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EXTENDED: Lisbon+21 Roadmap development Local Expert

At its 177th session held on 19 September 2019, the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina considered and adopted by Conclusion the Information on the Declaration on Youth Policies and Programmes (Lisbon + 21 Declaration), and instructed the Ministry of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina to form a Working Group with the competent ministries of the entities, cantons, the Department for Professional and Administrative Affairs in the Government of Brcko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Youth Council of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Youth Council of the Republika Srpska and the Youth Council of Brcko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with recommendations for the implementation of the measures set out in the Declaration on Youth Policies and Programs (Lisbon + 21 Declaration).

All relevant authorities, as well as umbrella youth organizations, have appointed their representatives to the Working Group. The aim of the Working Group is to develop a Roadmap with recommendations for the implementation of measures set out in the Declaration on Youth Policies and Programmes (Lisbon + 21 Declaration). Ministry of Civil Affairs approached UNFPA for partnership in the process and technical support to the Working Group in preparation of Roadmap on Lisbon + 21 Declaration. 

The engagement of an expert, who would work in close cooperation with the international consultant and Working Group throughout the process of establishing the Roadmap document would enable effective and timely information exchange between the working group and the international expert. Considering that the Working Group is comprised of representatives from various backgrounds and interests, the national expert guidance would enable objective and focused contribution and work that is in compliance with the youth regulative framework. Additionally, considering the current epidemiological situation, the working group meetings might have to be held online. In this case, the national expert would have a coordination role, making sure all the representatives provide their inputs, are timely informed about the planned activities, equally represented and included in the process and consulted on further steps. 

The Consultant will perform the following tasks:

-    Collect, review and share available information/mapping about the youth sector and regulatory framework in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as relevant international standards and initial consultations with Ministry of Civil Affairs and UNFPA team;
-    Provide inputs and assist the international consultant in drafting the roadmap document;
-    Co-present the draft roadmap document to the working group and facilitate the strategic discussion at the online meeting;
-    Coordinate inputs from the Working Group to the draft Roadmap, arrange meetings and provide ongoing support to the working group
-    Review and provide comments for the final Roadmap document.

To apply, send your CV and Motivational letter to bosnia-herzegovina.office@unfpa.org with "Lisbon+21 Roadmap development Local Expert Application" in subject line by 12 November 2020.