Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
ASSIGNMENT OVERVIEW AND OBJECTIVE
YouLead is a USAID-funded, four-year program administered by VEGA, and implemented by IESC to improve technical and vocational education and training and increase the employability of young people in Sri Lanka. YouLead will create a more skilled and flexible workforce by undertaking activities that support and strengthen students, teachers, institutions, and young entrepreneurs. The program will ensure that high-quality, market-oriented career counseling is equally available to traditionally underserved groups, especially rural youth, girls and young women, and ethnic minorities. YouLead will work closely with key government ministries and private and public training institutes to design and improve educational and vocational training curriculum, always with a market-driven approach, and will help develop master trainers and counselors.
YouLead is seeking an associate who can support both the communications and partnerships teams.
The objective of Communication and Partnerships Associate is to assist the Communications & Partnerships Managers in the following areas but not limited to:
There is high need and importance to produce content about YouLead and the work we do. Frequent communication material shared with partner organizations and our focus groups would not only provide adequate visibility for the project, it would also support the behavior change communications campaign which is an important part of the communications strategy of YouLead.
Further with the expansion of partnerships by YouLead with most of the private sector organizations an associate would be able to support the Communications and Partnership Managers to meet the project deliverables effectively and efficiently.
The suitable candidate should have: