Youth Programme Assistant, Kabul, Afghanistan At UNFPA – United Nations Population Fund

Job Identification : 14037

Locations : Kabul, Afghanistan

Posting Date : 10/10/2023, 04:05 AM

Apply Before : 10/18/2023, 04:05 AM

Job Schedule : Full time

Vacancy Type : Individual Consultancy

Contract Duration : 11 months

Education and Work Experience : Bachelor’s Degree – 3 year(s) experience

Required Languages : English

Desired Languages

Pahto, Dari

Vacancy Timeline : 1 Week

Job Category : Adolescent & Youth

Job Description

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, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose:

About Adolescents and Youth Integration in UNFPA Humanitarian program

UNFPA Afghanistan positioned Adolescents and Youth (A&Y) at the heart of the humanitarian response, by integrating adolescents and youth interventions under the Country Program Outputs (extended to 2023) including Reproductive Health (RH) and Psycho-social Support (PSS) in Humanitarian settings. UNFPA is integrating Youth Friendly Health Services (YFHS) in service delivery points including Women Friendly Health Spaces, and Basic Health Centers. Additionally it is providing YFHS via the nation-wide Youth Health Line, and pilot models for Integrated youth centers in health facilities. UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

You would be responsible for:

Youth Programme Assistant will support the youth team with a focus on youth integration in the UNFPA program, and youth mobilization and engagement.

Under the direct supervision of UNFPA Afghanistan Youth Community Mobilization Specialist, the Youth Programme Assistant will:

  •  Program and logistical Support
  •  Support the implementation of youth programme activities, and ensure services are delivered on time.
  •  Support in taking minutes and documenting meetings with youth IP’s or Youth Coordination meetings.
  •  Ensure full documentation and filing for youth programs in humanitarian settings.
  •  Support the review for partners concept notes and work plans ensuring adolescents and youth integration, upon request.
  •  Ensure that Youth Programme Implementing Partners’ management and field staff understand the reporting requirements, and available technical resources.
  •  Support UNFPA led assessments and Accountability of Affected Population (AAP) activities, and liaise and consult with adolescents and youth, and relevant organizations about the needs of young people, identify gaps in services and advocate for the development of appropriate services to address those needs.
  •  Support communication team in developing stories, articles, social media posts that highlight youth programs.
  •  Undertake all logistical, administrative and financial arrangements for organization for meetings, workshops, events, and missions;
  •  Support travel arrangements for the Programme Team, including travel requisitions and claims.
  •  Support and monitor youth team procurement and recruitment processes including financial tracking, creating requisitions, and support processing payments.

2. Monitoring and Evaluation Support

  •  Work closely with the monitoring and evaluation team to monitor programme progress against programmatic targets.
  •  Ensure appropriate, timely and accurate data collection against agreed indicators to enable both internal and external reporting.
  •  Provide timely data and information for UNFPA donor reports and updates.
  •  Provide capacity building training for partners and field staff on monthly reporting format, KOBO data collection, and other requirements.
  •  Monitor youth partners and youth volunteer’s databases including Y-PEER Network volunteers, Youth and Last Mile Assurance Volunteers (LMA), and Youth and AAP volunteers.

3. Support for Adolescents and Youth Networks

  •  Proactively engage with the youth to strengthen youth networks to actively lobby and advocate for participation in decision making regarding issues that affect them.
  •  Support youth in planning and organizing appropriate youth and community events meant to make their voices heard by the power holders.
  •  Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications and Experience:


  •  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

Work experience and knowledge:

  •  Minimum 3 years of experience in the humanitarian sector, with significant experience working on AY programming.
  •  Minimum 3 years of relevant experience with social work, youth work, community mobilization, volunteers’ management, or any relevant field
  •  Computer skills (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others).
  •  A good understanding of information management (including data flows, protection and analysis), as well as qualitative and quantitative data collection methods.
  •  Experience working with conflict-affected communities, including with adolescents, youth and communities.
  •  Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  •  Previous experience with UNFPA or other UN agencies is preferred.
  •  Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others.
  •  Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team.
  •  Flexible and open to learning and new experiences.
  •  Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living conditions.

Expected travel: Travel to the regions is required


UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline

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.\


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