United Nations Population Fund, formerly the United Nations Fund
for Population Activities, is a UN agency aimed at improving
reproductive and maternal health worldwide.
Youth and Gender Specialist provides technical assistance and
manages UNFPA’s work in respective State, on adolescents and
youth and gender equality, with special focus on gender-based
violence, to accelerate achievement of the ICPD Programme of
Action and Agenda 2030. You will provide technical and policy
advice in these special areas and help to strategically position
UNFPA’s work, ensuring linkages with UNFPA other programme
components of sexual and reproductive health and population
will report directly to the State Programme Coordinator with
strong working relationships with the Adolescent/Youth and Gender
Specialists in the Country Office in New Delhi.
Management and Coordination:
the implementation of UNFPA supported programming in the area of
adolescents and youth and gender, applying appropriate strategies
and interventions relevant to the State, and for achieving
Country Programme results.
application of Corporate programme policies and procedures,
including those related to budget management, monitoring and
to the formulation of the annual work plans for the State in the
area of adolescents and youth and gender, ensuring application
and contextualization of appropriate best practices and latest
scientific knowledge in the field of adolescent and youth
development, especially adolescent reproductive health and
the day-to-day implementation of work plans through regular
consultations with stakeholders and field visits.
to preparedness and response to humanitarian crises in the State,
ensuring adequate attention given to the needs of women and
girls, and inclusion of young people during emergencies.
Dialogue and Technical Support:
to policy dialogue with Government counterparts and UN and other
development partners at the State level, preparing technical
briefs and evidence-based materials and data, in favour of
policies and budget allocations for programmes targeting women
and girls, adolescents and youth.
up-to-date with UNFPA corporate technical and programme policies
and guidelines. Assess implications of new policy developments
and strategies on programme execution, and ensure their
application as relevant.
connected to national and international technical communities of
practice, ensuring appropriate contextualization of new ideas,
best practices, and scientific evidence in the field of gender
equality and adolescents and youth development.
rights-based, gender-responsive and inclusive, and results-based
approaches to programme design, implementation and reporting.
and nurture collaboration and partnerships with technical
networks on adolescents and youth development and gender
and Resource Mobilization:
UNFPA in meetings with senior and technical government officials
as well as multi-lateral, bi-lateral agencies, non-governmental
organizations, maintain a healthy and collaborative relationship,
and advocate for adolescents and youth participation and
inclusion, and gender equality.
technical inputs towards advocacy efforts of the Country Office,
contributing to project summaries, conference papers, speeches,
donor and high level visitor briefs.
technical and evidence-based inputs to advocacy messages on the
rights and needs of women and young people, especially girls in
in and strengthen technical partnerships and alliances.
to CO resource mobilization initiatives, identifying
opportunities to leverage funding from government and private
sector; contribute technical inputs to concept notes and
CO communications efforts, providing relevant state materials.
out any other duties as may be required by UNFPA leadership.
degree in Law and Human Rights, Psychology, Social Work, Gender
Studies, Public Health, Health Economics, public policy,
Sociology, Political Science, International Relations,
Development Management, or related disciplines.
years of increasingly responsible professional experience in
managing development programmes, prior experience in managing
gender and/or adolescent and youth preferred.
technical expertise in adolescents and youth development, civic
engagement, gender equality and gender-based violence.
of life-skills including comprehensive sexuality education
programmes, gender-based violence, child marriage, and
gender-biased sex selection highly desirable.
understanding of reproductive rights and gender equality
dimensions in policy and programme formulation, implementation
experience in coordinating/managing a multi-disciplinary team of
experts and consultants.
to communicate technical and/or complex issues in a clear and
articulated manner, to different types and non-technical
ability to network and build partnerships with civil society and
excellent emotional intelligence, interpersonal, negotiating,
intercultural communication skills and political acumen;
in humanitarian preparedness and response is desirable.
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