Vacancy Announcement No: 09-2018
|Job Title:||Youth Advisory Panel|
|Closing Date:||15 Sept 2018|
Adolescents and youth are in the center of UNFPA’s mandate and are integrated in all advocacy efforts and program worldwide. In Sudan the youth make up a significant proportion of the population. The 15-35 and 10-35 age groups make up 34% and 46% of the total population respectively. The annual population growth rate is high at 2.5 per cent, due to the high total fertility rate (5.2 children per woman) 1*. Although approximately two thirds of all Sudanese live in rural areas, there has been a rapid increase in the urban population, predominantly in the national and state capitals. The national youth strategy places a commitment towards prioritizing the needs of young people with respect to education, health and well-being, economic participation and social cohesion. Later on, they can contribute to harnessing the demographic dividend if well-equipped and given the opportunity.
Over the years UNFPA has worked in close collaboration with other UN agencies, government, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), including youth serving organizations in mobilizing global commitment to respond to young people’s realities and needs in the area of Sexual and Reproductive Health. UNFPA’s Strategic plan recognizes that young people’s health, education, skills-building and overall development are of utmost global urgency for sustained socio-economic development. Investing in young people’s development is the most strategic (and cost-effective) intervention for achieving all the sustainable development goals.
UNFPA Country Office in Khartoum is therefore seeking to identify 10 Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) members to allow young people the opportunity to lead and advocate for their own development, strengthen young people's leadership and meaningful engagement with government, UN Agencies, NGOs and all other developmental stakeholders especially on issues concerning them.
The Youth Advisory Panel:
In 2009, UNFPA Sudan established a Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) to actualize our commitment to empower young people to participate in decisions that affect their lives and express their views and opinions in accordance with basic human rights principles. The YAP gives young people a voice and helps to guide UNFPA’s priority-setting in this core area of our mandate and involves young people and youth-serving organizations in advising UNFPA in the design of youth-friendly policies and programs from a results-based perspective. The YAP demonstrates a shift away from working for young people, to working in partnership with young people to ensure youth-friendly approaches and action.
Purpose of the Youth Advisory Panel
Scaling up youth participation in shaping and advancing the youth agenda in Sudan through meaningful and active engagement in adolescents and youth programs and events led by UNFPA at country and regional levels.
|Duties and responsibilities:
While reiterating their dynamic and innovative informal nature, the YAPs will mainly:
Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:
Membership of the Youth Advisory Panel is purely voluntary and there is no remuneration, UNFPA will cover the costs of travel and accommodation for members to attend approved meetings of the Youth Advisory Panel.
It is expected that Panel members will benefit from participation in forums and processes that seek to improve the situation of young people and from improved understanding and knowledge of Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights, Gender Equality, HIV prevention and youth development. Panel members will also benefit from updates regarding emerging global development frameworks and increased access to information that they may share with their organizations and networks.
How to apply:
Interested applicants are requested to submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org
UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, respect for diversity, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. Notice: There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process. UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status
|UNFPA offers an attractive compensation package commensurate with experience||