Partnership Support Officer

Position: Partnership Support Officer

Employer: Youth Challenge International

Location: Senegal

Deadline: April 1, 2019

Employment Type: Internship

Position Level: Entry Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: April 1, 2019

Full Description

Brief Description:

Why is Youth Challenge International the place to be?

YCI designs global development solutions that create the conditions for youth to thrive and prosper. YCI’s programs use creative approaches to equip young people with the tools, experience, knowledge and networks to build sustainable livelihoods.
We are seeking passionate, creative, and highly adaptable young people, between the ages of 19-30, who are up for a challenge. Do you believe that youth (including yourself!) are powerful agents of change that have the power to transform lives and communities? If so, this position may be for you!
During your International Internship, you’ll be working with our awesome partner EDC. Education Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity. Since 1958, EDC has been a leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and innovative programs in more than 80 countries around the world.

What you’ll do:

Partnership Coordination

Develop and manage partnerships with training and employment stakeholders such as consular chambers, private sector, regional authorities, etc
Conduct a needs assessment with teachers at the Technical Vocational Education and Training to assess gaps in knowledge around advising students about their careers and how to integrate into the workforce
Contribute to the development of gender-sensitive training guides and pedagogical documents based on needs identified by teachers
Support EDC Senegal to facilitate gender sensitive career guidance and professional integration training sessions for teachers
Assist with support calls with local NGOs, schools, governments and entrepreneurship clubs to assist them with career advising services
Attend open days/job fairs/visits to companies to share the experience of role models among young male and female entrepreneurs.

Career Advising Program Support

Advise EDC Senegal on strategies to support for new graduates with career guidance
Collaborate with stakeholders to lead the design of an innovative career guidance system for students
Coordinate and evaluate the career guidance system’s implementation
Design an active information and communication plan for training for Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) schools

Monitoring and Evaluation

Contribute to the development of a monitoring program on issues of vocational guidance, employability and youth employment.
Data collection and analysis of graduates’ educational background and professional integration.
Departure Date: January 15, 2019

You’ll fit right in if you have:

Post-secondary degree in international project management, business administration, or education with a focus on vocational education
Highly skilled in relationship building and partnership development
Excellent interpersonal skills (a warm, charming personality would be a definite asset)
Experience in collaborative work and participatory approaches to design
Basic understanding of teaching and learning approaches
Group facilitation skills
Results-oriented work style
Experience with and understanding of the private sector
Understanding of labor markets and career development for youth
Exceptional writing skills and keen attention to detail
Entrepreneurial self-starter with a hands-on approach
Ability to work in a multi-stakeholder environment
Fluency/competency in French
Ability to work with minimal supervision

How to apply:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received. Submit early and don’t miss the chance to participate in the experience of a lifetime!

Please click the button below and fill out the application form with your cover letter and resume attached in a single PDF or Word document. Due to the competitive nature of this role, 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.

Please note: Intern participation is completely voluntary and is by no means and shall not be construed as an employment contract. The intern is not entitled to claim for any wages, indemnity, payment, notice of termination or pay in lieu of notice of termination, or any other benefits and agrees that he or she may not be considered as an employee under employment laws including the Act respecting Labour Standards and the Civil Code of Quebec.

Innovate ME is generously funded by the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada.

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