The anticipated 5-year USAID-funded activity will be designed to work with the Government of the Philippines to support improved basic education, life skills, employability and entrepreneurship for youth who are not in education, employment or training. This activity will support systems strengthening of national government agencies, as well as the mobilization of local stakeholders to achieve activity outcomes. It will operate in secondary cities outside conflict-affected areas to support inclusive growth. The activity outcomes will include: increase access to quality education for out-of-school youth; improved life skills, employability and entrepreneurship; strengthened national government systems to deliver education and training to youth not in education, employment or training; and increased participation of local stakeholders in positive youth development.
The Technical Director for Youth Development will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of project activities that seek to improve the enabling environment for youth development in target geographies. The Director will be responsible for engaging with government representatives and representatives of youth organizations and youth-serving organizations at the national and local levels. Specific responsibilities include: