Project Lead, Zanzibar


Place of work Zanzibar North
Contract type Full-time
Start date 21.02.2023
Salary 5,800,000 TZS/month

Job details

Job description, work day and responsibilities

About Youth Challenge International (YCI) YCI is a leading global youth development organization that promotes youth innovation to drive positive change. Together with our partners we create market ready solutions that catapult youth around the world to succeed and prosper; we are driven by youth and their potential to affect positive change in the world. Our solutions are focused – always keeping the young people we are designing for and with at the center of the conversation. Our approach is rooted in creativity and constantly evolving to respond to changing needs and market realities. YCI is an organization where diversity and talent come together to shape a better future for youth around the world. HerStart: Innovate the Future HerStart: Innovate the Future is an initiative developed by Youth Challenge International to foster and create innovative solutions for a more equitable and prosperous economy within Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda. The program includes training and support for aspiring entrepreneurs in social enterprise, gender responsive business planning, the measurement of social impact, and access to finance. Canadian volunteers are engaged in providing human capital support for activities through on-site placements and capacity building initiatives with partner organizations. Additionally, an entrepreneurial ecosystem is catalyzed to identify and reduce gendered barriers, which will foster more enabling environments for young female entrepreneurs. The program is implemented with partners, prioritizing continued programmatic support for organizations to more effectively deliver gender-responsive activities that drive sustainable business ventures. Position Summary The Project Lead, Zanzibar, reporting to the Senior Project Manager will bring initiative, innovation, and leadership to the management of HerStart: Innovate the Future in Zanzibar and will be accountable for achieving project results at the country level. This role demonstrates people-centred leadership in supporting the YCI team and volunteers in Zanzibar, ensuring they are well equipped to apply YCI’s principles across all partners and activities, and deliver on organisational and program objectives. We are seeking a passionate, skilled, and creative leader to deliver exceptional results. We are looking for an experienced woman in development join our team who believe in youth as powerful agents of change, and those who are passionate about contributing to women’s empowerment and advancing both national and global gender equality agendas.

Employee benefits, bonuses

Project Lead, Zanzibar
Location: Zanzibar (Tanzania), with some regional travel required
Contract Length: 1 year, renewable
Compensation: 5,800,000 TZS/month
Commitment: Full time, 37.5 hours/week
Start Date: February 2023

Selection process

Program Management: Establish a thriving team culture by leading, managing and further strengthening the capacity of the YCI Zanzibar team and Canadian and national volunteers to deliver high quality project impact; Provide strategic support to ensure that activities are meeting goals and targets, recommending evidence-based adjustments as necessary to keep the project on track; Lead country-level reporting and annual work planning activities; Drive the oversight and implementation of country level HR policies and procedures, including the support of recruitment, onboarding and performance management systems; Support implementation of Gender Equality Strategy and Climate Action Strategy throughout the program; Remain up-to-date on research and sector strategies in relevant areas of programming and ensure strategic planning is responsive to such changes at both the country and global levels; Support the implementation of all country level communication strategies; Ensure team and

Expected deadline for selection process


Employee requirements

The position is suitable for candidates with education

You are an experienced leader, who is a self-starter with 6+ years of progressively responsible leadership experience at a management/director level, with a robust understanding of, and compatible vision, for effective community development; you are passionate about investing in women and youth livelihoods and inspired by the possibilities of innovation and entrepreneurship;
You have an appreciation of the contribution of volunteers to international development and ideally, experienced in supporting or working with volunteers; you can demonstrate how you have built effective teams and partnerships and you have leadership capacity and the ability to cultivate lasting relationships to deliver programming through a range of stakeholders, including civil authorities, community group leaders, donors, private sector and other international NGOs;
You exemplify a strategic mindset and are skilled at designing and implementing effective workplans to achieve ambitious goals with sou

Qualification and personal requirements

How to apply:
Link to application can be found here. Please submit your Cover Letter and CV as a single PDF document, maximum 4 pages, saved in the following format: “First Name Last Name_ Project Lead”.
Deadline to apply is 11:59 EST on January 23, 2023, however applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so we encourage early submissions.
Youth Challenge International provides equal employment opportunities regardless of gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or marital status. As such, we encourage groups who have been historically disadvantaged with respect to employment to apply for positions at Youth Challenge International.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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