Youth Program Technical Advisor - Tirana
PURPOSE OF POSITION
This position leads the effective roll-out of the Youth strategic objective with a key priority for WVA&K in ensuring that the implementation of Youth Technical Program has a positive impact on the lives of children and youth in program working areas. WVA&K is looking to apply the latest thinking on good practice for Youth programming including integrating development and advocacy which will guarantee a right based approach with the final goal at increasing sustain child wellbeing.
Provide leadership to the Youth Program strategic guidance development
Provide progress information on strategy and initiative KPIs
Take the lead in any adjustment and actions required to achieve the strategy and the Youth Technical Approach/Program
Provide ongoing technical advice to staff and partners for Youth programming, (including for development, advocacy and humanitarian response)
Provide support to Area Programs (APs) to build understanding of good Youth practices including organising or facilitating trainings and other capacity building events where appropriate
Provide specific mentoring and support to WV Youth Zonal Coordinators to build technical capacity
Lead sectoral learning across the organisation for internal and external use
Designs follow WV’s development approach promoting community / child led activities that are empowering and benefit the most vulnerable children and youth
Ensure Zonal and APs’ staff understands, follow or promote local authorities to follow government standards
Quality monitoring tools developed and used
Evaluations capture findings on the impact of youth engagement and empowerment
Support the development of humanitarian response designs related to youth engagement
Learnings from monitoring and evaluations are documented and applied to new designs
Represent WVA on selected national level networks related to Youth programming
Engage with WV regional and global sectoral networks for sharing and learning
Meet regularly with relevant government ministry and departments to share good practice and undertake joint activities/events
Engage with national government ministries around policy change or implementation
Meet with other international agencies to explore the opportunities of collaboration in Youth programming, learning and advocacy
Support Zonal coordinators and APs to develop networks with relevant government line agencies and to develop local level partnerships for delivery of quality Youth programming
Support Grants Team to engage with donors around good practice, including evidenced based information and research from WVA programming
Work with the Grants Unit to prepare Concept papers and Proposals on Youth Empowerment and Engagement.
Support Youth program staff while implementing Youth Technical Program
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Bachelor degree in a relevant field – social science, development studies, adult education, master preferred.
At least 3 years of experience in development work
Strong team player – must be able to form and lead a number of cross-functional working groups.
Strong interpersonal skills – ability to draw commitment from other parts of the organisation.
Good interpersonal skills and cross-cultural sensitivity, abilities to work as a team.
Effective in written and oral communication; able to speak and write with a high standard of English
Able to work multifunctional tasks in the pressure of time and the of the changing organization procedures.
Computer literacy; strong computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Good understanding of different approaches to partnering, and the requirements these involve. Previous work in developing partnering approaches preferred
Experience participating in program assessment, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation processes - preferred.
Experience with faith, community based and child focused empowerment programs - preferred
Deadline for applications is December 6, 2016.
Only shortlisted applicants will be notified for the next step of recruitment process!!