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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Youth Engagement Advisor Job at Grassroot Soccer ( GRS ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Youth Engagement Advisor

Jobs at:
Grassroot Soccer ( GRS )

Deadline of this Job:
Friday, 15th December 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Job details:
Post: Youth Engagement Advisor
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Grade: Grade 10
Reports to: Partnerships Program Manager
Start date: To be determined, dependent funding and donor approval
Grassroot Soccer ( GRS ) is an innovative, international adolescent health organisation that educates, inspires and mobilizes at-risk young people to overcome their greatest health challenges and live healthier, more productive lives. As a leader in the Sport for Development field, GRS uses the power of soccer to connect young people with the mentors, information and health services they need to thrive, and empowers adolescents to make educated choices about pressing health challenges such as HIV and AIDS, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and gender-based violence, GRS‘s evidence-based programmes, led by trained local Coaches, incorporate soccer into dynamic lessons about health and wellness that engage young people and break down cultural barriers. With proven results and a constant focus on research and innovation, GRS has reached over 2 million young people in 50 countries with adolescent-friendly health education.

Position Summary:
The Youth Engagement Advisor supports the USAID Integrated Community Agriculture and Nutrition team to implement evidence-based youth friendly approaches across all program activities in the community. The Youth Engagement Advisor will be responsible for coordinating and managing the implementation of youth programming and integrating activities under program objectives This includes overall program planning, advising on youth-friendly approaches, execution and reporting, ensuring effective delivery of the curriculum, consistent use of the monitoring and evaluation tools, and account management of program budgets. The Youth Engagement Advisor will be based in Kampala and will report to the Grassroot Soccer Partnerships Program Manager.
Position is contingent upon—funding and donor approval.
Key Performance Areas:
Technical Advisor
  • Lead on integrating youth-friendly approaches, policies, and standards within all program outputs
  • Develop and coordinate locally-based youth-advisory committee to inform development, field test, and ensure acceptability of youth approaches on all program outputs
  • Support all partners to execute best practices and integrate youth advisory committee learning into program activities
  • Develop and sustain in country relationships with key stakeholders, technical working groups, and government ministries
  • Explore the development of partnerships and additional funding opportunities
  • Help with special projects as appropriate to ensure Grassroot Soccer meets programmatic deliverables and commitments
Project Coordination
  • Plan and coordinate all Grassroot Soccer-related project activities, including but not limited to trainings, coach development courses, interventions, and events
  • Execute all Grassroot Soccer programming according to grant deliverables
  • Develop and oversee task lists and schedules that effectively allocate time and resources for all project objectives
  • Manage recruitment, selection, and training of all coaches, volunteers, and program participants
  • Oversee implementation of regular intervention cycles, community events and progress against targets
  • Assist in training facilitation where needed.
  • Provide routine updates and reports to project management
M&E Support
  • Work with local staff and GRSP to ensure that data submission process is functioning efficiently and effectively
  • identify any gaps in data flow process and communicate needs to GRS and employing organization.
  • Assist employing organization to standardize procedures and effective protocols for capturing, submitting and presenting data,
  • Assist in report writing and program reviews.
  • Provide support to employing organization so that all organizations are able to receive and understand timely and accurate data
  • Provide support to host organization M&E Officer and Program Engagement Advisor to understand GRS
Financial Management:
  • Provide the administrative and logistical tasks required to efficiently run partnerships support.
  • Coordinate and track project expenditures
  • Ensure coaches receive compensation in a timely and appropriate manner
  • Develop and manage budgets where needed
  • Ensure timely and accurate financial reporting
  •  Gather and synthesize financial and narrative reports
Qualifications Required:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in social work, public health, development or other social science or related field,
  • 5-7 years’ experience implementing donor-funded positive youth development programs
  • Professional level written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Experience working in Acholi, Kigezi, and/or Karamoja is a plus
  • Proficiency in standard computing applications
  •  3+ years’ experience working on USG funded programs
Key Competencies Required:
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines mid high programme targets
  • Ability to manage daily work assignments with little supervision
  • Ability to interact professionally with diverse groups
  • An interest in sports preferred, and an appreciation of its extraordinary potential to impact social development
  •  Passion for and commitment to Grassroot Soccer’s mission
Job application procedure
Please submit a CV and cover letter to: 
Title the email “Youth Engagement Advisor".
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.