Youth Outreach Coordinator – Gulu, Uganda – ICYD Activity job at Education Development Center (EDC)

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Vacancy title:
Youth Outreach Coordinator – Gulu, Uganda – ICYD Activity

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Education, and Training , Category: Management ]

Jobs at:

Education Development Center (EDC)

Deadline of this Job:
01 July 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Gulu , East Africa

Date Posted: Wednesday, June 22, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Job Description
Reporting to the Senior Zone Manager, the Youth Outreach Coordinator will provide technical support and monitoring to youth-serving grantee organizations (YSOs). The grants will fall under two tracks:
• Alternative & Accelerated Education Grants: focus on preparing out-of-school youth to return to grades 5-7 through accelerated catch-up programs.
• 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.

As a member of the ICYD Activity team at the zonal level:
• 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 the 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.

The candidate for the position of Youth Outreach Coordinator shall have at a minimum the following qualifications:
• 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.
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Lëb Acoli, and Lëbla?o is strongly preferred.

Education Requirement: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 48

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