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Consultant for Youth Development

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Organization : UNFPA Country Office, Bangkok, Thailand
Type : Nonprofits / องค์กรไม่แสวงหาผลกำไร
Date : 12 Jul 2018
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Deadline : 17 / July / 2018

 

VA JID 1803 – Consultant for Youth Development

 

CLOSING DATE:

17 July 2018 (5:00 pm Bangkok time)

CATEGORY:

Individual Consultant Contract

DUTY STATION:

Bangkok (Thailand country office)

DURATION:

25 July  –  31 December 2018 (maximum 60 working days)

ORGANIZATION UNIT:

UNFPA Country Office, Bangkok, Thailand

 

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT

(Youth Development)

Hiring Office:

UNFPA Country Office (CO), Bangkok, Thailand

Purpose of consultancy:

The purpose of this consultancy is to keep the UNFPA country programme relevant in enhancing the country’s investment on youth leadership and policy development so their voices on their sexual and reproductive health and rights can be heard and protected in according to two Acts: a) The Prevention and Alleviation of Adolescent Pregnancy Problem Act (2016); b) The National Promotion of Children and Youth Development Act (2016).

 

To advocate for meaningful youth engagement and youth-adult partnership on policy development, this is to be done by supporting implementation of the joint initiative on ‘Empowering Young People as Advocates for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights to Monitor the Implementation of Adolescent Pregnancy Act and Its Strategy – A Pilot Model in Chiangmai Province’ under partnership of Thai Health Promotion Foundation, Raksthai Foundation, and UNFPA Thailand, a three year project beginning in October, 2017. This consultancy will mobilize the results and good practices from the pilot project to advocate for youth policy to enhance their sexual and reproductive health well-beings.  It will also document good practices and lessons learned for application of the pilot model elsewhere or with other youth groups.

 

In the absence of full time staff for youth development, the consultant is hired to contribute to the planned activities in order to achieve the expected results of the 11th UNFPA Country Programme. 

Scope of work:

 

(Description of services, activities, or outputs)

Scope:

The consultant will work under supervision of Assistant Representative who oversees the programme implementation under the strategic guidance of the Country Director for Thailand Country Office.  In this relation, the consultant needs to be part of the country team working in collaboration with programme, communication, and support staff.   The consultant is expected to provide services and carry out specific activities given below.

 

Services:

Support the country team on youth development contributing to the expected results of Output 1 on Adolescent and Youth Development as suggested below:

 

Output 1: Strengthened national institutions, systems and enabling environment for promoting youth participation and advancing adolescent health and rights.

Indicator 1: Recommendations on adolescent reproductive health and rights raised by youth representatives and adopted by the National Committee responsible for the implementation of the Prevention and Solution of Adolescent Pregnancy Problem Act.

Baseline: 0;  Target: 1 recommendation by 2019

Indicator 2: Youth representatives from the National Child and Youth Council, and youth organizations representing marginalized groups participate in the Committee that develops the National Youth Development Plan and policy

Baseline: 0: Target for 2018: Three representatives from marginalized groups in the Youth Council.

 

Activities:

1)      Research and update information about the structures, mechanisms, and existing resources at national and local level which support young people’s involvement to better access their sexual and reproductive health and rights

2)      Review and support utilization of the ‘I Design: Advocacy Training Manual on Sexuality, Gender, and Human Rights for Young People’ developed by UNFPA Thailand being implemented by the RaksThai Foundation in the pilot project in Chiang Mai. 

3)      Support advocacy of results and good practices from the pilot project for youth policy to enhance their sexual and reproductive health well-beings

4)      Document lessons learned, good practices and provide recommendations to UNFPA for application of the pilot model elsewhere or with other youth groups in alignment to the expected results as indicated in Output 1 indicators of the country programme given in Appendix

5)      Act as a focal point for the pilot project in Chiang Mai in coordination with UNFPA staff in implementing below activities:

a.      Two skills building workshops of young citizen journalists in reporting and monitoring the implementation of the Adolescent Pregnancy Act in coordination with Communication Staff

b.      A review of evidence for policy advocacy on improvement of rights-based implementation of the Adolescent Pregnancy Act in coordination with National Programme Officer

c.      A consultation with stakeholders to review the I Design training manual and its implementing modalities for scaling up  in coordination with Assistant Representative

6)      Act as the coordinator between UNFPA and key stakeholders on youth development.

Duration and working schedule:

60 days during a period of 16 July to 31 December, 2018

Place where services are to be delivered:

UNFPA Thailand Country Office

Delivery dates and how work will be delivered (e.g. electronic, hard copy etc.):

By 31 August: A review report as outlined in Activity 1 of scope of work.

By 31 October: A report on lessons learned and recommendations to UNFPA about the pilot project as outlined in Activity 2 of scope of work

By 15 December: An analytical report suggesting results, lessons learned and recommendations to UNFPA on youth development as outlined in Activity 3&4of scope of work

Monitoring and progress control, including reporting requirements, periodicity format and deadline:

·        Regular meeting with supervisor and periodically cluster meeting with relevant UNFPA staff to update work progress according to agreed work plan and the review on youth strategy

·        Based on agreed plan, presentation of work plan and progress to CO team for their update and feedback.

Supervisory arrangements:

The consultant will work under close supervision of Assistant Representative and under the strategic guideline of the Country Director.

Expected travel:

About three trips to support the pilot project in Chiang Mai

Required expertise, qualifications and competencies, including language requirements:

Expected qualification equivalent to NOB with the followings specific requirements:

·        Advanced university degree in social sciences, education, or health.

·        At least two to five years of progressive professional experience on youth development or related experiences.

·        Know UNFPA’s mandate and work in Thailand and global

·        Strong verbal and writing skills both in English and Thai

Inputs / services to be provided by UNFPA or implementing partner (e.g support services, office space, equipment), if applicable:

Office space and office equipment

Necessary documents related to the assignment.

 

 

How to apply

 

Candidates should submit the following documents:

1. An application letter which states the candidate’s motivation to apply for this post

2. A curriculum vitae, and

3. A completed United Nations Personal History (P 11)

 

All the above documents must be sent by e-mail to thailand.office@unfpa.org

 

The P11 is available on the UNFPA websites at : http://thailand.unfpa.org/en/vacancies/un-application-form-p-11-form

 

Please quote the Vacancy number JID 1803 Youth Development Consultant.  The deadline for application is :

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 (5:00 pm Bangkok time).

 

UNFPA will only be able to respond to those applications in whom UNFPA has a further interest.

 

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, respect for diversity, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life.  We are committed to maintaining our balances gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply.

 

We offer an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the level of the position.

 

     

 

Date issued:         Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Date Closed:        Tuesday, 17 July 2018, at 5:00pm Bangkok time. 

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