Youth Outreach Coordinator USAID Project Jobs – Education Development Center (EDC)

 

 

Job Title:    Youth Outreach Coordinator

Organisation: Education
Development Center (EDC)

Duty Station:  Mbarara,
Uganda

 

About US:

Education
Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions
to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity, with a
focus on vulnerable and under-served populations.  Since 1958, we
have been a leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and
innovative programs in more than 80 countries around the world.

 

About USAID Project:

The goal of the
five-year, USAID-funded Integrated Child and Youth Development (ICYD) Activity
is for Ugandan children and youth, especially the most vulnerable, to receive
the support and services necessary to lead resilient, healthy, and productive
lives.

 

Job Summary:  The Youth Outreach Coordinator (Zonal) will
provide technical support and monitoring to youth-serving grantee organizations
(YSOs). The grants will fall under two tracks:

·       
Track 1:
Alternative & Accelerated Education Grants: focus on preparing
out-of-school youth to return to grades 5-7 through accelerated catch-up
programs.

·       
Track 2:
Workforce Readiness & Soft Skills Grants: focus on out-of-school at-risk
youth and OVC, youth transitioning out of pediatric HIV care, and HIV+ young
parents/household heads, in alignment with USAID/Uganda’s youth strategy and
other ICYD project objectives. 

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  As a member of the ICYD Activity team at the
zonal level: 

·       
Actively
contribute to ICYD’s youth work by liaising with EDC’s home office Youth
Technical Advisor, ICYD Grants Manager and ICYD youth focal points at national level
and providing technical guidance and support to youth-serving YSOs implementing
activities under Tasks 1 and 2, including in planning and implementation of
accelerated learning programs, work readiness training, financial literacy and
VSLA models, and work-based learning activities;

·       
Conduct
regular monitoring of all project activities implemented by YSO grantees;

·       
Coordinate
with ICYD’s monitoring, evaluation & learning team to monitor relevant
project indicators;

·       
Participate
in surveys and impact assessments related to youth return to school and/or work
readiness preparation;

·       
Conduct
quarterly and yearly planning with YSO grantees, and contribute YSO grantee
plans and strategies to an integrated zonal level project work plan;

·       
Review
progress against the work plan on monthly, quarterly basis with national and
zonal project teams;

·       
Prepare
written reports on project activities and results on a monthly and quarterly
basis;

·       
Document
and share achievements and best practices to improve programming;

·       
Conduct
these and other tasks as required in support of ICYD Activity goals.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant for the Education Development Center (EDC) Youth Outreach Coordinator
must hold a BA and 4 to 5 years of directly relevant experience required;
additional technical or collegiate education desirable.

·       
A
minimum of 4 years’ experience in education, accelerated education, OVC work
readiness training, entrepreneurship, financial literacy/VSLAs, youth
livelihoods, and/or youth development;

·       
Experience
building technical capacity of local youth-serving organizations through
coaching and supportive supervision;

·       
Experience
conducting training for YSOs and other stakeholders; 

·       
Understanding
of the Ugandan education, youth livelihoods, and out-of-school youth context;

·       
Understanding
of best practices in positive youth development approaches; 

·       
Demonstrated
experience monitoring project activities and managing for outcomes;

·       
Ability
to work independently and as part of a team, prioritizing multiple tasks; 

·       
Ability
to verbally communicate in an engaging manner and write clearly and concisely;

·       
Ability
to build effective relationships with all clients, peers, and stakeholders;

·       
Ability
to work within a cross-cultural setting with tolerance and respect and
negotiate diplomatically;

·       
Knowledge
of/experience with USAID-funded projects preferred.

·       
Language:  Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Ugandan local languages is
an additional advantage.  

 

NB:  This is a Zonal position. Preference will be
given to locals based in the respective location of the ICYD location (Mbarara).

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below.

 

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Here

 

Deadline: 26th March 2021

 

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