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Youth Engagement & Participation Portfolio Coordinator

GOAL is currently
seeking to hire a Youth Engagement & Participation Portfolio Coordinator to join our Uganda team. This is an exciting opportunity for you to join an
extremely dynamic International NGO and to apply your skills in youth sensitive
engagement, CSO partner management and program Coordination. If you are
familiar with partnership management, engagement of youth and other vulnerable
groups (women, refugees and persons with disabilities), participatory
programming and design in livelihoods and market systems context within Uganda
and internationally, then this role is perfect for you!
About the Role: The Youth Engagement & Participation Portfolio Coordinator is a
position reporting directly to the Deputy Program Director and be part of a
YAW- Markets for Youth program team.  The
Youth Engagement & Participation Portfolio Coordinator will coordinate with
CSO partners to deliver robust strategies for mobilizing and engaging youth and
other vulnerable groups within the agricultural market system, coordinate youth
centered advocacy initiatives at district, regional and national level to
enhance the youth voices in driving policy reforms within the agricultural
sector and work adaptively to increase opportunities for youth communicate and
share innovations in agribusiness. The YEP Coordinator will work
collaboratively with the YAW program management team to ensure that 15,750
Rural young women and men collectively and collaboratively work together to
increase their purchasing and influencing power in the agricultural market system.
YEP Coordinator will also lead CSO partner processes to ensure all reports are
submitted on time.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  The key responsibilities of the role will
be:-
Programme
Coordination and Direct Technical Support on Youth Engagement and participation
·       
Lead
development of technical SOPs and guides for training and skilling youth in
group formation, group dynamics, problem identification, youth-led research and
advocacy and the use of online platforms to increase collaboration and sharing
innovations within the agricultural market system
·       
Coordinate
with portfolio coordinators to develop or leverage opportunities for improved
small enterprises and business to showcase their positive experiences to other
young people at district, reginal and national levels
·       
Build or
leverage relationships between young people with incubators, accelerators, BDS
providers, and other key market actors such as FIIs and PSAs
·       
Support
groups of youth to network and collaborate with other young people across
districts and regions to share information, business innovations/ideas and
experiences using youth sensitive forums within the agricultural market system.
·       
Support
groups of young women to individually or collectively pursue new or existing
business ideas for improving business performance through co-design
opportunities and showcasing success/failures.
·       
Monitor
policy discussions and reforms within the agricultural market system to
increase youth influence and participation on government programmes targeting
agricultural market systems at district, regional and national levels
Support CSO
Implementing Partners for youth engagement & participation
·       
Support
program partners to work adaptively by co-designing youth empowerment
interventions that maximize their unique strengths and aligns with contextual
realities across priority districts and regions in Uganda
·       
Train/mentor
partner staff in delivering youth sensitive programming with emphasis on
training, coaching and mentoring for young people within the agricultural
market system in group formation, group dynamics, youth-led research and
advocacy, and use of online opportunities to share innovations and best
practices in agribusiness. 
·       
Strengthen
the capacity of local partners to facilitate youth participation in
new/existing self-help groups for employment, engagement and participation in
decision making within the agricultural market system
·       
Monitor
CSO partner plans and budget spending to inform projections for programme
activities
·       
Support
partner capacity development plans to ensure partner compliance with
organisational development priorities identified from partner organisational assessments
(According to GOAL partnership development procedures)
·       
Organize
partner coordination/learning and reflections sessions to leverage program
learning and enrich intervention strategies across the priority districts
Contribute to
Program Quality Control, Learning and adaptive management
·       
Monitor
program implementation to ensure adherence to the set Standard operating
procedures (SOP’s), training manuals and curricular to guide youth engagement.
·       
Monitor
implementation of program strategies and consistently review their
effectiveness in achieving youth voice and empowerment in the priority
districts.
·       
Work
closely with GOAL Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning team to ensure that the
programme has appropriate M&E plans and staff are adhering to them and
reporting on a timely basis
·       
Work
closely with partner staff to ensure technical quality of implementation
through training and coaching and monitoring of implementation.
·       
Improving
program intervention /co-design opportunities; Utilize evidence and data from
MEAL team to guide reflection, learning and adaptation/ youth engagement
strategies to attain efficiency and effectiveness within the agricultural
market system
·       
Review
partner narrative and financial reports and flag issues for discussion with
partner teams
Reporting and
coordination
·       
Develop
program information flow matrix and ensure that partners can upload and
retrieve program data using a robust information sharing and storage products.
