitment, engagement and solidarity.
In 2013, UNV developed a global Youth Volunteer Programme. The programme aims to facilitate the engagement of youth in global peace and sustainable human development through volunteerism, bringing the voice of youth into the development discourse and helping young people to realize their full social, economic and human potential. In the context of this programme, in 2014 the UN Youth Volunteer modality was established, giving young people aged 18 to 29, with little or no professional experience, the opportunity to serve for up to two years as UN Youth Volunteers with UN agencies in the field.
UN Youth Volunteer Learning
Learning and development are a central part of UN Youth Volunteer assignments. Before, during and after the service in the field, UN Youth Volunteers should have diverse opportunities for learning and development. These opportunities would strengthen the volunteer’s skills and competences, improve quality of the assignment and keep the volunteer’s motivation high. As such, in addition to UNV’s standard pre-assignment briefing, each UN Youth Volunteer, national or international, will need to undergo a group, face-to-face assignment preparation training, to take place just before or in the beginning of the assignment.
A standard curriculum for the UN Youth Volunteer Assignment Preparation Training (APT) has already been developed and is available at this link: http://goo.gl/9ODblO. The standard curriculum includes six modules (Introduction to the UN Youth Volunteer programme; Youth Participation and Volunteerism; Identity and Inclusion; Living and Working in a cross-cultural environment; Learning, personal and professional development; Peer Support and Knowledge Sharing), for which learning objectives are set and methodology proposed. The curriculum should be adapted to the context of the UN Youth Volunteer assignments.
Duties and Responsibilities
This Procurement Notices is for UNV to set up a Pool of Trainers, who can be deployed, as needed to deliver training in various locations where UN Youth Volunteers are recruited and/or deployed. As such, UNV is looking for Trainers, able to deliver the training globally, based on the standard curriculum and in at least one of the official UN languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish) and additional languages such as Portuguese. The Trainer should be able to adapt the content to local needs.
The Trainer(s) will work directly with the learning specialist for UN Youth Volunteers and the learning manager at the UNV Headquarters and liaise with the UNV Field Unit. In some cases, a UN Youth Volunteer Coordinator will be recruited and the Trainer(s) should liaise with the Coordinators in addition to UNV personnel.
UN Youth Volunteers are recruited globally, to serve in their country, as national volunteers, or abroad, as international volunteers. The Trainer(s) is/are expected to deliver good quality, effective, pre-assignment training for UN Youth Volunteers, in line with the standard curriculum and adapted to the context of the assignments.
Training will be delivered to groups of UN Youth Volunteers (approximately 20 participants/training). A standard training course will be of five days, unless agreed otherwise, under specific circumstances. Depending on the recruitment timelines and location, the training course could take place in the country of recruitment, regionally or in the country of deployment.
In order to achieve the objective, we consider that the Trainer should:
Deliverable 1: Specific training design for each of the UN Youth Volunteer APT
Deliverable 2: UN Youth Volunteer APT group training delivery
Deliverable 3: Reporting on the UN Youth Volunteer APT delivered
Required Skills and Experience
Minimum 5 years of experience in:
Former UN Volunteers, with the required training experience, are highly encouraged to apply.
Applicants have to provide a technical and financial proposal.
The technical proposal should include:
Applicants may attach to the technical proposal samples of similar training courses designed and/or implemented. Samples can be in English, French or Spanish.
The financial proposal shall consist of lump sum for the consultancy fee for the whole duration of the contract period, including preparation, training delivery and reporting. The financial proposal shall relate to the work plan and contain a breakdown of these costs, as follows:
Travel, accommodation and full boarding costs for the duration of the training should not be included in the financial offer. They will be covered additionally by UNV and will depend on the training location.
The lump sum/contract price is fixed regardless of subsequent changes in the cost components, and will include a calculation based on the number of days, at local daily rate and international daily rate.
Criteria for Selection of the Best offer:
Key selection criteria are:
Qualified candidates are requested to apply online via the UNDP website. Interested candidates are advised to carefully review this ToR and ensure that they meet the requirements and qualifications described above. Applications should contain: A brief cover letter, including a short summary of relevant qualifications and a technical proposal. Please paste the letter into the "Resume and Motivation" section of the electronic application. A current completed and signed P11 form/ UN Personal History Form in English. Blank form can be downloaded from www.sas.undp.org/documents/p11_personal_history_form.doc.
Please also include your CV. Contact details for 3 references. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you provide all requested materials. All documents should be scanned and attached in one pdf format document since the system accepts only one attachment.
The Financial proposal, based on the structure indicated above, should be sent in a separate e-mail and addressed to: email@example.com clearly marking the job title in the subject line.
Successful applicants will sign an agreement with UNV and be called upon, as needed, to deliver training to UN Youth Volunteers, based on the existent curriculum. Being part of the Pool of Trainers does not constitute a gurantee of being called upon to deliver training. The deployment of trainers from the pool will depend on specific requirements for each training course, such as language of delivery, and trainer’s availability.