Girl Effect
Global Youth Participation Specialist
Social, Gender, Education, Youth, Child
Mumbai Maharashtra
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Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Jun 26 2021


About the Organization:

Girl Effect builds youth brands and mobile platforms to empower girls to change their lives. They’re creative non-profit empowering girls to change their lives. Started by the Nike Foundation, they are experts in media, mobile, brand and international development: a unique mix of skills that they use to solve global problems in a different way.

Position: Global Youth Participation Specialist

What you will do:

  • Project management of the youth participation workstream (work plans, timelines, contracting, invoices etc.).

  • Work alongside youth participation focal points in India. Ethiopia and Tanzania to support programming to be youth-centred and grounded in best practice approaches. Responsibilities could include capacity building, research and developing guidance.

  • Keep up to date with trends on youth participation across the different geographies that Girl Effect operates, and use this to spearhead our global youth participation internal learning agenda.

  • Support the global communications team to enhance the way we collect case studies and involve young people in the development of our communications messaging. Including but not limited to the creation of a longitudinal study of youth champions.

  • Work with the global Evidence team to track and measure global and country-level youth participation activities.

  • Create and/or identify multiple ways to capture feedback to strengthen youth participation.

  • Manage logistics, agendas and minutes for monthly team and cross-functional meetings.

Who you are:

  • Have a commitment to gender equality, safeguarding and an understanding of the specific issues faced by adolescent girls.

  • Have an understanding of and interest in children and young people’s rights and participation, including an understanding of barriers young people face to meaningful participation in international organisations/programmes. 

  • Experience in programming, youth work and/or activism that supports young people’s participation.

  • Experience in setting up and managing systems and processes to track and stimulate progress against key milestones and agreed deliverables, to deliver projects on time, on budget and to a high standard.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to build and maintain meaningful and supportive relationships across the team in order to deliver successful projects. This role requires someone who is positive and passionate when it comes to their work.

  • Strong communication, writing and organisational skills.

  • A creative and inquisitive mindset.

  • Cultural awareness and understanding of the geographies within which we operate.

  • Excellent written and fluent spoken English.

How to apply

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