Consultancy for Development of National Youth Volunteering Implementation Strategy



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA
Application Deadline :27-Mar-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
26-Mar-2018
Duration of Initial Contract :30 working days
Expected Duration of Assignment :30 working days

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 United Nations Volunteers (UNV), the India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) Fund and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MOEYS) have partnered to pilot an innovative approach to youth skills development through volunteering through the project ‘Poverty reduction amongst youth in Cambodia – Development of youth volunteers’ skill sets for enhanced employability’. This project will run for two years, from July 2017 to July 2019 (with a likely extension until December 2019). The project also forms part of a wider UN Joint Programme entitled ‘UNited for Youth Employment in Cambodia’, reflecting the prioritization of five UN agencies, ILO, UNICEF, UNESCO, UNDP and UNV, working in their respective specialist areas to support youth, skills development and employment. The UN Joint Programme takes a long-term perspective with the first phase lasting two years, until August 2019 and with two further five-year phases envisaged.

This project will leverage volunteerism as a tool for youth employability. Through better definition and recognition of skills gained through volunteering, employers and the general public alike will see their value. The current context in Cambodia provides an excellent environment for this endeavor, with the possibility to bring impactful change to the lives of thousands of Cambodian youth.

The project is expected to deliver at least three pilot programmes, one of which will include a short-term pilot during the school holidays. In total 1000 youth will participate on the pilot programmes. The pilot programmes are also expected to be a channel to engage around 2400 community youth in skills development through community based volunteer activities and social entrepreneurship.

The implementation strategy for the pilots must be practical, achievable and in line with the resources available through the project. They should leverage current partnerships and platforms for youth volunteering programmes, be founded on employer needs and align with resources and skill frameworks already in use by national authorities. Implementation steps should be clearly defined, along with necessary interventions to build capacities for delivery.

 


Duties and Responsibilities

The scope of the consultancy is to deliver an implementation strategy for a national volunteering programme design. It must incorporate at least three different pilot volunteer programmes, linking to established skill frameworks, that will build youth volunteer soft and hard skills for increased employability.

To achieve a realistic, achievable and needs-driven strategy, the consultant is expected to perform the following tasks:

  1. Assess the current situation (needs and opportunities) for recognizing and accrediting volunteer programmes in Cambodia
  2. Design national youth volunteering programme implementation strategy and operational plan.

Final outputs

  • Draft National youth volunteering programme, incorporating monitoring and evaluation assessment framework in English and Khmer
  • Slide presentations in English and Khmer

Interested offeror must  read  the Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice, which can be viewed at http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=44557  for more  detail information about term  of references, instructions to offeror, and to download the documents to be submitted in the offer through online.


Competencies

  • Up to date with new developments, concepts and theories in youth development, non-formal education, employability and entrepreneurship.
  • Good understanding of the governance and traditional institutions, and culture of Cambodia.
  • Good understanding of the volunteering sector in Cambodia.
  • Good facilitation skills
  • Works with communities
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Results orientation
  • High standards of integrity, gender sensitivity, age sensitivity, discretion and confidentiality.


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Advanced university degree (at least Masters) in a discipline relevant to youth development, volunteering, public administration, policy and planning, non-formal and vocational education and training, development studies, and other related interdisciplinary areas.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 4 years professional experience related to policy and programming for youth, particularly in connection to non-formal education and volunteerism.
  • Experience in youth volunteering programme design
  • Experience working with national and subnational government.

Language Requirement:

Fluency in English and Khmer.

Interested offeror must  read  the Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice, which can be viewed athttp://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=44557 for more  detail information about term  of references, instructions to offeror, and to download the documents to be submitted in the offer through online.

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