Youth Engagement Advisor Job Placement - Grassroot Soccer (GRS)

Organization: Grassroot Soccer (GRS)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Soccer Partnerships Program Manager

About US:
Grassroot Soccer (GRS) is an innovative, international adolescent health organisation that educates, inspires and mobilises at-risk young people to overcome their greatest health challenges and live healthier, more productive lives. As a leader in the Sport for Development field, GRS uses the power of soccer to connect young people with the mentors, information and health services they need to thrive, and empowers adolescents to make educated choices about pressing health challenges such as HIV and AIDS, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and gender-based violence. GRS’s evidence-based programmes, led by trained local Coaches, incorporate soccer into dynamic lessons about health and wellness that engage young people and break down cultural barriers. With proven results and a constant focus on research and innovation, GRS has reached over 2 million young people in 50 countries with adolescent-friendly health education.

Job Summary: The Youth Engagement Advisor supports the USAID Integrated Community Agriculture and Nutrition team to implement evidence-based youth friendly approaches across all program activities in the community. The Youth Engagement Advisor will be responsible for coordinating and managing the implementation of youth programming and integrating activities under program objectives. This includes overall program planning, advising on youth-friendly approaches, execution and reporting, ensuring effective delivery of the curriculum, consistent use of the monitoring and evaluation tools, and account management of program budgets.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Technical Advisor:
·         Lead on integrating youth-friendly approaches, policies, and standards within all program outputs
·         Develop and coordinate locally-based youth advisory committee to inform development, field test, and ensure acceptability of youth approaches on all program outputs
·         Support all partners to execute best practices and integrate youth advisory committee learnings into program activities
·         Develop and sustain in country relationships with key stakeholders, technical working groups, and government ministries
·         The incumbent will also explore the development of partnerships and additional funding opportunities
·         Help with special projects as appropriate to ensure Grassroot Soccer meets programmatic deliverables and commitments
Project Coordination:
·         Plan and coordinate all Grassroot Soccer-related project activities, including but not limited to trainings, coach development courses, interventions, and events
·         Execute all Grassroot Soccer programming according to grant deliverables
·         Develop and oversee task lists and schedules that effectively allocate time and resources for all project objectives
·         Manage recruitment, selection, and training of all coaches, volunteers, and program participants
·         Oversee implementation of regular intervention cycles, community events and progress against targets
·         Assist in training facilitation where needed
·         Provide routine updates and reports to project management
M&E Support:
·         Work with local staff and GRSP to ensure that data submission process is functioning efficiently and effectively
·         Identify any gaps in data flow process and communicate needs to GRS and employing organization.
·         Assist employing organization to standardize procedures and effective protocols for capturing, submitting and presenting data.
·         Assist in report writing and program reviews.
·         Provide support to employing organization so that all organizations are able to receive and understand timely and accurate data
·         Provide support to host organization M&E Officer and Program Engagement Advisor to understand GRS
Financial Management:
·         Provide the administrative and logistical tasks required to efficiently run partnerships support.
·         Coordinate and track project expenditures
·         Ensure coaches receive compensation in a timely and appropriate manner
·         Develop and manage budgets where needed
·         Ensure timely and accurate financial reporting
·         Gather and synthesize financial and narrative reports


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in social work, public health, development or other social science or related field.
·         At least five to seven years of experience implementing donor-funded positive youth development programs
·         At least three years of experience working on USG funded programs
·         Professional level written and verbal communication skills in English
·         Proficiency in standard computing applications
·         Keen attention to detail
·         Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines and high programme targets
·         Ability to manage daily work assignments with little supervision
·         Ability to interact professionally with diverse groups
·         An interest in sports preferred, and an appreciation of its extraordinary potential to impact social development
·         Passion for and commitment to Grassroot Soccer’s mission
·         Experience working in Acholi, Kigezi, and/or Karamoja is a plus

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their updated CVs and cover letters to: jobs@grassrootsoccer.org with the subject line indicated as “Youth Engagement Advisor".


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