Being a youth focused project, Practical Action is looking for a Youth Empowerment and Livelihoods Advisor with the primary responsibility of providing technical support to the effective and successful design, implementation, and monitoring & evaluation of the project and ensuring the project meets appropriate standards within the sector and the intended outcomes within its locations.
S/he will be expected to support the enhancement of personal and economic development of the youth- work with others in the team to increase their access to markets through skilled based education and training; agricultural extension and related services as well as increasing access to financial services (e.g. financial literacy, generating savings, and access to credit).
S/he will be a member of the regional technical and consulting team and expected to work with a project delivery team and other thematic advisors based in Kenya and the UK in implementing the project.
We are looking for someone with a Masters degree in international development, agriculture or related field and significant experience in youth development and empowerment/livelihood-related field. At least 7 years of experience in livelihood related field, particularly in designing and implementing programing in agriculture, livestock, and/or small business development in rural settings, and at least 3 years of this experience specific to working with young men and women in youth empowerment/livelihood programming related field, particularly in designing and implementing programing in market related business skills, agriculture and/or small business development in rural settings is required.