Youth Entrepreneurship Officer
Application deadline 1 year ago: Tuesday 2 Nov 2021 at 00:00 UTCOpen application form
This is a UNV International Youth contract. This kind of contract is known as International UN Volunteer. It is normally internationally recruited only. More about UNV International Youth 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.
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 catalyzing and sustaining youth-led startups and social enterprises across the region. The National UN Youth Volunteer will be posted in the IFLab office to support the implementation of Youth Co:Lab Indonesia.
Under the direct supervision of the Head of Innovative Financing Lab and Technical Coordinator of Impact Investing, the national UN Youth Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
• Support day-to-day project implementation including liase with key partners. • Create and maintain stakeholders database; • Assist in managing partnership and 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 • Perform other duties/functions as assigned by Project management. • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
As an active UNDP team member, efficient, timely, responsive, client-friendly and high-quality support rendered to UNDP and its beneficiaries in the accomplishment of her/his functions, including: • Effectively organized events/workshops/seminars and other outreach initiatives; • Regular reports on progress and completion of activities assigned; • Mission reports including activities, findings and recommendations • Project and stakeholder’s database regularly updated and maintained; • Strong communication and partnership with certain stakeholders are maintained; • Communications products in various platforms (press releases, newsletters, short story, brochure, leaflet, infograph, video, etc) are produced; • Contribution to the development of new pipelines;
• Integrity: demonstrate the values and ethical standards of the UN and UNDP in daily activities and behaviours while acting without consideration of personal gains; resist undue political pressure in decision-making; stand by decisions that are in the organization’s interest even if they are unpopular; take prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behaviour; does not abuse power or authority; • Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, mixed-gender environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity; sensitivity and adaptability to culture, gender, religion, nationality and age; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of UN operations; ability to achieve common goals and provide guidance or training to colleagues; • Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups; • Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards UNDP’s mission and vision, as well as to the UN Core Values.
• Experience in working on the SDG-related projects, social entrepreneurship, youth development would be an asset; • High enthusiasm to learn, reflexive manner and eye for details are highly required; • Experience in working and liaison with government officials is strongly preferrable; • 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; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development; • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel; • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment; • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines; • Flexible and open to learning and new experiences; • Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living conditions; • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) 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.
-National UN Volunteer Expert receives approximately IDR 6,589,922.42 as Monthly Living Allowance. -Provided with assignment travel cost and entry lumpsum if applicable. -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 exit lumpsum to support transition at the end of assignment.
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