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Leadership, Work Readiness & Life Skills Trainer (2 position available in Qaraqosh)

Since 2018, the Iraqi Al-Amal Association has been partnering with YouthBuild International, Caritas Iraq, and project leader Catholic Relief Services to implement the USAID-funded Shared Future project in five project locations in the Ninewa Plains. The goal of the initiative is to help diverse and cohesive Ninewa Plains communities attain durable returns. The project was designed as a pilot to test approaches to fostering durable returns and to identify promising practices that could be scaled. IAA and YBI have led the youth livelihoods training component of the project. To date, 300 youth have participated in the youth livelihoods training, including leadership training, 12 weeks of either work readiness or entrepreneurship training, and 12 weeks of coaching as youth start up small business enterprises or work in internships.  Given positive results to date, the project has been extended for the next three years, and IAA is looking to hire new positions to help implement the livelihoods component of the project.  

Job Summary

As part of a youth livelihoods program, implement leadership and life skills training component of an integrated youth livelihoods training. Create, lead lessons and hands-on activities as necessary. As well as, support young people with conceptualizing, planning, and organizing meaningful community service activities to benefit their communities.  Create a supportive program culture that motivates young people and encourages the development of their self-esteem and confidence. Please send CV as soon as possible to Iraqi Al Amal Association at: Iaa.jobs1992@gmail.com.

Job Responsibilities

  • Ability to establish rapport with young people and to relate to needs of diverse young people, with respect and sensitivity;
  • Deliver training in leadership and life skills;
  • Help young people to develop specific skills that are essential to success in the workplace;
  • Provide leadership opportunities for the participants throughout program implementation;
  • Ensure that leadership and life skills training is integrated into all aspects of the program;
  • Support young people in participating in community service projects to benefit their own communities; and,
  • Other responsibilities as requested and in response to program needs, including helping and supporting other staff with the training and management of youth as needed.

Experience:

  • Strong leadership skills;
  • Experience with, and knowledge of, youth development;
  • Must have deep respect for the young people;
  • Strong commitment to helping young people to succeed, develop leadership skills, and to make a difference in their community;
  • Experience in facilitating training and leading participatory, hands-on activities for youth;
  • Ability to establish rapport with young people and to relate to needs of diverse young people, with respect and sensitivity;
  • Experience working with youth in local community settings; and,
  • Experience in leading youth trainings preferred.

Qualifications:

  • Experience in training youth, youth livelihoods, and youth leadership programming for 3 Years;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business administration;
  • Experience in facilitating training and leading participatory, hands-on activities for youth;
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills;
  • Ability to motivate youth, experience in working with youth in local community settings.

Please follow below instruction to apply for the position:

  • Please use current email address (iaa.jobs1992@gmail.com) to submit your CV.
  • State the position headline and location you are interested to apply in email subject, Ex (Headline position) (Location) then send.
  • Do not send multiple emails with for same position.
  • Do not apply on behalf of other individuals.
  • Submission ends in October 20 2020

Note: 6 month as initial contract duration with possibility for extension.

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