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SOS Children's Villages Ethiopia

  • Youth Skills Training Specialist (2 positions)
  • 3 years
  • Addis Ababa

SOS Children’s Villages Ethiopia is an International Non-governmental organization and a member of SOS Children’s Villages International Federation. The organization started its humanitarian work with the opening of its first Village in Mekelle, Northern part of Ethiopia in 1974. The organization has been providing life-saving provisions such as food, water, and health services for a very significant number of children devastated by severe drought and the subsequent famine.

Today, we have grown significantly to meet the persistent challenges that confront Ethiopian children who have lost parental care and are at risk of losing their parental care. Working in close collaboration with international donors, local government and community-based organizations across seven program locations; SOS Children’s Villages Ethiopia aspires that every child grows up with love, respect, and security.

Why we need you?

We are looking for a Youth Skills Training Specialist who will be responsible for the overall Employability and Entrepreneurship Skills Development components of the Innovative Training Partnership for More Employment Project with the Project Coordinator.

What we provide...

An amazing work environment that promotes personal growth by providing professional space to grow and advance your career!!

 Your role...

As a Youth Skills Training Specialist, you will be in charge of the following:

  • Formulating selection criteria for service recipients (youth, women), in consultation with project partners and project team members in the location of intervention
  • Implementing entrepreneurship training and providing support for establishing businesses.
  • Discovering and engaging with available networks of youth support systems, networks and organizations in the project location for the planning and implementation of project activities;
  • Developing and assisting in the measurement of youth skills development indicators, and supporting efforts to increase the impact of program activities
  • Developing and implementing a learning agenda that promotes collaboration, learning and adaption of the Positive Youth Development (PYD) approaches.
  • Developing ToR for the projects as per the need
  • Leading the design and implementation of a training curriculum and handbook to promote entrepreneurship in training institutions.
  • Analyzing the capacity of the partnering training institutions
  • Facilitating individual and group-based Pre and post need, based Employment Training Services to the project targeted young persons.
  • Providing consumer support and skills training for future employment.
  • Assisting the youth in identifying other community resources that may support vocational or other related goals.
  • Providing information to youth with gender and disabilities on gender/disability-related topics
  • Assisting individuals in identifying other community resources that may support vocational or other related goals.
  • Discovering and engaging with available networks of youth support systems, networks and organizations in the project location for the planning and implementation of project activities.
  • Facilitating training to parents and young persons on their rights and providing consumer advocacy skills training for and during the Youth Development Plan (YDP) meetings.
  • Participating in community outreach and community education activities
  • Recruiting or engaging individual consumers to attend advocacy events.
  • Ensuring that required paperwork and documentation is up to date and maintained according to the organizations guidelines for record-keeping and reporting purposes.

Up for the challenge...

Then check out our criteria’s:

The must-haves:

  • BA/BSc in Entrepreneurship, education, curriculum, and the related field of studies
  • Minimum of 3 years’ previous experience in youth care & development, education
  • Work experience in education, social work or community development
  • Work experience in designing curriculum and training materials for young people
  • Commitment to the principles of inclusive approaches to programming that encourages full participation of individuals regardless of gender, disability status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or other marginalized status;
  • Understanding of National youth policy and employability  
  • Record of accomplishment in facilitating trainings
  • Understanding and hands-on experience working on gender inclusive projects
  • Experiences working with the target group i.e. Youth,
  • Proven track record in employability skills development in projects of similar nature, preferably in international development organizations on the following themes:
  • Training facilitation skills
  • Entrepreneurship/private sector development;
  • Inclusive business/market-based models;
  • Multiple stakeholder facilitation, public private partnerships;
  • Innovative solutions (digital, circular economy);
  • Demonstrated experience in managing capacity building programmes with a background in training
  • Proactive and entrepreneurial attitude;
  • Understanding of basic computer applications
  • Excellent networking skills;
  • Excellent (writing and oral) communication skills, reporting and presentation skills;
  • Ability, to prioritize multiple assignments in an extremely fast-paced environment
  •  Excellent command of written and spoken English.
  • 1 week ago
  • Apr, 2/2020 (1 days left)

