Partnership Capacity Building & Training Coordinator – Mpigi (Re-advertisement) – Youth Challenge International (YCI)


Job Title:    Partnership Capacity
Building & Training Coordinator (Re-advertisement)

Organization:  Youth
Challenge International (YCI)

Duty Station:  Mpigi,
Uganda with some regional travel required


Contract Length: 1 year, renewable

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, social impact measurement, 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. This initiative will provide programmatic support for
organizations to more effectively deliver environmental and gender-responsive
activities that drive sustainable and equitable business ventures. The
entrepreneurial ecosystem in each country will be further catalyzed to identify
and reduce gendered barriers, which will foster more enabling environments for
young female entrepreneurs.


Position Summary: Reporting to the Project Lead, the Partnership Capacity Building&
Training Coordinator will lead activities and processes designed to leverage
project partners’ capacity to deliver more inclusive, innovative and
environmentally sustainable development initiatives, while shaping an inclusive
enabling environment for women entrepreneurs. The Partnership Capacity Building
& Training Coordinator will utilize training materials (listed below) and a
participatory approach to deliver elements of the HerStart Toolkit Curriculum
to young women and men, alongside partner organizations.


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.


Training Materials

Sparking Social
Innovation provides training for aspiring or established entrepreneurs in how
to create and measure the social and environmental impact of their business
activities. It has the dual purpose of building skills around social enterprise
and raising awareness among community members of /how social enterprise can be
utilized as a vehicle for achieving gender equality and transforming their
communities. This initial training increases access for young women to
participate in HerStart and builds a pipeline of diverse young women to engage
in later stages of training support.  


Seed your Social
Venture builds young women’s competencies to prepare a business idea to launch
using innovative tools such as the Impact Business Model Canvas. The training
leverages best practice tools adapted to meet the needs of young social
innovators. It will focus on social innovation, idea testing, market assessment
and measurement. Participants will be provided tools to support the design of
gender inclusive and environmentally sustainable products and services for
their communities.


Grow your Social
Venture creates a supportive ecosystem around female-led social ventures with
high potential for social impact. A holistic and tailored blend of supports are
offered to meet the unique needs of each social entrepreneur. Personalized
coaching focused on both the business venture and cultivating the individual’s
leadership and targeted brokering of relationships with potential investors,
customers and partners will address key barriers young women face in growing
social enterprises.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:


Work closely with
partners to assess organizational and technical capacity  in order to align technical assistance with
real time needs for organizational sustainability; collaborate with partners to
identify and apply leading development practices, methods and tools; oversee
and coordinate the co-delivery of activities and initiatives; engage
skills-based Canadian volunteers and leverage their expertise in the
development and delivery of initiatives; capture and facilitate shared learning
between partners, volunteers & YCI; establish and maintain positive,
collaborative and productive relationships with project staff, implementing
partners, youth participants and volunteers.

and Support:
Leverage training
materials, dynamic facilitation skills and participatory approaches to engage
participants in an inclusive and responsive learning environment; provide
technical support in the preparation of training modules and learning materials
on main project themes, including social entrepreneurship, green business and
women’s leadership development; contribute to ongoing quality improvement of
training materials and processes; recognize, and adapt to the needs and
strengths of young women program participants, coaching and collaborating with
them at varying stages of starting and implementing a successful social


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

You are
a self-starter with over five years of progressively responsible leadership
experience in participatory facilitation and partnership building;

You are
passionate about investing in women and youth livelihoods and inspired by the
potential of innovation and entrepreneurship;

You are
talented at fostering relationships with young people and diverse stakeholders;
you are aligned with the Lean Startup approach and familiar with design

understand the potential of online and offline learning environments;

You have
demonstrated the ability to mentor and support ventures at the start-up phase;
you possess a learning orientation and willingness to participate in ongoing
professional and personal development;

You have
a sound working knowledge of multiple methods and tools for organizational
capacity building and technical assistance; you thrive as a team member and
work respectfully and inclusively with diverse stakeholders, including
international volunteers;

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;

You are
an effective communicator with excellent written and verbal English proficiency
and you are a permanent resident or a Citizen of Uganda.


How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below.




Important notes:

will be reviewed on a rolling basis – we encourage early submissions.

note that the Partnership and Training Coordinator will be based in Mpigi.


Deadline: 29th November 2020


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