Youth Officer

at local company
Location Khartoum, Sudan
Date Posted October 15, 2020
Category Administration
Job Type Full-time
Currency SDG


Search in South Sudan is about to launch a new project with the aim to empower young people in their communities by leveraging media. As such, Search is currently seeking to recruit a Youth Officer to support day-to-day implementation the program activities. Based in Juba and reporting to Search’s South Sudan Program Manager, the Youth Officer will support the implementation of program activities, liaising with youth participants and connecting them to relevant stakeholders, as well as prepare activity reports.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with project management tasks, including the development and implementation of work plans.
  • Lead in identifying and mobilizing youth journalists based on the requirement and goal of the project
  • Together with the Media producer, the youth officer will train the young journalist in basic journalism and ethics
  • Conduct regular coaching for youth journalists and help them in the development of briefings for presenters, reporters, journalists, and provide them with guidance and tips on hosting/presentation skills.
  • Accompany the youth journalist to collect radio content materials and ensuring their protection
  • Liaise with key community and government stakeholders to ensure a smooth implementation of activities.
  • Participate in reflection exercises with program and DM&E staff to analyze monitoring findings and contextual updates and adapt programmatic approaches to maximize project’s impact.
  • Lead communication and visibility aspects of the program, through written material, photos, the collection of success stories, videos as well as updated social media and traditional media, with an emphasis on shared learning.
  • Support the administrative and logistical arrangements for the implementation of program activities.
  • Assist the Program Manager and other members of the program team with other tasks as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in international development, conflict resolution, project management or related field.
  • At least three (3) years of INGO or CSO experience in project implementation or management in South Sudan.
  • Experience working with young people is a strong asset.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong and proven ability in report writing, in English.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, as well as social media platforms.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, presentation and effective communication with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism, creativity, and enthusiasm while working in a fast-paced, multi-cultural environment with minimal supervision.
  • Cultural sensitivity and strong interest in dialogue, peace building and conflict transformation.
  • Written and oral proficiency in English. Proficiency in other South Sudanese languages is an asset.

Application deadline: 29th October 2020

As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.


Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. Please see our website for full details of our work.

All Search Employees must adhere to the values: Shared Humanity - Empathy - Impartiality - Inclusivity - Courage - Hope - Humility - Audacity. In accordance with these values, Search enforces compliance with the Code of Conduct and related policies on Anti Workplace Harassment, Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Conflict of Interest and Anti-fraud.

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