VSO International Youth Engagement & Empowerment Adviser ( E-Volunteer ) Jobs in Uganda

VSO International Youth Engagement & Empowerment Adviser ( E-Volunteer ) Jobs in Uganda

Role overview

Programme information

  • The fund is open to Private sector and (I)NGO applications (or mixed consortia). VSO will strengthen the work of the selected Implementing Partners through strategic VSO volunteer engagements.

  • The aim of the Fund will be achieved by supporting youth employment initiatives in these regions.

  • Initiatives will offer youth, particularly young women, opportunities for decent work that delivers better prospects for personal development, is productive, and offers a stable income, social protection and safe working conditions.

  • Strengthen the private sector to engage with youth and to create decent work for youth that meets their aspirations and provides them voice and agency.

  • Develop knowledge products for youth empowerment and support the implementation of these tools within private sector companies, micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and target communities.

    Expected Responsibilities (to be confirmed and refined):

    As a Youth Engagement & Empowerment Adviser you will:

  • Support partners in developing knowledge products (definitions, guidance, tools, trainings, research, etc.).

  • Research barriers in youth empowerment.

  • Advise on career paths for youths and preserve them for the companies.

  • Support the revision of the training modules for capacity building of the private sector, to ensure that they are gender and youth responsive.

  • Ensure that the lessons learned are retrieved from within the organization and are applied in the programs.

  • Make sure that there is an effective M&E report and monitor the learnings on youth engagement and empowerment within employment programs.

  • You work in a multidimensional project team, with experts on different kind of areas.

    Skills, qualifications and experience
    Competencies and Behaviour

  • At VSO we believe progress is only
    possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:


    • You have a Bachelor/ Master’s degree in Behavioral and Social Science, HR or Business Administration.


    • You have extensive experience (5+ years) with youth engagement policies and strategies, implementation and advisory and/ or youth economic empowerment.

    • Private Sector experience is essential.

    • You have experience with monitoring and evaluation.


    • Experience with Corporate Social Responsibility

    Equal Opportunities

  • VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

    Terms & Conditions


    • You will be sharing your skills remotely from your home country with implementing partners and other stakeholders on a part-time basis.

    • You have an existing source of income to cover your commitments and you have the basic equipment to carry out this assignment e.g. laptop, internet connectivity. VSO will not provide a monthly allowance for this role but will reimburse basic operational costs (e.g. internet costs)

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; VSO International Youth Engagement & Empowerment Adviser ( E-Volunteer ) Jobs in Uganda

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