Youth & Governance Advisor

ActionAid Liberia (AAL), Monrovia, Liberia

Skill Required:, Media and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
29th May, 2016

Job Description

Key Result Areas:

  • Contribute to a strong Activista Liberia network through strengthening existing partnerships and sensitizing youth on their rights as well as the importance of engaging in national decision making processes
  • Strengthened youth participation in governance work by developing a  youth engagement strategy and support accountability and resource monitoring groups
  • Support ActionAid Liberia country program team on strategic lobbying and proactively engaging with government institutions and other players in the youth sector
  • Develop youth led research into youth inequality
  • Media engagement on youth and case stories production

Required qualifications

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in governance, political science, international relations, law, or other relevant fields
  • A minimum of 5 years of capacity building experience in youth and governance work, coalition building and issues advancement through advocacy
  • Traceable experience of working in a capacity building position in an international organization is a must; preferably 3 years’ experience should be in capacity building initiatives within civil society
  • Demonstrated ability to work well as part of a cross-cultural team is essential
  • Ability to develop and maintain a range of mid to high-level working relationships within ActionAid and; among international partners, and with civil society is desirable
  • Must have advanced people skills in facilitating/training teams in the use of research and campaign methodologies
  • Team building skills
  • In-depth knowledge of the socio, political and economic situation in West Africa is considered an asset

Application procedure and deadline:

  • Forward a letter of motivation and an updated CV of no more than 5 pages by email to with a subject line Ref: Liberia – Youth & Governance Advisor.  
  • The application package should not exceed 2 MBs.
  • Deadline for application submission is: 29th May, 2016

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