Banyan Global is an international development consulting firm committed to improving livelihoods through market approaches for a broad and lasting impact. The firm has offices in Washington, DC and New York City and staff working in a number of developing countries. Banyan Global operates seamlessly within six practice areas: health, gender, youth, finance and investment, enterprise development, and evaluation and learning.
Banyan Global is seeking a Ugandan Youth Specialist based in Kampala to join our team on the USAID-funded Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD) project. Candidates must be Ugandan and have a minimum of five years of experience in youth integration, with specific experience integrating positive youth development considerations into health programs.
- Provide technical leadership to the MAPD project, providing inputs and designing activities to address the barriers hindering youth from accessing malaria treatment and prevention services in Uganda and promote their ability to participate in, benefit from, and contribute to MAPD activities.
- Promote collaboration, inclusion and co-creation with youth throughout project implementation, including project design, implementation and monitoring, and operations, as well as in training materials, policies and procedures.
- Ensure that project address youth considerations in meaningful ways, and that project activities specifically address the needs of female and male youth.
- Design and develop innovative strategies to mobilize youth across the project’s target districts to actively participate in project activities and within community dialogues.
- Support the creation of safe spaces in communities for hard-to-reach youth.
- Review and provide input to project work plans, with attention to youth dimensions of technical activities and operations and discuss challenges and priorities with project senior management and other technical specialists.
- Provide strategic technical guidance on youth integration to key personnel, project staff, government ministries, and project partners and stakeholders.
- Engage available and active youth networks and organizations in the planning and implementation of project activities.
- Design and facilitate positive youth development orientations to build the capacity of stakeholders, and project clients.
- Develop appropriate youth resources and tools for project staff.
- Maintain an up-to-date and thorough understanding of youth issues related to project components.
- Draft all youth related project documentation, including work plan inputs and monitoring reporting to USAID.
- Collaborate regularly with the program’s Gender Specialist
- Bachelor’s degree in international affairs, health or another related field.
- Three or more years of experience working in positive youth development or youth integration.
- Experience partnering with government ministries and local networks and organizations.
- Experience designing and facilitating capacity building activities on youth issues and youth integration processes and techniques.
- Strong negotiations and communications skills, and effective report-writing skills.
- Strong monitoring and evaluation skills, including experience with effective youth indicators and data collection considerations.
- Capacity to be original and creative in strategies to integrate youth considerations into non-youth related programming.
- Strong writer and excellent interpersonal skills.
Salary commensurate with background and experience. Please apply to the position through our website, https://banyanglobal.com/careers/, and include a cover letter and résumé in your submission. Banyan Global is an equal opportunity employer. Deadline for submissions is June 15, 2018. Please no phone calls.
About the Organization
Banyan Global is a development consulting firm committed to improving livelihoods through market approaches to international development. The firm has offices in Washington, DC and New York City and staff working in a number of developing countries. Banyan Global operates seamlessly within five practice areas: gender, health, microfinance, financial sector development, and enterprise development.