Regional Youth Economic Empowerment Advisor

Plan International

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Nepal
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Competitive / Monthly
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    Job Level : Senior Level
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    Job Experience : 5-9 years
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    Job Qualification : Master
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    Posted Date : Jul 11, 2021

Job Description

Job Advertisement: Regional Youth Economic Empowerment Advisor

Plan International is an international humanitarian, child-centered development organization, advancing children’s rights and equality for girls.

Position: Regional Youth Economic Empowerment Advisor

Assignment duration: 1 Year Fixed- Term Contract with possibility of extension

Duty station: Countries in Asia with Plan’s operational presence.

JOB BACKGROUND: Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We have been building powerful partnerships for children, especially girls, for over 80 years and are now active in more than 70 countries, including 15 in Asia-Pacific.

This post provides technical support to country offices and regional initiatives in the area of youth and women’s economic empowerment. It links the region to the global Skills and Opportunities for Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship (SOYEE) network and collaboration hub. It helps deliver Plan’s global strategy and regional transformation strategy by supporting gender transformative YEE program and influencing of high technical quality at national, regional and global levels. It contributes to regional body influencing, working cross-functionally with advocacy, communications, campaign and evidence and research colleagues

Core role and responsibilities:

This role may manage consultants and activity budgets from time to time but will not have regular staff supervisory responsibilities or general budget authority.

The individual in this position is expected to work in a networked and matrixed way with colleagues across the Plan International family and should be able to set priorities aligned with multiple stakeholders and provide high-quality, professional technical advice and policy input without close day-to-day supervision.


  • Supports offices across Asia-Pacific to have the strategies, tools, skills and capacities required to ensure high technical quality, as well as gender equality and inclusion principles, in the design, implementation and monitoring of SOYEE projects, programs and initiatives.
  • Promotes organizational learning, facilitates new program/project development, provides technical guidance to scale up and sustain SOYEE programs and projects.
  • Supports the youth economic empowerment aspects of broader regional initiatives (e.g. the ending child marriage regional ambition).
  • Supports APAC COs on the design of SOYEE components of influencing, transformation and other relevant strategies.
  • Is an active member of the global SOYEE network (devoting 10-15 percent of their time to the work and priorities of the network).
  • Works with COs to document promising practices and innovations in SOYEE programming, supports global gender-transformative program model development and leads the development of content for regional flagship project briefs related to youth economic empowerment.
  • Represents Plan at regional and global levels to influence regional and international policy makers on gender equality, inclusion, and girls’ rights related to economic empowerment. Helps shape the regional research agenda and link it to the global agenda.
  • Explores opportunities to develop strategic partnerships with regional and international actors on gender equality, inclusion and girls’ rights related to economic empowerment.
  • Contributes to the shaping of tools and related processes on SOYEE across the organisation, representing the views and priorities of the Asia-Pacific Region and ensuring contextualization of global tools.
  • Supports resource mobilization for SOYEE initiatives across the region.
  • Supports Country Offices in ensuring their Country Strategic Plans have well-designed, ambitious, yet attainable SOYEE components.

· Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures**

Required Qualification & Experience


  •  Proven knowledge of the latest issues, research, policy and practice in youth employment and economic empowerment programming.
  • Qualification on child safeguarding, labor and educational approaches and/or related area, or equivalent professional experience;
  • Demonstrated understanding of gender and other factors of marginalization to work with project teams to undertake gender and inclusion analysis and develop projects and strategies to address gender inequality and marginalization;
  • Knowledge and experience in integrated program and influencing approaches
  • Demonstrated technical understanding in the design, implementation and evaluation of youth economic empowerment projects and programs
  • Experience in the development of workable guidelines and standards
  • Facilitation and training skills;
  • Compelling influencer and communicator;
  • Superior organizational, scheduling, and planning skills to balance multiple activities and projects;
  • Strong initiative with the ability to work independently and solve problems with limited supervision;
  • Attention to detail as well as an ability to take a big-picture perspective;
  • Collaborative work style and eagerness to continually learn and grow;
  • Excellent command of English, both speaking and writing;
  • Experience working in at least one Asia-Pacific country context.


  • Master’s degree or higher in an area relevant to youth economic empowerment
  • Experience with ICT integration in programs
  • Experiencing working in multiple country contexts
  • Fluency in one or more languages commonly used in the countries in Asia-Pacific where Plan works.

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are required to submit a motivational letter, a comprehensive CV and details of at least 3 referees via E-mail only to:

Closing date for applications: 31 July 2021

Reference & background checks will be performed for successful candidates including clearances on child related offences in conformity with Plan’s Child Protection Policy. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.