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Youth Engagement and Entrepreneurship Officer

Indonesia (Indonesia)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Indonesia (Indonesia)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Youth
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Innovations for Sustainable Development
    • Public, Private Partnership
    • Sustainable trade and development
    • Social Entrepreneurship
    • Sustainable Business Development
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-21

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Mission and objectives

UNDP believes that the people of Indonesia should have ownership over the programmes and projects we support. All UNDP programmes therefore actively promote the spirit of mutual respect, support and accountability and subscribe to the principle of national ownership as enshrined in the Jakarta Commitment – a declaration put forward by the government and its development partners in 2009 to strengthen aid effectiveness in Indonesia. In the true spirit of national ownership, all of UNDP’s assistance in Indonesia is implemented by national entities, including line ministries and the Ministry of National Planning and Development, and at the subnational level by line departments, provincial and district authorities as well as community groups. While each programme supported by UNDP has specific and varied objectives, capacity development is one aim that all UNDP programmes – in Indonesia and worldwide – have in common. This takes on many forms including institutional reform, leadership development, education, and training for members of the public such as journalists, and women’s communities. In line with this logic, UNDP advisers work side by side with Indonesian counterparts to strengthen capacities in technical matters, policy formulation and budget planning, amongst others.

Context

Indonesia is strongly committed to implementing the SDGs and has integrated them into national development plans and processes, and its commitment to achieving them is reflected in the fact that it has institutionalized roles and responsibilities for their implementation at the country level through a Presidential Decree in 2017. A key challenge is to ensure that continued economic growth becomes more inclusive, including the participation of youth to also effectively support accelerated progress in social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. As part of UN commitment in bringing youth economic empowerment through decent work and employment and as guided by National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN) 2015-2019, UNDP Indonesia ensures to take part in developing youth in Indonesia. As shown in UN Partnership Development Framework (UNPDF) with Government of Indonesia, UN-Government of Indonesia sets youth economic empowerment as its 4th priority. UNDP is supporting government and partners to find innovative solutions to finance the SDGs. UNDP Indonesia established the Innovative Finance Lab (IFLab) in 2017 with the objective to unlock and leverage new finance to close the SDGs financing gap. The Lab focuses on three different but interrelated workstreams, namely Islamic and Blended Finance, Green and Sustainable Finance, and Impact Investments. IFLab also hosted Youth Co:Lab, a youth entrepreneurship initiative to respond to the current government agenda in growing young entrepreneurs. Youth Co:Lab is a UNDP Asia-Pacific regional programmed that position youth as the leaders to solve region’s critical challenges. Co-created in 2017 by UNDP and the Citi Foundation, Youth Co:Lab aims to establish a common agenda for countries in the Asia-Pacific region to empower and invest in youth to accelerate the implementation of the SDGs through leadership, social innovation and entrepreneurship by developing young people’s modern skills and by cat

Task description

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Innovative Financing Lab and Technical Coordinator of Impact Investing, the national UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: Support day-to-day project implementation including liase with key partners. Create and maintain stakeholders database; Assist in communication with relevant stakeholders and partners. Provision of support in organization of events/workshops/seminars, Organize and regularly update project database of meetings, workshops, seminars, trainings, etc.; Participate and assist in the events/seminars/workshops, including preparation of ToRs and development of meeting notes, communication materials, and publications; Assist in development of project’s reports; Assist in translating and proof-reading of reports and other documents. Contribute to the development of new pipelines on IFL as part of the project Assist in partnership and communication with project partners Perform other duties/functions as assigned by Project management. Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

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