Youth Business International (YBI) is the global network of expert organisations in over 50 countries supporting underserved young entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into successful businesses, creating jobs and strengthening communities.
Young people are a critical resource. However, with 66 million young people currently unemployed across the world, this potential is not being realised. Furthermore, of those that are working, many do not earn enough to lift themselves out of poverty. Thus, addressing the youth employment crisis is imperative, not only for the well-being of young people but also to ensure sustainable, inclusive growth and social cohesion globally.
Over the last three years (2015 - 2017), the YBI network has supported 175,445 young people with entrepreneurship training and helped 64,637 young people to start or grow a business. In total, 427,402 young people have been engaged through outreach activities.
YBI’s organisational values are embedded in the work we do:
Tenacity - We won’t give up until every young entrepreneur has the opportunity to succeed
Collaboration - We work together as a team, building trust to connect and empower
Quality - We strive to set the highest standards in youth entrepreneurship support
You will work across the YBI Network Team and with members around the globe on a range of projects. Maintaining our reputation as a leading global network requires a highly skilled, knowledgeable, energetic team to manage our internal business functions. As a part of this diverse and talented group of individuals, you can play a vital role in Youth Business International success.
Background to the role
The Development team is evolving and will be now be managing both our funding partnerships and our programme development. As a result we are looking for someone to support the team in their delivery whilst also learning and evolving their skills. This post will be integral to the team’s success with a varied portfolio of work. It is an exciting time to join the team as it evolves and grows in strength.
The successful candidate will have a desire to develop their skills, be a team player and support the Development team. The successful candidate will be involved with:
You will excel in and enjoy working within and across the teams in our London and Bogotá office. You will have communication, research skills and understand the importance of relationship building. You will have a desire to grow and develop your skills. Enthusiastic and driven, you will be well organised and dynamic.
How to apply
If you are interested in applying, please send your CV (maximum 2 x A4) and a covering letter to HR@youthbusiness.org. Your covering letter (maximum 2 x A4) should:
Closing date: Monday, 22nd October 2018
First Round Interviews: Friday, 26th October 2018
YBI is an equal opportunity employer and we are opposed to discrimination on any grounds. We are committed to creating a diverse environment therefore all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, race, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or ethnic or national origin.
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