Consultancy for a field coordinator to support the implementation and monitoring of project activities under the Adolescent Development and Participation (ADAP) Programme - Nationals only (1

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Objective:

This consultancy is aiming to provide support in the field coordination, monitoring of adolescent development and participation programmes’ implementation, primarily in collaboration with the MoYS and partner NGOs.

Methodology:

The Regional Guidance for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Programming for and with Adolescents and Youth programme is guided by UNICEF Strategic Framework, which provides the reference and results for UNICEF’s work with adolescents and its contribution to the 2030 SDG agenda. The focus of UNICEF’s response is to enhance access to skills and opportunities for young people for their positive transition from childhood to adulthood, with focus on the most vulnerable.

Against this background, the purpose of this consultancy is to provide field level support to the MoYS/UNICEF and partner NGOs’ joint programme activities including Meshwary, the Civic Education and the Adolescents and Youth (A&Y) Parliaments as well as the Sports for Development (S4D) Programme.

ACTIVITIES, DELIVERABLES AND TIMELINES, PLUS BUDGET PER DELIVERABLE:

Tasks and activities:

  1. Coordination support to the field implementation of the adolescent development and participation programme activities in collaboration with MoYS and NGO partners.
  2. Coordination support to the field implementation and the progress on youth volunteerism programme.
  3. Coordinate and ensure young people’s engagement at the field level in the development of digital learning material.
  4. Provide support to Innovation for Development interventions.
  5. Support the planning, monitoring and evaluation activities guided by HACT and PMVS guidelines for different ADAP programmatic interventions.
  6. Support assessing and evaluating capacities and performance of implementing partners.
  7. Organize Liaise with external communication on the development of digital product, and photo/video.
  8. Provide field level inputs/insights in contribution to the different types of reports.

DELIVERABLES

ESTIMATED DURATION TO COMPLETE

  1. Coordination support to the field implementation of the adolescent development and participation programme activities in collaboration with MoYS and NGO partners.
  • At least 8 coordination meetings with partners (MoYS, Enactus, ACDA) to review tools and collect findings, are undertaken and insights are compiled, drafted, and submitted.
  • Coordination of relevant researches, studies, monitoring systems is provided, inputs are compiled and reported (i.e. the community center study and the management information system).
  • Dissemination of Meshwary, Civic education and parliaments and S4D related materials and visibility items in the field is supported.
  • Support to UNICEF related events, such as programme launch/closing, etc. events Is provided (at least 2 events).
  1. Coordination support to the field implementation and the progress on youth volunteerism programme.
    • At least 200 potential adolescents and youth candidates from UNICEF beneficiaries in 10 governorates are identified to enrich the adolescents and youth (A&Y) ambassadors and A&Y parliamentarians.
    • Quarterly presentations (total 4) on progress on youth engagement/volunteerism and A&Y ambassadors’ activities under MOYS different programmes are developed and summitted.
    • Quarterly assessment (total of 4) of the training needs of the nominated A&Y ambassadors/parliamentarians are analysed, reported and submitted.
    • At least 6 workshops to capacitate A&Y ambassadors on facilitation skills and Meshwary modules are conducted and report submitted.
  2. Coordinate and ensure young people’s engagement at the field level in the development of digital learning material.
  • Field testing of 4 digitalized modules of the skills development manuals is supported and summarized feedback and recommendations from the field are compiled and reported.
  1. Provide support to Innovation for Development interventions.
  • Organization and coordination of UNICEF innovation and social entrepreneurship related competition/activities is supported (at least one competition).
  1. Support the planning, monitoring and evaluation activities guided by HACT and PMVS guidelines for different ADAP programmatic interventions.
  • Provided Support to partners (MoYS, Enactus & ACDA) in the testing and revision of the M&E tools of the programmes, feedback is collected and reported.
  • Planning, monitoring and evaluation activities guided by HACT and PMVS guidelines are supported and field findings are drafted and submitted (at least 2 monitoring visits for each of MOYS, Enactus and ACDA implementing partners).
  • Monitoring visits to project sites (youth centers, universities, ACDA) are undertaken (at least 12 visits) and observations on the field implementation, updates on progress, challenges, and recommendations are collected and reported.
  1. Support assessing and evaluating capacities and performance of implementing partners.
    • Support to MoYS in assessing and evaluating the capacities and performance of Meshwary trainers is provided and recommendations are compiled and submitted on a quarterly basis.
    • Training needs of MoSY and partner NGOs affiliated trainers are identified, capacity building areas/schemes are recommended.
    • Coordination and implementation of the capacity building TOT workshops is provided in coordination with MoYS (At least 7 TOT workshops are supported, and report submitted).
  2. Organise Liaise with external communication on the development of digital product, and photo/video.
  • At least 6 success stories and case studies for potential portraying in human interest stories, photo essays, social media posts, as video and photo documentation, etc. are identified.
  1. Provide field level inputs/insights in contribution to the different types of reports.
  • Field inputs, insights and results are compiled and drafted to support UNICEF reporting schemes including donor reports (At least 3 reports are supported).

A total of 185 days across the total overall duration of 11.5 months

Conditions of work:

  • The project coordinator will work within the framework of the Education-Adolescent Development and Participation (ADAP) Programmes. She/ he will report directly to the Adolescent Development Officer and work closely with the Edu-ADAP teams. The assignment can entail working cross-sectorally with the different sections in UNICEF, such as the Communication, the Communication for Development (C4D), Private Sector, and the Child Protection Sections.
  • No office arrangements required.
  • Consultant for coordination of activities in support of the joint programmes with the MoYS and partners including the private sector.
  • Monthly reports with progress, challenges, and recommendations are essential part of the deliverables and request for payments.
  • The consultant will be mandated to follow UNICEF codes of conducts.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • University degree in social science or related fields.
  • At least 5 years of professional work experience in programme coordination in the field of development with focus on programmes involving young people’s skills development and participation.
  • Work experience in the field of adolescent and youth development with an equity, inclusivity, and gender lens.
  • Proven experience in working in or with UN programmes, international organizations, or NGOs.
  • Proven experience in working closely with government, (preferably with the Ministry of Youth and Sports and/or Ministry of Education) in programmes focusing on young peoples’ skills development and engagement.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

UNICEF is committed to promoting the protection and safeguarding of all children.

Remarks:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

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