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Call for Capacity Development Coordinator

Clock Deadline: 19. June 2022.

Call for Capacity Development Coordinator


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We are still looking for a new Capacity Development Coordinator, with responsibility for coordinating and steering capacity development activities within the UNOY network, starting in August 2022. This is a position of 0.8 FTE, based in The Hague. For more details on this exciting position, check out the following:


Job opening:
Capacity Development Coordinator

The United Network of Young Peacebuilders is looking for a Capacity
Development Coordinator with responsibility for coordinating and steering capacity development activities within the UNOY network, starting in August 2022. This is a position of 0.8 FTE, based in The Hague.
UNOY Peacebuilders is a youth-led network of more than 130 youth organisations from 70 countries around the world, working towards peaceful societies shaped by young people. Our International Secretariat is located in The Hague, the city of peace and justice. The secretariat is run by a young and dedicated international team of eight staff, four to six interns, and six remotely based regional coordinators. The leadership of the network is shared between two Co-Directors.
Six years after the adoption of the first UN Security Council Resolution (2250) recognising the importance and role of youth in peacebuilding, UNOY has paved the way for critical developments in the Youth, Peace, and Security field. In 2021 we entered into a new strategic period, with a focus on five change objectives. Our goal is to continue shaping the global agenda for Youth, Peace and Security, by supporting youth-led creative approaches to peace, prioritising the protection of the civic space of young peacebuilders and resourcing young peacebuilders with knowledge, skills,
attitudes and funds.

We are now looking for a Capacity Development Coordinator who will be responsible for the development and management of UNOY’s capacity development program and activities. UNOY’s capacity development program is driven by UNOY’s 2021-2025
strategic priorities and the needs of our network. Our main capacity development activities consist of online and in-person training courses for our members that are often implemented by UNOY’s Pool of Trainers. As the Capacity Development Coordinator you will be supported by the Projects Officer, who you are also responsible
for managing. You will be supervised by the Co-director (programmes).
The position will include regular travel within Europe and beyond.
We welcome applications from young people of all backgrounds, genders, sexual orientations, nationalities, religions and beliefs. To foster meaningful participation of young people and youth leadership, we strongly encourage candidates under the age of 27 to
apply. In line with our commitment to inclusivity and diversity, we also encourage applications from transgender and non-binary people, people of color, and people with a disability, as they remain underrepresented in the field.
Important notice: We can only consider applicants that are allowed to work in the The Netherlands for at least the next 2 years. We are not able to support work permit applications.

You will be responsible for:

1. Programme management

● Management, design and implementation of regional online and in-person training programs for the UNOY network including:
○ Liaising with Network Coordinator and Regional Coordinators on the needs of participants;
○ Drafting concept notes and carrying out needs assessments;
○ Recruiting and supervising consultants (trainers, facilitators and experts);
○ Providing creative input on program design;
○ Maintaining communication with participants;
○ Coordinating logistics of the online and in-person meetings and trainings;
○ Monitoring the progress of the activity through a monitoring and
evaluation plan and other relevant tools;
● Coordinate UNOY’s Pool of Trainers including:
○ Day-to-day coordination of the Pool;
○ Coordination of the workshops organised by the Pool for the UNOY network;
○ Coordination of the recruitment of new trainers in September 2022;
○ Leading ideation sessions on the structure and activities of the Pool;
○ Coordination of the design and implementation of the Training of Trainers that should take place in January/February 2023;
○ Identification of trainers’ needs and stimulation of peer learning and increased feeling of community among the trainers;
○ Promotion of the Pool to external partners;
● Coordinate UNOY’s involvement and activities in the Youth Excel consortium including:
○ Attendance to the consortium meetings;
○ Providing support to staff implementing Youth Excel activities;
○ Facilitating sessions on intergenerational dialogue for adult stakeholders;
○ Providing creative input as requested;
○ Monitoring activities and reporting to the donor;
○ Together with the Partnership Coordinator and Co-Director (strategy) decide the strategic direction and involvement of UNOY in Youth Excel activities in the coming years;
● Implement and shape UNOY’s capacity development strategy.

2. Programme oversight

● Ensure administrative and reporting requirements for capacity development projects;
● Support the coordination and monitoring of UNOY’s peer support group;
● Support external projects with partners including the Young Peacebuilders Programme in Latin America;
● Support the dissemination of projects’ results within the network and externally, including the dissemination of our toolkits and resources.

3. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL); Fundraising; Budgeting; Organisational Development
● Lead monitoring and evaluation of capacity development activities;
● Draft capacity development budgets with support from the Financial Coordinator;
● Support fundraising for regional activities, with the support of the Partnerships Coordinator;
● Develop UNOY’s travel policy.

4. Human Resources
● Recruit, supervise and provide guidance to the intern assigned to support the capacity development programme;
● Recruit, supervise and provide guidance to trainers and consultants contracted to carry out capacity development activities.
You’re great for the job if you have:
● A relevant undergraduate university degree in peace and conflict, international relations, development studies or a related field;
● At least 2 years of work experience (paid or unpaid) working within the fields of peacebuilding, human rights, youth, or other related fields;
● Excellent project management skills and experience designing and implementing online and in-person trainings and events preferably for youth and in the field of peacebuilding;
● Strong facilitation skills and familiarity with non-formal learning methodology;
● Excellent relation-management skills, including strong leading/coordination skills and intercultural communication skills;
● An inclusive and participatory approach to dealing with people and a proactive attitude to your job;
● Excellent written and spoken English. You’re perfect if you also have:
● Demonstrated knowledge of and/or experience with the UNOY network;
● Experience working on financial sustainability and protection in the context of youth peacebuilding;
● Experience in developing the capacity of adult stakeholders and
intergenerational dialogue;
● Experience in facilitating voluntary networks and stimulating peer learning;
● Language proficiency in French, Spanish and Arabic are an asset;
● Experience in managing grants and reporting to donors;
● Experience in M&E and/or data collection for impact stories.
We will offer you:
● A unique position in a global network of young peacebuilders with a solid track record of successfully mobilising youth;
● A dynamic, young and international work environment both in the office and within the wider network;
● A paid contract for a position of 0.8 FTE (32h per week), for an initial 1 year contract with a 1 month probation period.
● A monthly gross salary of €1.833 (0.8 FTE), with potential for annual growth within UNOY’s salary scale;
● Opportunities to travel within and outside of Europe for UNOY Peacebuilders activities, external meetings and training.


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How to apply:

Send your resume (max 2 A4 pages) and application form [download from] to [email protected]. Only applicants that comply with this procedure will be considered. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

The deadline for submissions is 19 June 2022 23:59 CET. First round of interviews will take place between 6 and 8 July.

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