Youth Engagement Advisor

Grassroot Soccer (GRS)

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Job Description

Title                   :  Youth Engagement Advisor

Location           :  Kampala, Uganda

Grade               :  Grade 10

Reports to        :  Partnerships Program Manager

Start Date : To be determined, dependent on funding and donor

Grassroot Soccer (GRS) is an innovative, international adolescent health
organisation that educates, inspires and mobilises 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
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 learnings 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 and
    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 Grassroot Soccer’s mission

To Apply:

Please submit a CV and cover letter to:

Title the email “Youth Engagement Advisor

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Application Deadline: Friday, 15th December 2017

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