Are you passionate about driving programs focused on foreign assistance? Do you want to be part of an organization that offers meaningful assignments and opportunities to expand your skills and expertise? At Dexis, you will experience a corporate culture of inclusiveness, fairness, and trust. You will be given the means and mentorship needed to succeed, and your creativity will be rewarded.
The overarching aim of the Research for Effective Education Programming (REEP) – Africa project is to provide the USAID Africa Bureau, overseas Missions, and partner organizations, with concrete research contributions on USAID education initiatives to inform evidence-based investment, decision-making and the prioritization of needs. REEP will contribute to USAID’s education aims in Africa by providing technical and advisory services focused on research and capacity building, intended to enhance the quality and effectiveness of USAID activities.
REEP-A is undertaking a literature review to examine evidence related to soft skills and their application to workforce development. There is growing recognition among youth workforce development experts that promoting an entrepreneurial mindset among older youth between the ages of 19-25 requires a greater emphasis on soft skills training from an early age. Employers are increasingly looking for youth who effectively navigate their environment, work well with others, and communicate effectively. The ability to be flexible, adaptable, proactive, creative and collaborative is seen as an important aspect of livelihood development along with other portable “hard” skills such as reading and mathematics.