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District Youth Officer

Asia and the Pacific: India

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Asia and the Pacific: India
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Youth
    • Civil Society and Local governance
  • Closing Date: 2022-08-19


Mission and objectives

As the United Nations lead agency on international development, UNDP works in 170 countries and territories to eradicate poverty and reduce inequality. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities, and to build resilience to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Our work is concentrated in three focus areas; sustainable development, democratic governance and peace building, and climate and disaster resilience. UNDP’s mandate is to end poverty, build democratic governance, rule of law, and inclusive institutions. We advocate for change, and connect countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.


Taking cognisance of the the National Youth Policy (2014), the UNV Global Youth Volunteer Programme and UN Youth Volunteering Strategy, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MoYAS) and UNV/UNDP have been implementing the project “Strengthening NYKS and NSS”. The project seeks to provide catalytic support to the Youth Volunteer Schemes of MoYAS to facilitate youth participation and voice in peace and sustainable development programmes, towards realization of their full social, economic and human potential. The project also seeks to help young people to gain a strong sense of civic engagement to bring about positive transformation in their communities. To support implementation of the project “Strengthening NYKS and NSS” and achieve the above objectives, UNV- District Youth Coordinators (UNV DYCs) are being placed in 29 pilot districts; one district in each of 29 states of India.

Task description

Under the direct supervision of National Project Director, National Project Manager and Programme Analyst/Head of UNV, the UNV District Youth Coordinators will undertake the following tasks: • Maintain close liaison with District Administration, government departments & NGOs; • Promote self-reliant Youth Clubs; • Identify training needs of Youth club functionaries and organize training programmes; • Assess needs and problems of various sections of youth in the district; • Prepare Annual Action plan of programmes and activities; • Ensure proper implementation of programmes and activities as per the Annual Action Plan; • Assist Youth Clubs/NGOs in the formulation of project proposals under Schemes of Financial Assistance of Central Government Departments/Agencies; • Prepare village, block and district profiles; • Prepare and submit periodical progress reports on Annual Action plan of programmes and activities; • Prepare and circulate documents/IEC materials for publicity/awareness of youth; • Ensure proper maintainenace of records and reports; • Conduct periodic meetings of District Advisory Committee (DAC) for youth programmes, National Youth Corps (NYC) Volunteers and Youth Clubs; • Ensure proper maintainenance of NYK office including personnel administration; • Coordinate with publicity media for image building of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan; • Any other task as assigned for NYK office in the district. Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to: • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day); • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country; • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities; • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.; • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers; • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible. Results/Expected Outputs • Training needs identified and relevant training institutions identified/hired. • Annual action plans of programme and activities prepared and activities undertaken. • Project proposals developed by NGOs/Youth Clubs for financial assistance of Central Government/ Departments/Agencies • Information Education and Communication material developed and disseminated. • Youth Volunteering activities implemented in the district • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed.

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