Youth engagement team leader job at Never Again Rwanda (NAR)
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Vacancy title:
Youth engagement team leader

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Team leader ]

Jobs at:

Never Again Rwanda (NAR)

Deadline of this Job:
29 July 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Rwanda , Kigali , East Africa

Date Posted: Monday, July 18, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Role and responsibilities
Design and planning
• Co-design and implement joint programming strategies with selected partner organizations
• Provide NAR management with technical and strategic advice on youth engagement strategies, policies and programs
• Ensure that projects design under youth engagement pillar are linked with NAR’s vision, mission and strategic plan
• Responsible for planning and budgeting for all youth engagement program activities
• Coordinate the project set up in collaboration with Youth engagement officers
• Lead projects/programs introduction at district and sector levels
• Coordinate the official launch of the project at national level
• Contribute in proposal design for new projects seeking additional funding under the Youth engagement Pillar
• Hold quarterly and annual planning meetings for all projects under Youth engagement pillar
• Lead the development of weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual plans for all projects under youth engagement pillar
Program Implementation and coordination
• Lead and supervise the implementation of projects/activities under Youth engagement pillar
• Supervise the drafting of concept notes, work plans and proposals
• Contribute in policy analysis, advocacy, policy briefs development on issues affecting youth
• Coordinate day to day effective and quality implementation of projects under the youth engagement pillar in collaboration with district engagement officers
• Coordinate the Youth engage initiation at the district level including working with local authorities and district youth engagement officers to set up district level offices
• Provide technical leadership in identification and selection of project beneficiaries
• Plan and coordinate the capacity building sessions for youth and local leaders at different levels
• Ensure effective youth engagement in local and national decisions making processes
• Coordinate youth (representatives) through mentorship sessions for effective engagement with local decisions makers
• Collaborate with district youth engagement officers to conduct feedback sessions with youth and youth representatives on outcome of government engagement work undertaken by youth representatives
• Plan, organize and facilitate annual national policy dialogue between youth and local policy makers
• Closely work with district youth engagement officers to organize community radio dialogues bringing together youth, media and local decisions makers on identified youth issues and or priorities
• Support youth engagement officers to monitor youth independent initiatives across the districts
• Lead the advocacy process for all documented youth issues at local and national levels
• Provide leadership in design and operationalization of CIVITECH
• Coordinate all youth related activities under youth engagement pillar and or in other programs pillars
• Map out all youth initiatives, create and update youth clubs database
Research, Monitoring, evaluation, and learning
• Collaborate with NAR M&E expert to design user friendly M&E tools
• Support M&E expert to provide capacity building for district youth engagement staff on effective use of data collection and reporting tools
• Support M&E team to conduct baseline and end line surveys and program assessments
• Lead the collection and reporting of youth engagement M&E data using the approved M&E tools
• Closely working with research team to conduct proposed research projects under the youth engagement pillar
• Support the director of programs to organize quarterly and annual review workshops with project team to share project related experiences, including progress, lessons learnt, challenges and opportunities
• Actively participate in learning events including peer to peer learning sessions, community of practices, etc.
• Ensure proper data entry for youth engagement related data in M&E database
• Undertake regular visits to project activities to monitor progress, document challenges and lessons learnt and mentor youth associations/clubs
• Ensure proper physical and online filling system for all youth engagement program data and documents
Partnership and collaboration
• Nurture and foster good collaboration with local and national level authorities and partners under the guidance from the NAR Senior Management
• Participate and represent NAR in meetings organized by partners and donors as requested
• Engage local and national stakeholders that have interest in youth programs
• Establish synergies with other partners working in the areas of youth engagement
Documentation and Reporting
• Support the drafting of timely quality program reports in line with NAR and donor requirements
• Support the program team to document evidence from the field to inform program implementation and new project design
• Work with M&E expert and communications team to identify and document lessons learnt and good practices for learning
• Ensure timely and quality event /activity reports
• Provide timely supporting documents to the finance to justify funds and other resources used
The Youth engagement Team leader must have the following qualifications:
• At least a Master’s or Bachelors’ Degree in Governance, political sciences, democracy, Human rights, Development studies , or other related social sciences
• A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in working with youth, local leaders, communities and local partners including coordinating youth projects in areas of governance, democracy, human rights and behavior change
• At least 3 years of experience coordinating programs and projects related to CSOs, government and or development partners
• Prior experience in working with donors such as EU, USAID, SIDA, etc.
• Prior experience in report writing, proposal writing and research facilitation
Professional Experience, Knowledge and Skills
• Technical skills in planning and budgeting
• Familiar with donor requirements in program implementation and reporting (EU, SIDA, USAID, etc.)
• Technical skills in youth engagement
• Technical skills in advocacy and citizen engagement
• Experience in working with youth from diverse backgrounds
• Skills in gender analysis and mainstreaming
• Previous experience working with multiple stakeholders
• Capacity to engage district and national policy makers and other authorities on matters affecting youth
• Experience working with a range of stakeholders including civil society, government, national organizations
• Strong understanding of Rwanda governance system, policies and government programs
• Skills in context analysis
• Experience in data collection, data analysis and report writing
• Excellent written and spoken Kinyarwanda and English, knowledge of French is an added advantage
• Strong planning skills
• Capacity to manage multiple and tight deadlines
• Excellent IT skills (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) for the latest Windows application

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 36

Level of Education:
Associate Degree

Job application procedure

For interested candidates, please send your cover letter, updated CV and other supporting documents electronically via email to:  by July 29th, 2022, not later than 5:00 pm. Only candidates with the above qualifications and experience will be selected and contacted for test and interview.

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Rwanda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 29 July 2022  
Duty Station: kigali
Posted: 18-07-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 18-07-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 18-07-2066
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