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Youth Leader(s)

at Educate!
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted December 18, 2019
Category Social Services & Nonprofit
Currency UGX


Youth Leader(s) - 12 Positions, Kabarole, Kyenjojo, Kasese, Kamwenge, Bushenyi, Isingiro, Ibanda, Kole/Oyam, Pallisa, Soroti, Tororo, Mbale/Kapchorwa Districts, Uganda
Organization: Educate!

Position Overview

We are looking for enthusiastic, self-driven, organised individuals with great interpersonal and communication skills to fill positions in the Programs Department. The Youth Leader(s) respectively shall lead in monitoring & evaluation reporting and support, administrative support, mentor support as well as club advisory services for a team of vibrant youths who run the innovative Educate! Experience Program in the respective Districts These include; Kabarole, Kasese, Kyenjojo, Kamwenge, Bushenyi, Isingiro, Ibanda, Kole, Oyam, Pallisa, Soroti, Tororo, Mbale, and Kapchorwa. . You'll join a motivated, passionate, overachieving team that is positioning Educate! to be the leader in skills-based secondary education in Africa and intensively impact one million youth each year by 2024.

About Educate!

Educate! prepares youth in Africa with the skills to succeed in today's economy.

We tackle youth unemployment by reforming what schools teach and how they teach it, so that students in Africa have the skills to start businesses, get jobs and drive development in their communities. Our model is delivered through practically-trained teachers and youth mentors. Educate!'s goal is to make this practical, skills-based model part of national education systems.

In 2019, we're working in 175 secondary schools in Rwanda, 60 pilot schools in Kenya, and over 750 schools in Uganda reaching over 42,000 students intensively and 530,000 more broadly. Our model was proven to have massive impact in a randomized controlled trial. Graduates earned DOUBLE the income of a control group and had a 64% increase in business creation. Our graduates change their lives and their communities, such as Lillian Aero who employs over 100 AIDS-affected women.

In 2012, Educate! partnered with Uganda's government to integrate curriculum and a student business club structure into Uganda's entrepreneurship course nationally, and in 2015, we served as a technical advisor to Rwanda on its secondary education reform.

Educate!'s team includes nearly 200 staff and almost 300 volunteer youth mentors. We have been backed by top foundations such as MasterCard, Big Bang Philanthropy, Mulago, Echoing Green, Ashoka and Global Innovation Fund. Educate! won the 2015 WISE Awards, and was featured by Bill Gates, an Al Jazeera documentary, Forbes 30 under 30, Clinton Global Initiative and The Brookings Institution as one of 14 case studies in their global scaling education learning initiative.

Educate!'s vision for 2024 is to measurably impact 1 million students across Africa each year.

Performance Objectives

Monitoring & Evaluation Support (30%):

Receive list of Top Scholars for back home Project Interviews of the Mentor and arrange with Mentor date and time for Back home Project Interviews

During the Backhome Project Interview simultaneously enter responses in the Smartphone Monitoring Form 'Backhome Project' and give data to the RO
Check the sms tracking sheet to ensure that the sms sent by the mentor have the right format and compare the sms report with the sms tracking sheet according to the M&E Data quality check procedure.
Attend mentor meetings, interschool skills retreat, association trainings plus meetings and record the attendance of the mentors, associates and scholars.
Enter the data in the smartphone monitoring form and hand the sheets to the RO.
Visit and collect all information for Educate! Club Survey
Enter the Educate! Club data in the Smartphone Monitoring Form 'Educate! Club Information'
Conduct End of Course Survey with the Educate! Scholars
Conduct SSAT Survey with Educate! scholars
How will success look like in this function


Salary is commensurate with experience
Benefits include Medical Insurance.
Location is in the different districts in Uganda. These include; Kabarole, Kyenjojo, Kasese, Kamwenge, Bushenyi, Isingiro, Ibanda, Kole/Oyam, Pallisa, Soroti, Tororo, Mbale/Kapchorwa.

Experience Requirements

Experience of at least one year working in a fast paced environment.
Fits our Five Cultural Tenets (see What is Educate! About? below); Learn more by looking at Educate!'s culture deck here.

Education Requirements

A Diploma in any relevant field (Diploma in Education has an added advantage)