Volunteer Positions – Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation Fellow – Youth Challenge International (YCI)

 

Job Title:    Social Entrepreneurship
& Innovation 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 social
entrepreneurship ecosystem in Tanzania, Uganda and Ghana. Support YCI and local
partners in identifying barriers to youth livelihoods, designing innovative
solutions to key program challenges and building a dynamic network of social
entrepreneurs. This is an opportunity to apply your knowledge and passion for
entrepreneurship 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

·       
Conduct
primary and secondary research on social entrepreneurship and youth livelihoods
to inform program design, planning and reporting

·       
Support
the Partnership Sustainability Planning (PSP) and baseline assessment process
for local partners, identifying key strengths and areas for growth within
social entrepreneurship and innovation

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

·       
Collaborate
with key stakeholders to research, develop and test innovative ideas and
solutions

·       
Identify
viable opportunities in the local economies for new 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

·       
Previous
knowledge and experience in entrepreneurship and/or innovation programming

·       
Experience
in developing trainings, educational resources or online courses

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

·       
Strong
writing and project coordination skills with high 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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