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The Youth to Work programme seeks to position and equip young people with skills and opportunities to create economic and employment changes across the economy for sustainable and measurable impact. In this sense, the young people become implementers of change, rather than standalone programme beneficiaries. Small & Medium Enterprises play a vital role as they are key in housing the young people for the duration of the program.

  • Minimum Qualification:Diploma
  • Experience Level:Entry level
  • Experience Length:No Experience/Less than 1 year

Job Description/Requirements

Dear Applicant,

Welcome to the Youth to Work Junior Associate application form. The programme seeks to recruit 45 unemployed young and enthusiastic professionals who are looking for an opportunity to learn new business and consultancy skills and apply them in a real business environment as Junior associates.


What is the Youth to Work programme?


Youth to Work is the flagship employability programme within Futuremakers by Standard Chartered, the Bank’s global initiative to tackle inequality and promote greater economic inclusion for young people in local communities. The programme is funded by the Standard Chartered Foundation (SCF) and delivered by Challenges Worldwide to support young professionals to become catalysts for positive change in business and communities across Uganda.


The objective of the Youth to Work programme is to position and equip young people with skills and opportunities to create economic and employment changes across the economy for sustainable and measurable impact.


The Junior Associates will be trained in key accredited business, consultancy and employability skills and will be placed in small and growing businesses (SGBs) to provide on-site business development, growth, and resilience support co-created with the enterprise’s top management. In addition, young people will be equipped with key skills for employment and/or entrepreneurship that will be used to support the wider ecosystem, other young people, and

their communities.


Junior Associates will undertake a 12-week consultancy placement in an SGB, where they will:

  • Assess the enterprise’s strengths and areas for development in a designated track i.e. Human Resource track, the Sales and Marketing track and the Finance track.
  • Work closely with the leadership team to implement the action plan to help the enterprise improve, and develop their resilience
  • Facilitate network-strengthening activities that improve the SGBs partnerships, communication and opportunities.
  • Deliver key entrepreneurship and employment readiness workshops to other youth and university students across Kampala.


Application Requirements

The following eligibility criteria apply to all young professionals seeking to participate in the programme.

  • Be 21-30 years of age or (21-35 for persons with disability).
  • Hold a relevant university degree OR have a sound understanding of finance for business, human resources, sales and marketing demonstrated through previous work experience
  • Interest in small business development and entrepreneurship
  • Excellent communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office packages especially Excel and Word.
  • A working laptop, previous internships and voluntary work experience are an added advantage
  • Ability to travel to training and work placement in Kampala. (Successful candidates base outside Kampala will have to find accommodation within Kampala at their own cost)
  • Ability to commit to a 12-week full-time placement (February – May 2023) and 2-week training
  • Must be fluent in both written and verbal English.


Should you meet the criteria stated, you will compete for an invitation to an assessment day where you will be assessed under the following competencies:

  • Communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Understanding the bigger picture
  • Planning and managing work
  • Managing relationships


PLEASE NOTE

If selected, you will be expected to:

  • Travel to and from the business placement location as well as the training place
  • Commit 100% of your time during the placement.
  • You will be held to a code of conduct throughout the programme placement, which will be made available to you upon final selection.


** The Youth to Work programme is an inclusive and equal opportunity programme. Female candidates and persons with disability are encouraged to apply. At no stage of the application process will candidates be required to pay any fees. The placement is not a paid position, although a small stipend is offered to help with expenses during the 12-week placement.


How to apply

Click on the 'Apply Here' section to be redirected to the application portal.


Application Link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdCTdIKYIO7qLBfUHF7MIJ9avkHBg1xsriZ4PJr8Bil5Avcpg/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0

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