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Job Description

Consultant Education (YuWaah)

UNICEF

New Delhi

1. POSITION(S) VACANT: Consultant Education (YuWaah), UNICEF, New Delhi

 

2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND:

 

UNICEF is a United Nations agency responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide. The organization works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, defend their rights, and help them fulfil their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.

 

UNICEF wishes to urgently engage a dynamic and well-networked, young skilling/ education professional, to support implementation of the YuWaah programme, focusing on the “Skills for Life and Livelihood” component.

 

Project Background:

 

Generation Unlimited (GenU) is a new global partnership that aims to ensure that every young person age 10-24 is in some form of school, learning, training or employment by 2030. Generation Unlimited brings together public and private partners – and young people – to identify and scale solutions related to a) secondary-age education; b) skills for learning, employability and decent work; and c) empowerment, with a focus on the most vulnerable, including girls.

 

The India version of GenU has been named YuWaah. It signifies catalytic partnerships to unleash the potential of adolescents and young people. YuWaah has been designed to allow co-creation of solutions that are relevant and scalable for ensuring that young people in India have opportunity and choices for learning; have avenues and spaces for functional and vocational training, and can choose between employment and entrepreneurship which are accessible locally.

 

Out of the three thematic pillars under YuWaah, Pillar 2 involves skills for life and livelihood (offline and tech-based solutions) for young people, both in and out of school. This pillar specifically involves:

 

(1) Career guidance (online and offline) to reach 30 million youth;

(2) 21st century skills (life skills, financial and digital skills) to reach 20 million youth to bring greater focus on 21st Century skills in the core K-12 curriculum; bring together stakeholders to arrive at a common definition for these skills, identify and scale impactful delivery models;

(3) Flexible learning programs and digital platforms to provide greater access to 6 million youth

 

YuWaah was launched on 1st November 2019 by the Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Ms. Smriti Z. Irani; and UNICEF Executive Director, Ms. Henrietta Fore and senior representatives from the Government, private sector, industry associations, civil society organisations, UN agencies and youth.

 

Purpose of Assignment:

 

The Consultant Education (CE) will be part of national YuWaah team based in Delhi and will be responsible for coordination and supporting the operations of the Pillar 2 Taskforce for “Skills for Life and Livelihood” and support all YuWaah initiatives under this Pillar.

 

S/he will interact and coordinate closely with public and private sector organizations, including NGOs, Government, and UNICEF state offices. The post-holder will support GenU/ YuWaah related planning, communication with key partners (including the Government of India, other UN agencies, private sector representatives and young people) and knowledge management.

 

3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Under the technical guidance of the Education Specialist, the CE will provide overall expert technical advice and operational support for the thematic area of “Skills for Life and Livelihood” and be primarily responsible to support solutions/ innovations to scale with partners.

 

Key Job Responsibilities

 

(A) Technical Guidance and Support:

(1) Support co-creation and validation of solutions with stakeholders and potential solution providers;

(2) In cooperation with key stakeholders (YuWaah Secretariat, UNICEF ICO teams, government, private, CSO partners) and accordance with YuWaah India Theory of Change, develop strategy and implementation plans;

(3) Prepare annual workplan and budget for thematic area “Skills for life and livelihood”

(4) Provide technical guidance for identifying key partnerships opportunities for “Skills for life and livelihood”

(5) Draft policy papers, briefs and other strategic materials for YuWaah advocacy purposes

(6) Support YuWaah India partners in perspective-building on “Skills for life and livelihood”

(7) Contribute to the development and implementation of policies to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy

(8) Operationalization of the taskforce, including support to the finalization of membership and distribution of roles and responsibilities

 

(B) Partnerships and Networking:

(1) Support development of programmatic and strategic relationships with existing and potential partners including the state government, private sector, NGOs/CSOs, other partners and implementing contractors., optimizing their contribution to YuWaah;

(2) Support enhancing relationships with existing and potential contributors for catalytic funding and with non-traditional donors, including on innovative financing modalities and leverage financing;

(3) Coordinate information exchange and synergies between flagship initiatives of career guidance, flexible learning and 21st century skills within YuWaah partners;

(4) Actively monitor key partnerships through field visits, surveys and/or exchange of information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant team members for timely resolution;

(5) Prepare regular/mandated reports for management and YuWaah partners to keep them informed of partnership progress.

 

(C) Innovation:

(1) Apply/introduce innovative approaches to enhance flexible learning, career guidance and promotion of 21st century skills for young people, for the delivery of concrete and sustainable results

(2) Research and suggest on best international practices to be explored for possible adaption in India

 

(D) Advocacy & Communications and Knowledge Management:

(1) Support in drafting of public advocacy materials, human interest stories, social media material as applicable.

(2) Support development of lessons learned, review of successful and unsuccessful experiences and share observations/findings so that best practices benefit YuWaah’s implementation and strategy.

 

4. REMUNERATION:

 

Gross annual compensation budgeted for the position is attractive and compares favourably with that offered by international agencies for similar roles. Compensation offered to the selected candidate shall be based on salary history, qualification and experience.

 

5. NUMBER OF VACANCIES AND DUTY STATIONS:

 

(1) Number of Vacancies: One

(2) Duty Stations: UNICEF, New Delhi. (With travel to YuWaah programme interventions areas viz. Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Punjab, and potentially to other State Capitals, based on need.

 

6. SUPERVISOR: CE will report to the Chief of Adolescent Development and Generation Unlimited - UNICEF India with matrix reporting to UNICEF Education Specialist for technical guidance and support.

 

7. OFFICIAL TRAVEL INVOLVED (Itinerary and Duration):

 

Official travel to UNICEF intervention programme areas/ districts/ Delhi office and will be undertaken as agreed with the supervisor.

 

Travel is estimated at 14 days to YuWaah programme interventions areas viz. Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Punjab, and potentially to some other State Capitals, also.

 

8. ESTIMATED DURATION OF CONTRACT (Full Time): The contract will be issued for 11.5 months from the date of start.

 

9. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:

 

Qualifications, Experience and Functional Competencies:
(1) Post graduate degree in education or relevant social science discipline;

(2) At least five years of progressively responsible professional work experience at national and / or international levels in programme/ project planning and implementation, with particular emphasis on education, skilling/ training and equity. Practical experience in research and gender equity is preferred;

(3) Developing country work and/or field experience an asset;

(4) Fluency in English & Hindi (written and verbal) is required;

(5) Proven ability to conceptualize, plan, develop, implement, monitor evaluate and report on programmes in the areas indicated above, and to transfer knowledge and skills;

(6) Ability to develop partnerships and to network in the areas of education, skills, youth engagement and employment;

(7) Knowledge of the latest developments and technology in related fields;

(8) Analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills, excellent writing skills;

(9) Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;

(10) Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;

(11) Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;

(12) Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;

(13) Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;

(14) Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines.

 

10. CONTACT INFORMATION:

 

Team SAMS
Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar 
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Phone Nos.: 011- 2684 2162; 4165 3612

 

11. APPLICATION PROCESS:

 

Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to apply by or before April 12, 2021 at https://recruitment.samshrm.com/Jobs/UNICEF