Youth Development Resource Center (YDRC)Coordinator
IREX is an international non-profit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally. In the West Bank, IREX is implementing the Partnerships with Youth (PWY) program, which aims to provide Palestinian youth with increased opportunities to realize their potential to effectively contribute to social and economic development in their communities. The PWY program works to achieve this objective by creating sustainable hubs for youth innovation and learningcalled Youth Development Resource Centers (YDRCs).
About the YDRCs:
The YDRCs work to expand educational and leadership opportunities for Palestinian youth age 14-29 throughout the West Bank to develop their personal and technical skills, and to increase their engagement in their communities. The YDRCs offer training and other activities in areas such as leadership, media, ICT, employability, and sports and cultural activities.
IREX plans to establish anew YDRCin the Tubasgovernoratein partnership with Tubas Sport Cluband seeks strong candidatesto serve as the YDRC Coordinatorand help take the lead in this endeavor.
Summary of Responsibilities:
The YDRC Coordinator will manage all activities at Tubas YDRC and will report to and work closely with the Tubas Sport Club board members.The YDRC Coordinator will also receive support and coaching from PWY staff to ensure s/he will be able to introduce and manage new training programs and activities, and to supervise a team of trainers, volunteers, and youth interns. Specific duties will include, but are not limited to:
-Develop a work plan of activities;oversee implementation of programs and interventions for the Tubas YDRC related to four targetareas:leadership, media, ICT, andemployability.
-Maintain a database of youth beneficiaries, and prepare biweekly and monthly reports.
-Develop and implementa strategic plan in cooperation with the Tubas Sports Club board member and with full engagement of the youth in the district.
-Work with the YDRC’s board members to build the institutional capacity of the YDRC and ensure adequate management systems are in place. Implement new or improve existing policies, processes, and procedures related to organizational and financial management of the YDRC.
-Identify and network with potential partners in the public and private sectors at the local, governorate, and national levels, and lead the YDRC’sefforts in fundraising and resource mobilization.
-Represent the YDRC at all events and activities, create communications products, and ensure media visibility of the YDRC.
-Other duties as assigned by the Tubas YDRC’s board members that contributes to the overall success of the YDRC and its ability to provide programs to youth in the district.
Qualifications and Requirements:
Candidates should have a university degree in a relevant field and a minimum of two to five years of progressive experience in areas related to youth education, development, and empowerment. Candidates should have demonstrated capabilities and skills as follows:
-Knowledge of youth development and youth-serving organizations (YSOs) in the West Bank.
-Two-five years of experience in managing and providing support to youth groups or implementing youth programs.
-Demonstrated expertise in program management, ability to prepare and manage work plans, and experience planning strategically and creatively to meet specified objectives.
-Ability to manage multiple programs at once.
-Ability to supervise several staff members, interns, and technical consultants.
-Experience with reporting, communications, and outreach and networking.
-Strong written and verbal communications skills and ability to present effectively the YDRC’s profile and programming.
-Ability to work productively as part of a team.
-English and Arabic language skills required.
To apply please send your CV along with a cover letter and names of three references to
by 5:00 pmon June 18, 2016. In the subject line please write YDRC Coordinator followed by Tubas governorate.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.