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Saturday, 20 July 2013

Training and Development Specialist, Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative

Training and Development Specialist, Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative
General Information

Location: Uganda
Division: Education Programs Division
Reports To: Chief of Party
Date Posted: 7/11/2013
Application Deadline: 8/16/2013
Position Summary

IREX is currently seeking a Training and Development Specialist for a Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative in Uganda. The program aims to address exploitative child labor among youth (15-18) by helping them to develop marketable skills to secure employment, and by supporting their engagement as leaders in their local communities.

This position is contingent on funding.

Eligibility: Ugandan citizens are encouraged to apply
Duties & Responsibilities

Provide creative vision, technical design, and implementation oversight to the training and development component of this youth development program.
Oversee and contribute technical input on youth development training; oversee and develop the creation of appropriate training curriculum for youth and youth-serving professionals.
Support the formation of and activities for youth-serving organizations and networks.
Ensure that activities and milestones are implemented on track and that deliverables are of high quality.
Contribute to the development of annual plans, work plans, and reports.
Manage project staff and implementing partners.
Maintain effective working relationships with local partners and stakeholders, including government officials.

Minimum of three years of experience in a leadership position responsible for developing livelihoods, training, and development interventions.
Experience with the technical aspects related to the Applicant’s proposed strategy, including skills training, employment generation, entrepreneurship, alternative/additional income generation, youth employment, and social protection, as applicable.
Experience in projects promoting leadership development.
Understanding of youth empowerment and development issues.
Experience working successfully with government agencies and private organizations engaged in promoting youth empowerment and development, including the provision of livelihoods and social services.
Experience working with employers' organizations, trade unions, or other civil society organizations.
Outstanding English communication skill