Youth Engagement Specialist

International Research and Exchanges Board

IREX is a global development and education organization. We strive for a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world—where individuals reach their full potential, governments serve their people, and communities thrive. With an annual portfolio of $80 million and 400 staff worldwide, IREX works with partners in more than 100 countries in four areas essential to progress: cultivating leaders, empowering youth,…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Nepal
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 4+ year
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    Job Category Communications | Public Affairs
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    Job Qualification : Master
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    Posted Date : Jul 26, 2022

Job Description

IREX is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to building a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world by empowering youth, cultivating leaders, strengthening institutions, and extending access to quality education and information. Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $100 million, work in more than 100 countries worldwide with offices in 13 countries, and a global staff of 600.

Summary of Position:

IREX seeks qualified, young and emerging leaders to serve as a Youth Engagement Specialist on an anticipated project to empower and engage youth-led and youth-serving organizations in strengthening opportunities for young people. This position is contingent on funding. Citizens of Bangladesh and Nepal are encouraged to apply.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Employ a positive youth development approach to inclusively engage key stakeholders and deliver impactful interventions that build capacity of youth-led and youth-serving organizations;
  • Supervise staff as assigned; oversee partner technical work as applicable;
  • Support project MEL activities and draft project/activity reports;
  • Foster productive working relationships with various regional communities, civil society organizations, and local and national government counterparts;
  • Provide training and technical assistance to project partners.

Required Qualification & Experience

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in a related field;
  • At least 4 years of progressive, relevant experience in Bangladesh or Nepal;
  • Experience applying best practices in positive youth development;
  • Knowledge of key stakeholders who are working with youth and government, youth policies, priorities and processes, institutions, and networks;
  • Ability to establish strong working relationships with senior government officials; youth groups; media, civil society, private sector leaders, and education sector officials, international donors, and other stakeholders;
  • Technical expertise or experience in organizational capacity development, youth skills development, youth civic engagement, and or youth networks support;
  • Past experience on donor-funded projects desired
  • Effective oral and written communication skills

How to Apply

To Apply:

Click on https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=o7Tokfws&s=ReliefWeb to submit your CV in English along with a cover letter summarizing your skills and stating your salary range expectations.