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 Officer will support the Youth Coordinator in the effective implementation, and monitoring of the youth programme activities, in accordance with the organization’s policies, strategies, and available resources.
He/she will support in maintaining effective, professional relationships with training service providers and Youth participating on the programme.
He/She will work with relevant stakeholders including the private sector; to provide guidance, mentorship and counselling for young people to acquire the skills that meet the demands of the labor market and guide them during internships in starting up a promising business as Entrepreneurs.
The Youth Officer will also continually provide counseling services to youths to help them in their businesses or overcome challenges in the workplace.
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
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
Monitor expenditures against the related component of all budgets, providing feedback on progress, and guidance on future spending
Qualifications, Experience And Skills
HND / B.Sc Degree in Business Development, Social Sciences, Youth & Community Development or related field.
Minimum of 2 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