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Re-advertisement- Programme Manager "GenU" (NOD), FT, # 122499, Cairo– Egypt, MENA

Cairo

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Cairo
  • Grade: Mid level - NO-D, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: Closed

The Programme Manager GenU is accountable for leading on the design, implementation, monitoring and reporting of strategies for young people programmes of Generation Unlimited. This includes: Support advocacy efforts with the Government, private sector, UN agencies, youth organizations and development partners in support to Shabab Balad operation. Develop a multi-sectoral platform with Government, private sector, UN agencies, youth organizations and development partners. Coordinate the development and implementation of the young people investment agenda for Egypt in coordination with all UN agencies. Oversee the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of integrated young people’s engagement strategies that generate meaningful opportunities to be more skilled and trained and can have decent jobs or entrepreneurship opportunities. Champion young people’s engagement in strategic organizational processes. Gear the different relevant stakeholders into young people’s skilling, training and employment solutions. Brokering innovative partnerships, mobilizing resources, and spearheading new approaches, based on developments in the broader environment. Conducting risk assessment and developing mitigation strategies to ensure UNICEF is able to engage with young people on sensitive issues and/or in challenging environments. Coordinate among the UN agencies on Shabab Balad’s Programmes related to young people programmes. Represent UNICEF in meetings with key partners to advocate and promote Shabab Balad vision, goals and objectives. Coordinate Shabab Balad internally within UNICEF at country level, regional level and HQ. Act as the liaison officer for Generation Unlimited in Egypt, with Regional Office and with the global GenU Team.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, a champion

Egypt’s young population is rapidly growing. Adolescents (aged 10-19) are around 17 million, representing approximately 19 percent of the total population. Together with youth in the age group 20-24 years, an additional 9 million, adolescents and youth represent almost one third of the Egyptian population. This young population, which is set to grow, represents an opportunity to achieve a demographic dividend for the nation.  However, the needs of young people are not yet being met; there are gaps between young people’s skills and the labour market and barriers to young people creating positive change in their lives and communities.

The Shabab Balad platform, hosted by UNICEF Egypt and Egypt instance of the global Generation Unlimited initiative, seeks to mobilize the different stakeholders - government, private sector, development partners, UN agencies, youth and NGOs - involved in the learning to earning journey for young people to unify efforts and improve direct investment. High-level advocacy efforts, campaigning, resources mobilization, partnership creation and high level of coordination on multilateral fronts will not only deliver results for children and young people but will also accelerate the achievement of the UN Youth 2030 Strategy and the SDGs. Shabab Balad is in line with Egypt’s 2030 Vision and will nurture a productive generation that can be productive and be positively engaged in the society.

The Programme Manager, GenU reports to the Deputy Representative, Programme for general guidance and direction. The Manager supports country office programming processes by ensuring expert technical advice and operational support to country office colleagues and internal and external partners and stakeholders to ensure that young people programs under Generation Unlimited are established under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, international treaties/framework and UN intergovernmental bodies, are integrated in UNICEF’s advocacy, policies, programmes and humanitarian work and in line with the global UNICEF initiative, Generation Unlimited (GenU).

The post holder contributes to the achievement of sustainable and scalable results on young people related programmes according to plans, allocation, result based-management approaches and methodology (RBM) and UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework. The position works closely with the UN Resident Coordinator office and in full collaboration with all UN agencies on the set Generation Unlimited targets. The position conduct the required coordination across the different  agencies to ensure consistency according to global GenU practice through developing the required coordination mechanism and ensuring its implementation and full functioning.

How can you make a difference?

The Programme Manager GenU is accountable for leading on the design, implementation, monitoring and reporting of strategies for young people programmes of Generation Unlimited.

This includes:

Support advocacy efforts with the Government, private sector, UN agencies, youth organizations and development partners in support to Shabab Balad operation.

Develop a multi-sectoral platform with Government, private sector, UN agencies, youth organizations and development partners.

Coordinate the development and implementation of the young people investment agenda for Egypt in coordination with all UN agencies.

Oversee the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of integrated young people’s engagement strategies that generate meaningful opportunities to be more skilled and trained and can have decent jobs or entrepreneurship opportunities.

Champion young people’s engagement in strategic organizational processes.

Gear the different relevant stakeholders into young people’s skilling, training and employment solutions.

Brokering innovative partnerships, mobilizing resources, and spearheading new approaches, based on developments in the broader environment.

Conducting risk assessment and developing mitigation strategies to ensure UNICEF is able to engage with young people on sensitive issues and/or in challenging environments.

Coordinate among the UN agencies on Shabab Balad’s Programmes related to young people programmes.

Represent UNICEF in meetings with key partners to advocate and promote Shabab Balad vision, goals and objectives.

Coordinate Shabab Balad internally within UNICEF at country level, regional level and HQ.

Act as the liaison officer for Generation Unlimited in Egypt, with Regional Office and with the global GenU Team.

Summary of key results:

The staff member will lead and manage stakeholders and effectively coordinate effective, integrated young people’s engagement campaigning and advocacy strategies, through the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation stages. They will work collaboratively with colleagues across UNICEF at country, colleagues in other UN agencies, regional and global level, and external partners to develop and scale innovative and sustainable engagement programmes for young people in GenU.

Your main tasks & accountabilities are as per the following:

  1. Programmes of Generation Unlimited strategy development and implementation
  1. Risk assessment and mitigation
  1. Partnership and Stakeholders management
  1. Shabab Balad Governance management
  1. Website and online platforms management
  1. Resource mobilization & fostering innovation
  1. Young People’s Engagement Platforms
  1. Young People Advocates
  1. Communication, engagement and participation
  1. Project and budget management
  1. Internal Engagement capacity building & Knowledge Management
  1. Stakeholder engagement
  1. Strategic planning
  1. Others

To view the full profile for the post, hold Ctrl and double click on the following link: Download File The SJD Programme Manager Classified.pdf

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Education:

  • Advanced university degree in Communications, International Relations, International Development, or another related field. A first University Degree combined with two (2) additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree in Communications , International Relations, International Development, or another related field

Experience:

  • A minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience in partnerships, multi-stakeholders management, resources mobilization advocacy/ campaigning and communication with young people, partnerships and multi stakeholders management is required. Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
  • Experience in leading the development and implementation of youth engagement strategies, with clear theories of change, specific, measurable and timebound objectives, and performance indicators is an asset
  • Experience in building and maintaining a network of stakeholders, and in working with coalitions is required
  • Strong communicator with emphasis on being able to present complex policy ideas in succinct and engaging ways
  • Demonstrate experience in design and management of projects, including budget management and monitoring and evaluation of results is an asset
  • Experience in advocacy at local and regional levels are asset.
  • Expertise in youth skills development and supporting youth transition to work is an asset.
  • Experienced in high level government relations is key.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in Arabic and English is required.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others (8)  Nurtures, Leads and Manages People.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. 

Remarks:

The VA is open to all (internal and external candidates)

UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable males are encouraged to apply.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be cancelled.

All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

This vacancy is now closed.
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