Position: Youth Program Coordinator Reporting To: Programs Manager Contract Type: Long-Term Location: Lusaka Apply By: 23rd August 2019 Role Summary The Youth Program Coordinator is responsible for the planning, monitoring and evaluation of the Agency’s Youth Programs to improve youth participation and develop self-reliant adults with the drive to break free from poverty while improving their own community. Responsibilities: Constantly gather, review and analyze statistical and qualitative data of the Agency and research local, national and international youth development trends that are useful in the planning and development of various youth programs. Prepare work plans, implementation plans and financial plans of the Agency’s youth programs in accordance with prescribed CI formats, tools, systems and requirements. Develop various Youth Program “non-core” or “major donor proposals” in accordance with CI and other funders’ templates, systems and requirements. Coordinate and facilitate the development of Youth Program plans and the corresponding planning processes of the core youth program approaches and the Youth Council’s Youth Empowerment Fund projects. Prepare, update or revise Program Implementation resources that may include implementing guidelines, work flows, policies and instructions, MOAs/ MOUs, communication templates, data sources, modules/ training curriculum, IEC materials, reporting templates and other activity implementation documents. Design/ develop, pre-test or update monitoring and evaluation data collection tools for the Youth Programs’ process/ output and outcome indicators. Collaborate with the IT Department in the development of databases and electronic M&E tools. Orient and provide technical assistance to the SAC Coordinators, Program Facilitators, designated Field Officers, adult/ youth volunteers and Youth Council members in implementing the Youth Program approaches based on the work plans and Program Implementation resources endorsed to the team that will implement the activities/ projects. Facilitate the coordination of individuals and teams involved in program implementation with partners and stakeholders. Carry out routine administrative, supervisory and operational tasks that are supportive of program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation in collaboration with the Administration, Accounting and Operations Departments. Directly supervise the Program Field Officers and Facilitators hired to implement and provide support to specific Youth Programs Institute program control measures by periodically comparing the plan/ target versus the current status/ actual so that preventive and corrective actions can be taken when there are deviations/ variances in the target beneficiaries, schedules and costs. Routinely track the progress of Youth Program results (outputs and outcomes) utilizing prescribed CI tools and systems such as the Benefit Tracking System and SOA-developed M&E tools. Conduct periodic visits to the service areas, communities and beneficiaries’ homes/ schools to monitor and evaluate Youth Program approaches and activities and prepare M&E/ visit reports. Analyze and report M&E results, provide timely feedback and recommend action points to improve the quality of the current and upcoming Youth Program approaches and activities. Respond to Youth Program requests for information, clarifications and reports from the Agency managers and staff, Africa-Asia Regional Office and Children International Kansas City (CIKC). Prepare Quarterly Statistical Reports (QSR), Mid-Year Reports, Year-End Reports and other Youth Program reports required by the Regional Office, CIKC and funders/ donors in accordance with prescribed templates, systems, policies and requirements. Qualifications and Experience: Full Grade 12 School Certificate. Degree in Development Studies, Social Work or equivalent Minimum 3 years of experience Excellent Training and Facilitation skills Experience working with Children and the community Experience in stakeholder engagement in low resourced settings Technical and Behavioural Competencies Ability to work with minimum supervision Experience leading a lead Experience leading development projects and activities Practical knowledge of child protection is essential Balanced temperament Zambian Nationals who meet requirements for this position and are resident in Zambia are strongly encouraged to apply by submitting their Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae to: Jobs@lus.children.org.zm Disclaimer: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applicants may be subjected to any of the following: a Security and / or Police Clearance Check; Qualifications and Reference Checks.
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