Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Career Vacancies at Youth Challenge International (YCI)

  Express       Tuesday, July 21, 2020
 
Title: Partnership & Training Coordinators , Tanzania (2 Positions)
Location: Zanzibar, Tanzania with some regional travel required 
Contract Length: 1 year, renewable 
Commitment: Full time, 37.5 hours/week
Compensation: 1,879,151.76 TZS/month 
Start Date: September 1, 2020
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 centre 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 an initiative 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.

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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 will include:
  • Partnership Development: Work closely with partners to assess organizational and technical capacity 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.
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Skills and Experience:
You are a self-starter with 5+ years of progressively responsible leadership experience in participatory facilitation and partnership building; you are passionate about investing in women and youth livelihoods and inspired by the potential of innovation and entrepreneurship; you are talented at fostering relationships with young people and diverse stakeholders; you are aligned with the Lean Startup approach and familiar with design thinking; you understand the potential of online and offline learning environments; you have demonstrated the ability to mentor and support ventures at the start-up phase; you possess a learning orientation and willingness to participate in ongoing professional and personal development; you have a sound working knowledge of multiple methods and tools for organizational capacity building and technical assistance; you thrive as a team member and work respectfully and inclusively with diverse stakeholders, including international volunteers; you 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 Zanzibar, Tanzania; you are an effective communicator with excellent written and verbal English proficiency and you are a permanent resident or a Citizen of Tanzania.
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Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received. Cover letter and resume (maximum 3 pages total) to be submitted in a single PDF attachment. No phone calls or emails about the position can be accepted. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Deadline to apply: July 31st, 2020.

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Title: Operations and Finance Manager 
Location: Zanzibar, Tanzania with some in-country travel required
Contract Length: 1 year, renewable
Compensation: 3,074,975.6 TZS/month 
Commitment: Full time, 37.5 hours/week
Start Date: September 1, 2020

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 centre 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 an initiative 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.

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Position Summary:
Reporting to the Project Lead, the Operations and Finance Manager will provide coordination and support to organizational systems and processes for HerStart in Zanzibar, including financial performance processes, reporting, cash flow management and procurement. The role will drive the coordination of program quality improvement efforts across all key program function areas.

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.

Responsibilities will include:
  • Operations Management: Provide coordination and support to organizational systems and processes for YCI Zanzibar, including the oversight of policies, procedures and procurement of goods and services; Support the Project Lead with all YCI Zanzibar Human Resources functions, including Zanzibar country office contracts, performance review, onboarding and recruitment of local staff; Support the Project Lead planning for Canadian volunteer arrivals and work placements, including arrival and orientation logistics, housing during placement, intercity transportation etc.; organize in-country volunteer orientations and lead sessions as needed; Coordinate all administrative and logistical components of YCI office acquisition and volunteer accommodation and supervise Canadian volunteers’ requests for monthly allowances, visa renewals and extension related duties; Oversee and maintain necessary reporting for local company registration requirements and ensure YCI remains compliant with evolving regulations; Drive country risk management portfolio to ensure the safety and security of staff, volunteers, partners and stakeholders; Perform other duties as requested by the Project Lead.
  • Financial Management: Coordinate with Headquarters to ensure appropriate financial and administrative management and compliance with donor regulations; Prepare and submit high quality financial reports, manage and monitor cash flows related to project expenses including staff payroll processing, payment of income tax for employees and payment contributions; Lead annual budgeting exercise; Collaborate with the Project Lead and other technical team leaders to ensure program activities are implemented in accordance with the project budget and work plan; Identify areas of risk and take steps to reduce vulnerabilities; Respect and act in accordance with accounting policies, procedure­­s, and internal controls, ensuring compliance with donor and regulatory requirements.
  • Technical Support and Training: Provide technical onboarding, training, direction and support to project staff, volunteers, partners and external stakeholders as needed on finance, operations and human resources matters; Support project lead with daily project management, contributing to project decision-making by providing input on the operational health and status of the project; Facilitate greater financial literacy through formal and informal interactions with staff and partners.

