The Youth Component Coordinator will serve as part of the Youth Component team, under the Senior Youth Advisor, on the four-year USAID-funded Local Governance Project. Based in Rabat, the Coordinator will make frequent field visits to project locations. The component works in the regions of Fes-Boulmane, Doukkala-Abda, and Rabat-Sale-Zemmour-Zaer and is designed to assist local governments in increasing the inclusion of youth concerns and expectations in governance. Working primarily with and through municipal government officials, the component focuses on building the capacity of government officials and youth.
In all of its activities and actions, the youth component seeks to synergize and coordinate with other components of the LGP-Morocco project. The youth component also works to complement and coordinate other youth programming undertaken with funds from USAID. The objectives of the LGP-Morocco youth component are to encourage local government and youth to understand the mutual value of dialogue and youth participation, and to institutionalize this dialogue in a way that promotes youth participation. These objectives are realized through two overall missions:
- Support local youth programming.
Mission 1.4.2 :
- Promote the participation of youth in community life.
The Youth Component Coordinator will work with the Senior Advisor in the planning and implementation of a multi-level approach that works with local governments and youth. The Coordinator will work with the Senior Advisor to ensure that interventions are planned and executed with quality, accountability, and measurable impact. Key responsibilities include: providing technical assistance in youth activities and programming; coordinating with LGP project components; assisting with project reporting and monitoring; assisting in the maintenance of cooperative relationships with local partners and project managers; and assisting in the supervision and mentoring of component team members.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Assist the Senior Youth Advisor in working with communes to establish youth consultative committees under the communal council and other forms of structured dialogue with youth groups.
- Collaborate with and assist field teams in Fes-Boulmane, Doukkala-Abda, and Rabat-Sale-Zemmour-Zaer. Frequent travel to the field for meetings and events.
- Assist in logistical arrangements and planning for trainings and other events organized as part of the youth component.
- Facilitate a variety of workshops, as well as trainings for youth and elected officials.
- Contribute to the production of project tools, training materials, and training modules.
- Assist in aspects of project management for the youth component, including: workplan preparation; reporting (monthly, quarterly, annual); monitoring and evaluation; and preparation of success stories and case studies.
- Work closely with the Senior Youth Advisor and LGP coordinators and staff to assure seamless integration of youth activities with other components.
- Conduct field research as necessary on the efficacy of youth engagement programming strategies to assist the DGCL, other Moroccan institutions, and USAID to better understand how best to reach Moroccan youth.
- Other tasks as instructed by the Senior Youth Advisor and/or NEF designee.
The Youth Component Coordinator reports to the Senior Youth Advisor, and coordinates work with the LGP project leadership team.
The candidate for the Youth Component Coordinator is required to have at least 5 years of experience working with youth, local governments, and community leaders. The Coordinator should have demonstrated experience coordinating with project teams and partners, managing logistics, and
writing reports. Fluency in English and Arabic is required, as well as professional competency in French, along with the attainment of at least a Masters degree in a related field. The Youth Component Coordinator must be able and willing to travel to project sites frequently.
Fees and Reimbursement
Fees for this position, subject to approval by USAID, will be determined based on experience and salary history based on full time employment.
To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected] with a copy to [email protected] Applications must be received by May 17, 2013.