Youth Network for Sustainable Development

Youth Network for Sustainable Development (YNSD) YNSD is a non-governmental non-profit making indigenous organization with major program areas of Youth Empowerment, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Sexual Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS and Environment. Youth Network for Sustainable Development (YNSD) in partnership with Amref Health Africa implements Kefeta in Adama, Bishoftu, and four sub-cities in Addis Ababa. Kefeta envisions Ethiopian youths who are game changers: empowered to advance their own economic, civic, and social development; resilient in the face of shocks; actively promoting development within their communities and contributing to the country’s peace and prosperity. Kefeta will strengthen the youth ecosystem in Ethiopia with integrated, multi-sectoral, youth-centered programming aligned with the Positive Youth Development (PYD) approach.

Youth Network for Sustainable Development (YNSD) External Vacancy Announcement

Job Position – Youth Training Facilitator

Required Qualification and Experience
Education: A/BSc) in, Social work, psychology economics, education, adult education, business management, sociology, and related fields of studies
Experience: Minimum of 2 years’ previous experience in youth development, youth economic empowerment, and livelihood support
Number required : 4 in each city for 3 cities
Age; below 34
Good in speaking and writing English
Speaks the local language fluently
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and excellent awareness about communities, government structure, etc.
Good report writing skills; able to collect documents and share records and information.
Ability and willingness to travel and work in any Kebeles of the City where the program is implemented within approved security frameworks.
Basic computer skills and mobile literacy are desirable.
Experiences of working in NGOs and communities at grass root level are advantageous
Experiences in volunteering, community service, and passion for development work are advantageous.
Experience working with community mobilization, youth development, Women empowerment, training facilitation, Coaching, and Mentoring youth.
Work experience in productive areas and knowledge of local culture is advantageous
Record of accomplishment in facilitating training.
Understanding and hands-on experience working on gender-inclusive projects.

Preferred Experiences and Skills:

Proven track record in employability skills development in projects of a similar nature, preferably in international development organizations on the following themes:
Experience in Entrepreneurship training provision /private sector or enterprise development.
Partnership development with public-private sectors
Demonstrated experience in managing capacity-building programs with a background in training.
Knowledge of the issues and challenges facing young people in different contexts.
Proactive and entrepreneurial attitude.
Excellent networking skills and ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Ability to adapt to different learning styles, needs, and preferences of young people
Abel to speak, read, and write Afaan Oromo for Adama and Bishoftu

Major Tasks and Duties

Initiate the planning, implementation, and reporting of project activities in collaboration with the Economic Empowerment Officer (EEO), cluster manager and youth employment officer
Select target out-of-school youth based on the selection criteria for out-of-school orientation and coaching youth in consultation with project staff and partners.
Provide appropriate orientation to determine the right target group for the Kefeta skill development training, focusing on those seeking employment opportunities.
Facilitate life skills, employability/effective work habits, and entrepreneurship training for out-of-school youth, incorporating practical exercises and field-based activities.
Support youth through mentor’s linkage and coaching to assist them in achieving their desired employment goal.
Participate in the designing and creating tools, supporting youth in developing their personal development plans and navigating their future employment paths. Coach and record participant’s personal development plan (PDP) progress
Support sound business plan development for youth in the entrepreneurship pathway to help them secure access to finance in close collaboration with economic empowerment officer
Identify and connect with existing employer’s networks, and organizations in Kefeta City that cater to the needs of youth, with a focus on exploring employment opportunities for the target out-of-school youth.
Develop a comprehensive Terms of Reference (ToR) document for skill development training and private sector engagement activities in consultation with EEO.
Provide guidance and support to target youth in identifying other community resources to help them achieve their livelihood goals .
Actively engaging parents and the community to mobilize support for youth with a particular focus on females and youth with disabilities Support young individuals with disabilities by sharing knowledge on topics related to gender and disability,
Collaborate and support local labor market assessment at City level in collaboration with employability and economic empowerment officers
Facilitate loan linkage with MFI through supporting in fulfilling the requirements such as business plan preparation, etc,. in supervision with the EE Officer the Project Officer
Organize workshops, trainings, and events together with the supervision of the Project Officer.
Facilitate and coordinate the components of youth development activities, like facilitate training, coach and mentoring the target youth.
Follow up the progress of each program activity and provide the appropriate support for targeted youth.
Participate in designing and executing a learning agenda that fosters collaboration, learning, and adaptation of Positive Youth Development (PYD) approaches with the project team.
Participate in designing and providing support in developing and measuring youth skills development indicators, as well as supporting initiatives to enhance the impact of program activities.
Collection, documentation, and dissemination of lessons learned, case stories, and good practices of the project and its partners
Ensure integration of other Kefeta service packages to target youth
Documentation and reporting including entering trainee’s data into DHIS2
Develop monthly activity plans and reports in close consultation with the EEO
Carry out other duties as requested by the supervisor.
Duty Station (Addis Ababa, Bishoftu and Adama)

Reports to: Administratively—–To the Cluster Manager/Project Officer non-cluster cities
Technically report to—- Kefeta Entrepreneurship Technical Advisor (IYF)

How to Apply For The Youth Network for Sustainable Development (YNSD) ?

Interested applicants should send no-returnable application with CV copies of credentials and other supporting documents within 10 calendar days of this announcement to the following address:

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