• Youth Engagement Officer, USAID Macedonia Improved Citizen Awareness Project

    Job Locations MK
    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/15/2018 10:19 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-1632
    # of Openings
    1
    Job Area
    Stabilization and Management Solutions (SMS)
    Clearance Level
    Not applicable
    Type
    Full-Time
  • About Us

    Since 2001, Dexis has provided innovative management solutions for a secure and prosperous world.   In the last three years alone, Dexis has worked in 90 countries supporting critical missions of agencies in the global development and security assistance space.  With triple digit growth in recent years, Dexis was ranked in the top 10 consulting firms by funding at the US Agency for International Development in FY16 and FY17.  Dexis was also among the highest rated employers on Glassdoor, where many of its 250-plus employees cited a people-centered leadership and culture as the main drivers to its success.  

     

    Dexis is seeking an experienced Youth Engagement Officer for an anticipated USAID project that is expected to improve the quality of public interest information available to Macedonia’s citizens by developing the reporting skills and ethics of independent journalists while fostering a culture of media entrepreneurship to build journalistic freedom and financial sustainability. This is a long-term position expected to start in April 2019. This position is contingent upon award. 

    Responsibilities

    • Provide technical leadership, guidance on program design, and implementation of youth engagement and education relation activities;
    • Provide assistance in conducting outreach and relationship building with stakeholders, youth networks, media outlets, and beneficiaries;
    • Design and lead interventions to build youth capacity to differentiate malign news sources from those that are reliable and well researched.

    Qualifications

    • Fluency in English and Macedonian; proficiency in Albanian preferred.
    • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in international development, political science, economics, or a related field, Master’s preferred;
    • 5-8 years’ experience in increasing roles of responsibility in positive youth development, youth civic participation, community resilience, and/or media literacy.
    • Demonstrated experience managing and implementing development projects focuses on youth and media literacy, preferably in Macedonia or the Balkans region;
    • Prior experience fostering social cohesion in community-based programming;
    • Demonstrated experience in working in complex and politically sensitive environments and activities;
    • Demonstrated experience working effectively with local governments, civil society, donors, and other stakeholders;
    • Demonstrated leadership capacity and experience supervising teams of diverse staff.

     

    Dexis is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the US Armed Forces.

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