Earn 55m annually as Youth Engagement Officer at Restless Development ~ Ugandan Jobline Jobs

Organization:  Restless
Development

Duty
Station:

Kaabong, Uganda

Reports to:   Programme Manager

Salary: UGX 55,054,723 gross
per annum

Preferred
start date 9th March, 2020

Length
of contract 1 years contract

Works
directly with Youth Engagement and Skills and Learning Advisors, and Peer
Educators

Expected
travel National travel will be required. No international travel expected.

 About
Restless Development:

We
know young people have the power to solve the challenges we face in our world,
but they are being side-lined. We are the agency that works with young people
so they can lead in solving those challenges. Whether that means supporting
communities to end child marriage or prevent HIV, we work with young people to
change their lives and the lives of people in their communities. Our programmes
are genuinely life- changing, but we can’t do any of this without talented,
creative individuals at every level of our organization.

About DYNAMIC Programme:

Restless
Development is working in consortia with GOAL, Mercy Corps and VSO in
implementing the Driving 
Youth-led
New Agribusiness and Microenterprise (DYNAMIC) programme which is strengthening
systems and facilitating the creation of sustainable economic opportunities for
disadvantaged Ugandan youth.
DYNAMIC’s
overall goal is to increase the number of young people who are in secure
employment or self-employment and to promote effective and efficient
agricultural market systems for youth.


Job Summary: The
Youth Engagement officer will work directly with the Youth Engagement and the
Skills and Learning 
Advisors
to provide the technical backstopping to the peer education model that support
the full integration of youth into agricultural market systems in Northern
Uganda. She/he will take full responsibility for capacity building of youth and
the facilitation of linkages between youth and other market and community
actors throughout the project, by offering oversight to the delivery of the Peer
Education model.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

·       Lead the recruitment and
selection process for peer educators. which will involve developing selection criteria
and materials, advertising in the target communities and management of peer
educator agreement of responsibilities through formal MOUs

·       Work with other DYNAMIC
team members to organize foundation and top-up trainings for peer educators

·       Manage peer educator
outputs through monthly work plans, regular support, supervision and mentorship
visits

·       Ensure linkages between
peer educators and private sector actors to identify and develop opportunities
to engage youth effectively in their businesses.

·       Support the development
of programme progress reports

·       Work with peer educators
to strengthen youth groups by supporting registrations, networking and resource
mobilization

·       Organize peer educator
debrief to ensure learning from each peer educator cohort is factored into the next

·       Support the youth-led
market research to inform program design, implementation and advocacy

·       Support the DYNAMIC
evaluation and learning component that will add to the body of knowledge on
viable models to support access to secure employment and self-employment for
youth in Uganda

·       Support and organize
youth involvement in agricultural fairs and multi-stakeholder platforms

·       Ensure achievements and
best practices in the Peer Education model are documented and shared for programme
learning and improvement

Management of peer
educator welfare

·       Provide correction, care
and guidance in an approachable, supportive and helpful way to all the peer educators

·       Ensure peer educators
adhere to the provided policies and procedures governing the DYNAMIC Programme

·       Mediate between the
volunteers and communities, when and if communication or programme related problems
occur

·       Ensure peer educators’
relevant activity funds are spent in accordance with donor and DYNAMIC
guidelines

·       Ensure Programme Manager
is aware of emerging issues related to the work of peer educators

Partnership and
Relationship building

·       To build and develop
relationships with District and sub-county government as necessary to support implementation
of the DYNAMIC programme

·       Support the
establishment and maintenance of relationships with target communities, and
local government.

·       Ensure regular
engagement of youth groups with youth structures including the Youth MPs and
National Youth Council

·       Ensure information on
government programmes is shared with youth

·       Work with peer educators
to ensure youth are linked and represented in relevant networks such as farmers’
groups and business associations

·       Ensure opportunities are
created for youth and policy-makers to dialogue and make joint decisions

·       Occasionally working on
weekends and holidays for which time off in lieu can be taken

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       The ideal applicant must
hold a  Degree in Development studies or
other relevant field

·       At least 3 years’
experience designing and delivering youth engagement programmes and
demonstrated experience in Agribusiness and Micro enterprises

·       Experience working in a
consortia type of programmes

·       Experience with
Monitoring and Evaluation systems and research, including participatory
research approaches

·       Experience in market
development

·       Experience working in
Karamoja region, understanding and speaking Ngakarimajong is an added advantage

·       The applicant should
possess a valid riding permit (Class A) and a certificate in defensive riding
course will be an added advantage

·       A clear understanding of
contemporary development issues particularly those related to economic
opportunities for youth

·       Ability to analyse
problems and make sound operational decisions

·       Excellent
organizational, written and verbal communication skills

·       Strong computer literacy
with full knowledge of office applications

·       Experience as a
volunteer will be an added advantage



Restless
Development is an Equal Opportunities employer and seeks to recruit, retain and
develop staff from all sectors of the community and will ensure that no
applicant or staff member receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of
gender, sexual orientation, marital status, social status, caste, race, ethnic
origin, religious belief, age, HIV status, disability, or any other factor that
cannot be shown to be relevant to performance.

Remuneration: We
are proud to commit to a transparent global salary scale, ensuring a fair and
comparable system of pay across all global locations.



Values and Culture: At
Restless Development, we’re proud that the strength and integrity of our Values
has been recognised by staff, beneficiaries, donors and others who we work
with. Beyond this, we have a culture of recognising and celebrating both our
Values and our global achievements with monthly Values Champions and an annual
Values Day.

It
goes without saying that we work hard, at Restless Development. We also
recognise the importance of helping staff to maintain a positive work-life
balance by offering:

·       24 days’ annual leave
(in addition to public holidays).

·       Access to Flexible
Working

·       Generous study leave,
maternity, paternity or adoption leave, and other leave allowances.

Restless
Development is proud to be an employer who recognises potential and invests in
the development of its staff. We are committed to the professional development
of our staff through:

·       Empowering opportunities
to work on significant projects which stretch and inspire staff – allowing them
to develop on-the-job.

·       Regular performance
management.

·       Training and development
opportunities, including supporting our staff to identify mentors both within and
outside of the agency.

·       Quarterly Staff
Workshops for all staff to give and receive agency updates, receive training,
and socialise.

Travel and medical
insurance: 
We
provide medical insurance to staff and two dependents. When travelling abroad
with work, all staff will be covered by Restless Development’s travel
insurance.

·       Ladies are strongly
encouraged to apply.

·       Due to urgency to fill
this position, applications shall be reviewed and considered when and as they
come in. And while we do appreciate your interest in working with us, only
shortlisted candidates shall be contacted

Please note
that Restless Development does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment
process (application, interview, meeting, traveling, processing, training or
any other fees).

Deadline:  By Mid night Wednesday 22nd January, 2020

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