Job Opening: Entrepreneurship and Learning Manager
  • Location: Mpigi, Uganda
  • Contract Length: 1 year, renewable
  • Commitment: Full-time, 37.5 hours/week
  • Compensation: 5,500,000 Uganda Shillings/month (gross)
  • Start Date: June 2024
  • Deadline: May 17th, 2024

About Youth Challenge International (YCI)

Youth Challenge International (YCI) is a global youth development organization that promotes innovation among young people to drive positive change. With a focus on youth empowerment and gender equality, YCI creates market-ready solutions to support youth prosperity worldwide.

HerStart: Innovate the Future

HerStart: Innovate the Future is an initiative by YCI aimed at fostering a more equitable and prosperous economy in Ghana, Tanzania, and Uganda. Through locally-driven solutions and the engagement of Canadian Fellows, HerStart aims to empower 10,000 young women to develop innovative solutions to community challenges.

Position Summary:

As the Entrepreneurship and Learning Manager, you will report to the Project Lead in Uganda and play a vital role in the HerStart team. Your responsibilities will include providing technical entrepreneurship support to stakeholders, fostering a culture of learning, and coordinating activities related to training, coaching, mentorship, and funding for HerStart participants.


  1. Learning System Management (30%):
    • Ensure rigorous data quality control and contribute to data collection efforts.
    • Develop the knowledge management system and integrate program learnings.
    • Inform HerStart communications and reporting initiatives with project results and performance reports.
  2. Small Business Growth and Technical Leadership (20%):
    • Manage coaching and mentorship programs for entrepreneurship culture.
    • Leverage tools such as the Business Model Canvas for enterprise research and planning.
    • Coordinate support for HerStart participants applying for the Catalyst Fund.
  3. Training Quality Assurance (20%):
    • Act as a Master Trainer for HerStart facilitators.
    • Provide technical support in the preparation of training modules and learning materials.
    • Monitor training quality and contribute to ongoing improvement of training materials.
  4. Ecosystem Development (10%):
    • Grow and maintain a network of mentors to support enterprise development.
    • Engage Canadian volunteers in ecosystem development aligned with participant needs.
  5. Volunteer Management (10%):
    • Supervise international and/or national volunteers.
    • Provide coaching and mentorship to ensure their meaningful engagement.

Skills and Experience:

  • Self-starter with 5+ years of enterprise development experience in Uganda.
  • Passionate about investing in women and youth livelihoods.
  • Familiarity with the Lean Startup approach and design thinking.
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor and support ventures at both start-up and growth phases.
  • Strong network and understanding of the Ugandan entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • Commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Exploitation:

YCI maintains a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and abuse. All employees must adhere to the PSEA Policy and Code of Conduct.

How to Apply:

Apply through the YCI website.

For more information about YCI and its initiatives, visit the YCI website.

This job opportunity seems exciting, especially for someone passionate about entrepreneurship and youth development. If you need further assistance or have any questions about the application process, feel free to ask!



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