Youth Engagement Officer – HCDExchange Project Jobs – John Snow, Inc. (JSI)

Job Title:   Youth Engagement Officer – HCDExchange Project

Organisation: John Snow, Inc. (JSI)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: HCDExchange Director


About US:

John Snow, Inc. is a public health research and consulting firm in the United States and around the world. Named after the English physician John Snow, JSI, with its nonprofit partner JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., provides technical and managerial assistance to public health programs worldwide.


Job Summary:  As an integral member of HCDExchange team and an experienced youth ASRH professional, the Youth Engagement Officer (YEO) will lead HCDExchange’s charge in the practical integration and meaningful engagement of youth towards our main focus of building an HCD+ASRH learning community. The YEO will be dedicated to increased youth engagement and capacity in HCD+ASRH program design and implementation. She/he will coordinate the activities of the youth leadership hub (YLH) to ensure integration with the broader priorities of learning and community building. The YEO will increase the voice of youth within HCDExchange, and in the community of practice and will champion the value of HCD approaches and the mission of the HCDExchange.


Work with the Senior Community Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation Lead, and HCDExchange Director to develop an activity schedule for 2022 that contributes to increased learning and networks related to HCD+ASRH among the COP through youth engagement. Key references will be: the youth leadership hub Strategic Plan and other HCDExchange strategic and operational documents.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Networks and connections being made between youth/youth organizations and ASRH organizations by Youth Leadership Hub and HCDExchange
  • HCDExchange youth-targeted communication materials/events are being created
  • HCDExchange youth-targeted communication materials/events are being accessed by youth
  • Curated and co-created HCD/ASRH tools, resources & standards to guide and facilitate the application of HCD in ASRH among youth
  • Support the HCDExchange Secretariat to raise awareness of and learn about the integration of HCD into ASRH programming by using HCD approaches and creating space for learning and experience.
  • Work with the ASRH Advisor and the communications specialist to create resources towards establishing a better understanding of HCD, ASRH, and MYE for different stakeholders targeted by the HCDExchange community of practice.
  • Encourage and advance Meaningful Youth Engagement (MYE) across HCDExchange’s activities
  • Work with the secretariat team to adapt the YLH program by embedding associates into work streams of the HCDExchange secretariat
  • Support the recruitment and oversee the mentorship of the YLH members
  • Manage the YLH activities across the HCDExchange pillars and as required by the Activity and Line Manager

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, such as public health, development studies, international development, or nonprofit management, experience in Human Centered Design is a plus.
  • Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork, and planning skills as well as an ability to multitask, meet deadlines, and work effectively in a complex environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including excellent facilitation skills and demonstrated technical writing skills for publication.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse international teams.
  • Skills and experience that provide an added advantage
  • Experience and comfort levels in the adolescent and sexual and reproductive health field, and especially nuances around rights, gender, safeguarding, and ethics
  • Experience in coaching, mentoring, and building the capacity of networks of people and organizations such as youth, governmental systems, and NGOs.
  • Language: Preference is for a bilingual (French and English) candidate. English is the working language for this assignment; excellent oral and written communications and presentation skills in English are required. Working knowledge of French will be an added advantage.


How to Apply:

To apply, please use this link to submit your CV and a short cover letter outlining why you’re an excellent candidate for this role.


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Note that this is a “local hire” — candidates must be nationals of a country located in East Africa or South Asia.


Deadline: 10th January, 2022 (EAT time) by 5:00pm. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


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