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PMNCH Adolescents and Youth Constituency

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Contractual Arrangement : External consultant

Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days) : 11 months

Job Posting: Jul 14, 2022, 9:26:52 AM

Purpose of consultancy

To undertake specific tasks on the planning and implementation of the Global Forum for Adolescents. The consultant will provide technical input and develop documentation including concept notes, pitch notes, slide decks – for the Global Forum for Adolescents. The consultant will also provide technical inputs on product development, capacity-building, advocacy and accountability on MAYE related work.

Background

PMNCH is committed to ensuring and institutionalising meaningful adolescent and youth engagement across all its workstreams, in line with the motto of its Adolescent and Youth Constituency (AYC) “nothing about us, without us.” The Global Consensus Statement on Meaningful Adolescent and Youth Engagement endorsed by more than 220+ partners is an example of PMNCH’s commitments.

PMNCH is leading the worldwide Call to Action for Adolescent Well-Being and galvanizing support for its three priority areas: 1) Engaging and empowering adolescents; 2) Going beyond the health sector, launching a powerful multisectoral response; and 3) Strengthening political commitment and funding through a Global Forum for Adolescents.

In October 2023, PMNCH will convene the world’s largest-ever gathering for adolescent health and well-being – the Global Forum for Adolescents (GFA). The GFA will be planned and executed by a set of partner-led structures – with members identified for their expertise, networks and previous experience with organizing similar hybrid/digital events.

The PMNCH AYC – composed of ambitious and inclusive youth-led organizations working at country, regional and global levels – will help drive the goals of the forum, and will continue to be an important contributor to the PMNCH workplan as a whole, in strides to achieve the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health and the Sustainable Development Goals at large.

Deliverables

Outp ut 1: Contribute to the planning and implementation of the Global Forum for Adolescents (Expected in June 2023)

  • Deliverable 1.1: Provide documentation support (developing documents for planning meetings, concept notes, presentations, and other preparatory materials) to all structures of the forum – including the Global Coordination Committee, Digital Experience Sub-Committee and the Partnerships and Communications Sub-Committee. (Expected in July 2023)
  • Deliverable 1.2: Develop the youth engagement plan to ensure maximum engagement of young people in the committees and all the events in the run up to and during the forum. (Expected in October 2022)
  • Deliverable 1.3: Develop proposals, concept notes, event promotion and communications materials, tailored presentations and background materials for PMNCH led-sessions and/or side events to build momentum and raise the visibility of the GFA. (Expected in July 2023)

Output 2: Contribute to promoting an inclusive and cohesive AYC engagement in Women’s Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (WCAH) and Universal Health Coverage (UHC) planning (Expected in July 2023)

  • Deliverable 2.1: Enhance the AYC membership and create opportunities for engagement of other youth leaders/networks working at national, regional, global level with the AYC and PMNCH more broadly (Expected in July 2023).
  • Deliverable 2.2 Review reports submitted by the AYC leaders, matching terms of reference to the deliverables, and ensure they are meaningfully engaged in the implementation of the PMNCH workplan and support PMNCH deliverables in institutionalizing youth leaders’ engagement in PMNCH structures (Expected in December 2022).
  • Deliverable 2.3: Address youth professionalism to raise the visibility of this issue and build capacity of members across the various constituencies to take action to support the development of operational guidelines on MAYE (Expected in October 2022).
  • Deliverable 2.4: Provide technical inputs and develop materials (e.g., social media content, talking points) for youth engagement by the PMNCH Adolescents and Youth Constituency for campaigns and events, including the #Adolescents2030 campaign (Expected in December 2022).

Output 3: Provision of capacity-building support to 11 country-based youth-led coalitions through the Advocating for Change for Adolescents toolkit as part of a small grants programme (Expected in July 2023)

  • Deliverable 3.1: Provide technical input and contribute to the implementation of a youth-led small grants programme in 11 countries that aims to mainstream the adolescent well-being framework in national health planning and advocate with governments to prioritize adolescent well-being (Expected in July 2023).
  • Deliverable 3.2: Facilitate the review of the advocacy and communications plans, piloting of chatbots and gathering inputs for the Agenda for Action for Adolescents, and planning of the regional/country chapters of the Global Forum for Adolescents (Expected in July 2023).
  • Deliverable 3.3: Review and track interim and final reports submitted by the country partners to support the AYC youth coordinator and capacity building officer (Expected in December 2022).

Output 4: Provision of technical input for G20 activities to launch the Youth Action Development Plan for G20 countries (Expected in July 2023)

  • Deliverable 4.1: Contribute to all G20 activities in the run up to the Summit through providing concept notes, proposals, research, presentations and stakeholder engagement (Expected in July 2023).
  • Deliverable 4.2: Document activities and results of the Adolescent Well-being Initiative, in coordination with PMNCH, to feed into reports for meaningful youth engagement and the AYC grant report (Expected in July 2023).

Qualifications, experience, skills and languages

Educational Qualifications:

Essential: First level university degree in international relations, sociology or political science.

Desirable: Master’s degree in international relations, sociology or political science.

Experience

Essential:

  • 3 years of relevant work experience in the field of women, child and adolescent health.
  • 2 years of working experience in youth leadership, mobilization and meaningful engagement with youth-led networks.
  • Experience in advocacy, communications, stakeholder management, partnership building and event planning.

Desirable: Experience in reports development, research reports, and strategic notes articulation.

Skills/Knowledge:

  • Proven connection or relationship with regional and global youth networks.
  • Strong verbal and writing skills.
  • Proven expertise of coordination with external and internal partners.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with various partners.
  • Familiarity with PMNCH and particularly the Adolescents and Youth Constituency.

Languages required:

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

Desirable: Knowledge of other UN languages.

Location

Off-site – Home based.

Travel

No travel is expected

Remuneration and budget (travel costs are excluded):

Remuneration: Band level A

USD 3,955 – 6,980 per month.

Living expenses (A living expense is payable to on-site consultants who are internationally recruited):

N/A

Expected duration of contract:

11 months. Additional contracts can be offered based on funding availability and satisfactory performance.

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