UN University Volunteer in Coordination Support for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion of Youth Programmes
Mission and objectives
Working in 170 countries and territories to eradicate poverty, reduce inequalities and exclusion, UNDP plays a critical role in helping countries/territories achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP’s 2022-2025 Strategic Plan emphasizes the critical links between environmental sustainability, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and broader efforts to achieve the goals of the 2030 Agenda and Paris Agreement. Climate change could drive an additional 100 million people into poverty by 2030. One of its key priorities for the next 10 years is to support countries/territories accelerate ambitious action on climate change.
Who we are UNDP Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific (RBAP), with 24 Country Offices covering work in 36 countries and decades of experience in the region, is a trusted adviser and a ‘development partner’ of choice for governments across the region in supporting the localization and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). What we do We help our partners in identifying relevant solutions to today’s complex, trans-boundary development challenges. We support them to design and implement large scale development initiatives that deliver lasting social, economic and environmental improvements in countries across the region. Our support to governments, civil society, the private sector and communities is at every level of their organization: we provide legislative and regulatory advice that transforms governance systems; we provide capacity building and trainings that build nations; and we organize employment schemes that bring jobs to the most vulnerable groups. For every project, we provide our partners with a team of experts who link local challenges to national, regional and global knowledge and resources. Guided by UNDP’s 2018-2021 Strategic Plan, advisory and implementation work focuses on the following areas: • Sustainable Development • Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding • Climate and Disaster Resilience In addition to these areas of focus which reflect regional developmental priorities, we emphasize gender, climate change, social protection and inclusive growth, in all aspects of our work. Recognizing the complexity of development challenges, increasing advances in technology in the region, as well as the call for a data revolution, we have been investing in innovation, using approaches such as design thinking and foresight tools such as games, mobile applications, and big data to challenge business as usual and develop the next generation of development solutions.
Under the direct supervision of Regional Youth and Civil Society Specialist, the UN University Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: • Manage the planning and implementation tracker on the work on diversity, equity and inclusion of youth team, and consolidate the key information in presentations. • Support the implementation and ensure the inclusiveness of activities indicated in the youth project document • Support the design and development of Leave No One Behind Startup Support Programme dedicated to underserved communities • Coordinate UNDP BRH regional exchanges between relevant stakeholders and UNDP country teams for sharing best practice and lessons learned. • Support on developing learning materials for youth communities and ecosystem enablers on marginalized learning engagement. • Support and coordinate with partners in the areas of youth development with inclusiveness • Support any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor. 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 in-stance 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 • # young people benefited, trained and engaged through the Youth Programme; • # new partners in the youth development ecosystem that has inclusiveness activities • # support and curriculum with youth from marginalized community • # young people from underserved communities who take actions in the areas of entrepreneurship, innovation and climate change • Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed
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