Youth Engagement & Consultation Advisor at Plan International

 Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-profit organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood, and enable children to prepare for - and respond to - crises and adversity. We believe in the power and potential of every child, but know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Youth Engagement & Consultation (YEC) AdvisorLocation: AbujaRole PurposePlan International has full-fledged Country programmes in three out of four affected countries in the Lake Chad Basin. Since 2016 Plan International is coordinating and harmonizing its response to the Lake Chad crisis through the Lake Chad Programme, currently coordinated by the Lake Chad Programme Unit.The Like Chad Programme is guided by Plan International’s Regional Lake Chad Programme Strategy (2018-2023). While all Strategic Programme Objectives (SPOs) of the Strategy are targeting, among others, youths, the 4th SPO is targeting specifically youth and adolescent girls to “Promote effective participation, empowerment and leadership of adolescent girls and youth in the Lake Chad region”. In order to achieve this SPO, Plan International is currently conducting a study the three Lake Chad Programme countries in order to develop a strategy on how to best and meaningfully engage with youth and their networks/groups.Under the general guidance of the Lake Chad Program Manager, the Youth Engagement & Consultation Advisor will ensure that the study findings and strategy on YEC are rolled out in relevant actions within the Lake Chad Programme and that Plan International becomes a leading agency and go-to organisation regarding meaningful collaboration with youth and their networks based on the pilot interventions on this matter in the Lake Chad Programme.Dimension of RoleSupport the roll-out of the study findings from the YEC consultancy and related strategy document through support to technical project designs and youth engagement & consultation processes across the three Lake Chad Programme countries.Ensure that the YEC approach is contributing to the gender-transformative programme approach being used by Plan International’s Lake Chad Programme with a particular focus on the participation and perspectives of female youth and adolescent girls.Provide leadership within the Lake Chad Programme on YEC, developing clear and realistic conceptual thinking, guidance, tools and build capacities.Support and coordinate the YEC work being done at country level in Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria, including the facilitation of exchange and learning across the countries on the YEC approach.

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