UN Women

Generation Equality Youth Engagement Consultant

UN Women

Job Description

  UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the Empowerment of Women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, Human Rights, Humanitarian Action and peace and security.

In this role as the global voice and advocate for Gender Equality and the empowerment of women, UN Women must deliver to an ambitious agenda as a centre of excellence on knowledge, partnerships, advocacy and social mobilization, as well as a convener, thought leader and champion of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the Fourth UN World Conference on Women and adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995), the international blueprint for gender equality and women’s empowerment. In that context, UN Women is convening the Generation Equality Forum (GEF), a global gathering for gender equality, co-chaired by France and Mexico, with the leadership and partnership of civil society.

In view of the crucial contribution of Civil Society Organizations in the advancement of gender equality, women’s empowerment and women’s rights, the role of civil society and the women’s movement as partners, is seen as fundamental in the full realization of the Beijing+25 agenda. UN Women’s unique and critical role in engaging civil society and partnership building with women’s organizations as stakeholders to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment will be key drivers in helping UN Women achieve its strategic goals and fulfil its organizational mandate, both for the Forum and the months leading up to it, including CSW65.

Under the general guidance and direction of the Deputy of the Civil Society Division, the consultant will be responsible for supporting the engagement strategies for youth mobilisation for the Generation Equality Forum processes Duties and Responsibilities

Supporting the engagement strategies for youth mobilisation for the Generation Equality Forum

  • Support the youth preparatory process towards CSW65 and Generation Equality Forum events,
  • Coordinate and support timely implementation of youth plans
  • Ensure local engagement of National Youth Gender Activists with Generation Equality Forum processes and activities.
  • Support and coordinate the work of the Generation Equality Youth Task Force towards the Generation Equality Forum and the Core Group engagement processes
  • Support the implementation of the GEF Youth Journey, outreach and mobilization of youth-led and youth-focused organizations,
Youth accountability

  • Ensure and manage the implementation of the youth tracker.
  • Ensure that Youth Peace and Security are part of the development of the tracker
  • Support the Capacity Building of the young people in implementing the youth tracker at local, regional and global level
Support the engagement of youth in

  • the GEF processes
  • the action coalitions,
  • Women and Peace Security Compact
  • the engagement with WHO
  • UN Women programming
Provide practical support to:
  • The development of high-quality advocacy tools for youth engagement, including the citizen engagement strategy of UN Women
  • Inputs to briefing notes, statements and remarks for senior officials in the context of Generation Equality Forum and, as required.
  • Support the compilation of information, Analysis and documentation of donor reports and grants drafting, as required.
Deliverables

  • Monthly reports on youth engagement
  • Well maintained database of National Gender Youth Activists
  • Well written briefing notes, statements and remarks for senior officials
  • Information, analysis and documentation of donor reports

Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Required Skills and Experience

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, international relations, communications, women's studies, or a related field is required.
  • At least two years civil society engagement particularly working with youth.
  • Understanding of gender equality and women's empowerment.
  • Familiarity with civil society organizations, youth led organizations including international institutions.
Experience working/interning in the UN system and/or WPS is an asset
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