8 Youth Engagement Officer MasterCard Foundation DYNAMIC Programme Jobs – Restless Development

Restless Development
Project Name: MasterCard
Foundation Driving Youth-led New Agribusiness and Microenterprise (DYNAMIC)
Reports to: Programme
Duty Station: Abim, Agago,
Gulu, Lira, Kaabong, Lamwo, Kitgum and Pader, Uganda
Salary: Annual
Gross UGX 48,249,519 gross per annum
About US:
Restless Development
is an international non-profit organization which is embarking on becoming the
global banner carrier for youth-led development; demonstrating at the
grassroots and policy levels that young people can and must play a lead role in
development. Over the past five years, Restless Development has more than
tripled the size of its budgets and programmes, and has been repeatedly cited
as a model of best practice in youth-led development by the World Bank, DFID,
UNICEF and others.
About DYNAMIC Programme:
Working in consortia
with GOAL, Mercy Corps, VSO, the MasterCard Foundation Driving Youth-led New
Agribusiness and Microenterprise (DYNAMIC) programme will strengthen systems
and facilitate the creation of sustainable economic opportunities for disadvantaged
Ugandan youth. DYNAMIC’s overall goal is to increase the number of young people
who are in secure employment or self employment and to promote effective and
efficient agricultural market systems for youth. Through a market-driven and
holistic approach, DYNAMIC will engage an array of public and private sector
actors to increase access to goods, services, markets, information and
productive and social assets to increase productivity of Ugandan agribusinesses
and non-farm enterprises. DYNAMIC will reach 125,000 out-of-school youth aged
15 – 24 living in peri-urban and rural areas within eight districts of northern
Uganda over five years. Through an innovative, market facilitation approach,
DYNAMIC will promote long-term efficiency in existing agricultural systems.
Youth already engaged in on-farm activities will move from subsistence to more
productive and profitable farming. DYNAMIC will increase the employability of
Ugandan youth by facilitating access to demand driven technical skills,
knowledge and market information that directly respond to business
opportunities in the agricultural sector. In parallel, DYNAMIC will link
agribusinesses and microenterprises to market opportunities and diverse
stakeholders, and ensure they can utilize appropriate (formal and informal)
financial services. DYNAMIC’s design recognizes that youth are a diverse age
group requiring tailored interventions to fit their stage in life and
transition into the workforce. In particular, DYNAMIC will ensure that
participating youth, particularly young women, are engaging in appropriate,
safe, and productive economic opportunities.
Job Summary: The
Youth Engagement Officer will provide the technical backstopping to the peer
models.  The incumbent will take full responsibility of capacity-building
of youth throughout the project by offering oversight to the delivery of the
Peer Educator model.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Programme Implementation:
  • Oversee the recruitment and selection
    process for peer educators which will involves developing selection
    criteria and materials, advertising in the target communities and
    management of peer educator agreement of responsibilities through formal
  • Work closely with other Dynamic team
    members to organize foundation and topup trainings for peer educators
  • Manage peer educator outputs through
    monthly work plans, regular support, supervision and mentorship visits
  • Ensure linkage of Peer educators to the
    oriented private sector actors to identify and develop opportunities to
    engage youth effectively in their businesses.
  • The incumbent will render support in the
    development of programme progress reports
  • Work in liaison with peer educators to
    strengthen youth groups by supporting registrations, networking and
    resource mobilization
  • Organize peer educator debrief to ensure
    learning from each peer educator cohort is factored into the next
  • Support the youth-led market research to
    inform program design, implementation and advocacy
  • Support the DYNAMIC evaluation and
    learning component that will add to the body of knowledge on viable models
    to support access to secure employment and self-employment for youth in
  • Ensure achievements and best practices
    in the Peer Education model are documented and shared for programme
    learning and improvement
2. Management of peer educator welfare:
  • Provide discipline, care and guidance in
    an approachable, supportive and helpful way to all the peer educators
  • Ensure peer educators adhere to the
    provided policies and procedures governing the Dynamic Programme
  • The incumbent will mediate between the
    volunteers and communities, when and if communication or programme related
    problems occur
  • Ensure peer educators’ relevant activity
    funds are spent in accordance with donor and DYNAMIC guidelines
  • Ensure Programme Manager is aware of
    emerging issues related to the work of peer educators
3. Partnerships and relationship building:
  • Build and maintain working relationships
    with District and sub-county government as necessary to support
    implementation of the DYNAMIC programme
  • Support the establishment and
    maintenance of relationships with target communities, and local
  • Ensure regular engagement of youth
    groups with youth structures including the Youth MPs and National Youth
  • Ensure information on government programs
    is shared with youth
  • Work closely with peer educators to
    ensure youth are linked and represented in relevant networks such as
    farmers’ groups and business associations
  • Ensure opportunities are created for
    youth and policy-makers to dialogue and make joint decisions.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Restless Development Youth
    Engagement Officers should hold Degrees in Development studies or other
    relevant field
  • A minimum of three years’ experience
    designing and delivering youth engagement programmes
  • Past exposure and experience in
    Agribusiness and Microenterprise
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of
    contemporary development issues particularly those related to economic
    opportunities for youth
  • Ability to analyse problems and make
    sound operational decisions
  • Excellent organizational, written and
    verbal communication skills
  • Prior experience working in a consortia
    type of programmes
  • Prior experience in market development. 
  • Past exposure and experience with
    Monitoring and Evaluation systems and research, including 
    participatory research approaches
  • Strong computer literacy with full
    knowledge of office applications
  • Experience as a volunteer will be an
    added advantage
  • Prior experience working in Northern and
    Karamoja regions
  • The applicant should possess a valid
    riding permit (Class A)
  • A certificate in defensive riding course
    will be an added advantage
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send a completed
application, form, download here and send it to:
ugandajobs@restlessdevelopment.org, stating the vacancy job title Uganda –
Youth Engagement Officer.
Deadline: 31st July 2018 by Midnight 
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