03 Feb Youth Leadership Teams

  • Duration: 4-6 months
  • Countries: Bolivia, Ghana, Indonesia, Peru, Senegal, Tanzania 
  • Language Requirements:
    • English – Bolivia, Ghana, Indonesia, Peru, Senegal, Tanzania 
    • French – Senegal (strongly preferred)
    • Spanish – Peru, Bolivia (strongly preferred)
  • 2017 Departure Date: May, July, September
  • Position Location: HUB(s)
  • Supervisor: Hub Coordinator (based in Country Offices)
  • Support: Knowledge and Learning Manager; Volunteer Coordinator; Learning, Monitoring and Evaluation Lead (Ottawa)

Youth Leadership Teams (YLTs) are groups of 5 Canadian Volunteers that will work together to strengthen and energise the 12 EQWIP HUBs in Bolivia, Peru, Ghana, Senegal, Tanzania or Indonesia (one team per HUB). YLTs will work closely with local youth at the HUB to help enhance their connections and entry-points to the project and articulate youth experiences, with the ultimate goal of making HUBs lively, energized, knowledge-driven and youth-friendly spaces.

As part of the YLT, the team will report directly to the Hub Coordinator with technical support provided by the Knowledge and Learning Manager (KLM) and operational day-to-day support provided by the Volunteer Coordinator. Informed and driven by youth experiences and input, the YLT will work collaboratively to engage HUB Youth by building youth-friendly HUB spaces and by facilitating their contribution to project knowledge and learning.

As a YLT participant, you are a young professional (age 20-24) with a passion for youth livelihoods, learning, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Conduct research on youth experiences and perspectives through surveys, focus groups and interviews.
  • Transform youth feedback into information that can be used by the project to improve the youth experience (data processing, analysis, story-writing, infographics, video, newsletters etc)
  • Develop and implement knowledge sharing activities to share youth experiences articulated in the research with local stakeholders, project staff, youth, volunteers and other HUBs
  • Based on the engagement and perspectives gathered from HUB youth develop and implement a plan to offer creative after-hours activities and events that complement their training experience
  • Using an evidence-based approach relating to country-context and youth feedback, improve HUB spaces to raise the profile of the HUB and the project and attract youth participants
  • Background in social science, international development, business, communications or related field
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required for this position, including strong writing and oral skills and a collaborative team approach
  • Experience working with youth is strongly preferred
  • Cross-cultural experience is preferred
  • Experience with training or facilitation is an asset
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