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Volunteer Programme Adviser, Women's Empowerment



Posted over 30 days ago...

The Programme Adviser, Women's Empowerment functions as the senior technical advisor on innovation to the programme management team.


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London, EC1A 2BN

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

(A) Programme Management and Oversight:

Advises and leads programmatic cooperation in the area of women's empowerment based on youth priorities, IYF Global Programme objectives and best global practices and lessons learned; Ensures annual planning and management programme activities including development of an outcome programme document and programme monitoring plan; Leads the delivery of relevant programme activities; identifies modalities to achieve programme targets; Provides direction and ensures quality inputs into GP risk management, monitoring and evaluation systems; Facilitates high quality engagement with stakeholders, including through regular meetings of the Programme Board, for strategic steering of programme activities in line with the Global Programme.

  (B) Support Partnerships and resource mobilization efforts:

Advocates for IYF with government counterparts at all levels, with non-state actors and development partners; networks and helps build credible working relations and effective partnerships; Prioritizes identifying and building new partnerships to support programme implementation including monitoring/reporting of IYF projects and activities, provision of training to counterparts, and provision of policy and analytic advisory services; Ensures reporting of programme results with a focus on sustainability and on value for money; develops and pursues effective communication for programme results and public outreach; and Develops and implements resource mobilization strategies in the area of women's empowerment to achieve programme results; identifies synergies with development partners and pursues targeted resource mobilization.

What are we looking for?

Core Competencies

Lead (Level-2) Leadership is the art of motivating a group of people to act as a team towards achieving a common goal. Design (Level-4) Ability to recognize what changes are required and create a path for improvement using existing knowledge, problem solving skills, creativity and original ways of working. Empower (Level-2) Empowerment is a practice of giving team members skills, authority, opportunity and motivation so that they can take initiative and make decisions to solve problems and improve performance. Mobilize (Level-4) Ability to identify resources and activities that individuals and organizations will undertake to support the IYF’s strategic goals and objectives. Engage and influence appropriate donors by building win-win relationships. Inspire (Level-3) Inspiration and lead by example is about energizing and creating a sense of direction and purpose in others, unlocking motivation and momentum for positive change.

  Functional Competencies

Ability to assist in strategic planning, results-based management and reporting. Ability to assist in corporate strategic initiatives. Excellent computer, internet, social media and information system skills. Excellent communication and coordination skills.

  Skills Required for Position

Ability to interact cordially and communicate with a diverse community. Effective oral and written communication skills. Ability to assess and evaluate situations quickly, accurately and effectively.

  Experience A minimum of three years of experience and results preferred in programme management,  international development, youth empowerment role, development, communications, international relations, youth studies, sport, women empowerment, youth-led organizations or another relevant field.

What difference will you make?

The results of the work of the Programme Adviser will have an impact on the overall programme management and success in the implementation of the programme’s strategies and particularly:

Creating new opportunities and programme interventions for youth development. Effective implementation and achievement of programme results and objectives. Effective implementation of capacity development initiatives with national stakeholders and other partners with strong linkages with other regional programmes.


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