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Skills and Experience:
You are a self-starter with 5+ years of progressively responsible leadership experience in finance, operations, procurement and/or human resources with a robust understanding of organizational accounting and financial functions; you have an understanding of, and compatible vision for, sustainable community development, an appreciation of the contribution of volunteers to international development and ideally, are experienced in supporting or working with volunteers; you have demonstrated experience providing management and oversight of office operations, and the ability to explain accounting or financial concepts to necessary project stakeholders; you have a strong command of Microsoft Excel, QuickBooks and other accounting software, with an analytical attention to detail; you 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 Zanzibar; you are an effective communicator with excellent written and verbal English proficiency and you are a permanent resident or a Citizen of Tanzania.

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Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received. Cover letter and resume (maximum 3 pages total) to be submitted in a single PDF attachment. No phone calls or emails about the position can be accepted. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Deadline to apply: July 31st, 2020.
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Title: Knowledge and Learning Manager, Tanzania
Location: Zanzibar, Tanzania with some regional travel required
Contract Length: 1 year, renewable 
Commitment: Full time, 37.5 hours/week 
Compensation: 2,733,311.65 TZS/month
Start Date: September 1, 2020
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 centre 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 an initiative 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.

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Position Summary:
Reporting to the Project Lead, the Knowledge and Learning Manager will play a leadership role in the implementation of HerStart: Innovate the Future’s Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) system in Zanzibar, Tanzania to ensure that relevant program knowledge will be gathered, shared and actioned upon through a dynamic knowledge management system. The Knowledge and Learning Manager will use learning strategies and informational, organizational and technical skills to implement and continually enhance systems for tracking and managing knowledge – both to improve operations and outputs in Tanzania, as well as enhance program effectiveness globally.

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.

Responsibilities will include:
  • Knowledge Management: Lead the adaptation and implementation of the overall HerStart: Innovate the Future MEAL strategy at the country level in close collaboration with YCI Headquarters staff and key project stakeholders (such as volunteers, sub-contractors and partners); Ensure rigorous data quality control through proactive, participatory monitoring approaches; Contribute to the development of the knowledge management system, including supporting the design of context appropriate tools, resources and activities to capture both qualitative and quantitative data; Drive the effective management of project reporting at the country level, including the collection of project results and performance reports, and other briefings, summaries and presentations for various audiences as needed; Ensure that knowledge about the project’s achievements is well documented and shared with the appropriate stakeholders.
  • Learning Management: Identify, document and share best practices, lessons learned and trends in the youth and women’s livelihoods sector to ensure program relevance and effectiveness; Coordinate the consolidation of evidence and learning from program evaluations to identify best practices and lesson learned across the YCI network; Collaborate with YCI volunteers, partners and stakeholders to strengthen the integration of program learnings across all facets of program delivery; Inform HerStart communications initiatives with high-level summaries, stories and consolidated data.
  • Technical Support: Ensure sufficient onboarding of relevant staff and volunteers on the efficient use of MEAL systems and provide ongoing coaching/support; Provide technical assistance, training and ongoing support to partners on the efficient use of the YCI project monitoring and reporting system and application of findings; Establish and maintain positive, collaborative and productive relationships with project staff, partners and sector stakeholders, providing technical support as needed.
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Skills and Experience:
You are a self-starter with 5+ years of progressively responsible leadership experience in participatory knowledge management systems with a successful track record in designing, managing, implementing and monitoring MEAL strategies and systems for program tracking and improvement; you are passionate about investing in women and youth livelihoods and inspired by the possibilities of innovation and entrepreneurship ; you are talented at designing user-friendly data collection tools, conducting high quality qualitative and quantitative data analysis, and writing summary reports and presentations; ; you have a proven ability to manage and provide training and support on MEAL processes to relevant project stakeholders; you 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 Zanzibar, Tanzania; you are an effective communicator with excellent written and verbal English proficiency and you are a permanent resident or a Citizen of Tanzania.

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Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received. Cover letter and resume (maximum 3 pages total) to be submitted in a single PDF attachment. No phone calls or emails about the position can be accepted. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Deadline to apply: July 31st, 2020.
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