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Youth Empowerment Project Officer


Youth Empowerment Project Officer

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.


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 projects 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:

  • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field.

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in church youth programming, teaching, NGOs or similar

  • Good written and spoken English and fluency in Arabic required, strong Kurdish language skills preferred, but not necessary.

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

  • Critical thinking and analytical skills.

  • Event planning skills.

  • 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 Programs Team.