·       
Draft
all quarterly reports and workplan updates for youth engagement and
participation component
·       
Ensure
regular updates of actors and stakeholders within the agricultural market
system whose roles and actions have an effect on the participation of youth in
the system (WDWW matrix)
·       
Ensure
regular updates of issues emerging from program implementation issues log
·       
Organise
monthly internal coordination meetings for youth engagement and participation
component – using mechanisms as the CRFM to enhance feedback generation and
response
·       
Organise
quarterly and bi-annual coordination meetings for partners supporting youth
engagement and participation component.
Direct Supervision
and Performance Management of Field Teams
·       
Manage
all aspect of staff in line with GOAL policy – timesheets, objective setting,
performance reviews
·       
Liaise
closely with Portfolio Coordinators, Market Systems specialists and with MEL
staff to ensure work quality oversight and team integration
·       
Build a
strong team and consortium, leveraging unique strengths of all team members
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: To be successful in this role, you will need:
·       
Degree
or post-graduate qualification ideally with a specialization in social sciences
development, business, program management
·       
At least
five (5) years’ work experience in participatory programming for youth and
other vulnerable groups youth with advocacy engagements that seek to give voice
to vulnerable groups (young people, refugees, persons with disability)
·       
Experience
in policy analysis (especially agriculture, market systems, National &
Local Governments budget cycle in Uganda)
·       
Past
experience in partnership management especially for CSOs and potentially
private sector in Uganda
·       
Facilitation
of training & workshops, coaching and mentoring staff
·       
Understands
group dynamics for youth and other vulnerable groups within the agricultural
market system in Uganda is an added advantage
·       
Experience
with projects funded by institutional donor (knowledge of rules and regulations)
·       
A strong
belief in the potential for young people influence positive change through
participation
·       
Agile in
programme budgeting, planning, monitoring and management
·       
Experience
of market-based development programs is an advantage
Safeguarding
Children and
vulnerable adults who come into contact with GOAL as a result of our activities
must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or
inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual
exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this
on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and
reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.
Accountability within GOAL
Alongside our
safeguarding policy, GOAL is an equal opportunities employer and has a set of
integrity policies. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to
adhere to the following key areas of accountability:
·       
Comply
with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, code of
conduct, health and safety, confidentiality, do no harm principles and
unacceptable behaviour protocols.
·       
Report
any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any
wrongdoings within our Programmeming area.
·       
Report
any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.
GOAL
Established in 1977,
GOAL is an international humanitarian agency, with a global team of 2,400
personnel, dedicated to alleviating the needs of the most vulnerable
communities. Currently operating in 13 of the world’s most vulnerable
countries, GOAL delivers a wide range of humanitarian and development
Programmemes, ranging from humanitarian relief in disaster situations, to
focusing on nutrition, food security, and building greater resilience and
sustainable livelihoods.
General description of the country programme:
First operational in
Uganda in 1979, the current GOAL Uganda country programme focuses on Health
(including WASH, Health Accountability and Nutrition programing); and a
market-based systems approach to improving agricultural livelihoods and WASH.
GOAL Uganda mainstreams gender, child protection, social behaviour change and
resilience strategies across all programming. GOAL works on a district focused
approach and uses a mixture of direct implementation and partnerships with
national and international civil society organizations, local government, the
private sector and communities to give effect to our mission.
GOAL Uganda has a
skilled team of approximately 100 personnel and manages an annual operating
budget of approximately €8.7 million (2018). GOAL is currently operational in
the North, South, East and West of Uganda with six established offices in
Kampala, Lira, Bugiri, Abim, Kaabong and Agago Districts. GOAL Uganda country programme
is funded by a number of donors who include Mastercard, charity: water, Irish
Aid and some small foundations.
Details of remuneration package and benefits
Our package includes
a competitive salary, health insurance cover for up to 3 dependents, comprehensive
24 hour personal accident cover, terminal benefits equivalent to one month for
each completed year of service and our working hours provide for a half day on
Fridays.  GOAL promotes a learning and
development environment with training & study opportunities aligned to our
staff development policy.
How to Apply:
Interested
applicants who meet the requirements should apply via this link and include in
the Resume 3 reference contacts from the last three employers preferably
current/former Supervisors.
Deadline: 29th July 2020
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