Empower Adolescents in Liberia with Quality Life Skills Development
Project Execution (Typically 1 - 6 months)
You must be able to speak English.
When Can You Start?
You can start ASAP
Description and Impact
Youth Crime Watch of Liberia has signed a Programme Cooperation Agreement (PCA) with UNICEF to implement the Quality Life Skills Development and Empowerment of Adolescents project for the purpose of enhancing positive decision making and self-sufficiency in one of three targeted counties in Liberia.
The project seeks to encourage, mentor, empower, and provide adolescents the opportunities to develop into productive citizens. It will increase access to Sexual and Reproductive Health services and information, as well as quality life skills development and empowerment programmes for adolescents. The proposed interventions will further help adolescents to identify health issues associated with risky behavior, attitudes and practices, and make healthy behavioral choices, such as reporting abuse and the prevention of diseases like HIV/AIDs, etc. The project will be implemented in Peace Island, Congo Town, and Montserrado County.
The role of the International Project Assistant will be to provide oversight mentorship and coaching to the UNICEF funded project team and support the YCWL’s ongoing life skills development program for adolescents/youth. This will entail strategies development and trialing to combating barriers among adolescents and youth that hinder their access to improved friendly services. The task will include both center-based and community programs and services inclusive of adolescent/youth sexual health and clinical support services, civic education and awareness, sexual and gender based violence/exploitation and abuse prevention, gender and peace building.
Importantly the post will support stakeholders including policymakers’ engagements through diverse means that address social change for enabling an environment where adolescents can attain their full potentials.
Further, you will be required to network with external service providers through training and linkages of target beneficiaries needing referral services to health facilities, and strengthen strategies for building adolescent-demand sexual health rights and services. You will ensure that awareness activities implemented for adolescents/youth are carried out on time and to a high standard; utilizing YCWL’s standard indicator checklist for ensuring quality life skills services for adolescents/youth and comply with the donor regulations for implementation and reporting.
Our ideal candidate has the following characteristics:
· Relevant experience in development (in a multilateral or civil society organization) in a multi-cultural setting is an advantage
· Experience with successfully managing youth development; particularly life skills related projects is an advantage
· Experience with community mobilization, youth and volunteers management is an advantage
· Experience in planning and managing international projects, including direct responsibilities for administering project budgets is an advantage
· Fluency in English
· Willingness to adapt to local context
We Provide These Local Benefits
- Living Stipend
- Learning Opportunity
- Meal Stipend
- Good For Families
Youth Crime Watch of Liberia has a guest house for its volunteers. The guest house has a caretaker, electricity and security. Utilities include cooking stove, icebox, sitting room, and electric fans in all rooms. Food will be available at the guesthouse under the close supervision of the International Staff Coordinator (ISC). Meals are provided twice a day: lunch midday (12pm-1pm) and Food for Dinner.
The art of hand washing
The Guest House Caretaker will help the international volunteers/Staff with his/her laundry, and sometimes teach them the art of hand washing.
In addition to food, we will also provide a monthly stipend of $100 USD for the experteer
You will have the opportunity to explore the community and various aspects of Liberian life. We will facilitate cultural trips, as well as socializing opportunities by going to local bars, beaches, restaurants or exploring the historic culture Liberia have to offer
During your time here, 2 daily meals will be provided. Meals mainly consist of rice, chicken, beef, bread, eggs, soup, potatoes, oats, fruits, fish, pasta and many fresh ingredients. Also featured will be torborgee, potatoes leaves, beans, cassava leaves and palm butter served alongside, as per being Liberian traditional foods. It is also easy to find familiar Western-style dishes from the supermarket, restaurants and market places around the guest house or in cities. Clean, treated, safe water will be provided to all volunteers /interns
We will also provide a free visa for each volunteer. Such Visa be provided upon arrival to Liberia. We will only provide you visa free letter from the Immigration Service of Liberia which you will use to acquire visa upon arrival.