New job Youth Community Engagement Assistant in Delhi

Youth Community Engagement Assistant
Youth Community Engagement Assistant

Youth Community Engagement Assistant

Company : United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Delhi

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Please note that the person selected for this position will be offered a contract with UNDP under its National Personnel Services Agreement (N-PSA) modality. More information about the N-PSA is available here [link to the N-PSA POPP
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
UNDP India has worked since 1951 in almost all areas of human development, from systems and institutional strengthening to inclusive growth and sustainable livelihoods, as well as sustainable energy, environment and resilience. Within UNDP India, the Inclusive Growth portfolio works as a catalyst in the skilling and entrepreneurship eco-system with tried and tested solutions through innovative public-private-partnership with the government, businesses, academia, training institutions, and civil society. It aims at empowering women and youth from marginalized communities with skills and, livelihood opportunities to reduce income inequities.
The Inclusive Growth portfolio is anchored in the national priority of ‘accelerated growth with inclusion and equity, employment generation, and skill India’, aligned to outcome 1 of the UNDP strategic plan. While the focus of outcome 2 is on decent work and economic growth (SDG 8) and reducing inequalities (SDG 10), the UNDP comparative advantage in the sector as a facilitator and knowledge leader will be leveraged to strengthen institutional linkages between enterprise and skills-training providers and to identify synergies between national programmes and missions to assist marginalized groups’32 access to sustainable skills, jobs, livelihoods and productive assets. Solid gains can be expected in SDGs 1, 5 and 10, as well as the environmental SDGs 6, 7, 11, 15 and 17.
One of the projects under Inclusive Growth is Youth Co:Lab. Co-created in 2017 by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Citi Foundation, it aims to establish a common agenda for countries in the Asia-Pacific region to empower and invest in youth, so that they can accelerate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through leadership, social innovation and entrepreneurship. Youth Co:Lab was launched in India in 2019, in partnership with Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog.
The Movers Programme is a grassroots movement under Youth Co:Lab that aims to equip youth with the tools to take action in their community by raising awareness about the SDGs and Entrepreneurship. With our strong network of partners dedicated to youth empowerment, we are on a mission to leave no one behind: we aim to reach the most vulnerable groups and to empower them by using a training of trainer’s approach.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions: Under the supervision of the Programmes and Partnerships Youth Officer, Inclusive Growth, UNDP India with dotted reporting line to the Youth team in UNDP Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, the selected candidate will support to strengthen the youth portfolio.
  • Movers Programme
o Organize Workshops: (a) Organize and facilitate online and offline Movers Programme workshops for youth in India; (b) Travel to facilitate Movers Programme workshops if needed;
o Community Engagement and Monitoring: (a) Manage and oversee Movers Programme events and members in India; (b) Assist in the creating a robust youth network in India; (c) support in adapting and localizing Movers training curriculum for Indian context; (d) Bridge and mobilize partners and resources in India to localize and scale Movers Programme activities in India; (e) Communicate and liason with relevant community partners; (f) Coordinate with the identified partner for the Movers Skill Grant to mobilize youth and conduct workshops.
  • Youth Co:Lab and other youth innovation initiatives: (a) Assist in the planning and implementation of Youth Co:Lab National Dialogue 2021; (b) Communicate with and support the agency onboarded to ensure smooth implementation of Youth Co:Lab Initiative this year; (c) Assist in documentation and knowledge management of YCL and Movers Programme; (d) Support in preparation of ToRs for different tasks to be undertaken in the project; (e) Perform any other duties to support the Youth Co:Lab team.
  • Perform any other tasks assigned from time to time by the Supervisor.
Institutional Arrangement
The Youth Engagement Assistant will work under over all supervision of the supervision of the Youth Focal Point, UNDP India with dotted reporting line to the Youth team in UNDP Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific.
a) Any official travel associated with performing the functions


Required skills and competencies:
  • Overall understanding of youth empowerment and community engagement strategy across India and abroad targeted at youth;
  • Experience working with the UN and CSOs on the ground will be an added advantage;
  • Nuanced functional research skills with attention to detail and academic vigor, with competency in facilitating workshops;
  • Excellent demonstrated documentation skills and prior experience in developing concept notes / reports / project plans/communication collaterals will be essential;
  • Self-motivated and ability to work with minimal supervision
Desired additional skills and competencies
Communication Skills
  • Good facilitation and communication skills
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
Core Competencies:
  • Demonstrates/safeguards ethics and integrity.
  • Works as a team member.

Required Skills and Experience

Min. Academic Education
A Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree or related Degree
Min. years of relevant Work experience
  • Atleast 1 year of experience in youth/livelihoods/entrepreneurship work, experience of working with a UN agency or alike would be preferred, including internships.
  • Excellent communications and documentation (MS Word, Excel) skills in English;
  • Good command of English and Hindi, written and oral;
  • Demonstrates commitment to UN’s mission, vision and values;
  • Demonstrates sound judgment, diplomacy and sensitivity to confidential matters;
  • Previous engagement with youth-related work an asset;
  • Previous assignment in a similar position would be desirable;
  • 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;
Required Language(s)
Fluency in English and Hindi is essential.


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