Youth Engagement and Entrepreneurship 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.

Indonesia is strongly committed to implementing the SDGs and has integrated them into national development plans and processes, and its commitment to achieving them is reflected in the fact that it has institutionalized roles and responsibilities for their implementation at the country level through a Presidential Decree in 2017. A key challenge is to ensure that continued economic growth becomes more inclusive, including the participation of youth to also effectively support accelerated progress in social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development.

As part of UN commitment in bringing youth economic empowerment through decent work and employment and as guided by National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN) 2015-2019, UNDP Indonesia ensures to take part in developing youth in Indonesia. As shown in UN Partnership Development Framework (UNPDF) with Government of Indonesia, UN-Government of Indonesia sets youth economic empowerment as its 4th priority.

UNDP is supporting government and partners to find innovative solutions to finance the SDGs. UNDP Indonesia established the Innovative Finance Lab (IFLab) in 2017 with the objective to unlock and leverage new finance to close the SDGs financing gap. The Lab focuses on three different but interrelated workstreams, namely Islamic and Blended Finance, Green and Sustainable Finance, and Impact Investments. IFLab also hosted Youth Co:Lab, a youth entrepreneurship initiative to respond to the current government agenda in growing young entrepreneurs.

Youth Co:Lab is a UNDP Asia-Pacific regional programmed that position youth as the leaders to solve region’s critical challenges. Co-created in 2017 by UNDP and the Citi Foundation, Youth Co:Lab aims to establish a common agenda for countries in the Asia-Pacific region to empower and invest in youth to accelerate the implementation of the SDGs through leadership, social innovation and entrepreneurship by developing young people’s modern skills and by cat

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Innovative Financing Lab and Technical Coordinator of Impact Investing, the national UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Support day-to-day project implementation including liase with key partners.
Create and maintain stakeholders database;
Assist in communication with relevant stakeholders and partners.
Provision of support in organization of events/workshops/seminars,
Organize and regularly update project database of meetings, workshops, seminars, trainings, etc.;
Participate and assist in the events/seminars/workshops, including preparation of ToRs and development of meeting notes, communication materials, and publications;
Assist in development of project’s reports;
Assist in translating and proof-reading of reports and other documents.
Contribute to the development of new pipelines on IFL as part of the project
Assist in partnership and communication with project partners
Perform other duties/functions as assigned by Project management.
Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

, Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams

Experience working in the area social entrepreneurship, youth development, or SDG-related projects would be an asset;
Experience in working and liaison with government officials is strongly preferrable;
Previous experience as a volunteer or intern would be highly regarded.

The position will be based in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, where basic living needs, including accommodation, banking facilities, medical facilities and telecommunications/internet services are readily available. All staple foods can be found in the markets, e.g.: rice, meat, vegetables, fruit, cooking oil, salt, etc.

As this is a national UN Volunteer assignment, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for arranging his/her own housing and other living essentials in the duty station. National UN Volunteers are part of the insurance plan (medical, life, permanenet disability), including recognized the primary family unit (dependents) if applicable.

National UN Volunteer Specialist receives approximately IDR 8,237,403.08 as Monthly Living Allowance.
Provided with assignment travel cost and settling in grant (if relocated to duty station from another location which is beyond the commuting distance).
Enrolled in health, life, disability insurance.
Applicable dependents (primary family unit, up to 3) are eligible for health insurance.
Entitled to annual leave, 2.5 days per month.
Provided with resettlement allowance to support transition at the end of assignment.

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