Making Cents International seeks a Project Assistant to work on the USAID-funded Ukraine National Identity Through Youth (UNITY)activity. UNITYseeks to foster vested ownership among young people in the country’s democratic, European future by further mobilizing youth leadership of a values-based conception of Ukrainian identity grounded in innovation, engagement, and pluralism. To that end, this activitywill simultaneously address the key domains identified in USAID’s Positive Youth Development (PYD) approach: building youth assets, fostering resilience, offering age-appropriate experiences for youth contribution, and strengthening the enabling environment, while intentionally and safely promoting dialogue and belonging around this pluralistic identity and incentivizing participation and leadership by historically marginalized groups.
The Project Assistant will support the effective implementation of the activity’s Objective 1, Expand economic opportunities for youth through innovation, entrepreneurship, and career preparedness.
Support day-to-day management of Objective 1activities;
Coordinate project components by providing programmatic, administrative, and logistical planning and implementation;
Provide web-based research assistance for projects and publications;
Translate program-related documents between English and Ukrainian(example document types includetraining sessions, grantee reports, talking points);
Support effective collaboration with project team, partners, consultants,stakeholders, experts, trainers, program regional coordinators, mentors and coaches, youth, representative of targeted hromadas;
Assist in organization of events such as trainings, meetings, and workshops;
Travel to UNITY activity sites(as COVID-19 restrictions allow);
Coordinate with UNITY staff and Making Cents’ technical staff based in the United States;
Contribute to activity planning, reporting, data analysis, and budgets as requested; and
Other duties as assigned.
A minimum of two years ofworkexperience
Strong command of spoken/written English and Ukrainian
Excellent writing skills (Ukrainian and English)
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
Advanced knowledge of MS Office applications
Ability to handle multiple priorities and complete tasks in accordance with stated deadlines
Ability to travel within Ukraine
Experience in working with youth from ages 15-35 and/or young entrepreneurs
Experience supporting programs funded by the US Government and/or other donor funding program
Making Cents International (www.makingcents.com) is a results-driven women-owned small business founded on the principles of social entrepreneurship. Since our founding in 1999, we have been fostering human potential and promoting economic opportunities for disadvantaged populations around the world. We have implemented more than 130 projects in over 60 countries to date and are a trusted partner to public- and private-sector clients who benefit from our expertise and broad industry exposure.
Submit resume and cover letter online through “Join Our Team” under the Contact section of www.makingcents.com. Applicants are encouraged to apply early as interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.
Only complete applications will be considered. No telephone inquiries will be accepted. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the high number of applications, Making Cents will only contact shortlisted candidates.
Making Cents International is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.