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Partnership & Training Coordinator

Youth Challenge International

This is a Full-time position in Mpigi posted January 15, 2022.

Youth Challenge International Carreer opportunities in Mpigi Partnership & Training Coordinator Jobs opportunities in Mpigi at Youth Challenge International

# Job Description

Location: Mpigi, Uganda with some in-country travel required
Contract length: 1 year
Commitment: Full time, 37.5 hours/week
Compensation: 3,602,300.00 UGX/month
Start Date: ASAP

About Youth Challenge International YCI
Youth Challenge International YCI is a leading global youth development
organization that promotes youth innovation to drive positive change. Together
with our partners, we create market-ready solutions that catapult youth around
the world to succeed and prosper; we are driven by youth and their potential
to affect positive change in the world. Our solutions are focused – always
keeping the young people we are designing for and with at the center of the
conversation. Our approach is rooted in creativity and constantly evolving to
respond to changing needs and market realities. YCI is an organization where
diversity and talent come together to shape a better future for youth around
the world.

HerStart Innovate the Future
HerStart Innovate the Future is a program developed by Youth Challenge
International to foster and create innovative solutions for a more equitable
and prosperous economy within Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda.
The program includes training and support for aspiring entrepreneurs in social
enterprise, gender-responsive business planning, the measurement of social
impact, and access to finance. Canadian volunteers will be engaged in
providing human capital support for activities through on-site placements and
capacity-building initiatives with partner organizations. Additionally, an
entrepreneurial ecosystem will be catalyzed to identify and reduce gendered
barriers, which will foster more enabling environments for young female
entrepreneurs. This funding mechanism will also provide programmatic support
for organizations to more effectively deliver gender-responsive activities
that drive sustainable business ventures.

Position Summary
Reporting to the Project Lead, the Partnership & Training Coordinator will
lead activities and processes designed to leverage project partners’ capacity
to deliver more inclusive, innovative and environmentally sustainable
development initiatives, while shaping an inclusive enabling environment for
women entrepreneurs. The Partnership & Training Coordinator will utilize
training materials listed below and a participatory approach to deliver
elements of the HerStart Toolkit Curriculum to young women and men, alongside
partner organizations.
We are seeking a passionate, skilled and creative candidate to deliver
exceptional results. We are looking for people to join our team who believe in
youth as powerful agents of change, and those who are passionate about
contributing to women’s empowerment and advancing both national and global
gender equality agendas.

Training Materials
Sparking Social Innovation provides training for aspiring or established
entrepreneurs in how to create and measure the social and environmental impact
of their business activities. It has the dual purpose of building skills
around social enterprise and raising awareness among community members of how
social enterprise can be utilized as a vehicle for achieving gender equality
and transforming their communities. This initial training increases access for
young women to participate in HerStart and builds a pipeline of diverse young
women to engage in later stages of training support.
Seed your Social Venture builds young women’s competencies to prepare a
business idea to launch using innovative tools such as the Impact Business
Model Canvas. The training leverages best practice tools adapted to meet the
needs of young social innovators. It will focus on social innovation, idea
testing, market assessment and measurement. Participants will be provided
tools to support the design of gender inclusive and environmentally
sustainable products and services for their communities.
Grow your Social Venture creates a supportive ecosystem around female-led
social ventures with high potential for social impact. A holistic and tailored
blend of supports are offered to meet the unique needs of each social
entrepreneur. Personalized coaching focused on both the business venture and
cultivating the individual’s leadership and targeted brokering of
relationships with potential investors, customers and partners will address
key barriers young women face in growing social enterprises.

Responsibilities include:
• Partnership Development: Work closely with partners to assess organizational
and technical capacity in order to align technical assistance with real time
needs for organizational sustainability; collaborate with partners to identify
and apply leading development practices, methods and tools; oversee and
coordinate the co-delivery of activities and initiatives; engage skills-based
Canadian volunteers and leverage their expertise in the development and
delivery of initiatives; capture and facilitate shared learning between
partners, volunteers & YCI; establish and maintain positive, collaborative and
productive relationships with project staff, implementing partners, youth
participants and volunteers.
• Training and Support: Leverage training materials, dynamic facilitation
skills and participatory approaches to engage participants in an inclusive and
responsive learning environment; provide technical support in the preparation
of training modules and learning materials on main project themes, including
social entrepreneurship, green business and women’s leadership development;
contribute to ongoing quality improvement of training materials and processes;
recognize, and adapt to the needs and strengths of young women program
participants, coaching and collaborating with them at varying stages of
starting and implementing a successful social enterprise.

Skills and Experience
• Self-starter with 5+ years of progressively responsible leadership
experience in participatory facilitation and partnership building
• Passionate about investing in women and youth livelihoods and inspired by
the possibilities of innovation and entrepreneurship
• Talented at fostering relationships with young people and diverse
• Aligned with the Lean Startup approach and familiar with design thinking
• Understand the potential of online and offline learning environments
• Have demonstrated the ability to mentor and support ventures at the start-up
• Possess a learning orientation and willingness to participate in ongoing
professional and personal development
• Have a sound working knowledge of multiple methods and tools for
organizational capacity building and technical assistance
• Thrive as a team member and work respectfully and inclusively with diverse
stakeholders, including international volunteers
• Demonstrate an integrated understanding of the principles of gender equality
and the empowerment of girls, including a familiarity with the socio-economic
profile of young women in Uganda
• Effective communicator with excellent written and verbal English proficiency
• Permanent resident or citizen of Uganda

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Email:: [email protected]

Deadline to apply: January 24, 2022, 11:59pm EST Please submit your CV and
cover letter as a single PDF document, maximum 3 pages, saved in the following
format: “First Name Last Name_Partnership & Training Coordinator, Mpigi”. To
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Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received. We
encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds and those who may need
accommodation to apply. No phone calls about the position can be accepted. We
thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an
interview will be contacted.

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