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Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Training facilitator(2 positions, Buchanan,Grand Bassa)

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Full Time
  • Posted:
    4 years ago
  • Category:
    Business Administration, Management & Administration, Social Welfare
  • Deadline:
    November 8, 2019

Mercy Corps is an international, non-governmental humanitarian relief and development agency that exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive, and just communities. Mercy Corps works in more than 40 countries, and has been working in Liberia since 2002.
Mercy Corps invites applications from all interested and potential Liberian candidates for the following position(s):
1. Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Training facilitator- 02 positions, based in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County with frequent travel to field sites.
Please find below the full position description for this position.
“Fostering a diverse and open workplace is an important part of Mercy Corps’ vision, and we encourage people from all backgrounds, especially women and members of disadvantaged groups to apply. Mercy Corps is an Equal Opportunity
Employer”.
How to apply?
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit their detailed CV with a cover letter along with other relevant certificates to the email address lr-jobs@mercycorps.org. or apply through the system below. You are requested to mention the title of the position on the subject line of the e-mail while applying.
Hard copies of the CV with cover letter along with all relevant certificates can be dropped at Mercy Corps’ Office located at “Sophie, Tubman Boulevard, Opposite SOS Medical Center, Monrovia”. Label the left corner of the envelop with the title of the position for which you are applying.
Last date for the submission of CV’s is November 8, 2019 by 04:00 pm. Mercy Corps reserves the right to accept or reject any or all CV(s) without assigning any reason. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Telephone enquiries will not be entertained.
Vacancy Announcement
YOUTH EMPLOYMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAINING FACILITATOR
Position Description
Location: Buchanan (2)
Position Status: Full-time
Salary Level: Level XXX
About Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future.
Program/Department Summary
Mercy Corps started operations in Liberia in 2002 in response to the humanitarian crisis brought on by the two Liberian civil wars which took place from 1989-1997and 1999-2003. Since then, Mercy Corps’ interventions have evolved based on the context and needs of Liberian people. Based on the changing needs, Mercy Corps Liberia has implemented programs in renewable energy, food security, agricultural livelihoods, financial inclusion, nutrition, water and sanitation, infrastructure, and in youth economic empowerment.
General Position Summary
Reporting to the Youth Opportunity Center Coordinator, the role holder will be tasked with implementing services and activities offered by the AFD-funded Liberia Employment and Entrepreneurship Program (LEEP) (2019-2023) which promotes employment, entrepreneurship and life skills outcomes among youth. S/he will engage directly with participants at Youth Opportunity Centers and TVETs and offsite communities providing training, coaching and mentoring and business development support. S/he will be expected to contribute to the development of program revision and strategy, and will participate in assessment, monitoring, evaluation, and other administrative tasks.
Essential Job Responsibilities TRAINING ACTIVITIES  Conduct training in business skills, career planning, work-readiness, effective job applications, life skills, and any other new curriculum developed by the program  Oversee attendance and adequate filing of program related documentation  Support curriculum development through actively participating in reviews and feedback after testing document and lessons learned
 Conduct business review sessions and business pre-disbursement assessments  Facilitate Training of trainers for partner organizations  Create awareness and communicate information about the program at the youth center, community TVETs and other organizations  Conduct community sensitization and mobilization, liaising with community structures and local authorities and train young women and men using Life Skills curriculum.  Provide support to Peer Educators, including in-service training, refresher training and coaching.  Coordinate with other organization implementing life skills training to ensure cross learning.  Prepare monthly, quarterly reports and compile success stories from the field.  Any other duties as assigned. COACHING AND MENTORING  Provide one-on-one coaching and mentoring with youth on CV development, career guidance, and business plans reviews  Support youth entrepreneurs to refine and enhance business plans  Support groups of entrepreneurs to establish youth entrepreneur networks REPRESENTATION  Represent Mercy Corps in collaborations with various businesses, NGOs, or training partners  Support outreach to businesses for Apprenticeship, Youth engagement at community level or start-up grant activities ADMINISTRATION AND MONITORING  Support timetabling and schedules of trainings and program activities  Work with Mercy Corps logistics to ensure efficient delivery of services.  Conduct monitoring of program and activity outcomes, and feedback findings to program managers  Conduct surveys as required  Organize and participate in feedback sessions to review quality and impact of service delivery  Perform other tasks requested by the Center Coordinator and Team Leader ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve – we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves. ACCOUNTABILITY TO BENEFICIARIES Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: None ACCOUNTABILITY: Reports Directly to the Youth Opportunity Center Coordinator WORKS DIRECTLY WITH: Program teams, finance and operational staff KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
 Minimum of a university degree in Management, Business Administration, Social Work, Economics, Social Science or related field  2-3 years of work experience in training, preferable business development and life skills  2-3 years of youth and or livelihoods programming in an NGO, including at a management level experience  Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office programs  Demonstrated leadership and experience being proactive and taking initiative in a work setting  Excellent spoken and written English. Experience working with young people and/or businesses

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