Youth Specialist

  Counterpart International STEP
  Afghanistan Unspecified 594
Date Posted:Sep 23, 2010
Reference:V # POD 044 September 23, 2010
Closing Date:Oct 9, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Programme
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: false
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About Counterpart International STEP:


Founded in 1965, Counterpart is a diverse, non-profit, international development organization dedicated to helping people in need in the areas of civil society, private enterprise, environmental resource management, humanitarian relief, and healthcare. We do this by building the capacity of local partner nongovernmental organizations, lenders, businesses, governments and other institutions to solve their own, self-defined economic, ecological, political, and social problems in ways that are sustainable, practical, and independent.

Job Summary:

This position is Under the direct supervision of the Counterpart STEP Public Outreach Manager, the Youth Specialist will be responsible for engaging young people in Civic activities.
The successful applicant will be responsible for developing and coordinating public outreach activities targeting the youth sector in Afghanistan in order to increase youth civic education awareness and the importance of the youth role in the electoral and political process.

Duties & Responsibilities:

• The Youth Specialist should be able to relate to male and female citizens who are 18 to 35 years of age, understand the current culture of this age group, and communicate with ease to those in this age group.
• As a prerequisite for this position the Youth Specialist shall have worked with people in this age group previously and been exposed to issues of importance to this constituency.
• In order to provide leadership in focusing discussions relating to civil society the Youth Specialist shall have had experience working with NGOs engaged in making improvements of social importance in Afghan society, a familiarity with government, and engaged in election related activity in the 2004/2005 Afghanistan elections.
• Serves as primary interface with implementing partners and external stakeholders to ensure synergy with counterpart STEP overall public outreach activities and a successful implementation of the program
• Develop a network to identify potential partners and youth specific activities with; Civil Society organization that focus on youth issues, Governmental entities and Educational Institutes such as Ministry of Education and Higher Education, universities and community colleges, cultural centers and others.
• Develop Youth Component Work plan in addition to specific activities budgets and concept paper to identify clear objectives and attainable results parallel to STEP overall work plan, scope of work and task order.
• Work in Close coordination with the Gender Advisor and the Public Outreach team
• Establishes, develops and maintains, and productive working relationship with implementing partners and contractors, and counterpart staff
• Trouble shoots project problems. Identifies and implements creative solutions.
• Travels to field to oversee and monitor project activities.
• Prepare biweekly, monthly and quarterly reports.

Job Requirement:

• BA in Social Science, Anthropology, Political Science or other related field.
• 4-5 Years of Experience in Civic Education, Community Mobilization, Public Awareness Campaigns.
• Past experience in elections programs
• 3 Experience in Program design and project management experience
• 2 Experienced with management and oversight of multiple small/medium projects.
• Proficient with Microsoft Office Software
• Fluency in English

Successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following attributes:

• Detailed oriented and highly organized.
• Skilled communicator, both verbally and in writing.
• Collaborative, team oriented individual.
• Strong supervisory skills and abilities.
• Ability to prioritize, and handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines.

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