Youth Empowerment and Livelihood Coordinator

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TITLE: Youth Empowerment and Livelihood Coordinator TEAM/PROGRAMME: Operation /Partnership LOCATION: Greater Cairo GRADE: 5 CONTRACT LENGTH: Until 31st of December 2024

Possibility to extend to December 2025 based on performance

CHILD SAFEGUARDING: (select only one)

Level 3: the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


The Livelihoods, Youth Empowerment Coordinator will be supporting the livelihood Officer in the implementation of the livelihoods and life skills activities for youth refugees and migrants and from the host community. The post holder will provide technical support and leadership to the life skill & Livelihoods community coaches including the assessment, career guidance, training through remote and office modalities. The position holder will also be responsible for regular monitoring of implementation. S/he will play a key role in leading the life skill & Livelihoods community coaches to achieve the project targets with the agreed quality including the full process of selection of beneficiaries, preparing and delivering of the essential skills trainings, coaching, technical trainings needed.

Projects Scope:

MASAR project is funded by multiple donors seeking to assist youth and adults among asylum seekers, migrants and members from the host community aged 18-35 in Greater Cairo to receive better protection services aiming to empower them for successful transition to self-reliance, access income generation activities and integrate within the local communities.

During phase one, the project succeeded in providing a full livelihoods program to a total number of 284 beneficiaries in addition to providing two partner NGOs with production units to support partners' sustainability and offering apprenticeship opportunities for the target beneficiaries.

This announcement for project phase two with three main outcomes; 1) Partners support: A) Support one of the local partners with coaching and guidelines to successfully manage the production unit.

B) Support partner NGO to deliver full livelihood intervention for 160 beneficiaries.

2)Livelihoods Interventions: A) (Phase one graduates) Support livelihoods program graduates to connect with the Egyptian ecosystem and private sector by receiving financial and non-financial support provided by one of the Egyptian incubators. In addition to linking them with open days, summits, etc supporting their visibility and increasing their selling channels.

B) (New beneficiaries) providing a full livelihoods program for a total number of 350 Beneficiaries aged 18-35 in Greater Cairo supporting them to receive; 1) Life Skills for Success training 2) Coaching to choose the fit livelihoods track 3) Technical capacity strengthening readiness for the chosen livelihoods track; business training or employability skills and/or vocational training. 4) Matching with income-generating activity either wage or self-employment. (apprenticeship or seed funding). 5) Receive coaching and mentorship for 3 to 6 months.


Reports to: Directly to Livelihood officer

Staff reporting to this post:

Direct: 8 community livelihood coaches.


Budget Responsibilities: NA


Operations Planning and Implementation

Project Implementation:

· Support the livelihood officer in the planning of the life skills and livelihood activities; and lead on the daily follow up on the implementation.

· Participate and lead the community coaches on provision of career guidance sessions.

· S/he will deliver and lead the operations of the trainings that will be held to the livelihood’s participants such as: (business skills – employability skills – financial literacy- …)

· Lead on the outreach activities related with life skills and livelihoods activities.

· Play a key role in the seed fund and cash distribution process.

· Lead on identifying and conducting the technical/vocational training needs for the livelihoods participants through services providers

· Provide coaching and mentorship for participants through all the component activities.

· Ensure that all activities are implemented in line with Save the Children’s policies and procedures and adhering to donor requirements and guidelines.

Documentation and reporting:

· Ensure information is captured accurately on our data collection system.

· Ensure that filing system is in place and maintain up-to-date, well-organized and accurate case files and records.

· Prepare monthly field activities and achievements’ reports.

· Lead on the MEAL activities in the component in coordination with the MEAL unit.

In case of Emergency:

· Promote children's rights, contributing to their well-being and protection in times of emergencies, guided by humanitarian principles and code of conduct.

· During emergencies, he/she should act in a way that facilitates SCI’s response to emergencies, giving priority to all assigned.

· Be prepared to support SCI interventions in response to emergencies and show needed flexibility.


· Demonstrate leadership in relation to Save the Children policies and practice with respect to safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

· Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to safeguarding policy, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

Safeguarding Policy:

· Support in the mainstreaming of Save the Children’s safeguarding policy within livelihoods and social protection programs design and implementation; including identifying and addressing risks to children that are caused/exacerbated by programme design and intervention.

Collaborate with the Program Operations teams to ensure that activities are safe for children and adults, and that all steps are taken to ensure their meaningful and safe participation


Delivering results

Takes personal responsibility and holds others to account to deliver our ambitious goals for children, continually improving own performance or that of the team/ organisation.

Applying technical and professional expertise

Applies the required technical and professional expertise to the highest standards; promotes and shares best practice within and outside the organisation.

Working effectively with others

Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives; knows when to lead and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross-boundary working

Communicating with impact

Communicates clearly and confidently with others to engage and influence; promotes dialogue and ensures timely and appropriate messages, building confidence and trust with others.

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)


· holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

· holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


· sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same

· widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

· future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


· builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters

· values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

· approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


· develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

· willing to take disciplined risks.


· honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity


· Bachelor’s level degree in a relevant subject (Business Administration, PR or equivalent field experience).

· Minimum of 2 years of experience in livelihoods projects (Understanding livelihoods context in Egypt).

· Good knowledge of computer programs (Excel, Spreadsheets, accounting programs, etc).

· Flexibility, ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and set priorities;

· Good knowledge of child safeguarding will be an added advantage; and Commitment to Save the Children values.


· Ability to deliver training and critically think about the materials’ content and contextualization to the targeted beneficiary.

· Ability to network, follow-up and advocate with different service providers.

· Ability to speak with participants' one on one or to large groups.

· Ability to prepare flowcharts, schedules and step-by-step action plans.

· Fluency in Arabic (spoken and written) and good in English is required.

· Commitment to SCI values and Child Safeguarding policy.

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Safeguarding our Staff:

The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

JD written by: Nisreen Mokhtar Date: Feb 2024 JD agreed by: Date: Updated By: Date: Evaluated: Date:

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