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Y-Peer Fellow
 Vacancy No: 08-2019
 Contract Type: Individual Consultant
 Supervisor: Programme Specialist - Population and Development
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Duration: 11 Months
 Closing Date: 09 Nov 2019


The Y-Peer Fellow is expected to work under the direct supervision of the Population and Development Programme Specialist; She/he will work closely with the Y-Peer Focal points in the states and with UNFPA Programme staff in providing them with programmatic support to incorporate the relevant Y-Peer interventions across all over UNFPA’s programmatic areas. This will be achieved through active involvement and participation in all the relevant country office and national planning and implementation, monitoring, and acknowledge sharing processes.

 Duties and responsibilities:

Under direct supervision of the UNFPA Population and Development Programme Specialist, the Y-PEER Fellow will undertake the following duties and responsibilities:


  1. Coordinate all Y-PEER related activities (trainings, meetings, development of Y-PEER publications, web-site update, etc.) on national level and assist the UNFPA CO in the planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of said activities.
  2. Ensure Y-PEER promotion on the national as well as regional/international level and ensure greater representation of different NGOs and other institutions that work on youth sexual and reproductive health promotion and HIV/AIDS/STIs prevention in the Y-PEER Network.
  3. Ensure equal opportunity for participation of all organizations/institutions and individuals that are part of the Y-PEER National Network in all Y-PEER related activities both on national and regional/international level.
  4. Provide updates and input for Y-PEER web site and contribute articles for the Y-PEER Newsletter
  5. Manage Y-PEER National list-serve, generate forum discussions, and update it with new members.
  6. Assist UNFPA CO in the selection process and recruitment of young people to participate at different Y-PEER related activities both on national and regional/international level.
  7. Advice UNFPA CO on the content, design, dissemination and use of Y-PEER materials and communicate the above mentioned with Y-PEER national network for input and suggestions.
  8. Write monthly report of the activities and accomplishments of the Y-PEER National Network and share it with the supervisors.
  9. Collaborate with Y-PEER International Coordinators and other Focal Points, coordinate, and communicate national updates and activities with them.
  10. Assist mainstreaming Y-PEER activities and plans with the new country program document and its consequent programs.
  11. Assist in identifying and maintaining partners of the established y-peer network/s at Federal and state levels.
  12. Assist UNFPA CO in establishment process of national youth Advisory panel and follow up with committee after its establishment.
  13. Support the Y-peer issues and in other relevant activities as necessary.

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Y-Peer Fellow should be 18 – 28 years’ old



Bachelor or Master Degree




  • Relevant experience in health promotion, training and education;
  • Relevant experience in conducting peer education trainings and workshops;
  • Relevant experience in working with young people;
  • Relevant experience in working with Y-PEER



Fluency in English is essential. Sound knowledge of Arabic is an asset.


Computer Skills:


Proficiency in current office software applications.


Other skills         

Initiative and sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work in harmony with different national and cultural backgrounds.


Required Competencies:



  • Exemplifying integrity,
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,
  • Embracing cultural diversity,
  • Embracing change


Core Competencies:

  • Achieving results,
  • Being accountable,
  • Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,
  • Thinking analytically and strategically,
  • Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,
  • Communicating for impact


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

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