Youth engagement specialist | Albania | 2020

Chemonics , Albania
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Job Summary

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a qualified youth engagement specialist for the three-year, UK-Funded, Serious Organised Crime (SOC): Prevent – Alternative Pathways programme in Albania. This programme is managed by the UK Home Office and funded through the Conflict Stability and Security Fund (CSSF). The aim of the project is to reduce the impact of serious and organised crime (SOC) on communities and protect the most vulnerable members of society from criminal exploitation by diverting young people at risk of involvement, or already involved, in SOC in Albania. The youth development specialist will be responsible for leading and implementing a youth development strategy to identify and target youth at-risk for serious and organized crime in Albania. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Identify youth communities within Albania at highest risk for becoming involved in serious organized crime, focused on societal, cultural and familial risks
  • Work with partner NGOs to design and implement youth engagement strategy
  • Coordinate with local governance leaders, youth networks, and other key stakeholders to promote youth engagement and empowerment
  • Build the capacity of key stakeholders in SOC, youth engagement, crime-prevention and youth resiliency
  • Oversee measurement, evaluation, research, and learning related to activities


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required, advanced degree preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years’ technical experience involving youth, at-risk youth, and marginalized populations
  • Experience in community mobilization, youth mobilization, and/or tackling Serious Organized Crime (SOC) preferred
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of youth engagement and empowerment in the context of disadvantaged communities and development programs
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation, data collection and management, and knowledge sharing
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Experience working in Albania or the Balkan region