Project Name:  Youth Workers

Donor: USAID

Duration: October 2017 – September 2020

Targeted Beneficiaries: 1500 Youth & Women between 18 – 29 years old

Targeted areas: East Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Ramallah, Tulkarm, Tubas, Jenin

Sector: Capacity Building Training, Employment Services, Career Counseling,

Budget: $ 499,741

About the Project:

JUHOUD is implementing the project “Youth Works”, that aims to build an employment service platform to provide the youth with quality employment services and enable job seekers and university graduates in finding decent jobs and become active members in their communities. The project idea was raised based on different studies that indicated the high percentages of unemployment among youth in east Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Juhoud looks forward to establishing an employment services platform through establishing 3 one stop shops (OSS) that serve as employment offices in each of the targeted governorates especially (Jenin, Tubas, and East Jerusalem). The OSS will work on linking the youth with different employment websites and provide them with orientation, preparation, and counseling services.

Achieved Outcome

  • Coalition Formulation: the coalition consisted different organizations that provide services and support in different sectors (Governmental, Microfinance, NGOs, TEVT centers, Universities and Woman Organizations).
  • One Stop Shop Establishment (OSSs): in Tubas, Jenin, and East Jerusalem governorates.
  • Orientation Services includes Career Counseling, Orientation and Awareness sessions, Job matching.
  • Preparation Services: Entrepreneurship Skills, Life and Technical Skills training.
  • Job Placement: Paid Internship (for two months), Job fairs, Provide Employment Opportunities