Job Title: 22 Youth Field Assistant

Organization: Ripple Effect Uganda

Duty Station: Rubirizi, Mitooma, Bushenyi, Sheema, Buhweju, Ibanda, Kiruhura, Ntungamo, Isingiro, Kamwenge, Mbarara


Job summary:

The successful candidate will facilitate the formation of youth groups, Training youth groups in group dynamics, governance, and conflict resolution. Assessment, identification, and enrollment of youth for apprenticeship
Assessment of artisan, identification and matching of youth for apprenticeship.


Roles and responsibilities

Data validation
• Participate in the assessment and door to door verification of household of youth.
• Meet Parent/ Caregiver for Orientation and permission seeking: You will orient Parents/ care givers on the program and obtain their consent to engage the identified youth to participate in youth program activities.
• Formation of groups: YFA will ensure the selection of youths from enrolled households and assess beneficiaries who are interested in pursuing different trades and form them into groups of 15-20 members.

Support Youth to engage in the activities below
• Conduct a basic situation analysis for the vulnerable youth to find out their interests and abilities
• Conduct capacity/skill gaps assessment to assess their skills gaps and resource base.
• Provide information on the different marketable trades in the region (guided by the report from the labor market study).
• Guide youths on suitable trades that match their personal interests, skills and ability.
• Facilitate training in SMART skills, Financial Education and business skills

Youth Apprentices: This will involve placing and monitoring of youth on apprenticeship.

Engagement of Artisans
• Identify artisans within the youth geographical are
• Attach youth to local artisans for apprenticeship
• Monitor trainings

Engagement of trainers
• Facilitate dairy -enterprise training (through linkages)
• Facilitate formation of Enterprise specific groups that could grow into milk collection points at the sub-county level
• Facilitate linkage to markets and other training e.g Association management dynamics
• Monitor training and linkages
• Mentor youth to start/grow own farms, business

Make weekly, monthly and annual work plans and submit to the supervisor.
• Produce project status reports and submit timely to Youth Project Officer.
• Work closely with beneficiaries and other relevant stakeholders.
• Consistently document lessons learned and experiences gained from the project.
• Report apparent issues to the Livestock Extension Worker and make recommendations

Minimum Qualifications for this job:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies, Social Works and Social Administration, entrepreneurship or any humanitarian studies and or a Diploma in the above-mentioned fields
  • Rich field and community development work experience with a minimum of 2 years of supervising extension workers
  • Knowledge in extension services delivery
  • Knowledge and experience in skilling
  • Experience in linkages to business development services
  • Experience in assessing, placement, monitoring, and tracking of apprentices.
  • Youth Management experience
  • Full and deep understanding of all technical aspects of the Ripple Effect program

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should download and fill in the application form provided.

Click HERE to download the Application Form 

They should also attach a comprehensive CV and certified copies of academic documents and submit their application online to  clearly indicating the position and location you are applying for in the subject line.

Closing Date: 3rd October 2022

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