Youth Take the Lead Exchange Volunteers Opportunities at Restless Development

POSITION: Youth Take the Lead Exchange Volunteers
CLOSING DATE: Monday 10th June 2019
PAY: Allowance given to cover all living costs
REQUIREMENTS: Only open to nationals of Tanzania, Nepal or South Africa
LOCATION: Either Kathmandu (Nepal), East London/Mount Frere (South Africa) or Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
We know young people have the power to solve the challenges we face in our world, but they are being sidelined. We are the agency that works with young people so they can lead in solving those challenges. Whether that means supporting communities to end child marriage or prevent HIV, we work with young people to change their lives and the lives of people in their communities. Our programmes are genuinely life-changing, but can’t do any of this without talented, creative individuals at every level of our organisation.

Restless Development considers the welfare and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults to be an organisational imperative with primacy over the success of programmes or strategic objectives. We recognise that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and we expect all of our staff, volunteers and partners to ensure we protect the communities in which we operate from harm and abide by our Safeguarding Policy.
Restless Development is recruiting Youth Volunteers to participate in an exchange project between our Tanzania, Nepal and South
African Restless Development Hubs. As a Youth Volunteer you will be fully funded to travel to one of the above countries (other than your home country) for a period of 3 months, and then return to share learnings in your home country for 3 months.
The exchange project, titled ‘Youth Take the Lead’ aims to deliver three major results:
1. Increased capacity of participants to engage CSOs by learning the best practices in the host country and transferring the knowledge to the civil society in their home country upon return.
2. Generating evidence on youth leadership from the pool of Restless Development Alumni and sharing it with external community.

3. Developing an advocacy plan working in collaboration with the team in host country and then implementing it in the home country by mobilizing other alumni of Restless Development.

All activities designed to achieve these results require the participants to learn as well as contribute to strengthening the organizational functions particularly engagement of CSOs and alumni through their knowledge and resources.

The participants will have a set of activities to complete both during and after the exchange. Through this exchange project, the participants will also be able to contribute towards organizational development by consolidating best practices document and supporting in the wider level dissemination to other Restless Development hubs including the partner hubs and relevant CSOs. During the follow-up period returned volunteers will be responsible for sharing what they have learnt and the documents that they have produced with other staff and youth Alumni.

For more information, please download the Job Description below and complete the online application form by Monday 10th June 2019. Please note that we do not accept CV’s, resumes or covering letters.
Selected applicants will be expected to be available for 2 rounds of interviews in the week following Tuesday the 11th of June  

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