Posted on :
6 Feb, 2020
6 Feb, 2020
Youth Empowerment Synergy (YES-Ghana) is an ECOSOC-accredited NGO at the forefront of youth development policy, practice and research in Ghana. For more than 15 years, we have provided tailored skills training for youth, leading to improvements in their leadership, financial literacy, entrepreneurship and life planning skills. Through our service delivery, we have provided education, skills training, and technical support to thousands of youth and helped them transition to self and wage employment. Our research has contributed to filling the gap in youth data and the evidence base for public policy. And, we continue to use our national appeal and grassroots constituency, through our Voices of Youth Coalition, to advocate and campaign for youth-inclusive policies at all levels. We are entering an exciting phase of growth at YES-Ghana and are looking for new people to help take us forward.
Job Title: Head Of Advocacy & Engagement
Purpose of the role:
As Head of Advocacy & Engagement, you will be responsible for leading and coordinating YES-Ghana’s work in advocacy, communications and stakeholder engagement. You will oversee the organisation’s strategic and policy engagement in advocacy, while ensuring that advocacy activities remain focused on established priorities and contribute to concrete deliverables. You will further position, build the profile and manage the reputation of YES-Ghana via government, development partners, and the media, with a particular focus on expanding our digital and social media footprint. You will also oversee key national and international public engagements as they pertain to advocacy and engagement, and ensure that the views and perspectives of young people are fully represented. You will take lead on enhancing YES-Ghana’s influence and position as a leading youth focused organisation in Ghana and Africa. If you believe that young people have a critical role to play both as targets and agents in national and global development, and if you enjoy working in a fast-paced and creative organisation, then we would love to hear from you.
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