Youth Development Lead


  • Date Posted:
  • Region: Europe and Eurasia
  • Country: Georgia
  • Job Type: Full-Time


  • Location: Georgia 
  • Date Posted: November 5, 2021
  • Application Deadline: December 15th, 2021 
  • Job Type: Full-time (contingent on funding) 


Eurasia Foundation is a US-based non-profit, nonpartisan organization committed to helping citizens in countries in transition realize their full potential and transform their societies. EF supports governments and citizens to enhance responsive, accountable and transparent governance, and helps citizens build a stronger, more resilient civil society. EF is committed to supporting meaningful and lasting change at the community, regional, national levels. Its work is based on the principles of inclusiveness, collaboration, and locally sourced solutions. 

EF is seeking applications from qualified candidates to serve as Youth Development  Lead for the upcoming USAID-funded Civic and Economic Integration (CEI) Activity in Georgia. The overall goal of the CEI Activity is to better integrate ethnic and religious minorities into wider Georgian social, political, and economic life, in order to create the environment necessary for the social cohesion and acceptance of diversity necessary for democracy to function. The activity will achieve its purpose through two integrated and mutually reinforcing objectives: Increase participation of ethnic and religious minorities in government policies and services; and Expand and strengthen mutually beneficial socio-economic linkages between majority and minority communities. 

The Youth Development Lead will support and coordinate efforts to expand mutually beneficial socio-cultural linkages between minority and majority youth. To this end, the Youth Development Lead will work closely with consortium partners and a diverse range of other stakeholders to expand positive youth development programming through a network of youth centers across the regions in Georgia. Programming will focus on strengthening civic engagement and participation among youth; building connections between young people nationwide; equipping youth with knowledge and skills needed for employment; and leveraging youth as drivers for social change and the promotion of diversity. The successful candidate will demonstrate through understanding of positive youth development models and of issues affecting youth in minority regions in particular. Direct experience working with minority youth is highly preferred.

This position is open for local nationals only. Qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. This position is contingent upon funding.  


  • Lead the design of youth focused programming that address critical needs of ethnic and religious minority youth with special focus on social and economic empowerment 
  • Support utilizing, expanding or establishing exchange programs that can provide minority youth with meaningful opportunities to travel to areas with predominantly ethnic Georgian populations. 
  • Work with partners and stakeholders to facilitate the analysis of existing youth programs, identify issues, and recommend solutions to improve operations for all. 
  • Design and support implementing interventions that help majority and minority youth access the existing Georgian language learning opportunities and consider English language learning activities for majority and minority youth. 


  • Proven track record in designing and implementing youth development programming
  • Demonstrated understanding of the issues affecting youth in Georgia especially minority youth from marginalized ethnic and religious communities.
  • Master’s degree in related field or equivalent work experience. Minimum seven years’ professional experience with similar programs
  • Direct work experience with youth from ethnic and religious minorities highly preferred  
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills necessary to maintain good relations with implementing partners, government officials, and donors
  • Familiarity and knowledge of USAID Positive Youth Development (PYD) Framework highly desirable.
  • Outstanding professional reputation and strong interpersonal, written, and oral presentation skills.
  • Full Fluency in Georgian and English required; Georgian citizenship is required.