Basic Education Intern

  • Education Development Center (EDC)
  • Juba, South Sudan
  • 19/04/2024
Full time


The Basic Education Intern will work as part of a team on the USAID Youth Empowerment Activity Juba program to provide youth with entrepreneurship training essential for the transition to improved livelihoods (self-employment or wage-employment).

He/She will ensure the delivery of high-quality program by providing programmatic and technical support to activities that engage South Sudan youth in learning and empowerment opportunities in readiness for work, community leadership and strengthen collaborations with Civil Society Organizations working with EDC in Juba.

He/She will work closely with the Basic Education Assistant, Officer, Zone Supervisor, Basic Education Specialist, Training Specialist with the support of the Deputy Chief of Party to ensure that the training objectives and strategies are met on time and within annual, quarterly, monthly, and weekly plans.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Basic Education Assistant is responsible for ensuring the USAID Youth Empowerment Activity is implemented in Juba County, providing quality training, capacity building and technical support to volunteer youth trainers, CSOs and other youth-friendly service providers, and feeding into regular monitoring, review, and refinement of interventions. He/She is required to submit weekly updates and a monthly progress reports.


The main activities for Basic Education Intern will include:

  • Support the Basic Education officer and Zone Supervisor in implementing program activities in Juba County
  • Mobilization of community in Juba (Gudele, Gumbo, Lologo, Rejaf, Sirikat, Kapuri, Luri etc) for youth trainings.
  • Map out and document all potential CSOs and others with history of Youth empowerment Activities in Juba County
  • Conduct regular consultative meetings with Partners in Juba
  • Assess and ensure viable training facilities of each CSOs in Juba.
  • Conduct mobilization of youth (aged 15 – 29) for pathway 2 classes (those with a basic level of education)
  • Sharing data on identified volunteer youth trainers and youth corps to EDC team.
  • Facilitating TOTs trainings in Juba
  • Support professional deployment of volunteer youth trainers.
  • Mentoring and coaching of volunteer youth trainers as well as CSO coordinators in all centers.
  • Participating in coordination meetings and organizing meetings with relevant stakeholders in areas of operation.
  • Conducting recruitment exercise for Cohort classes.
  • Conduct orientation and registration of Youth Corps Members (YMCs)
  • Receiving, sorting, and planning distribution of activity supplies/learning materials.
  • Orientation of volunteer youth trainers for Cohort I
  • Participate in all MEL related tasks of the USAID Youth Empowerment Activity.
  • Keep up to date records of the program on the development of weekly updates, quarterly and monthly reports.
  • Document theory of change and success stories as the result of the activity intervention
  • Any other tasks assigned by the management, Zone Supervisor and Basic Education Officer.



Degree (or equivalent experience) in education or related field.

Skills and Experience

  • A degree or Diploma in Education, Social Science, Community Development, or related field.
  • A Minimum of 1 years’ experience in programming, entrepreneurship, vocational training, social work and community mobilization. Proven experience in relations with private sector. Experience in Program management preferably implementing health and/or education activities.
  • A Minimum of 1 year of relevant working experience in Education Program management, training or working with Youths is strongly preferred.
  • Experience in conducting and/or coordinating data collection.
  • Demonstrated experience working with government agencies, actors, and other stakeholders at the national and zonal levels.
  • Knowledge of/experience with USAID-funded projects.
  • Ability to travel throughout the State of the assigned zone.
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead workshops and training. Degree in Education, Social Science, Program   Planning and Management, Development
  •  Demonstrate capacity for Program implementation, and report writing.
  •  Good Knowledge in Computer Microsoft applications and effective presentation and reporting skills.
  •  Ability and Capacity to coordinate, collaborates well with partners and stakeholders to establish   effective working relations.

Additional Information


Advanced proficiency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of and proficiency in at least two local languages spoken in the specific County is highly preferred.

 Application Instructions:

 Job closing date: March 25th, 2024

 To apply, Applicants are encouraged to visit the Careers Page at: 

 Or only if technical difficulties occur, applicants may send their resumes to:, listing “Job Title- Basic Education Intern YEA South Sudan” in the Subject Line.

 Or hand deliver applications, enclosed in an envelope to Afex Security Reception to the attention of The Chief of Party, Education Development Center, (EDC), USAID Youth Empowerment Activity. Indicate on the envelope the position applied for.

 Applications will be progressively reviewed as they are received. Due to the volume of applications submitted, only finalists will be notified. No phone calls, please.

EDC is committed to enhancing the diversity of its workforce and ensuring an equitable and highly inclusive work environment. EDC is a smoke-free workplace, and offers a supportive work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Note: EDC doesn’t solicit for money from applicants at any level of the recruitment & selection process.