2 Volunteer Positions – Research & Insights Fellows – Youth Challenge International (YCI)

 

Job Title:    Research & Insights
Fellow (2 Volunteer Positions)

Organization:  Youth
Challenge International (YCI)

Duty Station:  Kampala
and Mpigi, Uganda

Volunteer Contract Duration: Jan 25 – May 28, 2021

Time Commitment: 40 hours/week

 

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.

 

Job Summary: Join
a dynamic research team supporting the design phases of the new HerStart Innovate
the Future program, which provides social entrepreneurship training and
resources for young women in Tanzania, Uganda and Ghana. Apply your data
collection, analysis and reporting skills to the critical topics of women’s
empowerment, climate action and social entrepreneurship. This is an opportunity
to strengthen your CV with practical design thinking and user research
experience. In the process, learn about the pivotal frameworks and movements
that are shaping the future of work and social impact globally. The research
and insights team is led by SoJo, one of HerStart’s innovative design and
delivery partners.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Actively
engage in and complete training modules in diverse topics including design
thinking, social entrepreneurship, climate action, gender equality and
cross-cultural collaboration

·       
Conduct
literature reviews and primary and secondary research to map out and understand
the entrepreneurship ecosystems in Tanzania, Uganda and Ghana

·       
Collaborate
with National Fellows in completing interviews with a variety of stakeholders

·       
Produce
analyses of research data, including forming recommendations and actionable
insights to inform the program design

·       
Contribute
to the drafting and editing of accessible, practitioner-friendly (non-academic)
research reports, presentations, fact sheets and infographics

·       
Build
libraries of existing, high quality resources and opportunities within the
fields of gender equality, climate action and social entrepreneurship

·       
Collaborate
virtually with staff, partners and fellows in each country to coordinate
research logistics and engage in the HerStart Community of Practice

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

Desired
Qualifications

·       
Demonstrate
strong analytical and writing skills with high attention to detail

·       
Minimum
of entry level technical research skills (i.e. has conducted research and
written reports and presentations in the past)

·       
Previous
experience with design thinking and data visualization is considered an asset

·       
Tech-savvy
with knowledge of diverse platforms and interest in learning new ones
(including Slack, AirTable and Mighty Networks)

·       
Strong
organization and time management skills

·       
Strong
teamwork, leadership and problem-solving skills; comfortable taking initiative
in group work

·       
Adaptable
and flexible mindset; ability to be comfortable with ambiguity

·       
Ability
to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and
beliefs, which includes openness to differing opinions and views

 

Eligibility Requirements

·       
Must be
currently living in Uganda and able to commute to the YCI office

·       
Ability
to commit to full 4-month placement 

·       
Professional
level English skills (written and verbal)

·       
Currently
enrolled in or graduated from a relevant post-secondary degree or diploma, or
have the equivalent work experience

·       
Demonstrated
interest in the fields of international cooperation, gender equality and/or
social entrepreneurship

·       
Flexibility
in schedule (able to attend most weekday meetings and trainings, sometimes
coordinated across different time zones)

·       
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. 

 

Benefits of a National Fellowship

·       
Contribute
to women’s economic empowerment: 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 network: You’ll connect with like-minded, passionate staff
partner organizations and youth around the globe. Joining this network will
include first access to future YCI opportunities.

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

 

How to Apply:

All candidates are
encouraged to apply online at the link below.

 

Click
Here

 

Deadline: 17th January 2021

 

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