Youth Coordinator USAID Project Jobs – Caritas International

Job Title:          Youth Coordinator
Organisation: Caritas
Ref No: CKD/NUYOK/2018
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Livelihoods
Programmes Manager
About US:
Caritas International is a
confederation of 16 Catholic relief, development and social service
organisations operating in over 200 countries and territories worldwide.
Collectively and individually their claimed mission is to work to build a
better world, especially for the poor and oppressed. The first Caritas
organisation was established by Lorenz Werthmann on 9 November 1897 in Germany.
About NUYOK Program:
Caritas Kotido Diocese is part
of a consortium led by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to run a five-year Food
for Peace (FFP) USAID funded program called NUYOK to build resilience to shocks,
enhance livelihoods and improve food security and nutrition for vulnerable
rural families in three districts of Karamoja viz: Abim, Nakapiripirit and
Napak – which are home to 406,880 people living in an estimated 58,126
households. Caritas Kotido Diocese through support from CRS will implement the
activities of NUYOK Programme in Abim District.
Job Summary: The Youth
Coordinator is responsible for youth project activities implementation, monitoring
and evaluation, reporting and technical backstopping of youth groups, life
skills trainers, literacy trainer and representation with respect to the
project youth activities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Lead
    the planning, organization, implementation and monitoring and evaluation
    of Youth Enterprise Development activities.
  • Support
    Youth activities implementing teams and NUYOK staff to develop monthly, quarterly
    and yearly detailed program activity implementation plans on youth and
    young people development.
  • Ensure
    timely and high quality delivery of the action phase/livelihoods
    components of the NUYOK programme related to youth and young people
  • Provide
    technical leadership and guidance to the NUYOK programme team in the implementation
    of the youth livelihoods action phase.
  • Collaborate
    with appropriate service providers on delivery of quality
    entrepreneurship, youth vocational and technical skills
  • Facilitate
    the training, adaptation and appropriate translation of Livelihoods
    component training materials into easy to learn youth friendly reading and
    spoken languages. Among others, this will including materials for group
    enterprise training in agricultural production, market value chain
    analysis, business planning, business development, business management
  • Facilitate
    participatory assessment of services, opportunities and demand in program area
    (including service providers’ suitability) is conducted timely and
    properly pursuing the procedures; a list of pre-vetted service providers
    for each location is prepared and signed off; and shared with Youth to
    help them focus their pathway mapping and choice of options to enhanced
    youth entrepreneurship.
  • Coordinate
    Youth participation in mapping viable education, vocational training, and apprenticeship
    / employment opportunity service providers.
  • Ensure
    procedures are properly followed among the youth and the pathway panels when
    selecting and recommending pathway options.
  • Ensure
    that youth have selected viable group enterprises and have the materials, business
    plans and management structures in place; start their chosen enterprise;
    and intensive training to support implementation and monitoring is
    provided on a regular basis
  • Support
    NUYOK programme team and stakeholders in mobilizing the youth into groups (agricultural
    production and marketing/business groups, post vocational skills training groups,
    post apprenticeship and formal education groups etc).
  • Support
    NUYOK programme team and stakeholders in developing partnerships with vocational
    training institutions, agro input dealers, agro loan institutions and
    potential employers to enable youth secure apprenticeship and employment
  • Strengthen
    network and linkages with financial service providers, micro and small enterprise
    development agencies, and other relevant stakeholders to ensure youth are engaged
    in gainful and sustainable wage and self-employment activities.
  • Providing
    and supporting a wide range of Business Development Services for marketing
    of youth groups to facilitate their growth and development.
  • Link
    youth agriculture groups to input suppliers, to markets, broker
    partnerships, facilitating signing of sales agreements/production
    contracts, extension services and output markets
  • Any
    other role as may be assigned by the management

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant must hold a Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences, Education,
    Development Studies, BBA, SWASA and Development Economics from an
    accredited academic institution
  • Training
    in Entrepreneurship will be added advantage
  • At
    least two to five years of relevant experience especially working with
    Youth programmes and related Policy, Advocacy work and social
    entrepreneurship development.
  • Experience
    working in Karamoja and proficiency in Luo language is an added advantage.
  • Experience
    working in large scale, complex programs and challenging environments
  • Proficiency
    with Microsoft Office and other computer applications.
  • Possession
    of a valid riding permit is a must.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their application letters, Curriculum Vitae,
certified academic (transcripts & certificates) and other relevant work
experience documents to;
The Secretary SSD Board,
Kotido Catholic Diocese,
P.O Box 55, Kotido -Uganda.
OR to;
The Parish Priest,
Abim Catholic Parish,
P.O. Box 55, Kotido – Uganda
  • Only
    shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • Canvassing
    for support will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • Ensure
    your academic documents are certified before submission of your application.
Deadline: 16th
February 2018
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