Volunteer Positions – Gender Equality Fellow – Youth Challenge International (YCI)

 

Job Title:    Gender Equality Fellow (Volunteer
Positions)

Organization:  Youth
Challenge International (YCI)

Duty Station:  Kampala,
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
the HerStart Innovate the Future team to further enhance the inclusivity of the
social entrepreneurship ecosystem in Tanzania, Uganda and Ghana. Support YCI
and local partners in identifying gendered barriers, designing gender
responsive solutions and amplifying women’s strengths in each context. This is
an opportunity to apply your knowledge and passion for gender equality in a new
and innovative way, while also strengthening your CV with practical
international development research, training and project coordination
experience. In the process, learn more about women’s empowerment, climate
action and social entrepreneurship – pivotal frameworks that are shaping the
future of work and social impact globally.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

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

·       
Support
the development and implementation of the HerStart Gender Equality Strategy

·       
Conduct
primary and secondary research on gender equality topics to inform program
design, planning and reporting

·       
Support
the Partnership Sustainability Planning (PSP) process for local partners,
identifying key strengths and areas for growth within gender equality and
women’s empowerment

·       
Design
and deliver needs-based trainings and resources for partners, staff and fellows

·       
Collaborate
with key stakeholders to research, develop and test gender-responsive solutions
to challenges in each country context

·       
Identify
viable, women-focused opportunities in the local economies for social ventures
to pursue; provide coaching and mentorship for entrepreneurs as needed

·       
Draft
and edit reports, resource guides and presentations

·       
Help
build the HerStart Toolkit in each country with high quality resources and
opportunities

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

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

Desired
Qualifications

·       
Prior
knowledge and experience in gender-focused programming

·       
Experience
in developing trainings, educational resources and/or online courses

·       
Passion
for learning, facilitation and supporting the knowledge and skill development
of others

·       
Strong
writing skills, project coordination experience and attention to detail

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

·       
Strong
organization, research and time management skills

·       
Strong
teamwork, leadership and problem-solving skills

·       
Ability
to be proactive, flexible and take initiative

·       
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 Kampala, 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 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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