Youth Outreach Coordinator USAID Project Jobs – Education Development Center (EDC)


Job Title:    Youth Outreach Coordinator

Organisation: Education
Development Center (EDC)

Duty Station:  Kampala
/ Wakiso, Uganda


About US:

Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions
to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity, with a
focus on vulnerable and under-served populations.  Since 1958, we
have been a leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and
innovative programs in more than 80 countries around the world.


About USAID Project:

The goal of the
five-year, USAID-funded Integrated Child and Youth Development (ICYD) Activity
is for Ugandan children and youth, especially the most vulnerable, to receive
the support and services necessary to lead resilient, healthy, and productive lives.


Job Summary:  The Youth Outreach Coordinator (Zonal) will
provide technical support and monitoring to youth-serving grantee organizations
(YSOs). The grants will fall under two tracks:

·       Track 1: Alternative & Accelerated
Education Grants: focus on preparing out-of-school youth to return to grades
5-7 through accelerated catch-up programs.

·       Track 2: Workforce Readiness & Soft
Skills Grants: focus on out-of-school at-risk youth and OVC, youth
transitioning out of pediatric HIV care, and HIV+ young parents/household
heads, in alignment with USAID/Uganda’s youth strategy and other ICYD project


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  As a member of the ICYD Activity team at the
zonal level: 

·       Actively contribute to ICYD’s youth work by
liaising with EDC’s home office Youth Technical Advisor, ICYD Grants Manager
and ICYD youth focal points at national level and providing technical guidance
and support to youth-serving YSOs implementing activities under Tasks 1 and 2,
including in planning and implementation of accelerated learning programs, work
readiness training, financial literacy and VSLA models, and work-based learning

·       Conduct regular monitoring of all project
activities implemented by YSO grantees;

·       Coordinate with ICYD’s monitoring, evaluation
& learning team to monitor relevant project indicators;

·       Participate in surveys and impact assessments
related to youth return to school and/or work readiness preparation;

·       Conduct quarterly and yearly planning with
YSO grantees, and contribute YSO grantee plans and strategies to an integrated
zonal level project work plan;

·       Review progress against the work plan on
monthly, quarterly basis with national and zonal project teams;

·       Prepare written reports on project activities
and results on a monthly and quarterly basis;

·       Document and share achievements and best
practices to improve programming;

·       Conduct these and other tasks as required in
support of ICYD Activity goals.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       The applicant for the Education Development
Center (EDC) Youth Outreach Coordinator must hold a BA and 4 to 5 years of
directly relevant experience required; additional technical or collegiate
education desirable.

·       A minimum of 4 years’ experience in
education, accelerated education, OVC work readiness training,
entrepreneurship, financial literacy/VSLAs, youth livelihoods, and/or youth

·       Experience building technical capacity of
local youth-serving organizations through coaching and supportive supervision;

·       Experience conducting training for YSOs and
other stakeholders; 

·       Understanding of the Ugandan education, youth
livelihoods, and out-of-school youth context;

·       Understanding of best practices in positive
youth development approaches; 

·       Demonstrated experience monitoring project
activities and managing for outcomes;

·       Ability to work independently and as part of
a team, prioritizing multiple tasks; 

·       Ability to verbally communicate in an
engaging manner and write clearly and concisely;

·       Ability to build effective relationships with
all clients, peers, and stakeholders;

·       Ability to work within a cross-cultural
setting with tolerance and respect and negotiate diplomatically;

·       Knowledge of/experience with USAID-funded
projects preferred.

·       Language: 
Fluency in English is
required. Knowledge of Ugandan local languages is an additional advantage.  


NB:  This is a Zonal position. Preference will be
given to locals based in the respective location of the ICYD location


How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below.




Deadline: 26th March 2021


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