Position title: Youth Development Assistant
Supervisor/Report to: IYF Representative
Job type: Part-Time (Volunteer)
The International Youth Federation is an international non-profit youth organizations network governed by the present Statutes and the Swiss Civil Code. It is a part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network and is neutral politically, non-denominational, aim to empowering youth worldwide.
Under guidance of Assistant Secretary General on Youth Development, Youth Development Assistant is responsible for researching and implementing youth development programs that build competencies and support positive youth development character enrichment.
To voluntarily represent, positively promote, and uphold the mission of “Empowering youth for better world” in various programs and opportunities throughout the IYF interventions and the community.
(A) Program support:
·Researches, develops and implements evidence based youth development programs that engage young people in the development of skills and abilities that build competencies.
·Support growth and development and provides opportunities for youth input to addressing community issues impacting youth.
·Promotes positive youth development by developing and supporting active participation of young people in the planning and decision-making processes within the community, to include serving on boards, commissions, advisory groups, and task forces.
·Prepares reports as needed and remains abreast of initiatives and best practices related to youth development.
(B) Advocacy and communication support:
·Serves as an advocate for the development of youth and drafting partnerships proposal to address gaps in services for youth and provides guidance regarding the focus and direction of projects and activities.
·Report inspiring success stories about talented and innovative youth via the proper channels to Communications HQ.
(C) Training and capacity building:
·Works to increase opportunities for youth internships, career exploration, volunteer service, and employment by recruiting youth and creating partnerships with community youth-serving agencies, businesses and civic organizations.
·Serves as a liaison to community efforts related to youth development to include participation on task forces, initiatives, coalitions, and work groups related to positive youth development activities.
·Provides training to community organizations on the principles of positive youth development and creating positive climates for youth development.
·Strategic planning and creative Thinking.
·Planning and Organizing.
·Drive for Results.
·Collaboration and Teamwork.
·Ability to assist in corporate strategic initiatives.
·Excellent computer, internet, social media and information system skills.
·Excellent ability to communicate ideas and proposals effectively to diverse audiences to include preparing and conducting training, preparation of reports, and policies.
·Excellent ability to listen and understand information and ideas presented verbally and in writing.
·Only (18-38) age is accepted for this position.
·Highly interested in Lithuanian youth empowerment, youth issues.
·All nationalities are accepted – remote volunteering is possible.
Requirements for Position:
·Knowledge of the principals and practices of positive youth development.
·Knowledge of at-risk indicators to include issues facing youth in the community, resources and parent and youth development theories.
·Knowledge of community resources as related to educational, developmental, social, cultural, and recreational services for parents and youth.
·Thorough knowledge of research and analysis methods and techniques; thorough knowledge of statistical analysis and forecasting techniques.
Experience and results preferred at national level and preferred in youth empowerment role, development, communications, international relations, youth studies, sport, women empowerment, youth-led organizations or another relevant field.
Fluency in English is essential.
If you are interested, please send your CV together with a motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org not later than 30th of September 2017.