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  • Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Officer
  • 1-2 years
  • Borena
As a registered charity, founded in 1979, Action Against Hunger operates in 45+ countries. The international network of Action Against Hunger is represented in France, United Kingdom, Spain, Canada, USA and India. Teams in the field combat hunger on 04 fronts: Nutrition and Health, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), and Mental Health and Care Practices (MHCP). We are currently looking for the following professional: Senior MEAL Officer General Assignment: The Senior MEAL Officer is responsible for the overall day-to-day management of the MEAL activities at the base. S/he will ensure proper implementation of the monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning activities, monitor project activities in the field, and oversee proper delivery of activity progress reports, compile and share for the capital team. Furthermore, s/he will support the MEAL TA in the rolling out of MEAL tools and will assist data quality checking. Producing and compiling learning documents, like success stories is also the Senior MEAL Officer. Finally, the Senior MEAL Officer will provide monitoring and PDM assessment, MEAL activities and accountability reports. Objective 1: Implement the monitoring and evaluation activities at the field: The Senior MEAL Officer is responsible for: • Develop and implement MEAL plan for each project; • Ensure that MEAL standards of the program and the mission are being implemented and respected; • Ensure the proper follow up, compilation and review of Activity Progress Reports; • Support the country office in undertaking baseline surveys with high quality of data collection; • Ensure timely undertakings in assessments like Post Distribution Monitoring (PDM), exit interviews, and target verification reports, etc.; • Lead the annual need assessment exercise of the field office, • Undertake continuous field monitoring visits and draft reports on the visits, including actions and recommendations taken; • Review and compile field level donor and government reports for consistency with the MEAL standards; Objective 2: Effectively implement the accountability system: The Senior MEAL Officer is responsible for: • Establishing context-based functional accountability system for the base; • Ensure clear, timely and relevant project information are shared for communities and beneficiaries; • Ensuring project beneficiaries know about the project activities, their entitlements, targeting criteria, selection criteria, and feedback and complaint mechanism; • Ensuring communities and project beneficiaries actively participated throughout the project period; • Establishing contextual Community Feedback and Complaint and Response Mechanism (CFRM); • Ensuring feedbacks are collected, recorded in a database, reviewed timely, track and coordinate with program managers for a timely response; and compile the monthly accountability reports; • Support the MEAL TA’s and the mission in roll outing MEAL and accountability guideline; • Ensuring the voices and concerns of the community and beneficiaries we serve are heard through regular individual and community level assessment (FGD and KII); Objective 3: Effectively and efficiently, utilize communication, coordination and partnerships: The Senior MEAL Officer is responsible for: • Consulting with the PM to determine support needs in field-level MEAL; • Support the field team in quality data management; • Maintain on-going relationships with individuals and contacts through networks, based on mutual rapport and respect; • Estimate the resources needed to achieve your own work plans or objectives and to deliver them in the most efficient and cost-effective way; • Set and communicate realistic timelines for achieving tasks, working out how best to adapt as priorities change or unforeseen circumstances arise; • Seek better ways of doing things, taking into account the possible implications; • Look inside and outside Action Against Hunger for new ideas and evaluate them for own work; Objective 4: Reporting The Senior MEAL Officer is responsible for: • Compile monthly Activity Progress Reports of the field office, • Prepare monthly accountability report of the field office, • Prepare Monthly MEAL Activity Report, Objective 5: Learning: The Senior MEAL Officer is responsible for: • Facilitate experience sharing and review meetings at the field level between sectors; • Establish a system for gathering, organizing, documenting and sharing of learnings and best practices; • Producing success stories and share for learning and program implementation improvement; • Document and share best practices and learnings through publications, web sharing and other means within the mission; Reporting Responsibilities: • Review and compile APRs • Ensure functional Feedback and Complaint Mechanism • Accountability Report • Monthly MEAL Activity Report • Produce and Compile Program success stories • Learning documentation. Educational Qualifications and Skills Required: • Minimum- bachelor’s degree in humanitarian affairs, public health, epidemiology, demography, statistics, economics, or other human health science fields. • Preferably 1 up to 2 years of experience in the Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning, and Accountability of humanitarian or development programs; • Familiarity with one of Action Against Hunger intervention thematic areas is also preferable. • 1-year experience as a lecturer or assistant lecturers in the field of epidemiology, bio-statistics, statistic, demography and research. • Fresh graduate whose first or second degree cumulative GPA greater than 3.5 can apply. • Fluency in English (both written and spoken skills). • Knowledge of the vacant position local language is mandatory. Required Skills: • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and culturally sensitive • Excellent communication, writing and analytical skills • Skills on at least one statistical data analysis software (MS Excel, SPSS, etc.) • Microsoft Office Skills (Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Word) • Knowledge of project cycle management • Commitment to ACF mission, values and policy • Experience in humanitarian M&E • Experience in monitoring and evaluating donor (i.e. ECHO, SIDA, PRM, EHF) funded activities preferable. • Experience in designing and leading internal and external evaluation preferable • Experience designing and leading capacity building and training for program teams preferable • Familiarity with Management Information Systems (Databases) and GIS preferable • Previous experience with nutrition, WASH, food security and livelihoods programming. • Previous experience with cash-based interventions (i.e. cash for work, cash transfers or cash vouchers) • Experience with mobile data collection processes and platforms • Experience with GIS and spatial analysis • Familiarity with Management Information Systems (Databases) Salary: Minimum 22,500.00 ETB Maximum 29,493.00 ETB with other additional benefits provided according to the social benefit packages of the organization.
  • 1 week ago
  • Apr, 1/2020 (0 days left)

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