NGO Career Jobs – YPI East Africa Coordinator at Young Peacebuilders Initiative

Organization: Young Peacebuilders
Initiative (YPI)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda. May consider Kigali, Rwanda
Pay Arrangement:                
Competitive local rate based on experience and skills
Reports to:             
YPI Director based in Kampala, Uganda
About YPI:
develops collective impact initiatives nurturing peacebuilding passion and
skill in large numbers of children/youth in contexts impacted by or at high
risk of armed conflict and having very large child/youth populations. These
partnerships also research the peacebuilding impact of their efforts. In this
way YPI helps prevent and end cycles of violence. YPI began operation in 2012
and now has partnerships operating in Rwanda and Burundi.
Job Summary: The YPI East Africa
Coordinator is responsible for managing, supporting and expanding YPI work in
East Africa while maintaining the vision, mission, values and overall strategy
of YPI. The YPI East Africa Coordinator is responsible for the timely
advancement of YPI Africa objectives within budget, including, ensuring
measurement of YPI Africa impact with the support of an international YPI
Academic Advisory Team.
Job Objectives:
East Africa Coordinator will achieve the following objectives, and take on the
following responsibilities, with support and guidance from the YPI Director.
  1. Manage,
    strengthen, expand and build sustainability into YPI partnerships in
    Rwanda and Burundi.
  2. Launch a YPI
    partnership in at least one new East African context within 24 months.
  3. Focusing on
    building local YPI capacity, grow sustainable funding for expanding YPI
Key Duties and
  • Maintain regular
    written and oral reporting to YPI Director on key issues.
 Explore New Contexts for YPI Partnerships:
  • Discover who is
    doing what, where and with whom, related to engaging young peacebuilders.
  • Identify key
    stakeholders from different sectors of society who believe in the YPI
    vision and will become champions to help make it a reality. Include NGO,
    FBO, CBO, religious, government and education leaders, and leaders at
    federal, state, and local levels.
  • Able to
    communicate with a respected university about the need to develop a YPI
    Research Institute that will support YPI research and measure YPI
Support the Formation of New YPI Partnerships:
  • Identify a small
    group of leaders who will gather a broader group of cross sector
    stakeholders and walk them through a YPI formation process.
  • Help them
    clarify and commit to the YPI vision in their context.
  • Help them
    identify obstacles to achieving that vision.
  • Help them agree
    on opportunities to overcome obstacles and develop a strategy and
    prioritized action plan for achieving the YPI vision in their context.
  • Help them
    develop a committed YPI leadership team.
  • Help identify,
    resource and support a committed and qualified YPI Facilitator in each YPI
Strengthen, Expand and Build Sustainability into Operating YPI
  • Ensure
    leadership teams of each YPI in Africa put their prioritized strategy and
    plan into action with a process for continuous progression.
  • Ensure each YPI
    in Africa develops mechanisms for consistent quality communication.
  • Strengthen,
    coach and encourage each YPI leadership team in Africa by helping them
    identify and obtain what is necessary to achieve their YPI objectives.
  • Help continually
    develop the skills of each YPI Facilitator in Africa.
  • Help develop and
    manage YPI Research Institutes in each African context in partnership with
    the context’s YPI leadership team, and YPI Director and YPI Academic Advisor
  • Advise on
    child/youth peace building projects, principles and practices that
    increase likelihood of success.
Grow Sustainable Funding For Expanding YPI Africa
  • Identify,
    cultivate relationships with, pursue and acquire funding from new donors
    to support YPI’s work in Africa.
  • Nurture
    sustainability of each YPI in East Africa by helping direct them toward
    potential funding opportunities.
  • Manage YPI East
    Africa grants and budgets, ensuring timely reporting and contract and
    donor guideline compliance.
 Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant
    should hold a Bachelors degree in related field
  • Proven ability
    to build collaborative partnerships and negotiate multiple relationships
    with various partners
  • Demonstrated
    budgeting, proposal writing, grants acquisition and management skills
  • At least five
    (5) years of experience in peace-building, development and/or related
    fields, including democracy and governance issues such as civil society
  • Dynamic
    entrepreneurial leader with creative problem-solving skills, particularly
    in challenging situations
  • Excellent
    interpersonal and networking skills, as well as the ability to build and
    conduct effective professional working relationships at all levels, both
    internally and externally
  • Demonstrated
    financial management and program administration experience
  • Strong oral and
    written communications skills
  • Cultural
    sensitivity and adaptability
  • Experience
    working in conflict-affected contexts
  • Some research
    experience, preferably designing and implementing qualitative social
    research with children
  • Spoken and
    written fluency in English and local language(s)
How to Apply:
candidates should submit a CV with an application letter to Carol at

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