Youth Officer x 2
Umbrella Organisation Nepal ( UON )
The Umbrella Organization Nepal is a non-profit making, non-political, non-sectarian and Non-Government Organisation (NGO). It has been working in Nepal since 2005 and has a Project Agreement with the Social Welfare Council (SWC). The Organisation was set up in response to the growing number of children in Nepal whom were displaced and separated from their families by trafficking, poverty and the internal conflict in the country.

Youth Officer x 2

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Location: Kathmandu

Reports to: Youth Manager

Working with: Youth Officers

Salary: 26,657NPR/month

Benefits: Gratuity, Dashain Bonus, Accidental + Medical Insurance, PF

Purpose of Position:

UON are opening a new project in early 2019, designed to provide advice & information in safe and comfortable environment for youth in Kathmandu, mainly focused on providing services for those in +2, or in that or the surrounding age brackets. It will be called the “Chauttari Youth Club” and will provide a space where young people can come on an informal basis, and access information and support on a number of subjects – but with a focus on encouraging young people who are not employed or in education to re-enter one of those fields. A number of other support services and activities will be facilitated from this youth centre. 

Youth Officers working in CYC will be expected to be a source of knowledge for a range of subjects, for example SRH, career/education pathways, peer pressure, consent, gender + sexuality, drug/alcohol abuse.

Core Responsibilities and Task:

  • Form positive relationships with young people, creating a safe environment where they can talk freely and receive advice.  
  • Provide friendly, up-to-date and accurate information on subjects effecting young people including, but not limited to: SRH, safe migration, peer pressure, consent, gender, sexuality, drug/alcohol abuse, education/career pathway, nutrition & hygiene, mental health.
  • Deliver regular workshops to young people on some of the above listed topics, and on other subjects as per the request of the young people.
  • Facilitate youth-led activities: community and educational. This will involve encouraging young people to think of activities that will benefit the community, and then implementing them. Educational activities might include trips to colleges, places of interest etc. 
  • Support with the assessment and evaluation of young people who may require emergency support.
  • To develop and maintain relationships between employers, educational facilities, NGOs etc to increase the chance of being able to successfully refer young people to services. 
  • Liaise with local community members and local government to ensure positive relationships and the positive reputation of the CYC.
  • Preparation of reports, as required.
  • Develop case studies and success stories.
  • Facilitate donor visits
  • Promotes and abide by internal policies and procedures including but not limited to: child protection policy, code of conduct and mandatory reporting responsibilities.
  • Any other duties deemed appropriate by Youth Manager or Program Director.

Representation:

  • Represent UON as the first point-of-contact for CYC.
  • Represent UON at meetings with potential service providers.

Profile:

Essential Qualifications, experience and competences

  • Bachelor degree in social science or other relevant subjects
  • Experience and proven skills in child protection / working with youth and young people
  • Up-to-date knowledge/awareness of the issues mentioned above (e.g. mental health, SRH, consent, equality etc), including the relevant legal provisions
  • Advanced communication skills, with excellent written and spoken English
  • Ability to work as part of a team, relying on each others skills and knowledge
  • Proven problem solving and organisational skills, flexible and calm under pressure
  • Friendly and approachable 
  • Ability to form and maintain relationships with a range of people: young people, local government, employers, educators
  • Advanced Computer skills (Word, Excel, E-mail)

Desirable Qualifications, experience and competences

  • Demonstrable background in health sector (public health, mental health, SRH)
  • Experience working with vulnerable and/or challenging youth.
  • Own links to organisations/institutions who may be able to offer services / provide support

Terms of Contract:

The initial contract for the above vacancy will be for one year, with the option to extend based on the performance and availability of funding. Position will likely start in Feb/March 2019. Please do not apply if you can not wait until then.

Salary will be Rs. 26,657/Month with all benefits stated in the Labour Act 2074. 

Applying Procedure

Interested and suitable candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and their CV to the following email address: apply@umbrellanepal.org.

Preference will be given to people from marginalized communities. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified for the selection process. Deadline for the application is 31st January 2019.

No Telephone inquiry will be entertained.

 

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