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Youth Empowerment Project Officer

Posted over 1 year ago by World Vision
Location Erbil Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To provide coordination, mobilization and support in strategic leadership to churches in the Erbil area through youth group activities. To encourage positive inter-church interaction and high quality youth activities which build youth life skills and empowerment. Mobilization of youth and adult volunteers will be required.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

·         Provide assistance in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of the project, esp. initiating, supervising and monitoring the quality of its activities.

·         Formation of an inter-church coordination team to support youth programming

·         Consultative theme/course selection & design for youth activity groups within churches

·         Building/Maintaining relationships and Organizing/mobilizing leaders at each church to teach / host / lead thematic youth groups meeting

·         Recruit, Train & Mentor youth & adult leaders with support from church leadership

·         Coordination and leadership of inter-faith activities to bring youth from various churches together for collective socialization, competitions or events according to youth group themes.

·         Provide support in Management of the project deliverables, timelines, reporting, and budget

·         Documenting the project’s success stories and practices with partners, youth and sharing with KRI and MEERO

·         Represent the project with government officials, external partners and donors when required

·         Assist in the development of standards and protocols for running the project, ensuring that project staff and partners understand and adhere to those standards

·         Assist in writing reports as required for the response leadership, WV US and major donors

·         Perform project related administrative duties which includes: contracts with the partners, officials, suppliers, etc.; arranging of different meetings; translation of project related documentation;

·         Provide supervision to the volunteers involved in the project implementation.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

·         Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field.

·         Minimum 2 years’ experience in church youth programming, teaching, NGOs or similar

·         Good written and spoken English and fluency in Arabic required, strong Kurdish language skills preferred, but not necessary.

·         Good understanding of the local Church community and the context with a solid established relationship with Church leaders

·         Critical thinking and analytical skills.

·         Event planning skills.

·         Interpersonal and communication.

·         Training, coaching and facilitation skills.

·         Organization and project management skills.

·         Ability to work effectively with teams and communities.

·         Ability to work effectively under pressure and crisis situations.

·         Cursory ability to manage a budget, submit expense reports, and report on activities with support from Programs Team.

World Vision is an equal-opportunity employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce and welcomes and supports all employees to achieve the maximum extent of their potential. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

 

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