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Gender CoordinatorBookmark This
Youth Crime Watch of Liberia
Parker Paint, Wood camp, Paynesville
Posted: May 26 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 4 Full-time, Unpaid
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DescriptionAt the heart of Youth Crime Watch Liberia’s programs is a strategy or theory of change that recognizes the need for active, empowered and enabled youth citizens who have a channel for interaction with an accountable state and society with the goal of reducing and preventing crime. By enabling and empowering Liberian youth through experience (community development projects), opportunities (leadership), skill-based training (entrepreneurship), and access (knowledge, education and technology), we help to bridge power gaps while simultaneously decentralizing economic activities and post-war reconstruction efforts. With programs entirely focused on building confidence, trauma healing, business/skills training, and action for women we help redistribute power bringing Liberia’s most at risk populations to a forum where they can be heard, respected and incorporated into all aspects of society and policy. While we currently focus on grassroots empowerment, we are beginning to incorporate civil engagement and policy advocacy into many of our programs. We do so through the establishment of innovative, collaborative platforms and channels that could connect all Liberians.
In this process we directly reduce risk factors that lead to crime. Through our crime reporting and prevention system and needs assessments we determine what primary interventions are needed where. In the future, as more and more young women and men become engaged in this system, they themselves will become leaders of peaceful interventions and become socially responsible, active citizens.
Run the day-to-day activities of YCWL Gender Desk and serve as its official spokesperson with approval from senior management
Manage YCWL Gender related programs and mobilize or formulate legal means to source support for the sustainability of gender-related programs that the institution is involved with
Monitor and report on YCWL’s gender activities and recommend adjustments where necessary
Coordinate and manage the Be the Change Academy Project as prescribed below:
Run the day-to-day activities of BTCA in consultation with the Program Manager who serve as its official spokesperson with approval from senior management
Work with the Program Manager to recruit and manage all other staff, volunteers, trainers, mentors etc. Prepare all reports needed and be responsible for the M&E and work closely with the YCWL Project Manager to do the bench-marking, appoint control groups and conduct all follow-up questionnaires relating to the project
To ensure the smooth running of the Trainings, as per the BTCA proposal, Logframe and GANTT chart.
The Coordinator shall work along with both local and international volunteers to attract funding for the continuation of this project.
Organize programs (retreats, assemblies, sports, etc)
Coordinate YCWL females’ scholarship programs
Oversee the management of YCWL female training activities including staff, beneficiaries and assets and ensure maintenance
Develop programs that are gender-sensitive
Submit monthly reports inclusive of all activities of the Desk
Ensure a good working relationship between YCWL and other organizations and partners in progress.
Monitor and report on donors’ assistance for female’s empowerment projects.
Create opportunities for young women benefiting from YCWL activities to enable them to realize their full potentials and to live dignified lives.
Ensure broad-based participation, dissemination of issues affecting the rights of women and children;
The manager will create online blogs, newsletter on the BTCA and gender empowerment program on various social networks to be approved.
Perform other tasks incidental to the job
RequirementsWe are interested in customizing your volunteer experience to help fit your wants and needs as well as the wants and needs of Liberia; not just this organization. You possibilities as a volunteer are limitless, however, after receiving and accepting your Terms of Reference you must seek and get approval from the Program Manager and Executive Director to change them. You can visit our website at: www.ycwliberia.org / www.experienceliberia.org