TECHNICAL ADVISOR - YOUTH AND LIVELIHOODS
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CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis.  These solutions have a broad range, from clean water to access to education; from microfinance to ensuring that everyone has nutritious food; from agriculture and climate change to disaster response. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world.  Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for over 70 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe.  Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.‚Äč

 

Work Location : US - Atlanta, GA                            Type of Post : Not Applicable                  

Other Possible Location :                                         Funding : APPROVED

Expected Travel : up to 30%                                              Type of Contract : 

Language Requirement : ENGLISH                          Application Deadline : 

Employee Duration : 

CARE is looking for a Technical Advisor Youth and Livelihoods who will provide  expertise, guidance, and technical support to CARE's Food and Water Systems projects and programs on youth and livelihoods. S/he will ensure that CARE's gender transformative principles and practices are reflected and integrated in high quality programmatic implementation of youth and livelihoods activities. In line with the "She Feeds the World Strategy" and CARE’s Global Food and Water Systems strategy, the Youth and Livelihoods Advisor will support resource mobilization efforts to advance CARE's work in the area of Food and Nutrition Security. The Advisor will collaborate/coordinate primarily with FWS Team, other donor mobilization efforts and the Competitive Bids Unit to support resource mobilization efforts to advance CARE's work in the area of youth and livelihoods within FWS programming. 

The Youth and Livelihoods Advisor will also contribute to the execution of research, learning and knowledge management on youth and livelihoods for the FWS Unit. Such work may involve networking and sharing among CARE country offices, or it may involve sharing outside of CARE with staff of partners or other organizations. Working closely with STA-Youth and Livelihoods and the KML team in the FWS Unit, S/he will work closely with Country Office teams on program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and capacity building on youth and off-farm livelihoods activities. The Youth & Livelihoods Advisor will help ensure that staff continues to build on and enhance the impact of FWS approaches and deliverables by creating an inter-country platform for sharing best or promising practices, innovations, and learning. S/he will also ensure that program staff develop ambitious but realistic goals, providing them with ongoing assistance and support.

Responsibilities:

  • Will provide  expertise, guidance, and technical support to CARE's Food and Water Systems projects and programs on youth and livelihoods.
  • Support resource mobilization efforts to advance CARE's youth and livelihoods work in FWS
  • Participate in agency-wide, regional and international meetings to represent programs.
  • The Advisor will support the capture / technical writing/peer reviewing for youth developments components in the FWS new business initiatives
  • Improve technical excellence & knowledge management in youth and livelihoods programming
  • Contribute to the execution of research, learning and knowledge management on youth and livelihoods for the FWS Unit.
  • Mentor/Coach/Lead CO-based staff on youth and livelihoods development approaches

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in agri-business, agriculture, business administration, entrepreneurship, social sciences, rural development
  • Sound knowledge of research processes, applications and tools
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills in English and French
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience implementing, managing, and/or providing technical assistance to youth livelihoods programs in developing countries, including employment, entrepreneurship, and financial capability, especially in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Experience in proposal development , especially for US Government funding sources on youth and livelihoods programs Fluency in spoken and written French and English
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct youth needs and labour market analysis and apply findings to a programmatic youth strategy
  • Demonstrated capacity to facilitate trainings and learning on gender and youth discrimination and girl’s empowerment (or other social justice issues)
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with diverse teams and effectively communicate new or sensitive topics
  • Work experience in a developing country context
  • Demonstrated ability to design and adapt program approaches that promote young empowerment programming in diverse cultural contexts
  • Experience in inspiring and supporting colleagues to integrate youth into their work

 

 

 

 

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