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Multiple Positions at Youth and Community Development Organisation – YouthCode

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Youth and Community Development Organisation - YouthCode

Job Posting
Youth and Community Development Organisation (YouthCode) is a local youth-serving, non-profit making and non-partisan entity formed on 25th November 1997. The organisation since 2006 started a cooperation with Flora Upper Secondary School (FUSS) of Norway. In addition, the organisation is in partnership with Uganda Youth Skills Training Organisation (UYSTO) based in Kampala, Uganda.
The partners are involved in a mutual exchange cooperation that is supported by the Norwegian Agency for exchange Cooperation (NOREC). Prior to Corona Virus in 2020, the partners have been involved in a mutual exchange programme. The current situation of Covid-19 has allowed the partners to go full throttle to the previous arrangement of physical exchange. In view of this, the organisation intends to recruit participants that shall take part in the exchange for a period of 12months in Uganda and Norway. The participants shall also take part in mandatory preparatory and homecoming training programmes. In addition, the partners shall have to take part in a skills transfer programme that shall last for 6weeks at the sending organisation.
The organisation is now recruiting the right candidates to work as Norec Participants that shall work in Norway at FUSS and UYSTO in Kampala, Uganda
Participant 1: Instructor in Fabrication and Welding based in Norway
Participants Task, assignments and activities while on the exchange
  • Participate in training related to curriculum for students in order to improve basic technical vocational skills education.
  • Tutoring of students in cooperation with vocational skills teachers in accordance with the curriculum.
  • Entrepreneurship activities and vocational skills training related to both in-school training and after school activities
  • Bring English into the working environment in the classes and workshops.
  • Participate in organising and implementing the school’s international activities.
  • Work with partners of the school.
  • Transfer of vocational skills at sending partners organisation upon return through training, mentoring and workshops.

Professional background and experience of participant:

  • Experience in teaching vocational skills like fabrication and welding
  • Professional experience in the above mentioned skill
  • A minimum of Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) and Minimum City and Guilds grade 1 certificate / advanced diploma from a recognized institution.
  • Participant 2: School Environmental Worker based in Norway.
  • Participants Task, assignments and activities while on the exchange
  • Shall work in the cantina to help prepare food and catering
  • Shall be linked to entrepreneurship activities as a mentor to student run enterprises and/or school’s international committee.
  • Shall be a part of international events at the school and to raise the awareness of international cooperation.
  • Shall transfer the skills at sending partners organisation upon return through training, mentoring and workshops.
  • Shall mentor upcoming participants to ensure continuity in the project
  • Shall prepare monthly reports and submit to the project coordinator before the 10th day of every month.
Academic Qualifications and experience
  • Bachelor degree in hospitality, food production.
  • Those with a degree in social development work shall also be considered
  • Those with a degree from another field but have 5 years’ experience in catering and food production in the hospitality industry shall be considered.
  • The candidate should have work related experience in catering and food production
Participant 3: Vocational Skills Instructor, Carpentry and Joinery based at UYSTO Uganda.
Participant’s tasks, assignments and activities while on the exchange
  • Shall train, monitor and evaluate students at carpentry and joinery at UYSTO vocational skills centre
  • Shall work to improve the quality of vocational skills education in relation to the curriculum.
  • Shall produce and market products made from the vocational skills centre in cooperation with other members’ staff.
  • Shall be involved in entrepreneurship training through a practical approach to income generating activities.
  • Shall be involved in planning and administration in cooperation with other members of staff at UYSTO.
  • Shall together with students, conduct tool/equipment simple maintenance and refurbishment.
  • Shall prepare monthly reports of his/her work and submit to the coordinator for both hosting and sending organisation before the 10th day of every month

Experience and Qualifications

  • 3 years experience in carpentry and joinery work
  • Those with teaching experience in carpentry and joinery shall have an added advantage.
  • Professional experience in the above mentioned skill
  • A minimum of Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) and Minimum City and Guilds grade 1 certificate / advanced diploma from a recognized institution.
  • Those with a degree in any other relevant field and professional experience shall have an added advantage.
Participant 4: Entrepreneurship Advisor based at UYSTO
Participant’s task, assignments and activities while on the exchange
  • Shall train apprentice in entrepreneurship at UYSTO centre.
  • Shall supervise apprentices as required by the technical vocational regulator access and file for final students ‘reports.
  • Shall establish partnerships, link students to apprenticeship positions in other local development partner institutions and advise on creation of self-employment opportunities.
  • Shall be involved in creating income-generating activities (IGA´s) to UYSTO students and her attached partners.
  • Shall link students to other partners to secure employment opportunities.
  • Shall facilitate the formation and follow up of UYSTO former students’ production working groups
  • Shall organise students’ learning trips/tours related to training courses at the centre in collaboration with other members of staff
  • Shall be involved in planning and administration in cooperation with other staff at UYSTO.
  • Shall prepare monthly reports of his/her work/department and submit to the coordinator before the 10th day of every month

Academic Qualifications and experience
  • A minimum of a Bachelor degree in in Business Management and Entrepreneurship obtained from a reputable institution.
  • 3 years working experience.
Participant5: Career Advisor based at UYSTO
Participant’s task, assignments and activities while on the exchange
  • Shall improve routines on how UYSTO shall follow up and monitor students during and their studies.
  • Shall be involved in planning and administration in cooperation with other staff at UYSTO.
  • Shall work with the mobilisation and recruitment team at UYSTO to access the eligible target group.
  • Shall work to get partnerships between students, other educational and civil society institutions, microloan organisations and businesses where apprenticeships positions are available.
  • Shall provide career and life-skills service sessions to UYSTO trainees and to her attached partners’ students.
  • Shall work to strengthen UYSTO community existing visibility and partnerships.
  • Shall conduct monthly counselling and guidance to UYSTO trainee and to her attached partner’s students.
  • Shall prepare monthly reports of his/her work and submit to the coordinator before the 10th day of every month

Academic Qualifications and experience

  • A minimum of a Bachelor degree in in Business Management and Entrepreneurship obtained from a reputable institution.
  • 3 years working experience.
Personal qualities required of the participants:
  • Able to recognize a need and to find solutions.
  • Results oriented and vigor.
  • Ability or will to adapt challenging cultural differences.
  • To be a good motivator.
  • Fluent in English, written and orally.
  • Be within 22-35 years, cf. NOREC policies
NOTE: All these positions are subject to availability of grant funding by the donor. Clearly indicate the position you are applying for.
Method of Application
Those meeting the above mentioned criteria can apply to:
The Executive Director
Youth and Community Development Organisation
P.O Box 162
Nkhotakota
Email: nyofkrecruitment@gmail.com
Applications, academic qualifications and CV with three traceable referees should reach the organisation

To apply for this job email your details to nyofkrecruitment@gmail.com