Job Description

Duration:  11 months

Background

The 2015-19 UNDAF notes that the full potential and wellbeing of Timor-Leste can only be realized by continuously addressing the persisting and emerging challenges affecting youth. In alignment with the Government priorities, in the period 2015-2019, the UN will support the policy and development initiatives with direct or inclusive targets on youth in the areas of health, education, economic development, migration, labour and employment, and gender. UN agencies will support the strengthened participation and voice of young people across their programme areas, including safe motherhood, the decentralization process, advocacy around peace and security policy development, resolution and social cohesion at community level, campaigns to prevent violence against youth are realized.
Under the 3rd Country Programme (2015-2019) UNFPA will cover four prongs of UNFPA’s global Adolescent and Youth Strategy—(a) build capacity for SRH delivery that benefits youth, including HIV prevention, treatment and care, (b) implement initiatives to reach the most vulnerable, particularly girls, (c) promote comprehensive sexuality education and (d) carry out evidence-based advocacy for development, investment and implementation benefiting young people. For the fifth strategic prong, youth leadership and participation, UNFPA will look for synergistic opportunities to collaborate with UNICEF which is taking a lead in this area.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Representative, the Youth Coordinator will perform the following tasks:

Programme Development and Implementation

• Serves as the focal person on adolescents and youth for UNFPA Timor-Leste  Country Office and manage secretariat services for the UN Interagency Results Working Group on Youth
• Coordinates the development of an UN position paper for Youth in Timor-Leste that represents the UN’s potential contribution and strategy to move forward in the Youth sector with joint efforts as one entity and serves as the basis for a joint UN Youth workplan for the period 2016-2019.
• Establishes and maintains good working relationships with partner agencies involved in and supporting the adolescent and youth programme.
• Ensures the timely development and implementation of results-based annual work plans (AWPs) for projects on adolescents and youth.
• Closely monitors the project expenditures through review of budget, financial reports, requests for fund transfer in order to ensure that they comply with the agreed budget, that available resources are utilized to maximum effect, that financial targets are met, and that adequate financial and accountability procedure is followed. Prepares budget revisions as necessary.
• Provides technical inputs to the UNFPA’s adolescent / youth programming in alignment with UNFPA mandate, strategy and principles relevant to the Timor-Leste context.

Knowledge Management
• Contributes to the creation and sharing of knowledge by synthesizing and documenting findings and lessons learned, success stories and best practices, strategies and approaches of the Country Office and drafting relevant materials for dissemination.
• Works closely with the Programme Analyst for M&E to monitor planned activities in order to identify best practices as well as constraints/implementation bottlenecks and to take necessary actions to overcome the constraints.

Partnership and Resource Mobilization

• Supports the advocacy and resource mobilization strategy of the Country Office by compiling and synthesizing relevant background material for use in discussions and public events.
• Establish and maintain network of donor and public information contacts and provides assistance in organizing and conducting donor meetings and public information events
• Analyze and maintain information/ databases on potential and actual donors, specifically those active in the field of SRH and Youth.
• Provide data and information needed for preparation of project documents.
• Identify opportunities for projects proposals for presentation to donors

Functional Competencies
• Results-based programme development and management: Acknowledges and is able to work based on agreed on results framework and M&E tools.
• Innovation and marketing of new approaches: Able to understand innovative strategies, best practices and new approaches. Adapts quickly to changes and demonstrates high level of independence and work under pressure
• Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/Building strategic alliances and partners: Establishes, maintains and utilizes a broad network of contacts to keep abreast of developments and to share information. 

Corporate Competencies

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