United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Expert (Developing Toolkit to Act on Youth Unemployment in the Arab Region)

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Job Description

  Parent Sector : Education Sector (ED) Duty Station: Beirut Job Family: Education Type of contract : Non Staff Duration of contract : From 1 to 6 months Recruitment open to : External candidates Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 13/06/2021 UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST UNESCO Beirut Office is currently seeking a consultant to create a Toolkit for strengthening young women and men to act on youth unemployment in the Arab region, specifically on advocacy, employment and Entrepreneurship. The whole toolbox is designed to empower youth in the region with practical and essential knowledge and skills accessing the labour markets, entrepreneurship, & youth advocacy and participation in the public policymaking process, especially on issues of youth employment & skills development. In addition, the consultant will also organize and facilitate training workshops around the toolkit.

Please find the detailed description of the position in the attached TOR.

Activity Context

The activity intends to tackle the issue of youth employment through three essential areas of actions:
  1. Support to key national stakeholders in strengthening to anticipate and match skills and jobs in developing related technical capacities and fostering an inclusive national dialogue on future skills needed and related skills development and employment policy planning;
  2. Empowerment of youth organizations’ capacities with adequate skills and knowledge to be active stakeholders in the policy dialogue with institutional stakeholders and advocate for an increased role of youth in policy Design; and
  3. Support youth-led national communication campaigns to encourage youth
Long Description COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial) Accountability (C) Communication (C) Innovation (C) Knowledge Sharing and continuous improvement (C) Planning and organizing (C) Results focus (C) Teamwork (C) Professionalism (C) For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education: An advanced relevant graduate degree, in Business Administration/management, Development Studies, Public Policy, Economics or a related discipline, TVET related subject, education or any other relevant area from a reputed university Experience

- Extensive experience in the field of entrepreneurship education/life & work skills/learning in Technical Vocational Education and Training, and youth engagement - 6 years minimum experience in following fields, including but not limited to TVET programs, entrepreneurial education, youth advocacy and engagement, career guidance, & learning and services in the Arab region or elsewhere, and demonstrated experience in conducting Training of Trainers, Capacity Development and training for youth, Analysis & reporting, business, including techniques in participatory research, surveys, Data Collection & analysis - Experience in development & delivery of Training materials and Toolkits on employment/ youth advocacy & engagement/entrepreneurship education, training or learning - Know-how of conducting face to face & online related training of trainers - Strong background & experience in skills development & the engagement of the private sector in education - Extensive experience in market & business researches, business skills development & entrepreneurship trainings - Knowledge of and experience on working with government ministries, UN system, private sector & development agencies/partners, working with major stakeholders at national and international level in education & skills development, will add value - Experience with multi-disciplinary teams Competencies

- Strong analytical and writing skills and the ability to clearly present findings and drawing practical conclusions and recommendations - Developing & conducting capacity development & training in related to Entrepreneurship training - Should also have strong supervisory and research skills, having ability to conduct research and produce analysis, with strong analytical & synthesis skills - Capable of analyzing labour market &or economic data and producing reports - Working with multi-disciplinary teams, preferable in the Arab region - Having extensive knowledge of the region & its knowledge-related challenges and priorities - Working independently & achieve quality results with limited supervision and within tight schedules - Strong communication skills - Possessing advanced computer application skills, Data Management, reporting & presentation skills are essential for the functions of the job DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS Language

  • Fluency in written and spoken Arabic & English is required
  • Excellent drafting and writing skills with a sound publishing record both in English & Arabic
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