Youth Project Coordinator
7 days left
- Contract Type
21 hours per week
2 year fixed term contract from September 2017
Plan International UK strives to advance children’s rights and equality for girls all over the world. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
Youth engagement and youth voices are at the heart of the work we do and the reason we do it. Our Youth Engagement work has huge breadth from internal governance to helping young people become passionate campaigners and advocates for girls’ rights and the work Plan International UK does.
The Youth Project Coordinator will deliver a new and exciting two year programme for girls, STAND with girls. This programme is all about making sure girls lead and thrive where they live. Girls participating in the programme will access training opportunities, attend residentials and co-create digital tools to assess the ‘lived experience’ of being a girl in their community.
As Youth Project Coordinator, you will play an integral role in each phase of the programme, driving it forward and building the capacity of local organisations and girls to advocate for change. This will include supporting local youth organisations to deliver programmes to girls across the UK, leading the delivery of all events and training as set out in the programme framework and collecting and preparing monitoring and evaluation information.
To succeed in this role, you will be equally at home steering the work of senior youth workers as you are running a workshop for a group of thirteen-year-olds, and have substantial experience of working in girls’ rights and/or youth work or services for young people. An excellent project manager and great communicator, you will be able to advocate for girls’ rights and gender equality and will understand why campaigning for change happens.
The deadline for applications is 9:00am on Wednesday 2 August 2017
Interviews will take place on Thursday 10 August 2017
Due to the nature of our work with children, we follow rigorous child protection policies and procedures in our recruitment process. As a result, some of our roles are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service. A criminal record will not necessarily bar you from joining us as an employee or volunteer; this will depend on the circumstances of any offences.