Uganda - Youth Engagement Officer

Closing date: Monday 24th April 2017

Salary: UGX 44,846,917 gross per annum

Location: Uganda

Managed and implemented by a consortium, led by GOAL and with partners Mercy Corps, VSO, and Restless Development, the Driving Youth-led New Agribusiness and Microenterprise (DYNAMIC) programme will strengthen systems and facilitate the creation of sustainable economic opportunities for disadvantaged Ugandan youth. DYNAMIC’s overall goal is to increase the number of young people who are in secure employment or self-employment and to promote effective and efficient agricultural market systems for youth. Through a market-driven and holistic approach, DYNAMIC will engage an array of public and private sector actors to increase access to goods, services, markets, information and productive and social assets to increase productivity of Ugandan agribusinesses and non-farm enterprises.

DYNAMIC will reach 125,000 out-of-school youth aged 15 – 24 living in peri-urban and rural areas within nine districts of Northern Uganda over five years. Through an innovative, market facilitation approach, DYNAMIC will promote long-term efficiency in existing agricultural systems. Youth already engaged in on-farm activities will move from subsistence to more productive and profitable farming. DYNAMIC will increase the employability of Ugandan youth by facilitating access to demand-driven technical and soft skills, knowledge and market information that directly respond to business opportunities in the agriculture sector. In parallel, DYNAMIC will link agribusinesses and microenterprises to market opportunities and diverse stakeholders, and ensure they can utilize appropriate (formal and non-formal) financial services. DYNAMIC’s design recognizes that youth are a diverse age group requiring tailored interventions to fit their stage in life and transition into the workforce.

The Youth Engagement Officer will work directly with the Youth Engagement and the Skills and Learning Advisors to provide the technical backstopping to the peer education model that support the full integration of youth into agricultural market systems in Northern Uganda. She/he will take full responsibility for capacity-building of youth and the facilitation of linkages between youth and other market and community actors throughout the project, by offering oversight to the delivery of the Peer Education model.

The deadline for applications is Monday 24th April 2017. Note that we will accept both hard and soft copy applications and due to the large volume of applications we receive, only selected candidates will be contacted for interview. You can email your completed application form to




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