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Yerevan Area Program Youth Officer

11827-12N07020
Yerevan, RA
31-Oct-18
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
1-2 Years

LOCATION

Yerevan, Armenia

DURATION

Fixed-term, one year contract

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

Youth Officer will support the implementation of activities of Youth Technical Program and Projects in the targeted communities of Area Program and will undertake professional-sectorial responsibility for effective and proper implementation of activities assigned to him/her. Youth Officer will work with community members on daily basis for implementation of activities in specific sector, including capacity building of identified partners, networking with other stakeholders and making sure communities are willing to lead their own development processes.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Program implementation:

  • Ensure quality implementation of Youth Technical Program at Area Program level,

  • Follow-up to establish systems, processes, contextualize models in solving the raised issues within the sector,

  • Ensure quality monitoring of all training/ capacity building events within the scope of the sector according to the quality standards,

  • As Area Program team member actively organize and participate in different meetings, events, initiatives, discussions, including feedback, reflection and learning related to or including the sector,

  • Ensure that the projects implemented in the Area Program in Youth sector are aligned with World Vision Armenia strategic directions,

  • Actively participate in the Design/ Redesign processes of the Area Program,

  • Conduct local level advocacy actions,

  • Support Area Program in testing/piloting new models relevant to Youth sector. Follow up contextualized models to work with the most vulnerable,

  • Ensure quality and timely compliance of the Area Program activities for which he/she is responsible for,

  • Ensure complete preparation and timely submission of documentation related to his/her tasks and activities at the assigned Area Program office location.

2. Support in designing and implementation of capacity building events for beneficiaries and stakeholders,

3. Networking with partners:

  • Networking with community stakeholders and potential actors at Area Program level,

  • Conduct research on sector specific issues and provide quality data for local level advocacy,

  • Intensify the cooperation with the sector specific actors via regular organization of meetings and events with stakeholders,

  • Raise the profile of World Vision Armenia to advocate on children’s issues,

  • Take part in formal and informal networks in respective sector to support ongoing and future collaboration and learning,

  • Ensure effective cooperation with sectoral partners at Area Program level for successful implementation of programming. Engage with networks, associations, government groups and communities of practitioners to maximize learning, coordination and sector advancement.

4. Sponsorship integration:

  • Orient community on sponsorship messaging, integrated with broader community engagement process and manage ongoing education as part of broader community mobilization process,

  • Ensure meaningful participation of registered children and most vulnerable children and their families in Area Program program activities and timely submission of participation/ benefit information to Sponsorship department,

  • Ongoing implementation of sponsor communication through program activities, directed to donor engagement and satisfaction.

5. Building relationships within communities; cross cutting functions in support to other sectorial activities:

  • Be able to facilitate discussions with communities and provide necessary information related to other sectors if necessary,

  • Build close relationships and actively learn within partner communities, through home visits, attending community social events, etc.

  • Build good relationships that communicate World Vision’s mission, values and identity to all appropriate stakeholders, including community groups, local authorities, churches and other NGOs,

  • Ensure and promote Christian value based approach in daily life and work,

  • Actively participate in all areas of discussions of the Area Program team including feedback, reflection and learning,

  • Support community stakeholders to participate in the gathering of reflection, visioning and planning their own involvement in their community development processes.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Higher education, bachelor’s degree in relevant sector,

  • One year working experience in Youth sector,

  • Good computer skills including: Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point,

  • Good knowledge of English and Russian,

  • 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 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,

  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with the community and partners,

  • Ability to use reflective practice and promote its use for learning, ability to use critical thinking and analysis,

  • Strategic, creative, and innovative thinking,

  • Understanding of community mobilization and empowerment principles and approaches,

  • Excellent coordination skills,

  • Ability to engage in personal learning and development,

  • Practice in community development,

  • Willingness to be flexible with hours when necessary and ability to travel locally up to 80% of time.