Assistant Information & Communications Technology Training Officer

Position: Assistant Information & Communications Technology Training Officer

Employer: Youth Challenge International

Location: The Gambia

Deadline: December 1, 2018

Employment Type: Internship

Position Level: Entry Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: December 1, 2018

Full Description

Brief Description:

Why is Youth Challenge International the place to be?

YCI designs global development solutions that create the conditions for youth to thrive and prosper. YCI’s programs use creative approaches to equip young people with the tools, experience, knowledge and networks to build sustainable livelihoods.

We are seeking passionate, creative, and highly adaptable young people, between the ages of 19-30, who are up for this challenge. Do you believe that youth (including yourself!) are powerful agents of change that have the power to transform lives and communities? If so, this position may be for you!

During your International Internship, you’ll be working with our awesome partner YMCA The Gambia – Computer Training and Digital Studio. The YMCA Computer Training and Digital Studio is a local nonprofit that offers Information & Communication Technology (ICT) training to young people to improve academic outcomes, job prospects and entrepreneurship skills. The Centre also advocates for ICT access for people throughout the West African region to produce equitable development.

What you’ll do:

Serve as an Assistant Trainer working with the Lead ICT Trainer to lecture and also create reading materials for students.
Work with Lead ICT Trainer in redesign of curriculum for the After School Program for Grade 9 students.
Work with the Innovate and Educate Team to research methods and technical improvements for the IEARN platform and content to more effectively train youth 14 to 17 years old in entrepreneurship skills, leadership skills, public speaking, reading, writing and math using the IEARN platform.
Assist lecturers in redesign of the ICT Students Database for proper and updated records keeping.
Any other tasks assigned by the Supervisor based on Intern’s skills and interest.
Departure Date: January 16, 2019

You’ll fit right in if you have:

Undergraduate degree or college certificate in international development, international affairs, education, or computer science
Leadership abilities
Ability to work in a team
Able to follow given instructions without a lot of supervision
Punctual, reliable and professional
Time management and organizational skills,
Ability to effectively carry out online research
Good interpersonal and communication skills
Strong commitment to youth empowerment
Strong commitment to anti-discrimination
Highly computer literate
Technical abilities in some of the following areas;
ICT skills
Workshop facilitation and/or teaching
Web development
Graphic design skills
Office administration

How to apply:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received. Submit early and don’t miss the chance to participate in the experience of a lifetime!

Please fill out the application form on our website, and attach your cover letter and resume in a single PDF or Word attachment. Due to the competitive nature of this role, no phone calls about the position can be accepted. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please note: Intern participation is completely voluntary and is by no means and shall not be construed as an employment contract. The intern is not entitled to claim for any wages, indemnity, payment, notice of termination or pay in lieu of notice of termination, or any other benefits and agrees that he or she may not be considered as an employee under employment laws including the Act respecting Labour Standards and the Civil Code of Quebec.

Innovate ME is generously funded by the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada.

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