MasterCard Youth Think Tank Jobs for Young Africans

MasterCard Youth Think Tank Jobs for Young Africans - Jobs in Africa

MasterCard Youth Think Tank Jobs for Young Africans

The Youth Think Tank is an initiative of Mastercard Foundation implemented in partnership with Restless Development Uganda in seven African countries including Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana, Zambia and Malawi.

This program sees young researchers as meaningful partners in generating high-quality evidence on youth livelihoods, leading every step of the research process.

About the Role

Job title Youth Think Tank Researcher
Location Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zambia,
Malawi and Ghana
Salary
Preferred start date 2nd June 2019
Length of contract 10 months (February to November 2019 with flexibility to engage beyond this period in an alumnus capacity participating in key
activities whenever called upon)
Essential requirements Nationalsof the participating countries (Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Malawi, Zambia
and Ghana) aged 18-24 years


Must hold valid passport and associated travel documents or demonstrate timeliness
to secure them
Reports to ProgrammeCoordinator via remote support supervision. Young Researchers will be expected
to work more virtually (online) and independently (in a country team) to deliver the expected outputs.
Expected travel There will be travel to at
least 3 workshops in 2019 that will include the research design workshop in February 2019, an analysis workshop in May 2019 and launch events

Key Priorities

• Attend and contribute to the research design by providing country specific context based on your experiences and lived realities of youth in your country

• Liaise with a thematic country team of 3 peers to lead quality data collection from young people, government, Private Sector, Civil Society, communities and other stakeholders

• Analyse collated data to generate country specific report

• Lead community research co-design workshops with community members, Mastercard Foundation partners and other development agencies

• Share and discuss research findings through launch events convened by Restless Development and Mastercard Foundation and through your planned in country spaces

About you

We are looking for people with the right competencies and skills for the role, and who demonstrate the personal qualities consistent with our Values.

Values

◘ We are who we are

◘ We are 100% professional.

◘ We prove that young people can

◘ We generate leaders.

◘ We are proud to carry the banner for youth-led development.

◘ We are in it together.

◘ We listen and learn.

Behaviours

◙ Values-led

◙ Innovation

◙ Delivers Quality

◙ Decision-Making

◙ Leadership

◙ People Development

◙ Effective Communication

◙ Collaboration

What we expect of the Youth Think Tank Researcher

◊ Research-minded and passionate about issues facing youth such as employment, entrepreneurship, financial inclusion, education and learning

◊ Demonstrate passion and experience on working of research initiatives with youth-led Civil Society Organisations and other agencies especially partners with Mastercard Foundation and Restless Development)

◊ Demonstrate self-drive and ability to work independently without physical supervision with virtual and remote support

◊ Dedicate between 25 and 35 hours per month to Think Tank activities between February and November 2019

◊ Demonstrate ability to work in teams to realise set goals and achieve tangible outputs

◊ Ability to articulate and generate valuable insights from young people’s lived experiences in your country or community especially in relation to livelihoods, financial inclusion to inform the research design and findings

◊ Ability to articulate and generate valuable insights from young people’s lived experiences in your country or community in relation to opportunities and approaches to support youth in their use of Information and Communication Technologies to improve access to information, learning, finance, network and livelihood opportunities and for research

◊ Commitment to and proactiveness in enhancing your professional research skills

◊ Regular and reliable access to internet and mobile networks in your location and proactive in sharing team updates and responding and contributing to team on line requests and discussions

◊ Ability to listen, share and learn from peers (Youth Think Tank Researchers and alumni and young people) and galvanise and reach out to networks of young people, Mastercard Foundation, Restless Development that will facilitate better understanding of the youth livelihoods, financial inclusion and education and learning in your country and beyond

Skills and Experience

Essential

• Attend and contribute to the research design by providing country specific context based on your experiences and lived realities of youth in your country

• Liaise with country team of 3 peers to lead quality data collection from young people, government, Private Sector, Civil Society, communities and other stakeholders

• Analyse collated data to generate country specific report

• Lead community research co-design workshops with community members, Mastercard Foundation partners and other development agencies

• Share and discuss research findings through launch events convened by Restless Development and Mastercard Foundation and through your planned in country spaces

Desirable

• Fluent in spoken and written English

• Background in research especially youth-led

• Advanced or Graduate Level Certificate from a recognised institution

What will we do for you?

What will Restless Development provide?

At Restless Development we believe in and invest in young people’s skills.

We work with young people and provide an opportunity for them to take the lead on issues they care about.

Your participation in the Youth Think Tank will be valued enormously and we commit to developing your talents and career aspirations to deliver the project outputs.

Restless Development will offer training, ongoing mentorship and support to the recruited team including:

  • A two-week training on research methodology and youth engagement to enhance your skills and knowledge to prepare you for the task ahead
  • Ongoing support and mentorship to develop your skills in youth-led research and youth engagement
  • Meet and reimburse all costs for travel, meals, field work, communication during official assignments
  • Exposure and connection to a network of young leaders, research professional mentors in Africa and beyond
  • Upon satisfactory delivery of contracted outputs, you will receive an honorarium of 800 US dollars
  • Exposure to a network of development practitioners in Africa and beyond that will ultimately enhance your networking opportunities.

    Deadline 17th March 2019

    For more information and application details, see; MasterCard Youth Think Tank Jobs for Young Africans

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