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International Consultant – Youth4Peace Advocacy, Communications and Knowledge Management
|Application Deadline :||02-Aug-16 (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 :||A maximum of 132 days.|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||A maximum of 132 days, renewable pending funding available.|
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.
As a trusted multilateral partner serving 177 countries and territories around the world, UNDP is uniquely positioned to help advocate for change, connect countries to the knowledge and resources they need to develop and to coordinate efforts of the United Nations at the country level.
In order to fulfil UNDP’s mandate and advance youth empowerment, UNDP launched at the end of 2014 its first Youth Strategy, aligned with UNDP’s Strategic Plan 2014-2017. In July 2016, UNDP approved the Youth Global Programme for Sustainable Development and Peace (“Youth-GPS”) for 2016-2020, aimed at boosting the implementation of UNDP’s Youth Strategy 2014-2017, and at sharpening the organization’s focus and corporate response to the challenges young people face worldwide across three priority thematic areas: enhanced youth civic engagement and participation in decision making and political processes and institutions; increased economic empowerment of youth; and strengthened youth engagement in resilience-building and peace-building. A key priority for the project will be to deploy systematic and coordinated action to support the role of young people as active agents of change and partners in SDG implementation, monitoring and accountability as well as the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on youth, peace and security (2015) and related international agreements. The project also aims to strengthen UNDP’s overall accountability and commitment to youth. As such, the project leverages UNDP’s distinctive added value within the multi-lateral system, its strong partnerships with UN and external partners on youth issues and its strength as a decentralized operational organization in order to effectively foster youth empowerment and to advance the role of young people as positive agents of change and partners for sustainable development and peace.
As the co-chair of the 2250 task force on Youth, Peace and Security programming and fundraising and an active member of the Working Group on Youth Participation in Peacebuilding of the Inter-Agency Network for Youth Development (IANYD), and as a follow-up to the Global meeting organised at the Oslo Governance Centre in March 2016, UNDP is proposing to host, coordinate and facilitate with partners an updated and expanded Youth4Peace Portal (originally developed by UNDP to serve the Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security hosted in Amman in 2015). This revamped and expanded portal will respond to a growing need amongst partners, and contribute to the ongoing consolidation and visibility of the Youth, Peace and Security global agenda and the work of the broader Inter-Agency Working Group, through the provision of a one-stop-online-shop for this field. It will provide users and partners with access to relevant and timely information and knowledge on youth, peace and security and act as a virtual meeting place for those striving to collaboratively support and enhance the participation of young people in peacebuilding. It will seek to serve the needs of decision-makers, development practitioners, young peacebuilders, researchers and other stakeholders interested in promoting and supporting young people’s participation in peacebuilding by supporting the process of generating, accessing and sharing knowledge. The portal will also help members to share existing resources, expand their networks, launch social media campaigns, collaborate and stay up to date on recent developments and events. Last but not least, the knowledge portal will play a crucial role in convening online consultations and discussions, which will feed into the progress study on the positive contributions of young people mandated by the UN Security Council in Resolution 2250 (2015), as well as in disseminating the study and related materials. UNDP is looking to recruit an international consultant who will lead and facilitate the Youth4Peace portal and coordinate related communications, learning, knowledge and advocacy activities on youth to continue to position UNDP.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work: Under the direct supervision of UNDP’s Youth Policy Specialist, the consultant will be responsible for the following:
Oversee the development of the Youth4Peace portal, including but not limited to:
Coordinate and Facilitate Youth4Peace activities:
Communications, Knowledge Management & Roster Coordination:
The Consultant will report to the UNDP Youth Policy Specialist, based in UNDP HQ, New York.
Duration of the Work and Duty Station:
The expected duration of work is 6 months, full-time consultancy; the consultant is expected to start on 5 August 2016. The consultancy is home-based.
Knowledge Management and Communications:
Required Skills and Experience
Required Skills and Experience
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications (all documents must be compiled into one file to be uploaded as part of the application):
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on a cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of the applicant's qualifications and financial proposal. The award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical Evaluation: 70% of total evaluation (maximum 70 points):
Note: only the highest ranked candidates who have obtained a minimum of 49 points (70%) on the technical evaluation will be considered for the financial evaluation.
Financial Evaluation: 30% of total evaluation (maximum 30 points).