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Skills Development Advisor II

Washington D.C. (United States of America)

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Skills Development Advisor


Youth account for nearly one-third of the world’s population and meeting their needs through more and better quality services is essential to addressing larger development goals. FHI 360’s Youth Department is responsible for providing technical oversight and leading new business efforts in the field of positive youth development. The ideal candidate for the Skills Development Advisor has a solid background in assessing training needs and skills gaps, developing and overseeing training/educational programs, guiding technical and vocational education reform, initiating public-private partnerships, supporting and overseeing entrepreneurial initiatives, and designing and implementing capacity building activities targeted at young people.

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

  • Develop strategies to increase learning and skills building for employment, citizenship, leadership and healthy behaviors to prepare young people for transition into adulthood including

  • Ensure that skills development and leadership activities are accessible to young women.

  • Promote age-appropriate learning opportunities based on developmental phases of different age groups.

  • Provide technical leadership in community engagement and leadership opportunities for youth.

  • Provide technical leadership in design, development, planning, and implementation; and capacity-building in quality technical, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship skills training.

  • Ensure that project strategies and activities addressing youth are evidence-based and in line with state-of-the-art, globally recognized best practices; including Youth in Development Policy.

  • Develop and maintains collaborative relationships with donor/client organizations, relevant government agencies, youth-serving organizations, and other NGOs.

  • Assist with business development efforts including participating in capture efforts and writing proposal sections.


  • Master’s Degree or its International Equivalent in education, business, or other relevant field.
  • 8+ years of experience in workforce development with an emphasis on youth development activities.
  • Excellent track record of achieving results in similar types of skill development activities.
  • Demonstrated high-level technical, analytical, and interpersonal skills.
  • Expertise in delivering training to diverse audiences with varying levels of education.
  • Strong critical thinking and technical writing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and multi-cultural skills coupled with strong public speaking abilities.
  • Experience in projects promoting livelihood interventions and youth employment with a focus on food-based economies highly desired.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of vocational training opportunities in various developing country contexts.
  • Understanding of child labor issues, including youth employment.
  • Experience with USAID or other USG funding highly desired.
  • Experience working with relevant government agencies, civil society organizations, employers, and unions.
  • Must have strong English written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of adolescent development and best practices to promote positive youth development.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions.
FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: FHI 360 - Family Health International
  • Location: Washington D.C. (United States of America)
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Labour Market Policy
  • Closing Date: 2016-01-31

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