Project Lead – Youth Challenge International (YCI) Salary 11.9m


Job Title:          Project Lead

Youth Challenge International (YCI)

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Contract Length: 1 year, renewable

Compensation:  11,915,300

Commitment: Full time, 37.5 hours/week

Start Date: As soon as possible


About Youth Challenge
International (YCI)

YCI is a leading global youth development organization that promotes
youth innovation to drive positive change. Together with our partners we create
market ready solutions that catapult youth around the world to succeed and
prosper; we are driven by youth and their potential to affect positive change
in the world. Our solutions are focused – always keeping the young people we
are designing for and with at the center of the conversation. Our approach is
rooted in creativity and constantly evolving to respond to changing needs and
market realities. YCI is an organization where diversity and talent come
together to shape a better future for youth around the world.


HerStart: Innovate the Future

HerStart: Innovate the Future is an initiative developed by Youth
Challenge International to foster and create innovative solutions for a more
equitable and prosperous economy within Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda.  The program includes training and support for
aspiring entrepreneurs in social enterprise, gender responsive business
planning, the measurement of social impact, and access to finance. Canadian
volunteers will be engaged in providing human capital support for activities
through on-site placements and capacity building initiatives with partner
organizations. Additionally, an entrepreneurial ecosystem will be catalyzed to
identify and reduce gendered barriers, which will foster more enabling
environments for young female entrepreneurs. This funding mechanism will also
provide programmatic support for organizations to more effectively deliver
gender-responsive activities that drive sustainable business ventures.


Job Summary:  The
Project Lead, Uganda, reporting to the Director, Programs will bring
initiative, innovation and leadership to the management of HerStart: Innovate
the Future in Uganda and will be accountable for achieving project results at
the country level. This role demonstrates people-centred leadership in
supporting the YCI team and volunteers in Uganda, ensuring they are well
equipped to apply YCI’s principles across all partners and projects, and
deliver on organisational and program objectives.


We are seeking a passionate, skilled, and creative candidate to deliver
exceptional results.  We are looking for
people to join our team who believe in youth as powerful agents of change, and
those who are passionate about contributing to women’s empowerment and advancing
both national and global gender equality agendas.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Establish a
thriving  team culture by leading,
managing and further strengthening the capacity of the YCI Uganda team and
Canadian and national volunteers to deliver high quality project impact;
Provide strategic support to ensure that activities are meeting goals and
targets, recommending evidence-based adjustments as necessary to keep the
project on track; Drive the oversight and implementation of country level HR
policies and procedures, including the support of recruitment, onboarding and
performance management systems; Remain up-to-date on research and sector
strategies in relevant areas of programming and ensure strategic planning is
responsive to such changes at both the country and global levels; Support the
implementation of all country level communication strategies; Ensure team and
volunteer well-being, safety, and risk mitigation; Perform other duties as
outlines by the Director, Programs.

Work in collaboration
with Headquarters and country office staff to develop a robust volunteer
management systems, processes and documents for the entire volunteer
mobilization cycle; Ensure and manage appropriate conditions for the effective
onboarding, performance and project delivery of Canadian volunteers in Uganda;
Provide guidance, support and leadership to Canadian volunteers as needed.

and Relationship Management:
and coordinate with local partners, proactively engaging with sub-contractors
to ensure the effective delivery of project activities; Engage private sector
and relevant actors in forming a multi-stakeholder network to support youth and
women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship objectives; Support the implementation
of the HerStart Catalyst Fund for aspiring female social entrepreneurs; Ensure
strong communication and relationships are established and maintained with YCI
headquarters in Toronto; Remain well-informed about national and regional
priorities and issues affecting women and youth, and where possible, position
the project to respond appropriately.

Management, Accountability and Oversight:
Monitor and manage annual and multi-year program budgets, ensuring
compliance with organizational and donor regulations and requirements; Ensure
preparation and submission of financial and project activity reports according
to the project reporting processes and standards; Support the Operations and
Finance Manager and other technical team leaders to ensure program activities
are implemented in accordance with the project budget and work plan.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

You are
a self-starter with 6+ years of progressively responsible leadership experience
at a management/director level, with a robust understanding of, and compatible
vision, for effective community development;

You are
passionate about investing in women and youth livelihoods and inspired by the
possibilities of innovation and entrepreneurship; you have an appreciation of
the contribution of volunteers to international development and ideally,
experienced in supporting or working with volunteers;

You can
demonstrate how you have built effective teams and partnerships and you have
leadership capacity and the ability to cultivate lasting relationships to
deliver programming through a range of stakeholders, including civil
authorities, community group leaders, donors, private sector and other
international NGOs;

exemplify a strategic mindset and are skilled at designing and implementing
effective workplans to achieve ambitious goals with sound financial planning
and budget management skills;

You have
a successful track record in supervising, designing, managing and implementing
donor-funded projects, with a demonstrated commitment to team management,
mentoring and experience supporting staff teams;

demonstrate an integrated understanding of the principles of gender equality
and the empowerment of girls, including a familiarity with the socio-economic
profile of young women in Uganda;

Youare an effective communicator with excellentwritten and verbalEnglish proficiency and you are a permanent
resident or a Citizen of Uganda.


How to Apply:

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