Restless Development Volunteer Opportunity 2014 : Youth & Governance Advisor

Restless Development Volunteer Opportunity 2014 : Youth & Governance Advisor

Deadline:March 9, 2014

Looking for an opportunity to volunteer? Restless Development is looking for a young volunteer to advise our Global Policy & Practice Unit on the development of our strategy and work on Youth in Governance.  The Youth & Governance Advisor will support the Global Policy & Practice Unit, including the Global Advocacy team, to advise on the development of targets, indicators and other aspects of our governance recommendations.

Benefits:

  • This is an unpaid voluntary position. However, in case there is an opportunity for international travel, costs for travel, accommodation and expenses will be covered by Restless Development.
  • Have an active interest and experience in governance, on the local or national level.

Eligibility:

  • The Youth & Governance Advisor should be a young person with some experience on governance and/or accountability, in particular related to young people, in his/her local community or country.
  • He/she will be assisting the organisation through online volunteering, and will be doing reading and desk based research on the topic.
  • He/She will be from the Global South and have an active interest and experience in governance, on the local or national level.
  • Originate from the Global South (Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Middle East).

Criteria:

  • Good written and verbal English
  • Direct experience of working on governance and accountability issues with young people at the national/community/grassroots level (e.g. as a field researcher, community development worker/volunteer, youth advocate);
  • Basic understanding of governance policy issues;
  • Passion and enthusiasm for youth-led development;
  • Good written and analytical skills;
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work flexibly and on own initiative;
  • Regular access to the internet.

Preferred, but not essential: 

  • Basic experience/knowledge on research for policy development;
  • A broad understanding of the Post-2015 process.

 

Application process:

  • All application forms must be sent to [email protected] by 6 pm (GMT+1)  . CVs, covering letters or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Skype interviews will be held in the week of the 10th of March. If you haven’t received a response from us by this date please assume that on this occasion you have not been successful.

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