Hivos is hiring a
Program Scope: North Africa (Algeria, Egypt, & Tunisia)
Location : Tunis
Reports to: Program Manager
Hours: fulltime (36 hours – 4.5 days per week)
Start date: ASAP
Deadline: 24 April 2023
ABOUT HIVOS AND GREENWORKS
Hivos is an international organisation that seeks new solutions to persistent global issues. With smart projects in the right places, we oppose discrimination, inequality, abuse of power and the unsustainable use of our planet’s resources. Counterbalance alone, however, is not enough. Our primary focus is achieving structural change. This is why we cooperate with innovative businesses, citizens and their organisations. We share a dream with them of sustainable economies and inclusive societies.
With its relatively young population, more and more young people each year need to find a sustainable living in North Africa. As a response to this, the Green Works programme aims to contribute to the creation of more economic opportunities for young women and men between the ages of 15 and 35 years in North Africa within the Green Economy.
Our vision is to empower young men and women to find a decent job in the Green Economy which Hivos defines as future proof. Such economies are anticipated to continue growing and will require young people to have a new skill set that is not tackled within the traditional education systems. In order to ensure that these economies are expanding in North Africa and that there is an adequate value chain supporting their growth, Hivos also aims to stimulate the formation of innovation clusters that are feeding these economies with viable business solutions.
To this end, the objectives of the programme are fourfold: (1) Innovation clusters are formed that enable businesses operating in the green and digital economies to scale (2) Business Development Support Organisations and employability hubs increase their capacities to implement job creation and private sector development activities beyond the programme support (3) Youth trained in 21st-century skills find jobs in future-proof employment economies and (4) Social enterprises operating in future-proof employment economies scale their businesses thereby creating new jobs.
Green Works is a continuation of previous programmes Hivos has been implementing in North Africa over the past five years: Mideast Creatives from 2014 to 2016, Co-Working for Sustainable Employment from 2016 to 2018 and Boosting Bottom-Up Societal Transformation (BOOST) in 2019. This collective endeavor has successfully supported more than 25 collaborative spaces in Algeria, Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia, and has helped to create more than 200 new businesses, scale more than 100 others and create more than 3,000 new job opportunities.
Main goal of the position
As a Project Officer, you are responsible for supporting the Programme Manager in the coordination and implementation of activities within the Green Works programme, implemented in Algeria, Egypt, and Tunisia.
What We Offer
We offer a stimulating work environment in a professional international organization with very dedicated staff. Employment commitment is offered until June 2024, with first contract until end of the year, and then extended. Depending on your experience and skills your salary will be in accordance with Hivos’ Tunisia-based salary scale.
Specific Employment Conditions for this vacancy
Until the conclusion of Hivos’ registration as a foreign NGO in Tunisia, this position will be contracted under Al Bawsala.
Currently, HIVOS Mena is working on a hybrid remote policy with 2 days from the office-3 days from home. This policy could change in future.
Want to apply?
Please apply by 24 April 2023. Both a letter of motivation and resume/CV in PDF format need to be submitted in English.
Hivos reserves the right to close the position before the application deadline if a suitable candidate is identified. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.