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Friday, 19 April 2013

Youth Advisor - ActionAid International Uganda

Job title: Youth Advisor, Kampala

ActionAid International Uganda (AAIU) seeks an Advisor specified in the areas of YOUTH and GOVERNANCE to help improve the quality of public education for children and support youth to become drivers of change towards a poverty-free planet.
AAIU has national coverage through its Local Rights Programmes (LRPs) in ten districts. The Youth Advisor will work closely with the LRPs and the Youth in all districts. AAIU Human Rights Based Approach emphasis the building of civic competence to challenge injustices, empower the youth to practice their roles and responsibilities and be able to demand the fulfillment of human rights from their leaders.

Employment type: Full time
Country: Uganda
City / Location: Kampala
Job category: NGO/Nonprofit Charitable Organizations
Min. years of experience: 4 years
Minimum degree: Masters degree
Closing date: April 23, 2013 - 5pm
Key result areas:
Build capacity in developing programs, planning and implementation of youth and children friendly focused interventions
Support the development of advocacy strategies to champion the youth agenda
Develop and enhance policy engagement and strategic development in the areas of governance and civic participation
Help strengthening meaningful participation of the youth in interventions at the LRP level to national, regional and global campaigns
Required qualifications:
Master's Degree in any social sciences, development studies or similar qualification
At least 4 years relevant experience working with youth development issues in developing countries
Good at Campaigns and advocacy with proven experience of managing and implementing successful campaigns with youth and other special interest groups
Experience of working with youth programmes (ideally in at least one area of youth in design, implementation and/or M&E)
Profound research, advocacy & lobby skills with knowledge on the use of ICTS, Social media for mobilization and advocacy
Strong strategic, research and policy analysis skills
Contact/How to apply:
All applications must include a letter of motivation and an updated CV should be forwarded by email to advisor2@ms.dk with a subject line: Application for AAIU Youth Advisor position.