We work to prevent family breakdown and care for children who have lost parental care, or who risk losing it. We work with communities, partners and states to ensure that the rights of all children, in every society, are respected and fulfilled.
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The Youth Development Coordinator will support all Youth Development-related activities at the programme locations and will work with other Youth Development team members and Community Development workers in supporting key matters that affect the development of youths in the Programme location.
He/She will coordinate the effective planning (including budgeting), implementation, and monitoring of the youth programme activities, in accordance with the organization’s policies, strategies, and available resources.
This role will be responsible for ensuring a comprehensive range of high standards of Youth Welfare and Empowerment by:
Encouraging independent entrepreneurship by inspiring young people to set up their own businesses
Working with relevant stakeholders and the private sector to create fair and proper jobs
Educating and coaching youths in skills that meet the demands of the local labor market.
Support the development of a strategy for SOS Children’s Villages, one that reflects needs, assets and programming direction that is in line with best practices in the fields of Education, Child Protection and Youth Livelihoods and creates synergies between different projects and programs
Work closely with internal stakeholders to ensure that child and youth protection issues are sufficiently integrated into all aspects of programming
He/She will develop and build on existing synergies with other programming areas, such as GBV, Economic Development, Health and Protection
Lead regular reviews of specified programs, make recommendations for improvements, and ensure lessons learned are documented and used to improve programs outcomes and approaches
Collaboration with protection, economic development and adolescent reproductive health programs to ensure cross-sectoral linkages and sound technical approaches
Effective networking and engagement with other actors and institutions designing, researching and implementing child-centred methodologies
Qualifications, Experience And Skills
HND / B.Sc Degree in Business Development, Social Sciences, Youth & Community Development or related field.
Minimum of 5 years experience in youth business development work and business advisory; guidance and counselling of young people; entrepreneurs and/or small-medium enterprises (SMEs) or self-employments.
Good knowledge of Youth behavior and Youth social networks with demonstrated success in working with youth, particularly in group settings.
Good knowledge of Child/ Youth Development and programming with the ability to develop and implement curriculum for youth capacity building.
Ability to mentor and coach young people.
Familiar with designing and managing major donor projects and understanding of donor compliance.
Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
Experience of working through systems of community participation and accountability.