Youth Skill-Building Component Lead

Job Information

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    Category Admin Jobs
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    Posted On Jun 17 ,2020
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    Qualifications Bachelor's Degree
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    Employer Name Making Cents International

Job Description

Making Cents International is recruiting for a Youth Skill-Building Component Lead for the anticipated USAID-funded Bridge Youth Connect activity in Niger and Burkina Faso. The project will aim to create improved skills and economic opportunities for young women and men as to address the development challenges that are drivers of recruitment for violent extremism in the Sahel.

This position is contingent upon winning a contract award.

Nigerien and Burkinabe citizens are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • Lead the activity’s skill-building component, including overseeing the design and implementation of skill-building activities, supervising training staff, and engaging local partners in Niger and Burkina Faso
  • Serve as an advisor on the development of youth training programs focused on financial literacy, soft skills, entrepreneurship, and functional literacy
  • Conduct ongoing monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities related to skill-building activities
  • Engage and coordinate with training partners, such as TVET institutions, other donor-funded projects, and private sector employers, to identify linkage opportunities for youth
  • Lead component activity planning, reporting, data analysis, and budgets
  • Communicate and coordinate regularly with project staff based in Niger, Burkina Faso, and Making Cents’ technical staff based in the United States
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in youth development, education, or a related social sciences field
  • At least ten (10) years of relevant experience supporting youth livelihoods and capacity building programs; strong working knowledge and experience related to youth financial literacy, soft skills, and entrepreneurship skills training strongly preferred
  • Experience building and implementing component M&E systems that feed into the projects overall M&E goals
  • Experience developing and delivering youth-oriented training, particularly in rural contexts
  • Experience building the capacity of service providers, such as NGOs, MSMEs, and community agents
  • Familiarity with a Positive Youth Development (PYD) approach
  • Demonstrated success managing diverse teams across contexts
  • Experience serving as a supervisor and providing direct management support
  • Demonstrated communication skills and comfort in engaging with partners and leadership remotely
  • Strong familiarity with USAID implementation rules and processes, including grants systems
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office Suite)
  • Fluency in French and English