There are 35 million young people under the age of 28 in Turkey today. Taking employment and income figures into account, the youth, particularly in less developed regions, faces challenges in benefitting from financial opportunities and information resources. Tackling financial difficulties and unemployment, young people rarely make plans to secure their financial future. Through developing financial awareness among young people in Turkey, “Harnessing Financial Awareness among Young Men and Women” project launched to contribute to sustainable economies, was introduced to the press in early December 2009. The project conducted with the partnership of United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Habitat Association, Visa Europe and member banks, aims to provide trainings to young people, and reach 1.700.000 people in total. Besides young people workers, entrepreneurs, farmers are also in the target group of the project. The impact analysis of the project will be realized via pre and post tests. The outcome of the project and the results of the impact analysis will be provided to the government as a policy recommendation on financial awareness.
The task force of the project will be responsible for raising awareness on securing financial well-being amongst local communities, providing trainings on financial management for the members of their own local youth councils and advocate the concerned subject matter at national and local media, non-governmental organizations, local governments, businesses and other organizations.
The project will serve for the socio - economic empowerment of youth and will significantly contribute to the implementation and realization of UN Youth Policies as well as Sustainable Development Goals.
Members of local youth councils, university student clubs and youth NGO’s will receive trainers’ trainings on budgeting; financial-planning and management; personalizing credit cards; loans; good credit standing; the effects of financial awareness on sustainable development. Hence, the project will establish a task force composed of 2100 young volunteers in 81 cities from 7 geographical regions. The know-how of Visa and its member banks will be utilized at those trainings.
Objectives of the Assignment
The Project Associate will be based in İstanbul and responsible for mid-level project administration for the projects mentioned above section. Main responsibilities of the Project Associate include the planning and organization of project events (including coordination of events associated with communication and visibility of the project), financial and substantive reporting of the progress and support to smooth implementation of the projects.
The Project Associate works in close collaboration with UNDP, Habitat and Visa to ensure smooth and timely management of inputs as well as other Project Associates under the programme.
The Project Associate supports the horizontal management related tasks within the Private Sector Programme.
Project Associate is expected to assume the following tasks:
Key Results Expected/Major Functional Activities
% of time
ATLAS profile: General User
ATLAS profile: General User
The Project Associate reports to UNDP Programme Manager
Performance Indicators for Evaluation of Results
The key results have an impact on the overall achievement of the results of Harnessing Financial Awareness among Young Men and Women Project. In particular, the key results have an impact on the smooth and effective implementation of the project activities in the project site.
Knowledge Management and Learning
Development and Operational Effectiveness
Management and Leadership
Professional Experience and Qualifications
Specific Experience and Qualifications
The incumbent of the position should strictly avoid
The incumbent of the position should ensure that
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Qualified women candidates are encouraged to apply
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Contract Duration: Until 31.12.2019 possibility to extend add. 1 year based on the satisfactory perf and avail. of fund
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