Youth Technical Lead

at Plan International Ethiopia
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted August 12, 2020
Category Administration
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Plan International is an independent non-profit organization that advances children’s well-being and equality for girls. Working in building powerful partnerships for children for over 75 years and present in 70 countries, Plan International strives for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children while working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners. Plan International Ethiopia is looking for Youth Technical Lead for an anticipated USAID-funded Youth Community Development activity in Ethiopia. The successful candidate will based in Addis Ababa or in any Program Area Offices of Plan International Ethiopia.  The position directly reports to the Deputy Chief of Party. 

The Youth Technical Lead is responsible for providing leadership and oversight for the development and implementation of all activities related to the engagement and meaningful participation of youth. This position is contingent upon award of the project by the donor.


  • Design and implement gender inclusive youth-focused programming following the USAID Positive Youth Development methodology including participatory youth engagement, governance, economic empowerment and civic participation.
  • Build and/or strengthen the enabling environment for youth through the engagement of families, community leaders, local government and Civil Society organizations
  • Serve as technical lead on the development and delivery culturally relevant soft skills using a variety of mediums.
  • Leverage existing programs and resources to provide youth with a full set of support services including sexual and reproductive health, violence prevention, education and workforce opportunities.
  • Promote positive youth development and government responsiveness on issues most relevant to youth, such as addressing youth risks during migration.

Job Requirements



  • At least five (5) years of experience in positive youth development and economic empowerment programming for youth and vulnerable populations.
  • Bachelor’s degree in International Development, Education, Psychology, Public Policy, or Social Work.
  • Work experience in effective development and execution of youth-friendly trainings.
  • Work experience on USAID projects is strongly preferred.
  • Work experience in Ethiopia highly preferred.
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills required


  • Previous INGO experience in a similar position

Applying Instructions

The closing date for the application is August 22, 2020. Qualified candidates should submit the application form found with this link through

This position is only open to Ethiopian Nationals, who must be eligible to live and work in Ethiopia.

Please note that:

·         Applications and CVs written in English will be accepted and

·         Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further assessment

·         Qualifying Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

More information about Plan International can be found on http://

References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy. Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all persons meeting the skills and experience required.

As an international child centered community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realization of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

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