National Youth Engagement Assistant

UNICEF, Myanmar

Skill Required:, Business Development/ Resource Mobilization
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
30th September, 2020


Job Description

Background:

As part of its Advocacy and Communication strategy 2018-22, UNICEF Myanmar seeks to bring the missing voices of adolescents and young people to the table, so that children themselves are agents of change, and so that their views are routinely contributing to Myanmar’s policy making process.

To do this UNICEF Myanmar established U-Report in August 2016, an innovative social messaging tool. U-Report is a digital platform used to reach and engage the community. It is built on the open source software RapidPro and launched with the aim to leverage the increasing availability of mobile and digital technology by providing information, monitoring and influencing behaviour and integrating the voices of communities for social change in development and humanitarian contexts.

Since March 2020, U-Report Myanmar has faced a number of challenges, which need to be addresses. First on March 6th, Facebook announced a change in its messaging policy, which has a significant impact on the way U Report operates. U report pushes out its weekly poll surveys to adolescents enrolled on U Report, but under the new FB policy, this will no longer be possible. FB allowed the system-initiated messaging to continue for 4 months (April to July) to respond to awareness raising on COVID-19, but this support has now been discontinued. As a result, U Report must now expand the platforms it operates from – including Viber and SMS messaging.

Second, U Report has faced the challenge of social distancing messages put in place to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. This has impacted the ability of the U Report platform to recruit more U Reporters through face to face recruitment events at schools and universities. To counter this, U Report must explore more creative campaigns and content on its social media platforms – to recruit new U Reporters.

UNICEF Myanmar would like to hire a National Youth engagement Assistant, aged 19 to 26 years, to support the expansion of U Report to Viber, SMS, and other social media platforms; and to develop creative ways to recruit more U Reporters through social media, in place of face to face events.

Objectives of the consultancy:

In close collaboration with the U-Report Task Force and UNICEF Program Sections, and under the supervision of the Communication Officer, the national assistant will:

  • Support the roll out of new messaging channel (Viber) for U-Report.
  • Promote the engagement of young people in the fight of COVID-19 by working together with UNICEF programme sections.
  • Develop the forward content plan to address the impact of Facebook Messenger policy change.
  • Support UNICEF Myanmar’s Accountability to Affected Population Framework programme in Kachin and Shan – LIFT and SHIFT by PME section
  • Mobilize young people and coordinate between APC, Emergency and Health Section to conduct awareness raising training on Air Pollution Reduction project
  • Support the work with the National Youth Affairs Committees of Tanintharyi and Mon State to collect the views of adolescents and young people and given as inputs for State and Region Youth Development Plans.
  • Facilitate the briefing session of U-Report Myanmar for newly elected MPs- online/offline

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Qualifications and specialized knowledge/ experience required for the assignment:

  • The applicant must be aged between 19 and 26 years at the time of applying.

Education

  • A first university degree is required.

Work Experience

  • At least two years of relevant experience in working with young people
  • Community mobilization, coordination and facilitation experience
  • Planning , Organizing and facilitation of workshops and meetings
  • Knowledge of U-Report, Youth Policy and youth networks and organizations
  • Language Proficiency
  • Fluency in Myanmar is required (oral and written)
  • Knowledge of English language(s) is required

Other skills

  • Software engineering, familiarity with messaging software or experience in creating chat bot would be an asset.
  • Operational experience for Rapid Pro is an asset
  • Communication tactics for virtual age (Facebook, Viber, Youtube, Tik Tok, Zoom Meetings , etc) is a must
  • Skilful in Facebook marketing strategies and handling Facebook Developer Application
  • Google analytics knowledge for website is required
  • Focus group discussion moderation and note taking skills will be an asset
  • Microsoft Window Applications (Doc, Powerpoint, Excel, etc)
  • Knowledge of Email, Internet, Office Appliances (Scanner, Copier)
  • Detail Terms of Reference can be accessed here;

Source:https://jobs.unicef.org/en-us/job/534147/national-youth-engagement-assistant-consultant-u-report-myanmar-open-to-myanmar-national-applicants-only


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