Provincial Coordinator

Fixed-Term Contract

Provincial Coordinator – Young Entrepreneurs of Zimbabwe Arise (YES Zimbabwe Arise)-A Youth Economic Empowerment Activity

YES, Zimbabwe Arise is a youth co-led activity aimed at building the country’s next generation of entrepreneurs and leaders. It is anchored on four pillars – 1. Identify, nurture and support young entrepreneurs in rural and urban areas; 2. Build a resilient young entrepreneur who is able to resist and bounce back from any adversity, and have the ability to co create ideas that generate fiscal support, employment and implement them; 3. Create a youth led entrepreneurship ecosystem and 4. Influence economic policies that promote inclusive economic growth.
The activity builds capacity, influences policy and practice, creates equal and decent job opportunities for young men and women in their diversity. It supports, and anchors transition of informal youth led business into the formal economy. It establishes and strengthens public and private sector partnerships, finances emerging youth businesses in Agriculture, Information Technology, Health, Manufacturing, Retail, Mining and Financial services. In the process, YES Zimbabwe Arise will create where absent and strengthen where present – platforms that bring different actors to further economic growth through identification and support of 2400 entrepreneurs, with a potential to create not less than 7200 decent jobs, and not less than 12000 opportunities that allow young entrepreneurs to learn and be part of local and national platforms.

Key Objective/ specific outcomes:
The Provincial Coordinator is an integral member of the YES Zimbabwe Arise activity team. Under the direct supervision of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Specialist, the coordinator will be responsible for all Youth innovation and entrepreneurship activities at provincial level under the YES Zimbabwe Arise activity.
Organizational Relationships:
Responsible to: Innovations and Entrepreneurship Specialist with dotted reporting lines to the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist.
Responsible for: YES Zimbabwe Arise Activity

Internal Relationships
Working under the guidance of the Entrepreneurship specialist with support from the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist.
Work with organization support functions for instance finance and administration.
External Relationships
Government line ministries, Project sub-partners, other development collaborators in the province.
Corporate Responsibility
Provincial coordination of the activity

Key Responsibilities
1. Planning
, coordinating, and managing the program activities
• The coordinator will lead the planning, coordinating, and managing the program activities in the province, ensuring alignment with the program objectives and donor requirements.
• In collaboration with sub partners management, supervise, mentor, and coach field staff who delivers the program services to the target beneficiaries.
• Keep abreast with, integrate or document emerging best practices in youth entrepreneurship space.
• Lead the establishment of Youth Innovation hubs and centers of excellence within the province
2. Relationship Building
• Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with sub partners, local authorities, community leaders, and other stakeholders in the province serving as liaison and maintaining good relations with relevant government ministries and other development partners.
• Map and forge strategic relationships with the private sector.
• Analyze and monitor trends, opportunities and challenges related to youth economic empowerment to continuously refine and improve intervention strategies
3. Project Performance Management
• Supporting and monitoring the sub partners’ performance, ensuring high quality service delivery, implementation fidelity, compliance, and accountability.
• Conduct site visits and spot checks to provincial activity sites to monitor implementation of project activities
4. Reporting
• Preparing and submitting periodic reports on the program progress, achievements, challenges, and lessons learned.
• Contributing to the program learning and evaluation activities, providing feedback and recommendations for improvement.
• Identifying and generating success stories with the province with the support of the Documentation and Communication assistant.

Qualifications and Experience

• Carry out other work as assigned
• Should be a youth (35 years and younger) with a entrepreneurship mindset A bachelor’s degree in social sciences, development studies, business administration, or a related field relevant to the project.
• At least five years of experience in implementing youth development or economic empowerment programs in a rural and urban context with part spent at coordination roles.
• A qualification on innovation and entrepreneurship or experience in the same will be an added advantage.
• Proven skills in project management/coordination, budgeting, reporting, and monitoring and evaluation.
• Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with diverse teams and stakeholders.
• Fluency in English and the local language of the province, Ndebele is preferred.
• Demonstrated experience and/or understanding of positive youth development (PYD) principles, the youth employment, vocational education, entrepreneurship systems;
• Excellent presentation and negotiation skills and experience.
• Confident networking ability; demonstrated track record of creating and maintaining productive working relationships across government, private sector, and academia.
• Experience working with youth

How to Apply

To apply Email to [email protected]

Attention- Human Resources

Applications should clearly show in the Subject line: Provincial Coordinators – YES Zimbabwe Arise
Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter as one document by Sunday 18 February 2023. Applicants that fail to adhere to this instruction will not be shortlisted. Only emailed applications will be accepted. Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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Should you not hear from us within 30 days after the due date, consider your application as unsuccessful