Global Communities is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the USAID YouthPower Project. Through funding from USAID/Jordan, USAID YouthPower will empower 20.000 youth in underserved communities throughout Jordan’s 12 governorates. Our goal is to put youth (ages 10 – 29) at the center of their own development and leave behind sustainable pathways to positive youth development in the 60 communities to youth-from all backgrounds.
This position reports to the Chief of Party (COP), the DCOP will help provide management, and strong technical support in the implementation of the project.
Key activities include:
- Outreach, Community Engagement, and Transformational Learning: USAID YouthPower establishes presence in 60 communities nationwide, and initiate dialogue with local policy-makers on youth relate priorities and services. This is followed by learning and further education opportunities to target youth between the ages of 10-18 in schools and 19-29 in the community. Transformational Learning activities focus on promoting knowledge on problem solving, critical thinking, advocacy, gender, and social inclusion. These activities go together with practicum activities and youth-led learning clubs on subject matters.
- Community Asset Mapping: a process in which youth map their communities – focusing on assets rather than needs, and analyze data to identify opportunities to strengthen local youth resources; and
- Youth Innovation Fund: the youth-community engagement initiatives identified through the community asset mapping process, respond to youth needs and interests, and prepare youth to engage in their communities, with other peers effectively with a focus on social innovation, social entrepreneurship, and preparedness to enter the workforce, vocational, and higher education. All youth-led initiatives are funded by USAID YouthPower and will be designed, managed, and evaluated by youth.
USAID YouthPower will also develop online platforms to engage youth effectively in the program’s activities, create linkages, and youth resources (e.g. internships, training, education, and employment opportunities), as well as relevant research. USAID YouthPower has locations in Amman, Irbid, and Ma’an. The project duration is 2017 – 2022 (March).