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Youth Empowerment Officer

Job Description

JOB OPPORTUNITY

Youth Empowerment Officer

World Vision International (Rwanda) is a child focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programs in 17 Districts of Rwanda.

World Vision Rwanda seeks to hire a highly qualified, dedicated and experienced national for the position of Youth Empowerment Officer. The position will be based in Kigali Cluster Office and reporting to the Cluster Manager.

Purpose of the position:

The purpose of Youth Empowerment Officer is for developing, implementing and evaluating youth empowerment project interventions. The Youth Empowerment Officerwill implement strategies that will strengthen the project as well as facilitate business growth in WV new AP.

Communicate World Visions Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others

The major responsibilities include:

Plan and implement project activities

  • Schedule activities and facilitate youth mobilization

  • Supervise and lead project activities as per Detailed Implementation Plan

  • Develop, deliver and evaluate trainings to support youth to become more empowered

  • Organize youth coaching and mentoring sessions for identified youth by big brothers and big sisters

  • Promote the culture of saving through VSLAs

  • Partner with ICT institutions to build the capacity of trained youth on ICT skills and knowledge

  • Build the capacity of youth on entrepreneurship

  • Initiate coaching and mentorship in the entrepreneurship

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Monitor business progress of all youth entrepreneurs

  • Conduct quick assessment of people with disabilities and marketable vocational skills in the area

  • Monitor project activities in accordance with the project milestones, working collaboratively with Cluster DME Specialist

  • Lead the process of quick evaluation to assess the impact of project

Partnering

  • Link trained youth with MFIs (Vision Fund and others depending on the lowest interest service provider)

  • Join other youth community initiatives

Communication

  • Produce and timely submit Monthly Management reports (MMR), Quarterly reports, and Annual Reports to Cluster Manager

  • Document lessons learnt and better practices on Youth empowerment Model

  • Ensure project information is easily available and accessible

Child Protection and Wellbeing

  • Monitor the impact (negative % positive) of THRIVE on the wellbeing of children.

  • Ensure that project components, products and activities do not contribute to any form of child abuse or infringement of child rights

  • Promote and sensitize communities, clients and other stakeholders about childrens rights and responsibilities.

  • Ensure that child protection policy and guidelines are strictly adhered to among all staff, communities and clients you interact with.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Must be familiar with economic development models e.g. VSLA, LVCD/CVM, BF/Microfinance (VFR

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

  • Willing to attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.

  • Perform other duties as required

Required skills and experience

  • Minimum of a Bachelors degree in economics, development and business studies.

  • At least 5 years relevant work experience

  • Proficient in proposal writing and resource mobilization

  • Business oriented mind set

  • Track record demonstrating high integrity, reliable and dependable

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Networking and influencing skills

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: 100% field based Office-based

How to apply:

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-rwanda

If this is your first time applying online via the World Vision International careers website, you will need to register an account along with your application details. This site will provide you with additional functionality, such as saved searches and email alerts. Registration requires minimal information to create your account. Further details will be collected during the application process

All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email will NOT be considered.

In case you face any challenges in applying, please let us know on wvrwanda recruitment@wvi.org(no applications will be accepted through this email)

The closing date for submission of applications is 7th February 2017; no late applications will be accepted

As a child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks