Terms of Reference
Official Job Title: Humanitarian Youth Coordinator
Duty Station: Beirut, Lebanon
Contract type: Service contract/ SC 9
Duration: 12 months (September 2014 to August 2015) with possibility for extension
Vacancy Announcement #: VA-FPA-LBN-2014-06
In view of UNFPA’s humanitarian response activities in Lebanon in support of the Syrian refugees as well as Lebanese affected by the Syrian crisis, the UNFPA Country Office (CO) requires additional support to ensure the timely delivery of response and high quality activities and services. UNFPA Lebanon has developed its intervention plan focusing on Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Reproductive Health (RH) with particular emphasis on youth in line with the Regional Response Plan for Syria, UNFPA Strategic Framework for the Syria crisis and the Government Response Plan for the Syria Crisis.
The interventions will also be developed based on the accumulated youth related achievements and results supported by UNFPA in the past few years as well as the recently released results of the Situation Analysis of Youth Affected by the Syrian Crisis (July 2014). Both components have generated significant findings and evidence for tailoring interventions related to health, protection, livelihoods, education, social cohesion, etc. In this regard, and in early 2014, UNFPA has established partnership with UNICEF to intensify efforts for addressing youth needs and programmatic interventions by conducting mapping exercises, revising training resources, and conducting pilot trainings with focus on life skills and peer education in the humanitarian context.
Based on the above, a humanitarian youth coordinator is suggested to be engaged by UNFPA CO with the aim to intensify efforts and responses to the crisis. The rationale for this post is justified as follows: a) a significant proportion of the displaced population falls within the youth age group, b) UNFPA has invested significant efforts in supporting youth interventions in humanitarian settings that would require scaling up, c) anecdotes and assessments clearly show that the youth group within the refugee population is not gaining enough attention and focused interventions, a matter that UNFPA will be supporting, and d) UNFPA and UNICEF are joining efforts towards addressing youth needs.
1. ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION
The incumbent will be based in the UNFPA CO in Beirut, Lebanon with regular field visits to targeted areas with affected youth by the Syria crisis.
2. JOB PURPOSE
He/she will be supporting the UNFPA CO humanitarian operations in order to ensure that all youth interventions and efforts are coordinated in such a manner to ensure quality, timely, and effective responses to the needs of affected populations of concern (refugees and host communities) and that operational responses in all UNFPA supported sectors mainstream youth priorities. The youth humanitarian coordinator will be reporting to and shall be guided by the UNFPA Assistant Representative, and will be coordinating his/her tasks with the rest of the humanitarian/ development team. In addition, and given that a significant set of activities fall under the joint UNFPA/UNICEF agreement within the youth component, an adhoc UNFPA/UNICEF task force will be established and will be meeting frequently with the incumbent to follow up on the joint activities/tasks.
3. ACTIVITIES AND TASKS
3.1. Partnership and Coordination
3.2. Programming and Implementation
3.4. Additional tasks
4. MAIN OUTCOMES/ DELIVERABLES
5. JOB REQUIREMENTS
5.2. Experience and Knowledge:
How to apply
Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should apply on line by submitting the following:
The above documents should be submitted to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org with indication of Vacancy Announcement in the subject matter no later than August 20, 2014.
UNFPA will only be responsible to respond to those applicants submitting the above required documents and in which there is further interest.