Yerevan AP Youth Coordinator
Yerevan Area Program Youth Coordinator
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
To provide technical and organizational support and oversee the contextualization and implementation of WV Armenia youth projects in Yerevan Area Program (AP), to liaise and work closely with youth related structures, stakeholders and community members locally, and carry out day-to-day coordination of respective project interventions and activities, including supervision and monitoring of efforts of assigned program support staff and service contractors for accomplishing program deliverables in compliance with Youth program/ project log frames, work plans and budgets.
Initiate and lead effective implementation of Youth program/ grant project activities in Yerevan AP, ensuring timeliness, efficiency and good quality of work;
Establish systems, processes, contextualize models to support Yerevan AP Manager in having one common approach in solving the raised issues within the scope of Youth programming;
Provide technical guidance and input in timely responding and finding solutions to issues related to Youth sector activities, in consultation with CO Youth Program Manager and Yerevan AP Manager;
Provide technical input and coordination of local advocacy actions in Youth promotion issues, under the guidance of Advocacy and Youth Program Managers;
Support Yerevan AP in testing/ piloting new models relevant to Youth sector. Contextualize models to work with the most vulnerable in collaboration with CO Child Protection & Education, Youth and Economic Development Program Managers;
Ensure the quality monitoring of all training/capacity building events within the scope of Youth programming according to the quality standards;
Develop ToRs for service providers/ contractors, supervise and monitor delivery and quality of provided service;
Administer Youth project budget within approved spending levels, and in collaboration with Yerevan AP Administrative Coordinator, ensuring accurate and timely budget spending;
As Operations team member, actively participate in Yerevan AP different meetings, events, initiatives, discussions, including feedback, reflection and learning related to or including Youth area.
Learning and capacity building
Develop staff capacity assessment and capacity building plan jointly with Yerevan AP Manager.
Design and conduct capacity building actions for Area Program staff, stakeholders and beneficiaries as required to ensure quality implementation of projects in Youth sector;
Share personal insights and learning with others to support individual and team learning about the program and local context;
Facilitate and document learning across all aspects of the program.
Networking on Yerevan AP and local levels
Establish effective and close cooperation with Youth related structures and stakeholders, ensure effective communication and guidance;
Raise the profile of WV Armenia to advocate on Youth issues in Yerevan Area Program;
Identify and engage all possible stakeholders in Yerevan Area Program for promoting improvement in child well-being and rights;
Engage with Youth related structures, formal and informal networks, associations, government groups and the communities of practitioners to maximise learning, co-ordination and successful implementation of Youth programming;
Facilitate stakeholder groups in vision setting, taking new initiatives, planning and implementation, while ensuring alignment of Area Program supported activities with WV Armenia programmatic frameworks and policy requirements, including those related to Child protection, Youth, equality, accountability, etc.
Performance quality and reporting
Provide monthly reports (in required templates) on performance of assigned program components and input for narrative reports to Youth Program Manager and Yerevan Area Program Manager, in compliance with Monitoring & Evaluation standard procedures;
Ensure complete preparation and timely submission of documentation related to tasks and activities;
Ensure proper communication exchange between Youth Program Manager, Advocacy Program Manager, Yerevan Area Program Manager and other WV Armenia internal stakeholders.
2 years of experience and/ or working experience in Youth sector;
Good computer skills including: Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point;
Good knowledge of English and Russian;
Understanding and analysis of Youth sector in Armenia;
Proven ability in coordination of integrated programs/ project interventions, strong presentation skills, speaking and writing;
Confidence and ability to deal effectively and diplomatically with senior management in partner organizations and Yerevan Area Program/ local government officials;
Ability and willingness to learn new things and support new initiatives;
Ability to manage multiple tasks and work under pressure, efficient task prioritization and time management;
Good relationships/ networking with the actors of Youth sector;
Ability to establish and maintain relationships with the community;
Use reflective practice and promote its use for learning, use critical thinking and analysis;
Strategic, creative, and innovative thinking;
Ability to establish and maintain relationships with partners;
Understanding of community mobilisation and empowerment principles and approaches;
Excellent coordination skills;
Ability to engage in personal learning and development;
Practice in community development;
Experience with international NGOs or other similar organizations;
Experience of communicating with Government, Non-Government, organizations and other Youth related area stakeholders.