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Individual Consultant – Drafting State Youth Policy for the State of Uttarakhand ( Indian Nationals only).
|Location :||Home Based, INDIA|
|Application Deadline :||13-Aug-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||30 Working days over a period of 3 months|
It is evident that the future of India is intimately connected with that of its young people. It is in this context that Government of India has formulated its youth policy that responds effectively to the changing conditions of the young people in the 21st Century. The National Youth Policy (NYP) -2014 provides a holistic vision for the youth of India which is “to empower the youth of the country to achieve their full potential, and through them enable India to find its rightful place in the community of nations.” The NYP-2014 lays down 5 objectives and 11 priority areas. The objectives include instilling social values and promoting community service among youth in India to build national ownership and facilitate participation and civic engagement of youth at all levels of governance. Within these two objectives, the NYP 2014 identifies four distinct priority areas namely; promotion of social values, community engagement, participation in politics & governance and youth engagement. The NYP-2014 recommends several imperatives under each of these priority areas.
The NYP 2014 is a step forward from the earlier Policy formulated in 1988 and, later, in 2003. It reaffirms commitment of the nation to the rights and holistic development of the young people of the country. It also seeks to suggest a framework for appropriate policy interventions by Government and non-Government stakeholders, to empower the youth to enable them to realize their full potential as also to contribute to the progress of the nation.
Under the guidelines and recommendation of NYP 2014, it has been recommended that each state should also enunciate its own State Youth Policy, keeping in mind the diversity of the country and the need to address region-specific needs and concerns of young people that are not adequately reflected in the NYP-2014. This will also ensure in keeping the overall national perspective set out in the NYP-2014.
However, it has been pointed out during the baseline study on State Youth Policies of India which was conducted under the project “Strengthening NYKS and NSS” a joint collaboration between Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MoYAS), UNDP and UNV, that there are currently eight states who are yet to formulate their state youth policy as recommended under NYP 2018.
One of the leading indicators of success of NYP-2014 which has been listed in the policy document is to measure whether the policy has provided a framework and guidelines for stakeholders to formulate the respective state youth policies.
Objectives for the assignment
The objective of the assignment is to support the Directorate of Youth Welfare & PRD, Government of Uttarakhand in drafting State Youth Policy. The Policy will facilitate a multi-dimensional, multi-stakeholder and integrated approach towards youth development in the state. Therefore, the State Youth Policy will consider varied social, cultural, economic and political dimensions having a bearing on the youth of the state
Duties and Responsibilities
Duties & Responsibilities of the Consultant:
Under the overall guidance of the Joint Secretary (Youth Affairs) & National Project Director -Strengthening NYKS & NSS Project and UNV Programme Officer, the consultant will carry out the following:
Schedule of Work:
Required Skills and Experience
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.