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Volunteer Programme Specialist, Innovation



Posted over 30 days ago...

The Programme Specialist contributes to the effective management of the innovation portfolio by providing substantive inputs to programme design, formulation, implementation and evaluation.


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London, EC1A 2BN

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

(A) Coordinate and provide technical support to the implementation and management of innovation portfolio:

Provide substantive inputs to the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives in the field of innovation; Support drafting of concept notes, background paper, briefing notes, programme documentation, donor profiles, etc; Support implementation of the programme activities across Member Countries; Maintain relationships with international partners to support implementation and expansion of innovation programmes; Represent IYF at relevant interagency coordination meetings as required and provide technical assistance for women's empowerment at HQ level;

Lead designing and implementation of advocacy and social mobilization aspects of the Global Programme (GP) components in collaboration with partners, government counterparts and others as relevant; and Formulate and maintain partnerships for programme implementation, particularly with women organizations, business leaders, community leaders and other relevant partners to promote women's empowerment.

  (B) Facilitate and provide substantive inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts:

Develop background documents, briefs and presentations related to women's empowerment and gender equality; Liaise with advocacy partners and undertake outreach to civil society organizations, governments, and other groups to ensure that newsworthy information reaches the public and donors; and Coordinate and organize advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products.

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 Specialist 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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