10 No Experience Youth Advocate Jobs – Restless Development

Organisation: Restless Development
Project Name: My Voice My Rights (MVMR) programme
Reports to: Restless Development Programme Officer 
Duty Station: Jinja and Mayuge, Uganda
About US:
Restless
Development is an international non-profit organization which is embarking on
becoming the global banner carrier for youth-led development; demonstrating at
the grassroots and policy levels that young people can and must play a lead
role in development. Over the past five years, Restless Development has more
than tripled the size of its budgets and programmes, and has been repeatedly
cited as a model of best practice in youth-led development by the World Bank,
DFID, UNICEF and others.
About MVMR Programme:
Restless
Development in partnership with AfriYAN(both members of the youth Noise
Coalition)will for two years (2016 and 2017) implement the My Voice My Right
(MVMR) Programme in Mayuge and Jinja Districts of Eastern Uganda and Kampala in
Central Uganda (for advocacy). The overall objective of this programme is to
increase the number of young people living in rural areas who have access to
Sexuality Education (SE) & youth-friendly health services. Specifically,
MVMR programme aims at empowering young people with knowledge and skills to
effect change in their own lives and that of their peers and communities, by
making informed choices, and advocating for effective service delivery using
the existing government policies and strategies on sexual and reproductive
health and rights among other development priorities. In the Districts,
Restless Development will work through the existing District and Sub-County
structures. The programme will directly target Community Based Organisations,
Health centre service providers and primary school teachers whose capacity
shall be built to effectively support young people’s access to sexuality
education and youth friendly health services. 
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Job Summary: The Youth Advocate’s main duties are to work with
Restless Development staff members and other MVMR implementing partners
by: 
  • Participating fully in advocates foundation  and refresher training
  • Planning and implementing assigned MVMR
    advocacy  activities
  • Keenly monitoring and reporting on MVMR
    programme activities and their progress
  • Networking and building partnerships with
    relevant stakeholders
  • Transparently managing programme finances
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Programme
Implementation: Planning & Implementing All Assigned  MVMR 
Advocacy Activities (55%)
  • Act As A Role Model
  • Be a youth advocate in your community,
    someone they can respect, approach and confide in
  • Act as a voice for young people before policy
    and decision makers at local and National level.
  • Work with Restless Development’s MVMR Team,
    AfriYAN Team, District leaders, Sub county leaders, Health centre in
    charges and Parish Chiefs to: -Ensure that the following MVMR activities
    are implemented effectively to meet the set targets, on time and within
    budget.
  • As advocates for action you will be required
    to implement the following activities;
  • Carry out Youth led-research and advocacy at
    district level on youth sexual reproductive health
  • Support AfriYAN Coalition members with
    evidence to inform their national level advocacy
  • Regular communication with AfriYAN members
    (buddying system/social media platform?)
  • Carry out district youth consultations to
    investigate key SRH challenges affecting youth and their suggested
    solutions
  • Work with a technical consultant to assess
    the level of implementation of existing adolescent health policy.
  • Work with AfriYAN to conduct youth-led
    district level advocacy.
  • Present at SRHR Dialogues at the district
    level.
  • Use UNICEF’s U-report to support advocacy
    efforts.
  • Actively participate in budgeting processes
    related to ASRHR
  • Take part in A4A training
2. Networking: Networking
and Building Partnerships with relevant stakeholders (20%)
  • Identify and strengthen partnerships with key
    local stakeholders, including community leaders, religious leaders,
    teachers, health centre staff, parents, local government councillors and
    officials
  • Build working relationships with all
    stakeholders
3. Training: Participating
Fully in Advocates Training (15%)
  • Ensure 100% attendance rate at training
    sessions
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Restless Development’s
    mission and values
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Access to
    Sexual Reproductive Health (ASRH) including comprehensive sexuality
    education (CSE) issues and youth-led advocacy.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the aim and
    objectives of the MVMR project
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Restless
    Development’s valuable life skills including Decision Making/Problem
    Solving, Interpersonal Communication, Coping and Self-Management, Healthy
    Lifestyle, Motivation/Leadership 
4. M&E: Monitoring
and Reporting On Keep It Real Programme Activities and their Progress (10%)
  • Prepare detailed workplans, using a standard
    format to be submitted to the Programme officer monthly basis.
  • Complete participant lists, activity reports
    and monthly summary reports accurately and submit monthly.
  • The incumbent will complete event proposal
    forms and submit at least 2 weeks prior to the date of the proposed event.
  • Complete a detailed event report, using the
    prescribed form, on a monthly basis.
  • Create a map/ data base of institution and
    stakeholder related to your advocacy work in the sub county you are
    working.
  • Complete attendance registers that record age
    and gender of participants for every workshop and every activity that you
    facilitate or attend.
  • Avail time for routine evidence based
    decision making meeting with programme officer to allow informed decision.
5. Finance Management: Transparently
Managing Programme Finances Uphold Organisation Policy (5%)
  • Submit event proposals for funds two weeks
    prior to the event
  • Submit documentation/receipts to show full
    accountability of funds used.
  • Provide security update to allow timely and
    effective support from Restless Development staff
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Restless Youth Advocate should preferably
    be a graduate though the minimum level should be A’ level
  • The applicants must be a Ugandan aged between
    18 to 28.
  • Must be committed to the principle of
    volunteering to support community development.
  • Broad working knowledge of, or Interest in
    Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health issues and advocacy.
  • Experience of facilitating community
    dialogues and youth meetings
  • Computer literacy skills( Microsoft word,
    Excel and Power point)
  • Proven ability to connect with fellow young
    people in his/her District.
  • Ability to participate in the programme
    between March 2015 to December 2016
  • Fluent in English, Lusoga/Luganda
  • Must be a resident of Jinja and Mayuge; and
    willing to work with in these Districts.
  • Personal commitment to Restless Development’s
    mission and values.
Duration of Contract: 1st March – 31st December  2016
How to Apply:
All
suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to fill out this
form, download
here
and attach the following;
  • Relevant copies of your academic and any
    professional qualifications
  • One recommendation from either your last
    institution or a person of repute who is well informed of your experience
    and knowledge.
  • Reference letter of good conduct from your
    LC, university or your former school.
Please
send your completed hard copy application to:
Restless
Development offices
Plot
6 Acacia Road (Behind Cool Breeze Hotel, Safari Inn boda stage)
P.O.
Box 1208 Jinja. Uganda
OR
Email
the Fully Filled Application form accompanied with all the required
Documentation to aloysious@restlessdevelopment.org
NB: 
Applicants who don’t heat from us by 26th February 2016 should consider
their  applications unsuccessful.
Deadline: 5th February 2016 by 5:30 pm (East Africa Time)

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