SYP Coordinator

YWCA

Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) is a Christian, Membership, Non Partisan, Non-Governmental  Organization (NGOs) dedicated to the empowerment of the community (especially women , youth and children)  to contribute to the attainment of a just society through rights-based approaches and sustainable interventions.  YWCA is one of the oldest women’s organizations and since its inception in Kitwe, Zambia in 1957, YWCA has continued to stand at the fore front of social change and tackling gender injustices such as gender based violence, including child marriage and sexual reproductive health rights violations.

YWCA with support from UNFPA is implementing the Safeguard Young People (SYP) Programme with the intention of scaling up comprehensive interventions for adolescents and young people in Southern Africa through a multi-sectoral approach, touching on policy, integrated HIV and youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services, sexuality education for in- and out-of-school youth as well as youth empowerment.

SYP empowers adolescents and young people aged 10 to 24 years (with special focus on adolescent girls) to protect themselves from STIs including HIV, early and unintended pregnancy, unsafe abortion, early marriage, gender-based violence and harmful cultural practices, while promoting gender-equitable norms child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation.

YWCA seeks to recruit qualified and experienced candidates for the role of :

SYP Coordinator to be stationed in Lusaka (1)

Reports to: UNFPA Project Coordinator-National Office

MAIN DUTIES

  • Overall Supervision of all SYP activities.
  • Project budget tracking and monitoring
  • Tracking of project outcomes and interventions for impact
  • Coordinate project activity implementations

Network and facilitate for project visibility and impact at National and District level.

  • Oversee and monitor the implementation of safe spaces.
  • Submit weekly/monthly reports to Project Coordinator or as and when requested
  • And any other activities assigned by the project coordinator.
  • In liaison with the project coordinator, represent YWCA in partnership meetings at District level

REQUIREMENTS

  • Degree in social sciences, education, public health or any related qualifications
  • At least two years’ experience in an NGO at community level
  • Candidates between the ages of 20-40 years residing in the mentioned districts will be at an advantage
  • Able to communicate in local language –added advantage
  • Knowledge in Adolescent sexual and reproductive health programming for girls and boys is required
  • Experience in training and/or facilitation of group development
  • Counselling skills – added advantage
  • Passionate about adolescent’s welfare in the community.
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English
  • Able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Good interpersonal skills and a team player

SUBMISSIONS AND CLOSING DATE

Please submit your application letter, academic qualifications and curriculum vitae to [email protected]

Closing Date for applications is 17th March, 2024.

You can also drop your applications at YWCA National Office addressed to:

The Executive Director

Young women’s Christian Association

P.O. Box 50115

Nationalist Road

Lusaka


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