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Under the supervision of the Nairobi-Based Deputy Project Director, the Economic Inclusion Officer will work closely and in collaboration with the WUSC Team in Kenya, the WUSC Team based in Canada, and the Mastercard Foundation Team.
The Economic Inclusion Officer provides essential support to the DREEM projectâs day to day operations. Working closely with the DREEM Team, they will support in the coordination of various aspects of the project as outlined below:
ResponsibilitiesWork collaboratively with DREEM team members to provide technical, programmatic, and coordination support to ensure the economic inclusion goals of the Mastercard Foundation under DREEM are met Support the Economic Inclusion Managers (East Africa and Pan-Africa) in the provision of technical advice, capacity building, and advisory support for Young Africa Works partners and programming in the various countries Support the Economic Inclusion Managers in the design, development and delivery of resources and training for Young Africa Works staff and partners across the countries of focus (where relevant) Coordinate and support the planning and implementation of key convenings within the Economic Inclusion portfolio of work, in collaboration with the Events Assistant Support the management of research projects that are building evidence for further interventions and partnerships Identify promising practices and ways to share learnings across the network In partnership with the DREEM Senior MERL Officer, support MERL activities for the economic inclusion portfolio; this includes documenting learnings, success stories, and other relevant information Attend and participate in relevant internal and external events Other duties as assigned
EducationAt minimum, a bachelorâs degree in a related field (International Development, Public Policy, International Relations, Refugee Studies)
Experience and CompetenciesThree to five years of relevant working experience; the person will combine technical expertise in one or more of DREEMâs sectors (higher education, durable solutions for refugees, vocational and technical training, support to entrepreneurs and businesses), a familiarity with the East African refugee context, an ability to get things done, and strong organization, coordination, and communication skills Experience working on displacement issues in East Africa Relevant experience on projects that promote livelihoods and economic inclusion for displaced/ refugee youth, entrepreneur support within a refugee setting, tertiary or technical education for displaced/ refugee youth Adherence to gender equality and social inclusion principles; proven knowledge of and commitment to the concept of gender equality and intersectionality within programming Complete fluency in English is essential, with the ability to write articulately and cogently, and to edit at a similarly high level Fluency or professional competencies in French is preferred Strong planning, organization and problem-solving skills with ability to work hands-on, independently, and within team in a fast-paced work environment Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations between programs and support Commitment to WUSCâs mission of building a better world for all young people, particularly displaced and refugee youth
Other requirementsÂThe headquarters of the DREEM project is located in Nairobi, Kenya; the candidate is expected to be based on the African continent, and must already possess the relevant work authorizations in the country they are/will be residing in The role requires regular travel across the African continent and occasional international travel for conferences, workshops and meetings Ability to work a flexible schedule
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