Education Specialist Job Opportunity at International Youth Foundation (IYF)

Job Title: Education

Organisation: International Youth Foundation (IYF)
Funding Source: U.S. Department of Labor’s (USDOL) Bureau of
International Labor Affairs (ILAB)
Project Name: African Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative in
Uganda (AYEDI)
Reports to:  Project Director
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About IYF:
The International Youth Foundation (IYF) invests in the extraordinary potential
of young people. Founded in 1990, IYF builds and maintains a worldwide
community of businesses, governments, and civil society organizations committed
to empowering youth to be healthy, productive, and engaged citizens. IYF
programs are catalysts for change that help young people obtain a quality
education, gain employability skills, make healthy choices, and improve their communities.
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About Project:
Supported by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (USDOL) Bureau of International
Labor Affairs (ILAB), if selected, IYF will manage a $3 million cooperative
agreement to support efforts in Uganda (in up to 19 focus districts: Amuru,
Bugiri, Bushenyi, Dokolo, Gulu, Ibanda, Iganga, Isingiro, Kamuli, Kamwenge,
Kapchowra, Kasese, Lira, Luwero, Mayuge, Mbale, Pader, Oyam, and Sironko) to
address exploitative child labor among youth (ages 15 to 18) by helping them
develop marketable skills to secure decent work and serve as civic leaders in
their communities. The project will also seek to enhance livelihoods for youth
and their households, support civic engagement by youth and encourage youth to
take on leadership roles within their communities. This project is intended to
serve as a pilot youth empowerment and development initiative that could be
replicated in other African countries. The duration of the project is four (4)
years. The project start date will be no later than December 31, 2013.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Take
    lead in the strategy design and implementation of activities focusing on
    the promotion of education opportunities for youth between the ages of 15
    to 18.
  • Leads
    the capacity building efforts for youth serving institutions in targeted
    districts who provide educational services to youth vulnerable to or
    engaged in child labor.
  • Develops
    strategies for promoting access to and continued enrollment, retention,
    and completion of formal and non-formal education programs and vocational
    training programs for youth between the ages of 15 and 18 years.
  • Manages
    activities that integrate working and out-of-school children and youth
    into a quality education (formal or non-formal) or vocational training
  • Manage
    the provision of tutoring, scholarships and support services to youth
    targeted by the program to complete primary or secondary school.
  • Develops
    and/or strengthens partnerships with academic institutions including
    technical colleges and training institutes that provide vocational and
    other training opportunities for youth.
  • Actively
    promotes and secures the commitment and ownership of government and other
    local stakeholders for education services in order to enhance the
    likelihood that effective services or models will continue beyond the life
    of the project
  • Responsible
    for developing or adapting training curricula as needed.
  • Contribute
    to the development of periodic or annual reports and workplans as scheduled
    by the Project Director.
Skills and Experience:
The candidate
should possess three years of experience in a leadership position responsible
for developing education interventions and the technical aspects related to the
project, including student assessment, teacher training, educational
materials/curriculum development, educational management, and educational
monitoring and information systems, as applicable. 
Experience on a USDOL-funded project strongly preferred.
in basic and secondary education projects.
of child labor issues, including special educational needs of youth removed
from child labor when they enter/return to school.
working with vulnerable children and their households, preferably in Uganda.
working successfully with Ministries of Education and other government
agencies, networks of educators, employers’ organizations, and trade unions or
comparable entities.
in both written and spoken English language.
of local languages preferred. 
working in the targeted districts in Uganda.
an understanding of Uganda’s education policies; formal, non-formal, and
vocational education systems and programs; and the populations that they are
meant to serve.
knowledge of the Ugandan youth context.
How to Apply:
All candidates should send their documents in English via email to with “Uganda DOL-ES – Your Name” in the subject line:
Completed IYF Field Office Application for Employment, Completed Employee
Biographical Data Sheet (available at,
a cover Letter and an updated resume / Curriculum Vitae

Ugandan nationals are encouraged to apply.

The International Youth Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Deadline: 6th September, 2013

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