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Job: Regional Programme Adviser

Active since 27-12-2016 Job category Project management
Location Regional* Level Entry level/Graduate
Educational level Bachelor / Graduate Employment type Volunteer work
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Regional Programme Adviser
Position title: Regional Programme Adviser
Location: Regional
Category: FTA International
Level: D
Duration: 4 Years
Supervisor/Report to: IYF Regional Director
Job type: Part-Time, (Voluntary)

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.

Under the overall direction and guidance of IYF Regional Director, the Regional Programme Adviser role is to support the Regional Administration in programme planning and management to ensure high-quality programme design and implementation within the Region.

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) Proactively provides substantive advice to the Regional Administration on strategic program planning and development, particularly as it relates to the Region:
• Provide the Regional Director with advice on programming direction and options for the region based on deep knowledge of global, regional and national youth trends, priorities, challenges and emerging issues.
• Review project proposals from Country Teams and in the region as required, and submit reviews/comments.
• Provide proactive impactful support during all stages of the IYF strategic planning, formulation and implementation processes related to the region.
• Lead and/or participate in IYF strategic programme/policy discussion to provide advice and substantive input on program issues relevant to the region.
• Contribute significantly to the Regional Administration’s strategic discussion in establishing work plans and priorities.

(B) Providing appropriate programme and operational guidance for the Region and Country Teams on Programme design and implementation:
• Lead the provision of programme support to the Regional Administration during the formulation, approval, and implementation of programming within the region to ensure the formulation of relevant, high quality, results-based regional and country programmes.
• Prepare high-quality briefing materials for the Regional Director and Senior Management including for missions and participation in meetings and international events based on reports and materials submitted from Country Teams.
• Develop recommendations for the IYF input in regional meetings and events on youth issues.

(C) Active engagement in following up on partnerships and resource mobilization on behalf of the region:
• In liaison with the Regional Partnership Adviser, develop, build, and nurture strategic partnerships with Member States, NGOs, academia, media and private sector to advocate and to promote IYF mandate, initiatives, and commitments to raise awareness and stimulate action to advance youth empowerment.
• Represent the IYF as delegated/appropriate in the international community and to engage partners and other allies to encourage greater commitment and collaboration in advancing youth issues.
• Actively contribute to resource mobilization efforts in Regional Administration on behalf of the regional and Country Teams through liaison, networking, and relationship building with donors.
• Support fundraising activities/events in the region.

Core Competencies:
• Strategic planning and creative thinking.
• Planning and Organizing.
• Drive for Results.
• Collaboration and Teamwork.
• Leadership, Advocacy, Engagement and Influence.

Functional Competencies:
• Ability to lead strategic advisory, results-based management and reporting.
• Ability to lead and manage corporate strategic partnerships and initiatives.
• Excellent computer and information management system skills.

• Highly interest in youth empowerment issues.
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience in international relations at national or regional level and an in-depth knowledge of the region.

Skills Required For Position
• Effective oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to assess and evaluate situations quickly, accurately and effectively.
• Proven ability to lead a substantive program area and to drive persistently for results.
• Demonstrated high theoretical, analytical and technical skills in the visioning, planning, implementation, and evaluation of programmes and projects.

Relevant experience at the regional/international level in one or more of the following areas: international relations, public engagement, development financing, economics, political or communications science or youth-related advocacy, is required.

Fluency in English with superior drafting skills is essential.

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


More information
This listing is a part-time job

Job category Project management
Industry / Industries Government / Non-profit
Region United Kingdom
Keywords IYF, Youth, International, Federation

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Name International Youth Federation