Job ID

Job Title
Project Associate - Youth Development Delegates- SC6

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UNDP | United Nations Devleopment Programme



Field of Work

Job Type
Full time

Military service
Not Specified

Minimum Education Level

Under the direct supervision of the Youth Focal Point in the CO, and in close coordination with the Regional Coordinator, Regional Programme, the Project Assistant will particularly be responsible for the following tasks:

Directly supports the UNDP YLP and UNDP Syria Country Office (CO)’ relevant youth-led initiatives and programming by following on planning process, implementation, and coordination with partners, accessing regional networks, creating linkages and providing technical support;
Contributes to strategic planning including developing draft Youth Action Plan for Syria, and creative responses to emerging challenges and opportunities for youth in Syria and the Arab region around SDGs. Also, support the timely preparation and quality control of all substantive technical reports, briefs and required documents, including progress reports, concept notes, background documents and briefing notes;
Provide support and facilitation to the Regional Project team, in close cooperation with relevant programmatic units in Syria CO, in knowledge building and management and advocacy for Youth’ active role in development including at policy level and implementation and monitoring of the SDGs;
Support Syria CO in designing of systematic approach to developing UNDP Syria Youth Database categorised by Youth engagement in various programmatic thematic areas and analysing trends of Youth in Syria by making use of existing data systems and indicators, and innovative approaches such as data science;
Support the CO in building the capacity to support professional youth such as providing training to local engineers and technicians working in infrastructure, local governance, and livelihood sectors to ensure decent work opportunities and active youth participation in the processes leading to recovery and peace building phases;
Support the CO’ effort on private sector engagement with local communities in greening activities, especially in solid waste management (recycling, biogas, compost, ….) and renewable energy;
Works closely with the regional team members and the CO management and relevant programme units in the development of Project activities to promote youth’s social, political, and economic empowerment in Syria and the Arab region, and promoting UNDP Gender and environmental standards and Youth Leadership Initiatives at national and sub-national level;
Facilitates the delivery of YLP activities and other ongoing Youth-led Initiatives under the CO programmatic interventions/portfolios by monitoring results achieved during implementation. S/he ensures and guides the appropriate application of monitoring, reporting and evaluation systems and procedures and develops enhancements if necessary;
Captures stories which reflect on know how (procedures, processes, tactics, business models) and know why (lessons learned, reasons for failures/success) through tracking and documentation of programme implementation and outputs;
Coordinates the youth’s leadership programme’s mentorship and capacity building support, where relevant and creates project records, files and documents for ready reference. Also, conducts an overview and analysis of the relevant partners, donors and stakeholders to the project, and develops a plan for efficient flow of information between them and the project, and vice versa;
Develops general tools/guidelines for operative communication measures at regional/national/local levels, for instance press releases, social media and campaigns and submit quarterly progress reports and end of the year report to supervisor(s) and the Regional Coordinator;
Provide technical assistance to field units and stakeholders, and making proposals and offering solutions to project bottlenecks, and carrying out other tasks as assigned by Regional Coordinator in close coordination with respective supervisor, and any other required administrative work;
Expected to submit report at the end of the year to supervisor and the Regional Coordinator.


Secondary school
A first-level university degree in business administration, development studies, social development, or any other related development field, in combination with 3 years of qualifying experience may be accepted.


6 years of progressively operational relevant experience (for High School holder);
Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc), experience in handling of web-based management systems;
Previous experience with the UN is an asset.
Advanced computer skills, including word processing (Word), spreadsheet (Excel) and data management programmes, and ability to quickly learn new applications.

Language Requirements:

Excellent command of Arabic and English in both oral and written;
Additional requirements;
Knowledge of Syria Context;
Experience in Youth leadership initiatives at national and/or sub-national level;
Knowledge of SDGs and Agenda 2030 and SDGs Localisation;
Knowledge of UNDP work, design thinking and innovation is an asset.

Specific Vacancy Requirements
All applications must be submitted via UNDP Job Portal ONLY;

This post is for Syrian Nationals ONLY;

The Deadline for submitting applications is: 15 December 2019 (midnight New York, USA).

Vacancy Announcement No. 27439

Salary and Benefits

About us
UNDP has been active in Syria since 1975. UNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. UNDP offers global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.

Since the onset of the crisis in Syria in 2011, UNDP has responded to the huge needs that emerged by implementing a unique resilience programme to support the Syrian people. UNDP goes beyond humanitarian assistance in the sense that it strengthens the resilience of the Syrian people by enhancing positive coping mechanisms, that enable them to rely on themselves and rebuild their livelihoods, rather than remain dependent on humanitarian assistance. Within the UN Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), UNDPs interventions are focused on the rehabilitation of basic and social infrastructures, providing livelihoods support, enhancing economic recovery and social inclusion, and strengthening social cohesion.

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Posted On
Dec 01, 2019

Expiry Date
Dec 31, 2019

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