Framework Agreement – Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship

  • SNV
  • Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • 04/12/2023
Full time


Over half of the world’s population is under age 30. We know that educated, healthy, employed, and civically engaged youth drive economic growth, democracy, and prosperity at national level. Youth engagement and partnership offer leaders a chance to fully understand what it is like to grow up in today’s rapidly changing world. Instead of viewing youth as passive beneficiaries, young people should be viewed as agents of their own development.

Across the globe, youth are facing stagnant underemployment and unemployment at rates of two to three times higher than the adult population, particularly youth in rural areas of developing countries, and especially young women. Only 2.2 percent of parliamentarians are under 30, and less than 1 percent are young women. Of the 180 to 220 million youth with disabilities worldwide, more than 80 percent live in developing nations. Finally, over half of young people surveyed reported feeling at least moderately worried about climate change and reported feelings of climate anxiety impacting overall youth mental health.


The Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Consultant supports the team in developing programming aligned to youth needs, including life skills development technical skills development, entrepreneurship, mentorship, coaching, and community development. They are expected to become familiar with SNV’s market systems development Push, Match, Pull, Enable, (P-M-P-E) framework approach in addressing youth unemployment and employment which facilitates linkages between the labour market (Match) and skilled young women and men (Push), while stimulating employment and entrepreneurship opportunities in the public and private sectors (Pull).


  • Minimum qualifications of a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Anthropology, Economics, or related fields. Post graduate qualifications will be an advantage.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in Youth or Women’s Program development or managing, including monitoring and interpreting data for reporting. Working on international funded projects in Cambodia will be an advantage.
  • Experience working at the nexus of economic development and the impact on youth or women highly valued.
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to think outside the box in dealing with multiple tasks, demanding deadlines and with little supervision and demonstrate excellent understanding and appreciation of environmental ethics, values, and priorities within the workplace.
  • Fluency in English and Khmer, with excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Work experience in a multidisciplinary and multicultural team
  • Teamwork, good coordination, and communication
  • Alignment and motivation associated with SNV’s vision and mission.

Additional Information

Interested applicants are requested to submit CV, and cover letter via the SmartRecruiter through provided link. The application should be submitted by Friday, 28 July 2023.