Youth Empowerment Coordinator at Komera February, 2024

JOB POSITION: YOUTH EMPOWERMENT COORDINATOR.

Komera is a leadership incubator that builds the potential of vulnerable girls through access to education, community development support and health based in Kayonza district, Eastern province, Rwanda reaching over 10,000 people annually in the different interventions. Komera seeks to hire a highly qualified, dedicated and experienced national for the position of a youth Empowerment project coordinator based in Kayonza District, E astern Province.

Purpose of the position: The purpose of the position is to support the implementation of the Youth Empowerment project in order to achieve its objectives through project development, implementation and evaluation of its interventions. It is a unique role suitable for enthusiastic, motivated, creative problem solver with the desire to work in a dynamic setting offering you an opportunity to develop your skills in a rewarding environment where you will gain a strong sense of achievement by improving the well-being and life chances of children and young people in Kayonza district. The Coordinator is directly responsible to the Community development manager and the areas of responsibility for this role are centered around specific program components as indicated in the job description and the position is flexible to assist at multiple sites as needed.

The major responsibilities include:

% of time Activity End Results 

50% Planning, coordination and implementation 

  • Engage and support young people aged 12 – 18 years to realize their own visions and goals.
  • Support young people on their life journey, and provide platforms to develop new skills, build self-esteem and confidence using sports and games.
  • Offer vulnerable young people at risk of criminal involvement, opportunities and support through face-to-face youth work interventions, positive activities, group work, mentoring and family support.
  • Coordinate and deliver mentoring trainings to mentors and teachers in response to the needs of young people attending the project by providing ongoing advice, information, guidance and support.
  • During school holiday, organize and lead the planning and delivery of training sessions to all the girls in the clubs and program.
  • Maintain the scholars’ database, confidential notes and reports in line with program outcomes.
  • Work with school leaders and local communities to recruit and engage a targeted number of young people into each project.
  • Provide monthly reports on the progress of the Youth Empowerment Project to your line managers.
  • Ability to interpret goals, objectives and outcomes of the projects and prepare written plans for program activities and cost projections for delivery.
  • Supervise and lead project activities as per detailed Implementation Plan.
  • Develop, deliver and evaluate trainings to support youth to become more empowered.
  • Organize youth coaching and mentoring sessions for identified youth

15% Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting.

  • Document lessons learnt and better practices on Youth empowerment Model.
  • Ensure project information is easily available and accessible.
  • Monitoring data are collected, analyzed and filed.
  • Assessment reports are available.
  • Mandatory government reports are produced timely and accurately.
  • Lessons learnt are documented and provided to inform improvement in the project.
  • The field is well prepared for planned surveys.
  • Monthly, quarterly and semi and annual reports are in place.

15% Partnering, child protection and wellbeing.

  • Monitor the impact (negative % positive) of the project on the wellbeing of children.
  • Ensure that project components, products and activities do not contribute to any form of child abuse or infringement of child rights.
  • Promote and sensitize communities, clients and other stakeholders about children’s rights and responsibilities.
  • Ensure that child protection policy and guidelines are strictly adhered to all communities and clients you interact with.
  • Representing the organization in the area of operation.
  • Proper documentation of the success stories and best practices is done regularly.
  • Mandatory government reports are produced timely and accurately.
  • Lessons learnt are provided to inform improvement in the project

20% General Duties

  • Work with and Support and other staff members to ensure the professional delivery of the Youth Empowerment Project.
  • Participate in the promotion of the program at meetings and events, and to advocate for young people’s needs in third party agendas.
  • Show commitment and understanding of Komera Policies, including the Child protection Policy, and Safeguarding Policy.
  • Responsible for working within the Health and Safety regulations and policies.
  • Undertake any other duties from time to time as agreed with the Head of the program and organization.
  • Assist in special projects as the need arises. (fundraising, leadership sessions, and other organizational Special Events).

Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in either project management, education or social work.
  • At least 2 years relevant work experience developing, coordinating and implementing a youth related project especially for girls.
  • Demonstrated ability working with non-governmental organizations supporting youth initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with schools and communities.
  • Demonstrated ability to managing projects and budgets.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with a commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of young people.
  • Should be computer literate in word, excel and PowerPoint.
  • Track record demonstrating high integrity, reliable and dependable
  • Strong organizational and facilitation skills in both English and Kinyarwanda.
  • Overall, the role requires high level energy and the candidate must be comfortable performing multi-faceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities. Must possess superior interpersonal abilities; ability to get along with diverse personalities, at all times displaying tact, maturity, flexibility, and professionalism. Good reasoning abilities and sound judgment are also required.

Salary:

The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

N.B: Women are highly encouraged to apply.

Work Hours: 8

Level of Education: Bachelor Degree

Should you wish to apply for this position, please send in your cover letter and resume via email on jobs@komera.org

The closing date for submission of applications is 29th Feb 2024, no late applications will be accepted.

Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

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