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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Youth Leader Job at Educate - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Youth Leader

Jobs at:

Deadline of this Job:
Friday17th August 2018 at 5:31 PM

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Date Posted: 7th August 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time


We are looking for enthusiastic, self-driven, organized individuals with great interpersonal and communication skills to fill five positions in the Programs Department. The Youth Leaders (s) North, West and South respectively shall lead in monitoring & evaluation reporting and support, administrative support, mentor support as well as club advisory support tor a team of vibrant youths who run the innovative Educate! Experience Program in KAMWENGE, BUNDIBUGYO. RUKUNGIRI, SHEEMA and ADJUMANI/MOY0. You'll join a motivated, passionate, over an hieving team that is positioning Educate! to be the leader in skills-based secondary education in Attica and intensively impact one million youth each year by 2024.

About Educate
Educate! prepares youth in Africa with the skills to succeed in today's economy

We tackle youth unemployment by reforming what schools leach and how they teach it, so that students in Attica have the skills to start businesses, get jobs and drive development in their communities. Our model is delivered through practically
- trained teachers and youth mentors. Educate!'s goal is to make this practical, skills
- based model pan of national education systems.

In 2018. we‘re working in 175 secondary schools in Rwanda, 60 pilot schools in Kenya, and over 700 schools in Uganda reaching over 42,000 students intensively and 530,000 more broadly. Our model was proven lo have massive impact In a randomized controlled trial. Graduates earned DOUBLE the income of a control group and had a 64% increase in business creation, Our graduates change their lives and their comh1unities, such as Lillian Aoro who employs over 100 AIDS-affected women.

In 2012, Educate! partnered with Uganda's government to integrate curriculum and a student business club structure into Uganda's entrepreneurship course nationally. and in 2015, we sewed as a technical advisor to Rwanda on its secondary education reform.

Educate’s team includes nearly 200 staff and almost 300 volunteer youth mentors. We have been backed by top foundations such as MasterCard, Big Bang Philanthropy, Mulago, Echoing Green, Ashoka and Global Innovation Fund. Educate! won the 2015 WISE Awards, and was featured by Bill Gates, an Al Jazeera documentary. Forbes 30 under 30, Clinton Global initiative and The Brookings institution as one of 14 case studies in their global scaling education learning initiative.

Educates vision for 2024 is to measurably impact 1 million students across Africa each year.

Performance Objectives

  • Monitoring & Evaluation Support (30%): Administer surveys, data quality checks and reporting on events, trainings and carrying out surveys as well as making recommendations as need be during the course ot execution of this function.
  • Club Advisory (30%): This includes advising club for all unit schools. monitoring events and coaching mentors to achieve milestones. Address red ciui: challenges and inform Community Unit decisions about club strategy.
  • Administrative Support (20%): Responsible for providing logistical support tor events, meetings, training. and induction in the Community Unit. Responsible tor keeping the contact list tor graduates in the Community Unit up to dale. Update program officers on Community Unit activities and needs tor Bulk SMS.
  • Mentor Support (20%): Run selection off cp-graduate mentors and keep a steady pipeline of potential back-up graduates. Ensure the CU is well resourced with graduates all the time. Organize and conduct an annual 5 day training tor mentor candidates to run the short course in their communities. Follow up with graduates who have undergone the training for progress updates.
  • A Diploma in any relevant field.
  • Experience nfat least one year working in a fast paced environment.
  • His our Five Cultural Teneis (see What is Educate! About’! below); Learn more by looking at Educate!'s culture deck here.
  • Salary is commensurate with experience and benefits include Medical Insurance
  • Applicant MUST be a resident of any of the Five Districts.
  • Location is/he districts of KAMWENGE, BUNDIBUGYO. RUKUNGIRI, SHEEMA and ADJUMAN!/MDYO in Uganda respectively.

Why You Will Brag About Working At Educate!
We’ve got the impact.

  • Educate! is designed for scale. We quadrupled operations in 2014, going from 54 to more than 200 schools served‘ We carefully measure our outcomes, and -here‘s the best part -we are maintaining quality at four times the size.
  • We believe in local leadership -97% of our on the ground staff is African.
  • Our model has gone nationwide in Uganda—Educate’s model is now incorporated into the national curriculum and exams, impacting thousands more students than we can reach directly.
  • Educate is a well-oiled learning machine. We built our model by methodically testing hundreds of assumptions and we are constantly experimenting, evaluating. and improving.
  • We're honored that luminaries and leaders like Oliver Wonekha, the Ugandan Ambassador to the US, and Ann Veneman, a former Secretary of Agriculture and head of Unicef, believe in us enough to have joined our advisory board
What is Educate About?
We’re ambitious. Are you? Educate! is growing fast, so new opportunities are opening up and expanding all the time. We're inspired by people with drive, and we love to help them reach their full potential. We expect everyone at Educate! to contribute above and beyond their job description, grow their skills, and advance their careers, and we are committed to supporting our staff members on that journey.

  • We Put Youth First
  • The youth we serve come first, Always, In everything. That means we wake up thinking of ways we can serve youth even better and get the highest impact out of every dollar that we spend. lt means Educate! doesn’t own a single vehicle, because we'd rather take the bus it means one more student can participate. It means making every decision like the future depends on it — because ii we get our way, it does.
  • We Are Always Learning ~ When you work at Educate, educating yourself is pan of your job too. We encourage every employee to find the best book on _ management; share the latest article on graphic design; bring in your favorite college mentor; or meet the researcher pushing the edge of the field. We are always thirsty for knowledge and love to share.
  • We Only Solve a Problem Once
  • We are allergic to Band-Aids so we love the person who brings the new system to solve the problem for good, even problems we haven't recognized yet.
  • We Are Flexible
  • We thrive on change — we're driving it. We are growing every day, so we have to adapt quickly to meet new challenges, and our team keeps up.
  • We Exceed Expectations
  • We assume we can achieve the impossible because we already have, year after year. We want our staff to create your own challenges, ask the toughest questions, and dream scary big!
Every person at Educate! —from interns to the executive director — is evaluated by how they live up to these five cultural tenets. They are at the cure of how we achieve our mission and why we work as well as we do. Educate is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In creating this environment, we encourage people from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences to join our diverse team.

Job application procedure
Intrigued? Please visit our website  to apply. You will be asked to upload a resums, cover letter and respond to a law questions. Deadline for sanding applications is Friday17th August 2018 at 5:31 PM