SNV International Non-profit EU Project Jobs – Youth Skilling Officer

Organization: SNV, AFARD and
Funding Source: European
Union (EU)
Project Name:  Youth Employment Project for West Nile
Duty Station: Uganda
About SNV:
SNV is an international not-for-profit development organisation founded
in 1965. SNV has long-term, local presence in 38 countries across Asia, Africa
and Latin America. SNV started working in Uganda in 1989. We work with 80 local
service providers to reach 200,000 families in 108 districts. We focus on three
sectors: Agriculture; Renewable Energy; and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. We
facilitate market-oriented services, evidence-based advocacy and promote
knowledge development.
Starting October 2014, SNV in partnership with Agency for Accelerated
Regional evelopment (AFARD) and Centre for Governance and Economic Development
JEGED) is implementing a 3-year youth employment project for west Nile with support
from the European Union. The goal of the project is to create sustainable  economic opportunities for the youth by
promoting youth enterprises and skills development linked to concrete market
opportunities in growth sectors.
Key Duties and
  • Spearhead the implementation of youth
    skilling activities in 4 districts: Arua, Nebbi, Yumbe, Moyo
  • Work closely with 20 BTVETs to institutionalise
    employable skills module
  • Vet and Register youth enrolled at BTVET
    institutions to participate in the project,
  • Train, mentor and support BTVET
    instructors to deliver employable skills training
  • Secure internship placements for BTVET
    youth at private sector enterprises
  • Review internship placements with BTVETs and
    private sector enterprises
  • Assist BTVET graduates with drafting of
    business plans and start-up of new enterprises
  • Support other BTVET graduates with employment
    linkages and references
  • Significantly contribute to learning,
    knowledge development and advocacy initiatives
  • Compile and send progress reports as agreed
    with supervisor and project manager
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The Youth Skilling Officer should hold a University
    degree: education or business and vocational studies or youth
  • At least three years’ relevant experience
    working with BTVET projects or BTVET institutions
  • Past youth training experience such as
    mentoring, apprenticeship, internship will be useful,
  • Skills in Community mobilization
  • Prior training and facilitation skills are
  • Excellent communication skills is required
    for negotiation
  • Skills in networking and mentoring,
  • Past exposure and experience riding a
    motorcycle and willingness to spend most time working in the field,
  • Computer literacy i.e. Proficient in MS
    word, excel and PowerPoint and able to use a laptop and smartphone.
How to Apply: 
All candidates who desire to join the European Union Project should send
an application letter, updated Curriculum Vitae, names and contact details of
three professional referees, two-page write-up on “Youth employment in West
Nile” to:
Deadline: 24th October,
2014 by 17:00 Hours
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