Youth Engagement & Innovation Consultant for Youth Co-lab
UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Youth Engagement and Innovation consultant is expected to assist the following activities in completing the assignment:
Project Development and Implementation:
Support the Youth Co:Lab Malaysia initiative on day-to-day operations and implementation;
Actively assist in managing innovation proposals as well as budgets and financial resources allocated to the project;
Assist in the preparation of reports (technical and financial) for the Country Office (CO) and the Bangkok Regional Hub;
Develop innovation and youth strategies linking with project portfolios within the office;
Manage the implementation of a number of specific innovation and youth initiatives pertaining to diverse project portfolios and project units in close coordination with the Inclusive Development and Growth Program Analyst;
Actively assists in managing innovation proposals as well as budgets and financial resources allocated to youth initiatives and maintain regular updates to the Inclusive Development and Growth Program Analyst for necessary revision and adjustment;
Coordinate the inputs of UNDP, Citi Foundation, MaGIC and other implementing partners into the agenda, and coordinate the event management for Youth Co:Lab National dialogue;
Support to organize innovation and youth events such as conferences, camps, seminars, workshops, summits, etc.
Partnership Management Communications:
Support the UNDP CO in developing partnerships and the organization of meetings with the Youth Co:Lab Bangkok Regional Hub with the objective to facilitate knowledge sharing, technology exchange, and access to finance;
Mobilize partnerships and resources to support the UNDP Youth Programmes at both national and regional level;
Collects and keeps track of youth-related practices within UNDP Malaysia, including the innovation and youth partners database;
Prepares outreach materials associated with innovation, youth and public-private partnerships (i.e. PowerPoint presentations, brochures, etc.) as needed; and
On a case to case basis, the Youth Engagement and Innovation Consultant may also be tasked with some CO-wide activities.
The Youth Innovation Consultant will report to the Inclusive Development and Growth at UNDP Malaysia and work in close collaboration with the UNDP CO and other contracted parties. The success of the project depends on the timely delivery of each component.
UNDP CO will have the following responsibilities: (i) Provide relevant documents; (ii) Discuss and agree on the methodologies of the assignment; and (iii) Monitor and evaluate the progress of the assignment. The contract and payments will be performance-based and regularly assessed by the UNDP CO. All travel expenses to and from the target area should be included in the financial proposal.
The present ToR may be subject to modification, without changing the overall objective and the scope of work, on the basis of mutual consultations. UNDP will hold the copyright of the assignment deliverables.
Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP, and partner organizations; and
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
Excellent knowledge of the current and emerging social development challenges, particularly facing youth;
Demonstrates strong analytical skills;
Promotes team work, contributes towards building team consensus;
Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude; and
Excellent teamwork and leadership skills.
Development and Operational Effectiveness:
Ability to apply organizational policies and procedures.
Management and Leadership:
Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
Supports teams effectively and shows conflict resolution skills;
Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills;
Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors; and
Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
Required Skills and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree with more than 5 years of experience in social development, international relations, media or related fields.
At least 2 years of relevant work experience in areas involving youth and innovation;
Understanding of youth work, innovation methodologies and social entrepreneurship is essential;
Excellent organizational skills with a successful track record of planning and implementing innovation events;
Participate effectively in team-based, information-sharing environment, collaborating and cooperating with others;
Expertise and knowledge of youth engagement with communities in Malaysia;
Understanding of development and social innovation context in Malaysia would be an added advantage.
Proficient in English. Proficiency in Bahasa Malaysia will be an added advantage.