Job Title: Next Economy Youth Coach
Company: SOS Children’s Villages
Job Type: Full Time
Experience: 4 years
Location: Lagos, Plateau, Nigeria
Job Field: NGO/Non-Profit
SOS Children’s Villages work in more than 133 countries to support families and help children at risk grow up in a loving home. In Nigeria, SOS Children’s Villages has been active since 1973 and has presence in Isolo-Lagos, Owu-Ijebu, Ogun State, Gwagwalada-Abuja, Jos-Plateau State, Ibadan-Oyo State and Kaduna-Kaduna State.
. The overview of the job role is to support the planning (including budgeting), implementation, and monitoring of the Next Economy Programme activities, in accordance with the organisation’s policies, strategies, and available resources.
. He/she will develop and maintain effective, professional relationships with youth and will work with relevant stakeholders to provide guidance, mentoring and counselling for young people to acquire the skills that meet the demands of the labour market and guide them during internships towards a ‘decent job’ or in starting up a promising business as an entrepreneur.
. Strengthen youth social skills and facilitate access to youth employment
coaching and support youth in identifying strengths and interests and to set SMART goals for success
. Provide social skills groups and provide case management services, including referrals to support youth and in developing stability and self-sufficiency.
. Support in development of sustainable youth business in coordination with the business incubation Hubs and the Programme development and strategy team
. Support in Youth capacity development and annual self-assessment, for project impact.
. Bachelor degree in Human Services, Sociology, Social Work, Education, Youth and Community Development or related fields
. At least 4 years’ experience in youth development work
. Experience in guidance and counselling of young people
. 3 years of experience working with entrepreneurs and/or small-medium enterprises [SMEs] or self-employments
. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective, professional relationships with youth and multi-disciplinary teams
. Demonstrated success in working with youth, particularly in group settings
. Demonstrated effective communication
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