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Job: Director, Bureau of Governance & Policy Support

Active since 21-07-2017 Job category Senior Management / Board
Location Worldwide Level Management
Educational level Bachelor / Graduate Employment type Volunteer work
Hours 0 Salary N/A
Position title: Director, Bureau of Governance & Policy Support
Location: Worldwide
Category: FTA International
Level: D
Duration: One Year (Renewable)
Supervisor/Report to: Chair of International Relations
Job type: Volunteer (Part-Time)

The International Youth Federation is an international non-profit youth organizations network governed by the present Statutes and the Swiss Civil Code. It is neutral politically, and non-denominational, aim to empower youth worldwide.

The Bureau of Governance & Policy Support (BGPS) has the responsibility for research and analyze all relevant youth policies and guidance to support the results of the IYF’s strategic interventions. BGPS’s staff provides technical advice to Country Teams; advocates for the IYF corporate messages, represents the IYF at multi-stakeholder fora including public-private dialogues, government and civil society dialogues, cooperation initiatives.

The Director, BGPS will report to the Chair of International Relations Commission and will be responsible for supporting the IYF Senior Management in diverse aspects related to policy issues, advocacy, research, analysis and capacity development in areas related to governance and policy support.

Mission Statement:
To voluntarily represent, positively promote, and uphold the mission of “Empowering youth for better world” in various programs and opportunities throughout the IYF interventions and the community.

(A) Governance Support:
• Provides substantive support to governmental bodies on youth issues and establishing worldwide network of youth focal points at the government’s entities including Ministries of Youth and Parliament committees on youth.
• Prepares reports, publications, analytical documents, briefing notes and proposals for IYF officials.
• Conceives, plans and manages governmental and expert group meetings, seminars, workshops and other events; researches, compiles, and summarizes information and data on policies, programmes/projects and proposes designs and supervises research.
• Prepares first drafts of sectorial, country, regional or international components of analytical studies on governance, public administration and development management in support of sustainable development.
• Develops and maintains relations with counterpart and senior officials in Member States, other regional, global organizations and international and regional governance, academia and research institutions and ensures a response to requests for advice and/or assistance on governance, youth issues and policies.
• Plans and backstops the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of capacity building projects for youth-related governmental bodies.
• Represents the IYF, and makes presentations on their behalf, related to the Organization’s work and concerns of its Member States, at international, regional or national meetings.
• Undertakes administrative and other tasks as assigned by the Secretary General and the Chair to deliver the programme of work of the Bureau.

(B) Advocacy/Advancing Policy-Oriented Agenda
• Maintains a functioning network of contacts with a variety of stakeholders to promote a better understanding of the IYF’s mandate and to support advocacy efforts.
• Researches linkages across programme activities to identify critical points of integration.
• Participates in the formulation of project proposals and ensures substantive rigor in the design and application of proven successful approaches and drafts proposals accordingly.

(C) Building Strategic Partnerships
• Maintains an established network of contacts for general information partnership related issues Innovation and Marketing New Approaches.
• Generates new ideas and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things.
• Analyzes information/databases on potential and actual donors Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing.
• Generates new ideas and approaches, researches best practices and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things.

Core Competences:
• Strategic planning and creative thinking.
• Planning and Organizing.
• Drive for Results.
• Collaboration and Teamwork.

Functional Competencies:
• Ability to conceptualize and convey strategic vision from the spectrum of development experience.
• Strong people management skills.
• Ability to provide information, tools, resources to support work achievement.
• Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.

• Highly interest in youth empowerment issues.
• Relevant coordination skills is required.

Experience and results preferred at national level preferred in youth empowerment role, training, knowledge management, development, communications, international relations, capacity building, sport, women empowerment, public administration, public affairs, political science, international relations, economic affairs, social science, business administration, law, development studies, youth-led organizations or other relevant field.

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a competency-based interview.

Fluency in English with superior drafting skills is essential.


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This listing is a part-time job

Job category Senior Management / Board
Industry / Industries Government / Non-profit
Region United Kingdom
Keywords Youth, Management, IYF, International, Federation

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Name International Youth Federation