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Consultancy: UNFPA PNG Young Ambassador

Hiring Office: UNFPA Papua New Guinea Country Office

Organizational Context & Project Description

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Papua New Guinea (PNG) is the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency with a mission to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. Working with a range of implementing partners, UNFPA assists the Government of Papua New Guinea in achieving three transformative results: ending unmet need for family planning, ending preventable maternal deaths, and ending gender-based violence and harmful practices. UNFPA also focuses on improving the lives of youths and women by advocating for human rights and gender equality and by promoting the understanding of population dynamics and data.

Under the direct supervision of the Representative and in collaboration with other Program Leads, the Young Ambassador advocates for the SRHR needs of young people and their rights; participation and leadership, by leveraging existing platforms and creating new ones. The focus will be on leveraging youth-led organizations and networks in PNG to advance an understanding of gender equality and acceptance for young people’s information their sexual and reproductive health and rights and to expand the space and acceptance of a young person’s perspective in the sustainable development of PNG.

UNFPA is seeking a candidate that can 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.

Purpose of consultancy:

Job Purpose: Working closely with the UNFPA Representative, you will be directly involved in UNFPA’s engagement and support to the young people of PNG, especially those furthest behind. You will advance a platform for young people to ensure their access to information and services related to UNFPA’s mandate.

Scope of work:

(Description of services, activities, or outputs)

The responsibilities include:

  • Support UNFPA's outreach to young people across PNG to raise awareness about UNFPA's area of work and why it matters to them, their future and the future development of PNG.
  • Strengthen UNFPA’s partnerships with youth led networks, organisations, and movements to ensure their engagement in the development of the new Adolescent and Youth Health Policy
  • Roll out the Y-Peer network in PNG
  • Assist UNFPA to create a repository of SRH, FP, GBV, information/skills dissemination using a virtual platform for young people (including young people with disabilities and LGBTQI) in PNG
  • Support UNFPA to populate the virtual platform, including by hosting live-streamed events to engage youth in PNG and the South Pacific region on ASRHR issues.
  • Provide input and technical guidance to UNFPA internal activities to sensitize and raise awareness among UNFPA staff on leadership and participation of young people
  • Provide additional support to program managers on program delivery on Condomize, PBF, SRH and other core programs
  • Chair the UN youth network within the UN System
  • Provide support to the Communications team
  • Focal point for youth networks in PNG

Duration and working schedule:

Assignment duration 11 months

Place where services are to be delivered:

The consultant will be located in country office in Port Moresby with missions to different project locations in PNG.

Delivery dates and how work will be delivered (e.g. electronic, hard copy etc.):

The expected outputs will be:

  • Contribute substantively to the preparation, development and implementation of a national consultation with youth to inform the new adolescent and youth health policy (under development)
  • Develop articles published for the UNFPA website addressing SRHR and gender equality from the perspective of PNG youth
  • Contribute to the development of a youth-friendly webpage as a repository for fact-checked information about ASRHR hosted on UNFPA’s website
  • Conduct quarterly live-streamed Facebook events for young people in areas related to UNFPA’s work in PNG such as SRHR, family planning, ending gender-based violence and promoting peace-building efforts.
  • Provide additional support to the Program Managers on youth and branding visibility of the program.
  • Support the delivery of the UBRAF and the Condomize Initiative
  • Provide technical support of youth initiatives within Spotlight, Zonta, PBF, SRH and other core programs
  • Support in the workplan formulations of the youth programs and activities
  • Chair /coordinator of the UN youth network within the UN System
  • Provide support to the communication team and communication, branding related office campaign
  • Supporting in rolling out of Y-Peer initiative in PNG
  • Provide Support to the UN Communications Groups and inter-agency working groups

Monitoring and progress control, including reporting requirements, periodicity format and deadline:

Share monthly reports and weekly communication meetings on key tasks performed and outputs produced based on agreed / assigned activities.

Supervisory arrangements:

S/he works under the overall guidance of the Representative and under direct supervision of the Communications Specialist.

Expected travel:

The position may demand periodic travels within the country and all other travel approved by management

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

  • IT support and any other systems and tools required to complete the objectives of the assignment including creation of email address
  • DSA for official travel, when applicable;

Skills, experience and qualifications required:

Skills, experience and qualifications required Education:

First level degree and experience advocating for sexual and reproductive health and rights and /or gender equality; 3-5 years of work experience in this field is accepted in lieu of a first degree.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience within the United Nations, in relation to gender equality, human rights and sexual and reproductive health is an asset;
  • Hands on experience in participating or leading a Youth-led organization or network is an asset;
  • Knowledge of UNFPA mandate and priority areas;
  • Demonstrated strong analysis and excellent report writing and editing skills;
  • Excellent inter-personal and communications skills;
  • Ability to plan, organize and multitask;
  • Be able to manage documents, correspondence and reports;


Payment shall be made monthly upon completion of the deliverables.

Applications and Deadline Interested applicants should submit their application to by 6 March 2022

i. A letter of interest, stating why you consider yourself suitable for the position.

ii. CV including reference to experience in SRHR/GBV