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Youth Empowerment Project Coordinator

Job Description

National Office Supply Chain Team Lead (impacted staff only)

Purpose of position:

To provide coordination, mobilization and support in strategic leadership to churches in the Erbil area through youth group activities. To encourage positive inter-church interaction and high quality youth activities which build youth life skills and empowerment. Mobilization of youth and adult volunteers will be required.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide assistance in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of the project, esp. initiating, supervising and monitoring the quality of its activities.

Formation of an inter-church coordination team to support youth programming

Consultative theme/course selection & design for youth activity groups within churches

Building/Maintaining relationships and Organizing/mobilizing leaders at each church to teach / host / lead thematic youth groups meeting

Recruit, Train & Mentor youth & adult leaders with support from church leadership

Coordination and leadership of inter-faith activities to bring youth from various churches together for collective socialization, competitions or events according to youth group themes.

Provide support in Management of the project deliverables, timelines, reporting, and budget

Documenting the project’s success stories and practices with partners, youth and sharing with KRI and MEERO

Represent the project with government officials, external partners and donors when required

Assist in the development of standards and protocols for running the project, ensuring that project staff and partners understand and adhere to those standards

Assist in writing reports as required for the response leadership, WV US and major donors

Perform project related administrative duties which includes: contracts with the partners, officials, suppliers, etc; arranging of different meetings; translation of project related documentation;

Provide supervision to the volunteers involved in the project implementation

Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:

Education

Bachelor’s Degree

Knowledge & Skills

Good written and spoken English and fluency in Arabic required

Good understanding of the local Church community and the context with a solid established relationship with Church leaders

Critical thinking and analytical skills

Managerial experience

Interpersonal and communication

Training, coaching and facilitation skills

Organization and project management skills

Ability to work effectively with teams and communities

Ability to work effectively under pressure and crisis situations

Cursory ability to manage a budget, submit expense reports, and report on activities with support from Programmes Team.

Experience

Minimum 3 years experience in church youth programming, teaching, NGOs or similar

Work Environment

  • 10% travel required

  • 60% desk job

  • 30% meetings