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Youth entrepreneurship project officer 10 December 2020 Int. Specialist UNDP Mali
Bamako (MLI)
12 months
10 December 2020

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Deputy Resident Representative / Programme or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer project officer will:

  • Coordinate all activities related to the UNDP-TEF entrepreneurship programme in Mali;
  • Contribute to the mobilization of youth networks, national stakeholders, civil society actors, UN agencies, financial and technical partners, and the private sector in order to identify beneficiaries, small enterprises, etc.
  • Contribute to the analysis and validation of appropriate monitoring and evaluation tools and ensure their consistency with the program results framework and the partnership agreement between UNDP and TEF;
  • Ensure that the UNDP-TEF program is articulated with other ongoing youth initiatives in Mali, including with YouthConnekt.
  • Ensure the design of a management arrangement framework (Task Force within UNDP, Technical Monitoring Committee, Steering Committee) with the national party, youth networks, the private sector, and relevant partners.
  • Monitor the budget delivery against agreed activities and timelines.
  • Ensure adequate and comprehensive delivery of the Training of trainers activity
  • Support the formulation of a strategy for mobilizing additional resources to ensure the sustainability of the program at the national level and scale up at the regional level;
  • Develop tools for the program monitoring and evaluation plan;
  • Ensure the quality control of the program, in line with the national priorities in Mali and with the United Nations strategic frameworks.
  • Ensure the quality control of data relating to the entrepreneurship program collected in the field before their compilation;
  • Ensure the effective management of the program in Atlas (budget delivery, financial reports, quality assurance etc.);
  • Prepare and submit periodic reports (quarterly, annual) in accordance with the agreement established between UNDP and TEF;
  • Define the risks and assumptions linked to the program and implement measures to mitigate the risks identified.
  • Ensure the implementation of the program monitoring plan to support 100 participants chosen according to pre-defined criteria of representativeness and diversity, and document their results during and after the implementation of the program.
  • Establish statistics and set up a database for young people benefiting from training and / or financial support from the program;
  • Contribute to the dissemination of results, including good practices, in collaboration with the Office's Communication Unit;
Master degree or equivalent
36 Months

At least 3 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in project management, youth empowerment, social cohesion, community engagement, or other relevant programmes; experience with UNDP is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;

  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in youth empowerment, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Development programme/project administration

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 10-02-2020