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Intern, Youth Engagement – EngenderHealth Vacancy Announcement, August 5 2023
Position: Intern, Youth Engagement
Salary: $1,800- 2,400/year
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Deadline: August 14 2023
Requisition Name: Intern
Requisition No: VN407
Salary Range: $1,800- 2,400/year
Employment Type: Internship
Country Location: Ethiopia
Job Title: Intern, Youth Engagement
Reports to: AYSRH Program Officer
Project: RBA for enhancing SRHR project
Work Location: Addis Ababa
EngenderHealth envisions a gender-equal world where all people achieve their sexual and reproductive health and rights. We believe this is essential for ensuring all people can achieve their full potentials. To achieve this vision, we implement high-quality, gender-equitable programs that advance sexual and reproductive health and rights.
EngenderHealth seeks applications from fresh graduates to join EngenderHealth as Youth Engagement Intern for its SIDA funded “A Rights Based Approach for Enhancing SRHR” project at the duty station of Addis Ababa.
Youth Engagement Intern under the supervision of the AYSRH Program Officer will be responsible for ensuring Meaningful Youth Participation across EngenderHealth supported program/projects particularly for “A Rights Based Approach for Enhancing SRHR and responding to GBV” project. They will be helping to develop and deliver a range of opportunities and activities to build and engage networks of young people across the project intervention regions. They will develop positive relationships with youth-led organizations and young people across the intervention regions, so that our work is driven by the voices of young people, and you will create innovative ways for young people to engage in collective action.
Meaningful Engagement of young people in the design, implementation and Monitoring and Evaluation of the project and empowering them to become peer educators and advocates for SRHR is the key responsibility of the Youth Engagement Intern. They will develop a guide and embed effective approaches to ensure there are opportunities for the young people they work with to get their voices heard at a local, national, and international level and be at the forefront of decision making with policy makers. Furthermore, they will work to develop and maintain a digital youth hub where all young people can voice their opinions, exercise their rights freely, and engage in educational activities via fun-themed events like carnivals, and youth festivals.
Youth Engagement Intern is expected to be a model/champion on SRHR, and Gender Equity demonstrating passion about changing the outcomes for young people and ensuring they are at the center of our work.
- Design approach to support meaningful participation of young people in the project by ensuring inclusivity and diversity of young people, including lived experience of young people, equal representation from boys, girls, and those from the marginalized or remote communities in the implementation regions and across Ethiopia.
- Facilitate young people to build their skills and confidence so that young people’s participation and contribution are maximized and that they can express their views.
- Be a champion for MYP (Meaningful Youth Participation), adopting approaches to the work of EngenderHealth and the project.
- Work with AYSRH officer to promote opportunities and involvement through a range of Digital Medias and create opportunities for young people to share their stories.
- Develop strong relationships through regular engagement with organizations and young people in line with EngenderHealth and project’s priorities.
- Work closely with the project team to ensure that young people’s views, experiences, and work is communicated clearly to wider stakeholders and to inform the evolution of the campaign.
- Use agreed digital platforms for digital hub to build communities and connect networks across the regions and enable young people to voice their opinions, exercise their rights freely, and engage in educational activities via fun-themed events like carnivals, and youth festivals.
- Ensure that all activity and engagement with young people complies with EngenderHealth’s safeguarding policies and procedures.
- Manage the scheduling of activity across project workstreams, ensuring project management processes are in place and reporting progress to internal and external stakeholders via meetings, written reports, and presentations.
- Document lessons, and best practices regarding the project’s Meaningful Youth Participation (MYP) approach and experience.
- Report progress to internal and external stakeholders via meetings, written reports, and presentations.
- Undertake any other duties and reasonable requests that are in keeping with the nature of this post.
The candidate must have the following minimum set of qualifications:
- Fresh graduate of any field with zero-year experience or a young person with the experience of working on Meaningful Youth Participation (MYP) / building communities of young people or been a member of a Youth Advisory council.
- Fresh graduate (Zero years’ experience)
ESSENTIAL SOFT SKILLS:
- Committed to EngenderHealth’s core organizational values of reflection, inclusion, integrity, respect, and transformation.
- Be committed to safeguarding principles and be willing to put the welfare of children and young people at the forefront of your work.
- Actively promotes and embeds an understanding of equity, diversity, and an inclusive culture.
- Ability to work well under pressure.
A ‘can do’ and flexible approach with the ability adapt to changing priorities, including a willingness to travel and work irregular hours as convenient for young people when necessary.
PREFERRED SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND FUNCTIONS:
Fluency in English language proficiency strongly preferred. Ability to travel up to intervention regions as deemed necessary.
Interested and well-qualified candidates can submit their application & CV through http://www.engenderhealth.org. There is no need to send your credentials at this stage.
Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply for this position.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person(s) assigned to this job. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities as needed and assigned.
EngenderHealth provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment, without regard to race, creed, ancestry, citizenship, religion, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, political belief, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a victim of domestic violence, marital status, disability or any other protected characteristic or status under applicable federal, state, and local laws.
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EngenderHealth is committed to safeguarding all people, particularly children, vulnerable adults, and beneficiaries of assistance from any harm that may be caused due to contact with EngenderHealth. This includes harm arising from the conduct of staff, associates and partners, and the design and implementation of programs and activities.
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