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National Consultant - Focal Point for Youth Engagement and Leadership


Contract Type: Individual Consultant Contract

Duration: September 2021 - June 2022
Closing date: 6 September 2021 - 23:59hrs (Jakarta time)

Job code: UNFPA/IDN/ICC/21/05


Purpose of consultancy:

To support UNFPA CO for effective planning, development, and implementation of youth leadership and engagement within the 10th Country Programmes.


The scope of work includes the following:

  1. Liaise, maintain and expand the network of UNFPA with stakeholders in the context of youth development (such as Bappenas, Ministry of Youth and Sports, SDGs National Secretariat Office, and Youth networks) in optimizing the support of UNFPA for youth participation and leadership in the SDGs implementation in Indonesia.
  2. Lead outreach to and engagement with youth networks in the SDGs Youth Hub and support CO to develop partnerships with the organizations (government, youth networks, and private sector) that can support the SDGs Youth Hub. This task will be done in coordination and collaboration with UNFPA’s Implementing Partners – as part of the efforts to maintain and scale up the SDGs Youth Hub.
  3. Support UNFPA’s Implementing Partners in designing and delivering capacity building for youth networks and government on intergenerational partnerships.
  4. Provide technical assistance for UNFPA to develop knowledge products related to youth leadership and participation, including 1) the situation analysis report on youth participation in the government programme for youth development and SDGs and 2) Guideline to implement SDGs Youth Hub that is synergized with the government.
  5. Provide support to the programme analyst for youth and ASRH in mainstreaming and monitoring the youth engagement in the various programmes and activities within the 10th Country Programmes.
  6. Provide technical support in building up the capacity of the Ministry of Youth and Sports to develop policies and programmes based on the results of the youth development index.
  7. Support CO to strengthen the collaboration and exchange among all relevant UN entities, through UN Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development (IANYD) mechanism, to increase the effectiveness of UN work in SDGs and youth development in Indonesia. In coordination with the Programme Analyst for Youth and ASRH, support the secretariat tasks of IANYD, including ensuring the IANYD technical meetings are organized quarterly, managing the IANYD online platform, managing the UN Youth Score Card, taking minutes of IANYD meetings, ensuring all supporting documents are available and shared among IANYD members
  8. Any other related tasks may be required or assigned by the supervisor.


Required expertise, qualifications and competencies, including language requirements:

  1. Competencies:
    1. Knowledge of the broader issues related to UNFPA’s mandate on youth leadership and participation, sexual and reproductive health among young people, population, human rights, and gender issues
    2. Strong background in youth engagement and participation programming.
    3. Strong background in programme design and evaluation particularly for youth engagement and development.
    4. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and experience in working with the government, communities, and youth networks in Indonesia.
    5. Excellent analytical skills.
  2. Required Skills and Experience
    1. Education: a Bachelor’s degree in one of the following fields: social sciences, public administration, law, public health, or international relations or a related subject.
    2. A minimum of five years of relevant experience in the area of youth development, participation, and/ or leadership.
    3. Sound familiar with issues related to SDGs implementation in Indonesia.
    4. Ability to liaise and affiliate with Government, Donors, NGOs working, and youth networks in the area of the youth programme.
    5. Familiarity with youth-led research, issues related to youth engagement, and working with youth networks is preferable
    6. Up-to-date computer skills required (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others)
  3. Language
    1. Fluent in spoken and written Indonesian Language and English.



UNFPA Work Environment

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, Embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities.


The job description and requirements as stated in the attached TOR.


Interested and qualified individuals are requested to submit the UN Personal History (P11) Form to with post code as subject of the email.