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JPO – Programme Analyst, Youth Empowerment

United States

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United States
  • Country: USA
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  • Gender: Both
Duties and Responsibilities

In this section list up to five primary functions/accountabilities of the position (Typically one sentence each) and examples of duties that must be performed to successfully accomplish key responsibilities.

1.) Policy development, analysis, research

  • Support policy development on youth empowerment – with a particular emphasis on youth in the 2030 Agenda; youth political participation; youth, peace and security and youth and the role of youth in the prevention of violent extremism;
  • Support the implementation of global initiatives UNDP is leading or part of, on youth;
  • Assist in the development and updating of databases of UNDP worldwide projects and initiatives advancing youth empowerment;
  • Contribute to the analysis of data, case evidence and research findings to distil relevant lessons learned on youth;
  • Contribute to the development of new research, policy and UNDP knowledge products/tools on themes related to governance, state building and capacity development in early post-conflict contexts;
  • Support the preparation of annual reports on youth and as part of the submission to the Gender Strategy Implementation Committee on behalf of the Youth team in the Governance and Peacebuilding Cluster;
  • Support the research, development and dissemination of knowledge-based tools, such as UNDP and UN-wide guidance notes for the use of UNDP Country Offices/UN country teams;
  • Assist in development and design of publicity and communication materials, including contributing to / drafting power-point presentations, speeches, and press releases as well as developing advocacy strategies for disseminating and raising awareness of knowledge products;
  • Draft project reports, minutes of meetings and terms of reference, as required.

2.) Programming support for effective interventions in the practice service area

  • Support the development/monitoring of global and regional initiatives with and on youth;
  • Support the development and implementation of new joint initiatives on youth, in consultation with other UN entities and external partners, when relevant.
  • Support to the provision of advisory services on youth empowerment, as well as the provision of technical guidance to, and substantive collaboration with regional youth focal points;
  • Develop and maintain a system for monitoring demand and response in the areas of work of the youth team;
  • Support the development and implementation of UNDP youth programming, including resource mobilization and partnership strategies, proposal development, and internal accountability mechanisms;
  • Support the preparation of workplans and operational and financial management of youth activities.
  • Assist in the preparation of yearly work plans, events, presentations and other programme-related documents and correspondence as may be required.

3.) Management of the Global Community of Practice and knowledge sharing

  • Support the development and strengthening of the professional community at the UN level and within UNDP, on youth, through communications and outreach to other teams and clusters, Regional Bureau focal points, United Nations partners and other relevant organizations including through UNDP’s support to the Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development and the Global Coalition on Youth, peace and security;
  • Produce content for UNDP’s corporate online spaces on youth, including Sparkblue;
  • Produce content for UNDP’s newsletter on youth ‘’The Loop’’.
  • Support/coordinate the development, organization and coordination of global and regional events, webinars and platforms focusing on youth;
  • Assist in the maintenance of a database of institutional partners, including youth organizations and philanthropy, and mapping of potential donors and partners;
  • Support the development and the use of UNDP publications and evaluations on youth
  • Develop targeted funding proposals/project documents on youth;
  • Support inter-agency activities on youth, in particular the annual and monthly meetings of the inter-agency network, the provision of inputs to the Secretary-General’s reports and the implementation of the United Nations Youth Strategy;
  • Produce content and support the facilitation and updating of the UNDP-hosted global platform www.youth4peace.info;
  • Support any other relevant tasks, as required.
Core Competencies:

Achieve Results:
LEVEL 2: Scale up solutions and simplifies processes, balances speed and accuracy in doing work
Think Innovatively:
LEVEL 2: Offer new ideas/open to new approaches, demonstrate systemic/integrated thinking
Learn Continuously
LEVEL 2: Go outside comfort zone, learn from others and support their learning
Adapt with Agility 
LEVEL 2: Adapt processes/approaches to new situations, involve others in change process
Act with Determination    LEVEL 2: Able to persevere and deal with multiple sources of pressure simultaneously
Engage and Partner
LEVEL 2: Is facilitator/integrator, bring people together, build/maintain coalitions/partnerships
Enable Diversity and Inclusion
LEVEL 2: Facilitate conversations to bridge differences, considers in decision making

Technical and cross-functional competencies:

Governance: Youth Political Participation and Leadership
Governance: Youth, Peace and Security
Conflict Prevention, Peacebuilding and Responsive Institutions: Conflict Prevention
Resource mobilization: Ability to identify funding sources, match funding needs (programmes/projects/initiatives) with funding opportunities, and establish a plan to meet funding requirements
Relationship management: Ability to engage with a wide range of public and private partners, build, sustain and/or strengthen working relations, trust and mutual understanding

Required Skills and Experience

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent Advanced Degree in law, human rights, public policy, economics, international development or a related field of study, or
    Bachelor’s Degree in law, human rights, public policy, economics, international development
  • A minimum of two years, or four years with Bachelor’s degree, of working experience in a relevant field is required, with focus on governance and peacebuilding, youth, human rights, gender equality and/or civic engagement.
  • Expertise in youth mobilization, youth empowerment; basic knowledge of peacebuilding and governance mechanisms; basic communication and advocacy skills.
  • Professional experience of working in at least one developing country will be a strong asset.
  • Language requirements: English required / French, Spanish, or Portuguese desired.


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