Consultancy: Youth Consultancy, 6 months, Qatar Office

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During the Regional Summit on youth and adolescents held in Amman, Jordan in 2022, the State of Qatar made several national commitments to advance the learning to earning agenda in Qatar, building on existing work, commitments and plans already made by the State of Qatar. To build on the momentum created by the regional summit, UNICEF, as the lead agency, is seeking to recruit a consultant to work closely with the Government, UN agencies engaged, civil society and young persons to take forward some of the priority areas agreed with stakeholders after the regional summit with a view to accelerate the work as part of a broader multi-year plan to advance the young person`s agenda in Qatar.


Under the overall supervision of the Senior Programme Officer, the Qatar ADAP/youth consultant has the responsibility for the following tasks detailed below: The consultant will provide in country and remote technical support.

Main tasks

  1. Provide technical support to Ministry of Sports and Youth and its partners to:
  • contribute to the finalization of the National Youth Policy (NYP) by reviewing current draft and working with the Ministry Youth Team and Minister`s office to achieve a final cleared version which can be discussed with external partners under bullet point two below.
  • facilitate and coordinate socialization/briefing/consultations related to the NYP with partners leading to its endorsement by key stakeholders including government, non-government partners, UN and young persons.
  • contribute to the development of an action/implementation plan of the NYP.
  • Participate and support the launch of the NYP.
  1. Develop a training plan for the MoSY team on adolescent and youth inclusion and development aimed at building capacity of its team in this newly established Ministry and coordinate and organize trainings with relevant trainers and or training institutions.
  2. Provide technical support to Ministry of Sports and Youth and its partners to follow up on the national commitments made by Qatar during the Regional Youth Summit in Amman including:
  • Establishment of a coordination mechanisms to oversee and monitor implementation of the commitments (made up of different stakeholders)
  • Development of an implementation plan, including progress indicators
  • Train and build the capacity of the MoSY and Qatar partners to lead on this coordination effectively
  • Build ownership and consensus among partners to support implementation of the commitments including leveraging their support and resources.
  1. In consultation with MoSY and UNICEF in Qatar, finalize publication of GenU landscape analysis including:
  • Jointly with MoSYs youth department, organize workshop to present findings of GenU landscape analysis and discuss next steps in operationalizing its recommendations (linking it to Ministrys priorities and where possible national commitments emanating from Youth Summit referenced above).
  • Organize launch of the GenU report at the end of the workshop
  1. Work with the MoSY on developing an annual work plan for 2023 which outlines the areas of work and cooperation between UNICEF and MoSY. This should include organizing and planning meeting/workshop between the two entities to develop the work plan
  2. Under the supervision and guidance of the senior programme manager participate in strategic discussions, meetings and other international/national meetings and workshops on adolescent development and participation including the learning 2 earning agenda to influence policy and agenda setting.


The Senior Programme Officer, Qatar Office will provide quality assurance and oversight for the work with substantial feedback on the quality of the work.

The consultant will work in close collaboration with staff from MoSY, Qatar office and the UNICEF Regional and Global ADAP/Youth team.

Key deliverables

  1. Finalize a draft of the NYP for the MoSY
  2. Set up, facilitate, and coordinate the consultative process for the MoSY to support the review, validation, and endorsement of its NYP
  3. Lead the process of development of an action/implementation plan for the NYP taking into account outcome of deliverables 5 & 7 of these deliverables
  4. Develop, plan, prepare and undertake a training plan for the core staff in the MoSY focused on but not limited to adolescent and youth policy, programming, coordination, and monitoring. This should include also coordinating internally/externally that other trainers are brought in undertake elements of the training if consultant not able too/not his/her area of expertise
  5. Coordination mechanism and plan in place to oversee implementation of Qatar`s national commitments (made at youth summit) and development of inter-agency, partner and governmental plan to implement these linked to point 3 and 7 in these deliverables.
  6. Attend and or coordinate meetings with MoSY and partners as needed
  7. Coordinate with MoSY finalization, launch of GenU landscape analysis and organizes one day meeting to present findings of this and regional summit to inform the development of a road map which will feed into the point 3 above

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

  • Economics and or development or other related technical field with significant measurement, analysis or quantitative/qualitative research background is required including leading on consultation linked to research, data generation, use and or programme implementation.
  • At least 8 years’ experience in the coordination and/or management of adolescent and youth policy and programme work with focus on learning to earning; data management and use.
  • Expertise in developing and leading training for national government staff and partners.
  • Expertise working in Qatar or other GCC countries.
  • Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously within a multicultural environment and communicate complex ideas.
  • Proactive and dynamic personality with attention to detail.
  • Result driven and strong planning and organizing skills.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic.


Prior experience in youth policy and related work; data management and use; research; coordination

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

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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.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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.

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. The candidate may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid).

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