2 Volunteers – Program & Training Fellows – Youth Challenge International (YCI)


Job Title:  Program & Training Fellow (2 Volunteer Positions)

Organization: Youth Challenge
International (YCI)

Volunteer Contract Duration: Start date between
November 9-16 – End date Jan 31, 2021

Time Commitment: 15 – 20 hours/week

Duty Station: Mpigi or Kampala, Uganda


About Youth
Challenge International (YCI)

Youth Challenge International (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.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

National Fellowship Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be
    currently living in Mpigi or Kampala and able to travel to the local YCI
  • Ability
    to commit to full 4-month placement at 15-20 hours/week during office
  • Professional
    level English skills (written and verbal)
  • Currently
    enrolled in or graduated from a relevant post-secondary degree or diploma
    (or the equivalent work experience)
  • Demonstrated
    interest in the fields of international cooperation, gender equality
    and/or social entrepreneurship
  • Proficiency
    in standard software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Note: Individuals of all
    demographic, academic and professional backgrounds are welcome and
    encouraged to apply, particularly women.


Desired Qualifications for this Position

  • Demonstrate strong writing
    skills, project coordination experience and attention to detail
  • Previous experience in
    facilitating and/or participating in training programs will be considered
    an asset
  • Some technical research skills
    will be considered an asset i.e. has conducted research and written
    reports and presentations in the past
  • Strong
    organization and time management skills
  • Strong
    teamwork, leadership and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrate
    ability to be proactive, flexible and take initiative
  • Demonstrate
    ability to interact with individuals of different cultural
  • backgrounds
    and beliefs, including openness to differing opinions and views
  • Previous experience working
    with international organizations will be considered an asset



to the successful launch of the HerStart: Innovate the Future program by
flexing your organization, research and creativity skills during the program
start-up phase. Support YCI’s Toronto and in-country teams to design and
implement innovative programming for young social entrepreneurs, primarily
women. This is an opportunity to strengthen your CV with practical research,
training and project coordination experience with an international
organization. In the process, learn about women’s empowerment, climate action
and social entrepreneurship – pivotal frameworks that are shaping the future of
work, social impact and gender equality globally.


Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Support
    the program team in designing, testing and delivering the HerStart social
    entrepreneurship training sessions and resources
  • Support
    with the outreach, recruitment and ongoing mentorship of participants for
    the program
  • Collaborate
    with staff, partners and Canadian Fellows to coordinate program logistics
    and engage in knowledge exchanges and translation support, as needed
  • Conduct secondary research on
    topics such as women’s empowerment, green business, social
    entrepreneurship and country contexts to inform program design
  • Support
    the communications team in designing, developing and promoting the first
    episodes of the HerStory podcast series; support the promotion of other
    opportunities to engage in the program as they arise
  • Build libraries of existing,
    high quality resources and opportunities within the fields of gender
    equality, green business and social entrepreneurship
  • As
    needed, contribute to the Partnership Sustainability Planning (PSP)
    process for local partners in each country, identifying key strengths and
    areas for growth
  • As
    needed, contribute to the drafting and editing of practitioner-friendly (non-academic) research
    reports, presentations, fact sheets and infographics
  • Organize and
    engage in creative, knowledge sharing and skill building activities and
    resources, which contribute to the Community of Practice and overall
    culture of learning


received within Fellowship

  • Contribute to women’s economic

    Connect and collaborate with young women, communities and global
    partners to help grow the social entrepreneurship ecosystem in Ghana,
    Tanzania and Uganda.  
  • Amplify your personal and
    professional growth:
    Whether you’re a recent grad, mid-career or experienced professional, you’ll receive
    unique opportunities to boost your CV and build transferable
    skills, such as cross-cultural communication, project
    management, research and more. 
  • Access high quality training
    and resources:

    You’ll receive specialized training and resources from our global
    partners who are subject matter experts in their fields, including gender
    equality, social enterprise, monitoring and
    evaluation and climate action.  
  • Be part of an international
    You’ll connect with like-minded, passionate staff, partner organizations
    and youth around the globe who believe that we can create a better future
    for everyone through gender equality and social enterprise. This will
    include first access to future YCI opportunities.

Daily Stipend:
A stipend will be received by National Fellows to cover the costs of
transportation and lunch for days worked in office.

How to Apply:

All candidates
should send their applications online through the link.




Deadline: 6th November 2020


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