World University Service of Canada Consultant - Youth Economic Opportunities Jobs in Ethiopia

World University Service of Canada Consultant - Youth Economic Opportunities Jobs in Ethiopia


Position Title:
  • Consultant - Youth Economic Opportunities
    Position Location:
  • Uganda
    Reports To:
  • Senior Manager, Program Development
    Contract Term: 12 days

    Background

    World University Service of Canada (WUSC) is a Canadian non-profit organization working to create a better world for all young people.

    We bring together a diverse network of students, volunteers, schools, governments, and businesses who share this vision.

    Together, we foster youth-centered solutions for education, economic opportunities, and empowerment to overcome inequality and exclusion in over 25 countries across Asia, Africa, and the Americas.

    WUSC is currently pursuing an opportunity to design and deliver a 7-year capacity building program focused on youth economic opportunities in Uganda.

    The Program will mobilize skilled Canadian and South-South technical experts to develop the capacity of carefully selected Ugandan partner organizations to enable improved access to economic and empowerment opportunities for young Ugandans, especially young women.

    Ugandan partner organizations will include those who employ young people, represent young women and/or provide services related to employment and income generation.

    These can include, for example, vocational training institutes, business incubators, youth organizations, financial intermediaries. or private employers that can provide jobs at scale.

    Key Areas of Responsibility

  • The consultant will collaborate closely with WUSC staff to identify key sectors of intervention in Uganda, identify initial partnerships and validate operational issues and costs required for initial planning.
  • In particular, the consultant will organize a planning visit by WUSC staff to Uganda scheduled for the week of January 14th.
  • Conduct desk review of key documents that can inform programming;
  • Provide insight and advice on youth economic opportunities and barriers in Uganda;
  • Make recommendations as to relevant program stakeholders and facilitate communication with them;
  • Support logistical arrangements for the planning mission, including scheduling meetings with relevant stakeholders and arranging transportation in and around Kampala
  • Accompany WUSC staff to meetings with all stakeholders;
  • Organize a minimum of 2 stakeholder discussions with organizations that understand and/or represent the interest of marginalized youth;
  • Organize a minimum of 2
    stakeholder discussions with gender experts and women's organizations;
  • Organize meetings with key Government offices representing youth employment and entrepreneurship: vocational training councils, youth development offices, startup support incubators and business development offices;
  • Organize meetings with potential partners, including innovative training centres, youth led organizations, startup support incubators;
  • Organize meetings with like-minded peer organizations, including INGOs, bilateral and multilateral donors and foundations operating in Uganda.
  • Current processes for procuring visas for short and long term Canadian and South-South technical specialists and volunteers.
  • Key operational and programmatic costs (including office and vehicle expenses, staffing costs and costs associated with volunteer housing and living allowances).
  • Processes required to register WUSC as an International Non-Governmental Organization in Uganda.
  • Any other related duties.

    Key deliverable
  • A gender analysis to further assess key opportunities and barriers to gender equality and the economic empowerment of young people, in particular young women, around three interrelated dimensions:
  • their access and control over the necessary resources for a decent job or a profitable enterprise;
  • their agency to take decisions on their socio-economic development and;
  • enhancing the protection and promotion of human rights of young people, in particular young women and girls;
  • A partner organization mapping and assessment;
  • Signed letters of support from between 6 and 8 potential partner organizations;
  • Unit cost for key budget items;
  • A country program strategy (3 pages) that outlines key sector challenges and an approach to partner capacity development, taking into account the Government of Canada‚Äôs Feminist International Assistance Policy.

    Qualifications
  • Strong understanding of the youth employment, economic empowerment and entrepreneurship landscape in Uganda ;
  • Proven experience in engaging a wide range of actors (civil society, private sector, government agencies) in development programming;
  • Demonstrated capacity to work in cross-sectoral collaboration;
  • Diplomatic skills and the knowledge of cross-cultural, interpersonal communication;
  • Proven knowledge of and commitment to the concepts of Gender Equality;
  • Superior oral and written skills required in English.

    How to Apply:
  • Interested candidates should send their CVs to pdu@wusc.ca, indicating the Job title in the Subject Line of the email.
  • Interested candidates should send their resume by 9th January 2019

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