The Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YCSRR) is an international organization of young people (ages 18-29 years) committed to promoting adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health and rights at the national, regional and international levels. We are volunteers from all over the world, with a small team of staff based in Ottawa to support us in this mandate. We are students, researchers, lawyers, health care professionals, educators, development workers, and most importantly, we are all dedicated activists and human rights defenders.
Together, we work to ensure that the sexual and reproductive rights of all young people are respected, guaranteed and promoted, and strive to secure the meaningful participation of young people in decision-making that affects the lives of young people and adolescents. We do this through advocating, generating knowledge, sharing information, building partnerships, and training young activists.
Under the supervision of the Program Manager the Facilitators will participate in the Speakers Bureau Hubs program by mobilizing, engaging and empowering a network of young people of all genders, ages 14-24 in Ottawa, Canada. In this role you will take on the crucial role of co-leading Speakers Bureau Hub location in your community. Facilitators will be responsible to equip participants with the tools, opportunities, and avenues to raise awareness and funds to realize their rights, and to advocate for the advancement of children’s rights and equality for girls. This is a part-time position for a period of 9 months, based in Ottawa, Ontario and applications must be able to legally work in Canada.
Responsibilities and Tasks
- Develop and maintain a Speakers’ Bureau budget and approve stipends for participants
- Coordinate payment with venues, caterers, and ground transportation
- Prepare financial report
- Other duties as required
- Ensuring all meeting materials and modules are complete and accurate to lead monthly workshop sessions for youth participants
- Work closely with other Speakers Hub members to ensure successful execution of the program and meetings
- Notify members of upcoming meetings and ensure efficient communication of meeting details
- Communicate and report complex and sensitive information, in written and verbal form, without jeopardizing confidentiality
- Complete quarterly reports, mid-project and final report
- Other duties as required
- Promoting the opportunity for youth to join the Speakers Bureau within the community using a variety of promotional methods such as social media, posters and local media
- Participate in the recruitment of participants ages 14-24, aiming for 20-30 youth participants
- Co-lead dynamic and interactive bimonthly/monthly meetings for youth participants, utilizing workshop modules and materials provided by Plan
- Attend monthly debrief calls with fellow facilitators and Plan staff
- Implement monitoring and evaluation gathering methods
- Coordinate speaking engagements in the community
- Support youth participants in completing their action plans
- Coordinate logistics, including but not limited to, reserving space, setting up technology, ordering workshop supplies and food/drinks for youth participants
- Other duties as required
Please note: YCSRR is an organization of young people under 30 years old. Applicants must be 29 years old or younger in order to be considered for this role.
- At least one year of experience in facilitation and/or youth programming
- Proficiency in MS-Office, Word, Excel and Powerpoint
- Strong commitment to the principles of anti-oppression and demonstrated commitment to YCSRR principles and values
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
- Demonstrated ability working in multicultural work environments and across time zones
- Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills
- Organized, resourceful with extremely strong attention to detail
- A self-starter, and able to manage deadlines and deliver quality results
- Maintain confidentiality with personal and private information
- Serve as a positive and professional representation of the Speakers Bureau in all public settings
- Vulnerable sector check a requirement
- A strong work ethic coupled with tact and diplomacy
- Knowledge of social justice and anti-oppression issues
- Understanding of local community/area resources
- Personal values consistent with those of the Youth Coalition and Plan International’s corporate values
- Knowledge of French is considered a preferable asset
- Involvement in a youth led and/or social justice initiative, organization, or network
- Experience working in at least one of the following sectors: nonprofit, government, intergovernmental organization, international NGO
- Familiarity with advocacy, sexual and reproductive rights, and international development is considered an asset
- Experience working with young people ages 14 to 24
- Prior experience in the Speakers Bureau
The position is based in Ottawa, Canada. Applicants must be legally able to work in Canada. The YCSRR is not in a position to sponsor work visa applications. The successful candidate is expected to start on October 9th 2018
How To Apply
Interested candidates should send a PDF versionof their cover letter and resume in a single pdf document 3 pages maximum to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application deadline is: September 28th
If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact us by email and we will respond promptly. No late or incomplete applications will be considered. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications received only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. We will not be able to provide individual feedback on applications.
Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights recognizes the contributions and critical perspectives that individuals from marginalized communities bring to our team. People including, but not limited to, those from the following groups are encouraged to apply: First Nations people, Inuit and Métis people; women; mothers; single parents; immigrants; people of colour; lesbian, bisexual, gay, two spirit, transgender, gender non-conforming, queer, and questioning people; intersex people; people with disabilities; and those marginalized on the basis of class or caste.
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