District Youth Officer

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This is a UNV National Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as National UN Volunteer. It is normally only for nationals. More about UNV National Specialist contracts.

Taking cognisance of the the National Youth Policy (2014), the UNV Global Youth Volunteer Programme and UN Youth Volunteering Strategy, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MoYAS) and UNV/UNDP have been implementing the project “Strengthening NYKS and NSS”. The project seeks to provide catalytic support to the Youth Volunteer Schemes of MoYAS to facilitate youth participation and voice in peace and sustainable development programmes, towards realization of their full social, economic and human potential. The project also seeks to help young people to gain a strong sense of civic engagement to bring about positive transformation in their communities. To support implementation of the project “Strengthening NYKS and NSS” and achieve the above objectives, UNV- District Youth Coordinators (UNV DYCs) are being placed in 29 pilot districts; one district in each of 29 states of India.

Under the direct supervision of National Project Director, National Project Manager and Programme Analyst/Head of UNV, the UNV District Youth Coordinators will undertake the following tasks:

• Maintain close liaison with District Administration, government departments & NGOs; • Promote self-reliant Youth Clubs; • Identify training needs of Youth club functionaries and organize training programmes; • Assess needs and problems of various sections of youth in the district; • Prepare Annual Action plan of programmes and activities; • Ensure proper implementation of programmes and activities as per the Annual Action Plan; • Assist Youth Clubs/NGOs in the formulation of project proposals under Schemes of Financial Assistance of Central Government Departments/Agencies; • Prepare village, block and district profiles; • Prepare and submit periodical progress reports on Annual Action plan of programmes and activities; • Prepare and circulate documents/IEC materials for publicity/awareness of youth; • Ensure proper maintainenace of records and reports; • Conduct periodic meetings of District Advisory Committee (DAC) for youth programmes, National Youth Corps (NYC) Volunteers and Youth Clubs; • Ensure proper maintainenance of NYK office including personnel administration; • Coordinate with publicity media for image building of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan; • Any other task as assigned for NYK office in the district.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:

• Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day); • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country; • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities; • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.; • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers; • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

Results/Expected Outputs

• Training needs identified and relevant training institutions identified/hired. • Annual action plans of programme and activities prepared and activities undertaken. • Project proposals developed by NGOs/Youth Clubs for financial assistance of Central Government/ Departments/Agencies • Information Education and Communication material developed and disseminated. • Youth Volunteering activities implemented in the district • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed.

• Integrity and professionalism • Accountability • Commitment to continuous learning • Planning and organizing • Teamwork and respect for diversity • Communication • Flexibility, adaptability, and ability and willingness to operate independently • Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement

National or international level in administration and monitoring. Preferably in administration, management and monitoring of youth, volunteerism, economic and social development issues

Good analytical skills (including writing skills), good inter-personal skills and the ability to work under pressure, both independently and as part of a team.

Sound coordination skills will be an added advantage.

Fluency in English and Hindi/local language of the district.

Experience in the use of computers and office software packages, (MS Word, Excel, and Power Point, etc.).

Willingness to travel

Good Communication Skills

Malda district, also spelt Maldah or Maldaha, is a district in West Bengal, India. It lies 347 km north of Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal. This district is predominantly Bengali linguistically. Having a central location it is an important junction and entry point to Siliguri from South Bengal. The river Ganga makes its first entry in West Bengal near Manikchak of Malda. As it is a low lying basin, it is prone to flood.

As this is a national UN Volunteer assignment, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for arranging his/her own housing and other living essentials. National UN Volunteers are part of the malicious insurance plan.

The candidate should be willing to move to the location.

UN Volunteer entitlements and allowances: The purpose of the allowances and entitlements paid to the UN Volunteer is to enable UN Volunteers to sustain a secure standard of living at the duty stations in line with United Nations standards without incurring personal costs. The allowances are in no way to be understood as compensation, reward or salary in exchange for the UN Volunteer's service. For more information on entitlements please read the Conditions of Service (https://explore.unv.org/cos ).

For information specific to your assignment please see below:

Monthly Voluntary Living Allowance (VLA) : INR 47,719.16 Entry lump sum (one time payment) : USD 400 Travel ticket when moving to duty station: USD 200 Exit allowance (paid on successful completion of the assignment): INR 3976.6 for each month served Medical and life insurance Cigna Private Insurance

Leave entitlements: Annual leave : 2.5 days accrued per calendar month Certified sick leave: 30 days Uncertified sick leave: 7 days Learning leave: 10 working days per consecutive 12 months Maternity leave: 16 weeks Paternity leaves: 10 days

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