Counterpart International (CPI) is seeking candidates for the position of Youth Development Technical Expert for the anticipated five-year USAID Tunisia Resilience and Community Empowerment (TRACE) project. The program is focused on providing support to communities to reduce their risk of instability and to increase their resilience to violent extremism. This project is expected to apply a “community-led approach” in addressing youth and community needs and building community resilience. The primary activity will be to support communities in creating alternative pathways for youth through activities that intentionally engage youth within their communities to promote positive outcomes. The Youth Development Technical Expert will lead the technical design and advise on implementation of community and youth development interventions, including conducting capacity building and community stakeholder mapping, assessments and community programs in close coordination with the program managers and key staff. The Technical Expert will provide technical leadership in positive youth development approaches, integrated youth friendly services, and social inclusion and gender analyses. The Technical Expert will ensure activities are designed to be flexible to respond to changes in the context and adaptable to on-going learning and stakeholder feedback. The Technical Expert will ensure activities addressing youth are evidence-based and aligned with the Tunisian government’s policies and USAID’s Youth in Development Policy.
- Provide strategic vision to the technical components of the program including workplan development, market analysis, partnership selection and management, and overall sector strategy.
- Provide technical leadership in the development and implementation of strategies, interventions, and activities that address the holistic needs of youth, including their well-being, education, protection, health, economic strengthening, and civic engagement needs.
- Advise national counterparts on technical issues and participate in relevant advisory and/or working groups with counterparts, partner institutions, government representatives, and other local stakeholders.
- Ensure technical compliance with USAID rules and regulations, and adherence to grant agreement
- Oversee technical performance of consortium partners and sub-grantees.
- Ensure the program-wide positive youth development framework is integrated across partners and into program implementation.
Capacity Building and Mentoring
- In close partnership with the COP, create a work atmosphere conducive to professional growth and development of excellent personnel at all levels.
- Contribute to country team-building efforts and ensure the integration of all team members into relevant decision making processes
- Build the technical capacity of project staff in youth safety and well-being (social emotional learning), youth leadership and engagement, and youth work readiness relevant to the implementation of the project through training and continuous mentoring.
Program Management and Support
- Ensure that adolescents are effectively targeted according to established vulnerability criteria across consortium partners.
- Integrate community approaches, inclusion and gender sensitivity and capacity building into all activities as appropriate.
- Ensure the program implementation is responding to the direction of the lead organization under which we will be a sub-grantee
- Provide managerial and programmatic technical oversight to partners and sub-grantee(s) as required.
- Document processes and achievements to ensure technical best practices are captured and disseminated. This will include the continual re-evaluation of program activities and information, with resulting activity adjustments in keeping with new insights.
- Produce written reports on program activities, capturing the impacts of activities.
Internal and External Coordination
- Serve as an active contributor and collaborator with regional and global counterparts to promote the use of best practices.
- Strengthen linkages with other internal resources to enhance organizational learning where relevant to M&E.
- Maintain close working relationships with counterparts in other relevant international NGOs, and local NGOs and associations.
- A Minimum of five (5) years of experience in relevant experience in community and youth development (i.e. community mobilization, community development, capacity building and youth empowerment), preferably in an international organization
- A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences or a field related to the technical design of the activity
- Proven managerial experience through prior work in a relevant area such as accountability, community communications, community and youth development or mobilization and holding positions of progressive responsibility;
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with communities, government and other stakeholders at local level;
- Experience in working in participatory community processes an in leading participatory monitoring processes;
- Experience in training, facilitating focus group discussions, community consultation;
- Oral and written proficiency in English and French
- A Master’s degree in a field related to youth development programming
- Experience working in Tunisia and/or Northern Africa
- Oral and written fluency in Arabic
- Experience working on USAID projects is strongly preferred
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