Specialist, Women and Youth Resilience
Duties and Responsibilities
- Policy and advocacy works on women and youth resilience
- Skills development of CHT women and youth
- Entrepreneurship development among CHT women and youth
- Effective coordination with the Government of Bangladesh (GoB), donors and other relevant actors
- Development of necessary implementation guidelines for different project activities
- Capacity building support to the relevant institutions, project team and partners
- Producing reports and case studies
- Support SID-CHT team in project management activities
- Develop strategic papers on UNDP’s engagement to support on women and youth development and resilience building based on thorough analysis of current situation, existing legal frameworks and policies;
- Develop advocacy strategies to work on the policy and legal issues for women empowerment in CHT.
- Design and implement awareness raising campaigns among the youth, including women and girls, for engaging them in entrepreneurial activities.
- Identify employable skills for CHT women and youth
- Design and implement skills development training for CHT women and youth
- Establish/ implement forward linkage/ job placement for skilled CHT women and youth
- Organize awareness raising among the CHT women and youth on entrepreneurship
- Design and implement entrepreneurship development training for CHT women and youth
- Promote innovation and encourage innovative ideas among the CHT women and youth
- Connect CHT women and youth entrepreneurs with financial institutions
- Connect CHT women and youth entrepreneurs with forward markets
- Coordinate with the Ministry of CHT Affairs (MoCHTA), Ministry of The Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, Ministry of Youth and Sports, and other relevant govt. stakeholders, development partners, relevant actors, research institutions to address the issues related to vulnerable women and youth resilience development;
- Coordinate with development partners and keep them updated on the progress of the project regularly;
- Organise different workshops, seminars and dialogues engaging all relevant parties at national and local levels.
- Following approved work plans and budget prepare necessary implementation guidelines on different project activities to be followed by the project team and partners;
- Ensure donor guidelines are followed and strategic visibility of the project recognized.
- Provide necessary trainings to the project team and partners to build their capacities;
- Ensure necessary technical supports to the MoCHTA and prepare strategic technical notes for the National Steering Committee (NSC);
- Provide necessary capacity building supports to MoCHTA, CHT Regional Council, HDCs, traditional leaders and other partners.
- Work closely with the M&E team on women and youth integration and analysis tools
- Seek and maximize opportunities for synergy with other gender equality, GBV prevention and response and youth-friendly programming in CHT region.
- Prepare necessary concept notes, producing reports for donors, GoB counter parts and UNDP;
- Document best practices, covering different concepts, strategies and implementation approaches and support the management in mainstreaming programme policies and practices relevant to vulnerable women and youth resilience development.
- Document best practices and lessons learned in implementing women and youth development activities in the CHT. Write reports, success stories, technical briefs and abstracts for presentations.
- Support SID-CHT management to in project management, including effective implementation and monitoring of deliverables.
- High quality technical advisory services and guidance in managing the project activities.
- Number of skilled women and youth developed in CHT
- Number of women and youth entrepreneurs developed in CHT
- Effective advocacy works on policy streamlining related to vulnerable women and youth resilience development in CHT.
- Strong networking on the subject matter and effective coordination with GoB, Donors, partners and other relevant actors established.
- Producing high quality reports.
- Improved performance of staffs and partners.
Required Skills and Experience
- Master’s degree in in international development, women's studies, business management, economics, sociology or any relevant field.
- At least 7 (Seven) years of relevant experience in development sector.
- At least 3 (three) years of experience working in the women and youth development sector specially in skills development, employment creation, youth engagement, small entrepreneurship development etc.
- Advanced knowledge and understanding on CHT development, women and youth situation is preferable.
- Proven understanding of inclusive business and in-depth knowledge on how business can contribute to peace and development.
- Thorough understanding of policies and necessary interventions related to women and youth resilience development.
- Relevant working experience with UN agencies or INGO is an added advantage.
- Demonstrated ability to produce good quality briefs/reports in English.
- Ability to critically review relevant technical materials and recommend appropriate measures to overcome the issues.
- Experience working with indigenous communities and knowledge on issues relevant to indigenous communities.
- Experience of working in post-conflict area will be an added advantage.
- Excellent knowledge of English, both written and oral.
- Excellent computer skill and good experience on internet browsing.
- Good computer typing skill.
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