Youth Programme Coordinator

Youth Programme Coordinator

9 months Fixed Term contract (Maternity Cover)

£36,035 pa pro ratabased in London, Nairobi or Johannesburg,  

A great career opportunity has arrived within ActionAid International, to play a role in delivering lasting solutions to the problems of global poverty. We're seeking a Youth Programme Coordinator to be part of delivering a bold strategy to provide sustained improvements to the poorest and most excluded people in the world. Join our action to end poverty now and be part of something truly amazing.

We are committed to working with young people and will look to you to guide, advise and support strategic and active countries in developing their youth programmes. With your help we will encourage more young people to actively participate in our local and national rights programmes and multi- country campaigns. You will prepare clear and practical programming resources, and coordinate and motivate diverse staff and young people from across the globe to develop and increase their youth programming. In addition this role will involve monitoring effectiveness and sharing learning to ensure we adopt best practice principles. You will also support the development of a capacity building course.


With direct experience of working on youth programmes you will have developed highly competent skills & understanding of each stage of the programme cycle. You will also be able to motivate diverse groups, and be comfortable writing programme manuals/resources and have a record of organising capacity building courses. With an eye for detail, you will be self-motivated and possess excellent problem solving and communication skills.


Application Procedures

Applications should be sent to: by no later than 23rd of May  2013.  Your applications should consist of your up to date CV and motivation letter.  You are requested to highlight in the motivation letter how specifically you meet the criteria for this role.  Please clearly indicate which position you are applying for. 

Are you the right person for the job? Please read this carefully before you apply:

Please address the person specification in your application point by point and in detail as it enables us to identify the skills, knowledge and experience you have to be able to do the job effectively.

Please check your application and make sure you meet all the essential criteria listed in the person specification, in addition your application will be stronger if you meet at least some of the desirable criteria.

If you do not meet at least all the essential criteria, please don’t apply as we only invite candidates for an interview if they meet the essential criteria listed on the job description.


Please clearly indicate which position you are applying for.  If you wish to be based in London, you will need to be able to prove your eligibility to work in the UK.


Thank you for your understanding.