Youth Development Specialist

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Youth Development Specialist

Description

Youth Development Specialist – Uganda – ICYD Activity
Kampala, Uganda
Full-time
Company Description
EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT CENTER (EDC)

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

EDC promotes equity and access to high quality education and health services and products that contribute to thriving communities where people from diverse backgrounds learn, live, and work together. We support an inclusive workplace culture that embraces many perspectives and broadens our understanding of the communities we serve, enhancing and enriching our work.

Project Description

Job Description
The Youth Development Specialist will lead ICYD’s integration of positive youth development strategies and approaches within activities. S/he will provide technical direction and guidance to local sub partners implementing accelerated/alternative education and workforce readiness/skills development activities for young people in the targeted districts. S/he will also support coordination across ICYD’s youth development, education, and OVC streams of work.

Qualifications
The candidate for the position of Youth Development Specialist shall have at a minimum the following qualifications:

Education

Master’s degree in a field relevant to education and youth development.
Skills and Experience

A minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible technical experience in education and youth programs.
Recognized expertise in youth education and development.
Experience in accelerated education programs required.
Experience in youth workforce readiness, soft skills, work-based learning, and/or entrepreneurship required.

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