Youth Leadership Program Officer

Position: Youth Leadership Program Officer

Employer: Youth Challenge International

Location: Gabon

Deadline: April 1, 2019

Employment Type: Internship

Position Level: Entry Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: April 1, 2019

Full Description

Brief Description:

During your International Internship, you’ll be working with our awesome partner WWF. World Wildlife Fund Gabon works on sustainable management of forests, integrated landscape management, and community-based management. WWF Gabon’s works primarily at two priority sites: the forest landscape in northeastern Gabon, as well as the coastal landscape of the Gamba Protected Area Complex (GPAC) in the south.

What you’ll do:

Support the team to develop curriculum on sustainable development for the environment including training tools, guides and other development.
Engaging and build partnerships with key partners, including women’s empowerment organizations.
Support the other activities of the Youth Programs Office (study club, sports, recreational activities).
Identify and map young people organizations and support the implementation of concrete actions for biodiversity conservation.
Monitor, support and report on youth activities, projects, and any other programmatic challenges that may create a barrier to achieving said goals/objectives with the Youth Leadership Program Coordinator.

You’re the perfect fit if possess these qualities:

Bachelor or Master’s Degree candidate with teaching or social work or youth development background.
Experience working with youth in formal or informal setting (camp counselor, tutor, student teaching) and extensive experience in social work and youth development;
Establish and maintain effective collaborative relationships with local schools and community partners, as well as local and state policymakers;
French fluency required.
Possess a professional demeanor.
Enthusiasm for public service and interest in social justice.
Posses and demonstrate sound judgment.
Good work ethic.
Be a team player and a collaborative worker.
Have good interpersonal relationship skills.
Posses some knowledge of non-profit sector.
Be highly organized, capable of multi-tasking and able to work under pressure.
Presentation skills and familiarity with the Microsoft Office Suite, particularly PowerPoint.
Have time management abilities and organization skills.
Be a self-starter capable of working independently.
Departure date: May 5, 2019

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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