UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund

UNFPA Afghanistan

Job Identification : 6430

Locations : Kabul, Afghanistan

Posting Date : 10/16/2022, 08:44 AM

Apply Before : 10/30/2022, 08:44 AM

Job Schedule : Part time

Vacancy Type : Individual Consultancy

Contract Duration : 4 months

Education and Work Experience : Master’s Degree

Other Criteria

At least 4 years experiences in research and developing training curriculum.

Job Category : Adolescent & Youth

Job Description

The Position:

UNFPA is seeking two national consultants (female and male) for Y-PEER Humanitarian Manual Adaptation to Afghanistan Context to provide support to International Consultants in the adaptation/revision of the existing curriculum/module of the Y-PEER Humanitarian Manual to the context of Afghanistan with active engagement of Y-PEER members.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, and exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

About Y-PEER

The Y-PEER network in Afghanistan has been actively working since 2016 and trained thousands of youth across the country. Y-PEER is a global peer education network that connects thousands of young people. It aims to promote adolescent and youth health and wellbeing, including in humanitarian settings and to empower young people at different levels through peer to peer approach. Y-PEER utilizes numerous training tools, including Training of Trainers (ToT) for youth in humanitarian, theatre-based techniques and others.

About the consultancy

The purpose of hiring two individual national consultants (female and male) to provide support to the International Consultant in the adaptation/revision of the existing curriculum/module of the Y-PEER Humanitarian Manual to the context of Afghanistan with active engagement of Y-PEER members

Scope of work:

(Description of services, activities, or outputs)

The two National Consultant Trainers will facilitate and support the International Consultant to ensure the adaptation of the Y-PEER Humanitarian Manual to the context of Afghanistan in close collaboration with the UNFPA Youth Community Mobilisation Officer. They will perform the following responsibilities

● Support International Consultant in revision/adaptation of the existing Y-PEER Humanitarian Manual to the context of Afghanistan by ensuring alignment with the cultural and traditional norms ● Contribute in designing the Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) / Key Informant Interviews (KIIs) ● Review materials and documents and provide checklists and produce a preliminary report and matrixes ● Conduct FGDs / KIIs with peer educators, programme managers and other stakeholders in Dari and Pashto ● Translate the results of the FGD / KIIs from Dari and Pashto into English ● Support the International Consultant in analysis of the collected data and produce summary report in English, Dari and Pashto ● Provide assistance in the process of compiling and revising summaries of the case studies on peer education in humanitarian context with a focus to Afghanistan ● Support facilitation and deliver a five days TOT for trainers/volunteers of Y-PEER Afghanistan with the revised/ adapted Humanitarian Manual ● To perform other related tasks if necessary

Duration and working schedule:

15 November 2022 – 15 March 2023 (4 months) – part time

Place where services are to be delivered: Kabul, Afghanistan

Delivery dates and how work will be delivered ( e.g. electronic, hard copy etc.): All tasks are to be delivered as per the term of reference.

Monitoring and progress control, including reporting requirements, periodicity format and deadline: The Consultant to do regular check-in calls and email on the progress or challenges while conducting the work with the UNFPA Community Mobilisation Officer following the above-mentioned tasks and timeline. The overall process will be under the supervision of the UNFPA Youth Community Mobilization Specialist for the expected duration of this consultancy.

Supervisory arrangements: The National Trainer Consultants will work under the direct supervision of the International Consultant and the Youth Community Mobilisation Officer.

Expected travel: Duty station in Kabul

Inputs/services to be provided by UNFPA or implementing partner (e.g support services, office space, equipment), if applicable: This consultancy is home based

Qualifications and Experience:


  • Advanced university degree in social science in public health, social sciences or other relevant fields related to adolescents and youth, especially in emergency context. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be considered in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Professional experience:

  • At least 4 years experiences in research and developing training curriculum
  • Experience in conducting training or facilitating capacity building for adolescent and youth and peer education techniques

  • Experience in qualitative research and writing academic papers / publications
  • Demonstrated organizational skills: the ability to work independently and productively with multiple stakeholders in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues related to confidentiality, data safety and other ethical concerns related to the sharing of sensitive data between humanitarian agencies
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: the ability to liaise with people successfully and effectively in a wide range of functions in a multicultural environment
  • Experience in providing trainings in Peer Education is an asset
  • Knowledge and engagement with Y-PEER Network is an asset


Fluent in English.

Knowledge of Arabic, Dari or Pashto is an advantage.

Other relevant information or special conditions, if any:

This post is for two National Consultants: 1 female and 1 male. Working arrangement will be 20 hours/week. Afghanistan time zone

Evaluation Process:

Qualified candidates are requested to submit: 1. Cover letter/application.

2. CV/P 11 form

3. Examples of previous, relevant work as applicable

4. At least 3 Referees


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In accordance with the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations, persons applying to posts in the international Professional category, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, may be required to renounce such status upon their appointment.

Tags: community mobilization, covid, family planning, human rights, qualitative research, reproductive health, sdgs, social sciences, support services, training of trainers, trainings, wellbeing, youth health