Technical Assistant (TA) to Support the Coordination and Implementation of Youth Volunteer Projects in Cambodia


Location : Phnom Penh, Office based, CAMBODIA
Application Deadline :02-Dec-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
09-Dec-2019
Duration of Initial Contract :45 working days (December 2019 – March 2020)
Expected Duration of Assignment :45 working days (December 2019 – March 2020)

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

In late 2016, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV), the IBSA, and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) have partnered to pilot an innovative approach on youth skills development through volunteering. The following are the key points of the project’s objectives and strategies:

  • The project seeks to contribute to the capacity building of the national partners in strengthening national volunteering structures, while enhancing the cooperation with various stakeholders, including the private sector. With these efforts, it expects to facilitate more effective volunteering programs for Cambodian youth.

  • In working with the MoEYS and other stakeholders, the project aims to establish accreditation of those programs by putting in place an accreditation framework to ensure that the skills developed through such opportunities are recognized and transferrable to the job markets, in line with demand of employers and SDGs 1, 8 and 17, and

  • To effectively promoting volunteerism in Cambodia, UNV in partnership with MoEYS is building a volunteering platform which acts as a database for volunteering opportunities and volunteering experience storage for Cambodian volunteers.

  • It is expected that these efforts will help lead to the establishment of a National Youth Services.

As of now, many progresses have been made, including:

  • The implementation of the three volunteer projects (P1, P2, P3) by UNV in collaboration with MoEYS and other relevant partners,

  • The adaptation of the models and lessons learned from the three pilots to inform the development and implementation of the Government’s own youth volunteering project called Volunteering for My Community (VMC),

  • The early work on the skill accreditation, on which more discussion and agreement at policy and implementation level can be built, and

  • Most importantly, the trust, momentum and sense of optimism that has been built between UNV team, the MoEYS and other key stakeholders in continuing, expanding, and sustaining the current projects, with increasing ownership and confidence from national partners, especially the General Department of Youth (GDY) of the MoEYS.


Duties and Responsibilities

Based on the review of the progress and interviews with relevant stakeholders, it is suggested that in the immediate next step, three key outputs/areas should be focused on, including:

  1. Creation of a National Guideline on the Implementation and Coordination of Volunteerism Programs in Cambodia.

  2. The development of standard training modules and assessment tools on soft skills for youth volunteers.

  3. The development of a Framework for Skill Recognition and Transfer of Youth Volunteering Work.

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=61547 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

  • Time management (in managing deliverables);

  • Team management;

  • Professionalism, courtesy, patience;

  • Outstanding inter-cultural communication, networking and coordination skills.


Required Skills and Experience

 Education: 

University Degree on International Relations, Management, Economic, Political Science and other relevance majors on Cambodia context is highly desirable.

Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years of demonstrated experiences working in producing project guideline, working with government counterpart, developing concept note, and monitoring and evaluation.

  • Working experiences in Cambodia and understand work related to the context of Cambodian Youth.

  • Experience in working with reputable organization (internationally and nationally), government agencies, NGO’s or United Nations or private sector in carrying out the similar assignment would be an added value.

Language Requirement:

  • Excellent written and oral English and Khmer

UNDP reserves right to reject any applications that is incomplete.

Please be informed that we don’t accept application submitted via email.

Interested individual offeror must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

1. Proposal:

(i) Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work

(ii) List of publications written by candidate

2. Financial proposal

3. Personal CV including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references

Interested Offerors are required to submit application via UNDP jobsite system as the application screening and evaluation will be done through UNDP jobsite system. Please note that UNDP jobsite system allows only one uploading of application document, so please make sure that you merge all your documents into a single file. Your on-line applications submission will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary. Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.

Any request for clarification/additional information on this procurement notice shall be communicated in writing to UNDP office or send to email sereyvattana.chan@undp.org and cc procurement.kh@undp.org . While the Procurement Unit would endeavor to provide information expeditiously, only requests receiving at least 5 working days prior to the submission deadline will be entertained. Any delay in providing such information will not be considered as a reason for extending the submission deadline. The UNDP's response (including an explanation of the query but without identifying the source of inquiry) will be posted in Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice page as provided above. Therefore, all prospective Offerors are advised to visit the page regularly to make obtain update related to this Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice.



If you are experiencing difficulties with online job applications, please contact erecruit.helpdesk@undp.org.

© 2016 United Nations Development Programme