SOS Children's Villages Project Coordinator, Youth Entrepreneurship and Employability Jobs in Ethiopia

SOS Children's Villages Project Coordinator, Youth Entrepreneurship and Employability Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

Who we are

  • 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 Project Coordinator, Youth entrepreneurship and Employability who will be responsible for the project day-to-day implementation within the project-targeted area through providing both programmatic and administrative support.

    What we provide

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

    Your role

    a Project Coordinator, Youth entrepreneurship and Employability, you will be in charge of the following:

  • Facilitating the active participation and building trust with communities and other stakeholders.

  • Spearheading the mobilization of all stakeholders and following up routine tasks of the program implementation at site level as required by the project;

  • Working in close collaboration with regional and local government bureaus and offices to identify target youth for the project;

  • Continuously identifying business opportunities for new youth-led start-ups and wage employment in the target regions and respective project areas;

  • Advising and supporting field staff and implementing partners in the implementation of project activities;

  • Support in designing and implementing the youth curriculum, training manual and best practice guide for youth entrepreneurship and better employability;

  • Facilitating the provision of basic life, business and technical skills training to young women and men job seekers

  • Working with the partners and
    micro finance institutions to design strategies to increase youth access to finance;

  • Proactively identifying enterprises and other actors for apprenticeship and on-the job training.

  • Supporting the effort to link youth led startups with selected financial institutions to increase access to young women and men friendly financial products and services;

  • Supporting business startup in addressing challenges, access to markets and development of business to business relations with private sector companies;

  • Ensuring regular project data collection and timely reporting

  • Documenting of project lessons

  • Establish and ensuring a functional M&E system that assesses the impact of youth empowerment interventions;

  • Promoting gender equality in the implementation of the project

  • Identifying potential partner organizations for and preparation of MoU for effectively implementing of the project;

  • Maintaining and establishing contacts among local partner organizations and government offices, private sector and others

  • Leading periodic cash flow and budget revision of the project

    Job Requirements

    The Must haves

  • B.A. in Business Administration, Economics, Marketing, development studies or other relevant field.

  • Minimum 3 years working experience in youth employment and livelihoods, marketing, micro enterprise development, community based financial service, micro finance

  • Experiences in working with youth empowerment program/projects

  • Good command of English, written and spoken
    Experience in project management, planning, monitoring and evaluation

  • Good knowledge and understanding of youth empowerment, entrepreneurship and employability

  • Awareness and understanding of social development issues including gender, education, youth skill training.

  • Understanding of human resource development and training planning

  • Strong networking, partnership and interpersonal skills.

  • Understanding of micro business and value chain business development

  • Experience in budget development and knowledge in financial management

  • Understanding of enterprise and value chain business development.

  • High level of communication skills

  • Ability to work under high pressure
    Positive and professional approach: highly organised, results oriented, using initiative and keeping commitments

  • Computer literacy (MS Office and MS project)

  • Experience in community mobilization and stakeholders’ management

  • Knowledge of national policy developments in the area of youth empowerment, entrepreneurship and employability.

  • Knowledge of project cycle management

    The Pluses

  • Prior experience working in INGO

  • Driving licence

    How to Apply

  • Then send us your application through

  • Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply

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