Supporting young people towards associative sector jobs
In Algeria, the 18-35 years-old generations represent 70% of the national population and are much more affected by unemployment than the older generations. Almost 1 over 4 young people don’t have a job, even though the unemployment rate of the entire active population is about 10%. Poverty and the informal economy are increasing whereas the associative sector’s potential in terms of professional integration is still unknown and underestimated by young Algerian people.
However, working within civil society organizations demands many skills (administrative and financial management, project coordination, socio-educative mediation…) that can serve a lot of business fields like renewable energies, professional training, digital technologies, tourism, sports and leisure or even health. Those activity sectors have been identified as priorities by the Algerian government and they are precisely the activity sectors Algerian organizations have invested. Identified by the Algerian government as priority sectors for employment, these sectors are precisely the ones in which numerous Algerian associations are most renowned for.
In partnership with the GRDR and two local organizations, we have been working since 2016 to support local initiatives in Oran and Khenchela. We have notably working on the creation of a toolkit on associative jobs and a directory for organizations. This approach aims at clarifying professional opportunities in the associative sector and at promoting its different jobs for young people and the Algerian employment structures.