Organization: The Umbrella Organization Nepal
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.
Position: Youth Officer
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.
As part of the CYC, there will be a “Computer Skills Training” centre, aiming to provide, for free, young people with the technical skills required to obtain a job in the growing ICT sector. Students will have free access to computers, and will learn skills online with reputed free courses, for example codecamedy, w3schools.com, edx.
The Youth Officer working at the Computer Skills Training centre will be responsible for preparing and supporting group projects to showcase the skills of the students, overseeing and helping with their learning goals, and forming relationships within the ICT sector.
Core Responsibilities and Task:
• Lead the Computer Skills Training Centre by providing support for group-projects and supporting students with their learning outcomes
• Form positive relationships with young people, creating a safe environment where they can talk freely and receive advice
• 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
• 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
• Represent UON as the first point-of-contact for CYC.
• Represent UON at meetings with potential service providers.
Essential Qualifications, experience, and competencies
• Bachelor degree in computer science or other relevant subjects
• Experience and proven skills in child protection/working with youth and young people.
• Demonstrable working knowledge of photo/video editing
• Demonstrable working knowledge of app/game design
• Advanced communication skills, including 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.
Desirable Qualifications, experience and competences
• Experience in teaching young people
• Experience working with challenging/disadvantaged/vulnerable young people
• Working knowledge of some/all of the following languages: Java, C++, SWIFT, Solidity, PHP, Ruby etc
• Knowledge of concepts around machine learning, distributed systems and other advanced programming skills.
• Own links to organizations/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. The position will likely start in Feb/March 2019. Please do not apply if you can not wait until then.
Salary will be 26,657/month with all benefits stated in the Labour Act 2074.
Last date to apply: 31st January 2019.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested and suitable candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and their CV to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that the interview will contain a practical test, where coding skills will need to be proved.
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.