Youth Advisor Career Opportunity – ActionAid Uganda (AAU)

Job Title:     Youth Advisor
Organisation: ActionAid
Uganda (AAU)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About ActionAid:
ActionAid is an International Development Agency working in over 50
countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. ActionAid’s mission
is to work with the poor and the ActionAid Uganda (AAU), a national development
organization registered under the laws of Uganda and with a local Board.
Job Summary: The Youth
Advisor will provide efficient capacity development to both national staff at
the ActionAid office and its partner organisations. Please note that this
position is only available for people who are not residing in Uganda – see more
information below for further details. The primary focus will be on youth
activism improving governance in delivery of social services, promoting civic
participation and build resilience to emerging threats in the context for
Youth. We seek to strengthen the capacity of ActionAid countries to engage in
activism, campaigning and policy through training and identification of
existing best practices (both strategy and tactics) to empower youth and women.
Key Duties and
The incumbent will develop and support regional
Youth groups and link them with regional youth advisors.
Support the creation and strengthening of
existing leadership fora for youth and women at local and national levels to
build leadership to influence governance processes and link with global
Develop and strengthen solidarity among
children, women, youth, justice seekers, over sight groups and other
stakeholders for common action through social, digital, electronic and print
In charge of capacity development on organizing
and alliance building.
Develop and build the capacity of the youth
groups, women groups, community watch groups and justice seekers, to challenge
human rights violations through nonviolent direct action, develop resilience
mechanisms and monitor performance of governments on their commitments and
Offer timely support in the implementation
ActionAid’s youth strategy in the East Africa region.
Ensure a feminist lens and Young women’s
representation in all the youth groups.
Key Result Areas:
ActionAid and youth partners strengthen their
capacity in developing Youth led programs, planning and implementation of youth
and children friendly and focused interventions.
Improved knowledge and skills in developing
clear advocacy strategy(ies) to champion the Youth agenda.
A clear Activista Policy engagement and
strategic development in the arenas of governance and civic participation in
the region.
Support meaningful participation in programmes
and interventions from the national to the LRPs and then regionally and
globally for Youth Work.
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should preferably hold a Master’s
degree (or equivalent work experience) in youth organizing, campaigning,
governance, political science, international relations, law, gender issues,
youth policies, or other relevant fields.
At least five years of capacity building
experience on youth work, campaigning, coalition building and position
advancement through advocacy.
Traceable experience of working in a capacity
building position in an international organization is a must; preferably four
years’ experience should be in capacity building initiatives with Youth.
Related experience in East and Southern Africa
is desirable. (Working experience in an international development organization
will be a distinct advantage).
Demonstrated ability to work well as part of a
cross-cultural team is essential.
Ability to develop and maintain a range of mid
to high-level working relationships within ActionAid and; among international
partners, and with civil society is desirable.
Prior experience working collaboratively with
civil society, government and or with private sector preferred.
Substantive experience in network building and
advocacy work.
Proven organizing and campaigning skills.
Demonstrated people management and relations
building skills.
Familiarity with Human Rights Based Approaches.
Proven ability to advocate and provide policy
Ability to lead strategic planning, program
development and implementation, results-based management and reporting.
Ability to develop and maintain strong
partnerships and mobilize resources.
Familiarity with working with networks globally
is essential, with knowledge of such networks and organizations specifically in
the area of political and civil rights is highly desirable.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
a letter of motivation and an updated CV (totalling no more than 4 pages) by
email to with a subject line Ref: Uganda Youth Advisor. The
application package should not exceed 2 MBs.
Deadline: 11th
September 2016
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