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Job: Regional Strategic 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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IYF Regional Strategic Adviser
Position title: Regional Strategic 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 direct supervision of the Regional Director, The Regional Strategic Adviser leads the cultivation of sophisticated understanding of the international, regional and national political environments as they engage with the IYF response and activities, and maximize opportunities to align the IYF response with prevailing political and youth development agendas, and promotes policy coherence across the Country Teams in line with IYF corporate agenda.

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) Providing strategic advice to senior management at regional level
• Provide assistance in developing strategic plans and monitor changes in our framework to identify opportunities and address challenges facing IYF operations.
• Lead strategic engagement at, organizational/institutional development, governance and coordination frameworks, partnership, monitoring and resource mobilization.
• Coordinate strategic recommendations to strengthen the development of appropriate policy development at the regional level.

(B) Support strategic management and coordination at the regional level
• Strategically and proactively position the IYF response around critical and emerging policy issues, including by identifying opportunities to locate the IYF in wider youth development agendas as well as by linking the IYF to international and regional development initiatives and partnerships in the region.
• Provide technical advice to Regional Administration and Country Teams on integrating plans and strategies.
• In collaboration with International Relations Commission and IYF Partner Network, Identify opportunities for partnerships that will influence implementation of IYF programmes at regional level.
• Promote and facilitate collaboration and development of key national programs.
• Support Country Teams to allocate local resources to youth programmes, broker partnership and network with various multilateral and bilateral funding agencies to influence allocation of resources to counties.
• Draft briefing notes, reports and analyses to update the Regional Administration, IYF staff and other internal commissions on developments in cutting-edge IYF issues and programmes.
• Serve as regional focal point for strategic planning.

(C) Coordinate the generation of information through political mapping and analysis on:
• Key actors' interests and agendas; and contextual youth developments, including at the regional and international levels, in the wider political and development arena as well as in the youth policy, funding and programming landscapes and communicate this intelligence to the Regional Administration.
• Lead on processes to understand and address political blockages to funding and the delivery of evidence-informed youth programmes, as well as to identify political openings and opportunities to further IYF' corporate agenda in support of a stronger national youth response.

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 initiatives.
• Excellent computer, internet, social media and information system skills.

• Only (18-40) age is accepted for this position.
• Highly interest in youth empowerment issues.

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 and results preferred at national level preferred in youth/women empowerment role, development, communications, international relations, political science, economics, public administration, youth studies, sport, women empowerment, youth-led organizations or another relevant field.

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