Youth Empowerment and Livelihoods Officer

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TITLE: Youth Empowerment and Livelihoods Officer TEAM/PROGRAMME: Program LOCATION: Greater Cairo GRADE: G4 CONTRACT LENGTH: Until 31st of December 2024

Possibility to extend to December 2025 based on performance

CHILD SAFEGUARDING: (select only one)

Level 3: t Level 3- the responsibilities of the post will require the post holder to have and direct regular contact with or access to children or young people.


The Livelihoods Officer is responsible for overseeing the planning and implementing of Livelihoods interventions that are implemented by Save the Children International (SCI) in line with SCI policies and Standards of Operations (SOPs). The livelihoods Officer is expected to play a leading role in supervising the livelihood activities for refugee youth and adults in Greater Cairo. He/ She has significant responsibility for building the capacities and providing technical support to SCI team to ensure the quality of livelihood activities implementations. He/ She is accountable for monitoring the quality of field activities ensuring the delivery of timely results, and establishing good relationships with different stakeholders.

Projects Scope:

MASAR project is funded by multiple donors seeking to assist vulnerable youth and households among asylum seekers, migrants, and members from the host community aged 18-35 in Greater Cairo receive better livelihood services aiming to empower them for a 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: Project Manager with support from country officer livelihoods Technical Advisor.

Staff directly reporting to this post: One Livelihoods’, youth development Coordinators, and One Privat Sector Engagement Coordinator.

Budget Responsibilities: No

Field Travel: The Livelihood Officer is expected to spend at least 50% of his/ her time in the field


Project planning and implementation

· Provide trainings, coaching, and mentoring to two livelihoods coordinators an average of 10 livelihoods community coaches at the field level.

· Prepare annual and quarterly implementation plans for livelihood interventions under the supervision of the Project Manager.

· Conduct regular follow-up and monitoring of livelihood interventions to ensure proper and efficient implementation, addressing critical issues as needed.

· Follow up on livelihood-related reports to ensure compliance with SCI and donor requirements.

· Facilitate and ensure the active involvement of youth in all project activities, fostering their engagement as primary stakeholders.

· Strengthen networks among partners, stakeholders, and youth participants.

· Identify and collaborate with private sector partners, including incubators, to enhance project sustainability and create opportunities for youth and adults.

· Provide person-focused livelihoods support to youth and families, collaborating with the livelihoods technical advisor to identify relevant intervention models and packages.

· Develop and monitor the quality of delivered seed funds to ensure business sustainability.

· Develop and monitor quality private sector relationships providing apprenticeship to project beneficiaries.

· Collaborate with other livelihoods colleagues to provide technical and vocational training to target beneficiaries through different contracted entities.

· Collaborate with livelihoods, cash transfer programming, and social protection teams within SCI to build relationships and foster collaboration.

· Take responsibility for cash transfer programming within the project.

· Assist the Project Manager in developing yearly and quarterly budgets for livelihood interventions and prepare detailed implementation plans.

· Actively participate and contribute to workshops, trainings, and project agreement signing processes at the field level.

· Support the mainstreaming of SCI Child Safeguarding policy in all project activities.

Reporting and documentation

· Ensures proper documentation of SCI experiences and lessons in the project (including pictures and videos)

· Organizes and properly maintains accurate project database and information related to the livelihood component of the project supporting evidence building

· Collaborate with the MEAL team and technical advisor to document lessons learnt with a special focus on working with Egyptian incubators supporting refugees and migrants.

· Facilitates information sharing and learning between SC and relevant stakeholders.

· Provides information and inputs to be used for SC information and communication materials.

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 Degree in development economics, international development or a related field is required

· Minimum 5 years’ experience in livelihoods, poverty reduction programming in in a humanitarian and development program context


  • Excellent knowledge of poverty reduction programming, with a focus on child poverty and expert knowledge of livelihoods skills development, including cash transfer programme implementation.
  • Experience in designing training modules, tools and materials
  • Experience in working with partners
  • Excellent training and facilitation skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to think strategically to solve problems and find effective ways to accomplish goals
  • Well-developed communication skills across cultures
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as a team player and independently
  • Experience in representation with international bodies, government and funders
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver results with tight deadlines

    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: March 2024 JD agreed by: Date: Updated By: Mai Elkatatny Date: March 2024 Evaluated: Date:

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