Job Title: Officer; Talent & Youth Development 

Department: Programmes 

To apply for this role, please send via email a 1-page cover letter explaining why you are the right candidate for this role and a 2-page CV to 

Job purpose: 

The Officer Talent and Youth Development work under the overall supervision of the Head of Programmes and in close collaboration with the other Program teams. She/He/They will lead RAHU’s efforts in engaging young people across all the components of the organization’s work and will also provide inputs to RAHU’s overall effective engagement and mobilization strategy for Young People and Peer Educators. 

The position holder will support the implementation of RAHU’s 5-year Strategic Plan 2022-2026 that boldly commits to ‘young people for young people’ and articulates a cross range of youth initiatives and programs. There are a number of RAHU Peers that need to be continuously engaged and supported whereas there is also a need to build a talent pool for replacement and or the possibility of increased need for more. This feeds into RAHU’s aim of building a pool of young people changing their lives and those of others and; talent pipeline of young leaders effectively nurtured and engaged. The Officer Talent and Youth Development are primarily responsible for organizing, coordinating, monitoring and in some cases leading activities that contribute to RAHU Peers and Young People to adapt appropriate interventions related to SRHR and Livelihoods. 

The Officer Talent and Youth Development will also work in a highly complex operating environment and be responsible for working with the different program teams/thematic areas/units/departments to increase youth engagement and mobilization within RAHU’s programs, at national and at the community level. The incumbent position holder will hence serve as a youth community organizer and mobilizer and will be responsible for facilitating activities including planning, monitoring, and evaluation of program/project interventions. The incumbent will further facilitate and strategize to effectively and efficiently implement planned activities and initiate national and district interaction of young people, where possible, with targeted communities, geographies and project partners. This will include identifying and building strategic partnerships and contributing to the overall networking and coordination work with different stakeholders. 

This is a highly engaging position requiring: leadership and mentorship skills, progressive social movement building skills, coalition building skills, multitasking capabilities, fundraising skills and capacities to research, write, analyse and engage with evidence and excellent leadership, networking, lobbying and negotiation skills. 

Reporting to: Head of Programmes 

Position grading: This is an entry level position 

Supervisory Roles: All RAHU Peer Educators and young people 

Key relationships: 

RAHU Executive Management (CEO and Directors) 

RAHU Senior Management (Directors and Heads) 

RAHU Middle Management Team (Managers)

Line Manager – Head of Programmes 

All RAHU Staff 

Peer Educators 

Young People Inside and Outside of RAHU 

RAHU Partners, Funders, Suppliers and Service Providers 

Main responsibilities; 

1) Strategic Positioning and Planning of RAHU 

2) Development and Periodic Review of the RAHU Young People Engagement Strategy and Plan and the Peer Educators Database 

3) Programme Planning, Management and Implementation 

4) Peer Educators Academy – Capacity Building and Innovation 

5) Youth Peer Support, Mentorship and Coaching 

6) Strategic Partnerships, Networking and Brand Image of RAHU 

7) Program Reviews, Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Reporting 

8) Fundraising and Donor Relationship Management 

9) Financial Management, Compliance and Accountability 

10)Human Resource Management and Support Supervision within the Talent and Youth Development Team 


 A Young Person -The successful position holder should be less than 30 years of age ? Must be an Alumnus of the RAHU Peer Educators Academy (PEA) ? A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Public Health, Population Studies, Population Studies, Leadership, Demography and other related fields 

 An advanced degree in social sciences, health sciences, project management is an added plus. 

Advanced training in project planning and management, youth engagement principles, social movement building etc is an added plus. 

Job-Related Experience and Knowledge 

At least 3-5 years work experience in AYSRHR field 

In-depth knowledge of AYSRHR and its practical application 

Experience in public policy formulation and implementation 

Fluency and proficiency in oral and written English and other Ugandan local languages ? Experience is collective organising and progressive social movement building ? Previous experience in running and managing campaigns 

Previous experience of project/programme management 

Experience in project financial management and budget holding (preferred) ? Committed young activist with a theoretical and practical understanding of AYSRHR and youth livelihoods issues as well as understanding of the complex contemporary challenges by young people 

Exposure on diversity across Uganda as well as training, coaching, mentorship, networking, lobbying, advocacy and campaign skills 

Have broad appreciation and capability to promote cultural, age, gender, sexuality and religious diversity across the organisation 

Have a broad appreciation of the unique rights of RAHU Target Constituency of young people across their diversities 

Skills and Attributes 

The Of icer, Talent and Youth Development is expected to have the following skills and attributes: ? At least 5 years work experience in AYSRHR field / youth livelihoods 

Believes in and practices the mission, strategic objectives and goal of RAH ? Awareness of RAHU programme youth priorities

Willingness and interest to learn 

Willingness and interest to coach and mentor other young people 

Deadline: Monday, 18th July 2022 

Note: The role is open to only alumni of the RAHU Peer educators Academy.


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