EFE has been quickly adapting to serve youth as the COVID-19 crisis spreads

Jobs are desperately needed now, more than ever. EFE has been quickly adapting to serve youth as the COVID-19 crisis spreads, pivoting to online training and job search support in the midst of classroom shutdowns across the MENA region. We hope that you will join us as a volunteer, partner, or donor. As we forge forward together, we continue to wish health and safety to you and your family during these unprecedented times.

EFE responds to the increased demand in jobs in the Wake of COVID-19

EFE has been identifying immediate job opportunities as well as likely openings in the recovery period ahead, including:

o Nurses, midwives, physicians assistants
o Medical equipment technicians, lab technicians, hospital administration
o Pharmacists, pharmacy assistants
o Medical assistance
o Drug manufacturing

o Disinfectant manufacturing
o Medical product manufacturing
o Cleaning

Information and Communications Technology
o Customer service
o IT support
o Social media/community management
o Freelance positions in website design, coding, graphic design

Supply Chain
o Warehouse handling
o Shipping
o Delivery
o Grocery store cashiers and stock clerks

EFE's Online Learning and Job Search Support

Youth have been eager to continue their learning and job searches, joining us online in large numbers. Here are some highlights from the past month:

EFE-Egypt resumed Job Placement Training Program classes online.

Over 100 participants benefited from EFE-Maroc's Facebook live session on CVs and job search techniques on March 31. They have also successfully graduated over 130 participants on Accenture Emplea+, a platform that EFE manages and delivers trainings on.

In Gaza, EFE-Palestine delivered a virtual training of trainers to teach ten participants about online tools such as Zoom, Trello, and Slack.

EFE-Saudi Arabia
launched their website where beneficiaries can register for upcoming jobs or trainings. Early this month they delivered their first Finding a Job Is a Job training over Zoom, with about 55 participants and good engagement.

In March, EFE delivered trainings to 126 students in the UAE from Zayed University, American University of Ras Al Khaimah, Middlesex University, and the Ras Al Khaimah HR Department, who completed an average of four courses per student on the Accenture Emplea+ online platform.

In addition, EFE has provided youth with reliable information on COVID-19 through social media, particularly in locations where there has been significant misinformation.