YELL Project Intern Manager at UNDP in Putrajaya, Malaysia.
YELL Project Intern Manager position will be based in Putrajaya and is expected to report to the respective supervisors minimally once a week or when the assignment necessitates more regular check-ins on progress updates of consultancy deliverables.
Duties and Responsibilities for YELL Project Intern Manager
Project Management – Financial, Administrative and Human Resources
- Overall lead for the Project Management Unit consisting of the YELL Coordinator, Youth Environment Community Facilitators, Communications Officer and Interns
- Undertake overall management of the project, including effective project implementation, progress documentation, human resource, and achievement of project outcomes;
- Support an environment of learning for staff within the programme.
Project Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
- Develop the necessary strategic documents concerning programme planning and implementation, such as policy papers, concept notes, etc;
- Coordinate overall assessment for YELL, and ensure that the relevant baseline data collected for project monitoring and evaluation can take place;
- Oversee compliance with the monitoring and evaluation plan of the project;
- Provide guidance to the project’s communication strategy in close collaboration with relevant partners;
- Ensure gender is integrated and mainstreamed throughout the project outcomes;
- Ensure higher-level engagement and coordination among strategic partners, donors and with government ministries and administrations;
- Ensure delivery of resources and results according to planned targets;
- Ensure compliance with donors’ agreements; and
- Promote identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned for organizational sharing and learning.
Lead in partnerships and resource mobilization
- Establish and maintain partnerships with stakeholders (government, private sectors, UN agencies, donors);
- Develop partnership proposals with potential donors and pitching materials for strategic alliances and partnerships on YELL, for targeted potential partners in Malaysia.
- Support the preparation of materials for MoUs, Financing Agreements or any other legal documents to effectively onboard new partners;
- Act as the focal point for the YELL partnership at the regional and global engagement or dialogues with national stakeholders.
Lead in advocacy, policy-level outcome discussion, knowledge-building, sharing and advocacy efforts in line with the national agenda
- Provide insights into the drafting of policy-centric communications products, policy documents, briefs and other strategic papers/ materials for use in the development and presentation of YELL impacts and results;
- Ensure advocacy materials, communications products, and package information are in compliance with UNDP and UNICEF guidelines and branding.
- Provide technical input on climate and environmental issues, with emphasis on the youth lens;
- Provide leadership and advocacy support to address policy-related issues and other challenges on climate and environment;
- Perform other duties as assigned by management relevant to YELL.
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Required Skills and Experience
- Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in social sciences, environment/ climate, education, arts and humanities, management, life/natural sciences, urban studies or a related field is required. OR
- A first-level university degree (Bachelor’s degree) in areas mentioned above in combination with 2 additional years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of Master’s degree.
- Minimum of 2 with Master’s degree or 4 years of experience with Bachelor’s degree in project/ programme management, preferably in the field of sustainability, climate action or youth empowerment
- Partnership experience in Malaysia and/or in Asia-Pacific, including multinational companies (MNCs), private sector/foundations on environment, youth development and/or sustainable development issues.
- Knowledge of climate and environmental issues in Malaysia is a necessity.
- Youth engagement expertise is a bonus.
- Experience in resource mobilization in fundraising, philanthropy, and corporate social responsibility/sustainability.
- Understands Malaysia policy agenda (12 Malaysia Plan or similar) and is able to link up project activities into higher level policy conversation and results/impact reporting.
- Experience working in a development setting, project design, reporting and monitoring & evaluation in multilateral agencies, UN, INGOs, EU or in any development organizations.
- Experience in managing complex negotiation, communications, advocacy and stakeholder engagement, and a proven track record of excellent communication and presentation skills and ability to mobilize support from a wide range of partner stakeholders.
- Require fluency in written and spoken English and Bahasa Malaysia