Youth Participation Project Officer
Youth Participation Project Officer
International Affairs Manager, National Youth Council of Ireland
Working remotely initially, then at NYCI offices (3 Montague St, Dublin 2) subject to COVID 19 public health guidance, with out-of-office work and travel throughout Ireland
€39,816 (full-time point 4 on salary scale) salary pro rata for 24 hours a week for 7-month initial fixed term contract to December 2021. Further contract may be offered subject to additional funding.
NYCI has an equal opportunities policy, which all employees and contractors are expected to develop an understanding of, with a commitment to equality of opportunities.
Application by completed application form.
- Only applications submitted via online form will be accepted
- The deadline for applications is 12:00 noon on 17th May 2021
- Interviews are expected to take place during the week 24th – 28th May 2021
Queries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
All posts in NYCI are subject to Garda Vetting
Role and Purpose
- The Officer will organise facilitation/training and will engage in European Youth Participation Initiatives, working as part of the NYCI International area of work, collaborating across NYCI’s membership, the youth work sector and local/regional and national youth participation structures to deepen engagement of youth workers and young people in the international’s European youth participation initiatives.
- This is a varied role requiring good admin, organisational and multi-tasking skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills and facilitation/training experience.
- Tasks of this role include undertaking training on an European youth participation initiative session; building relationships and delivering this training to youth workers/leaders and support them to deliver local events engaging young people in the initiative; organising national events to engage young people directly; managing the administration tasks related to recording, evaluating and monitoring the engagement in the international programme; raising awareness about the European initiatives the international programme promotes and other tasks as directed by their manager.
- This is a specified purpose contract, and the successful applicant will report to the International Affairs Manager. The role will be based remotely initially but may require face-to-face work in Ireland and potentially include travel to Europe to international meetings (subject to national Covid-19 health guidance).
- Work as an integral member of the International programme to play an active role in the delivery of NYCI’s Strategic Plan and international programme’s European youth participation initiatives.
- Planning, delivery and reporting on workshops, trainings and events to youth workers / youth leaders / volunteers and engaging them in the European youth participation initiatives.
- Significant administration requirements, such as keeping a record of those engaged in the youth participation initiatives, organising events online and face to face meetings/training if COVID 19 health guidelines permit.
- Travel nationally to engage youth workers/leaders as part of the European youth participation initiatives. There may be occasional travel to European youth meetings/events. (Subject on national Covid-19 health guidance).
- Manage relationships with NYCI member organisations and the broader youth sector, and other stakeholders.
- Contribute to the effective communications of the work of the International programme through social and digital media.
- Ensure safeguarding children principles are applied to all work with young people. Any concerns must be reported to NYCI’s Designated Safeguarding Officer.
QUALIFICATIONS AND ATTAINMENTS
- Third level qualification in Youth Work or relevant qualification or minimum of three years post qualification working in an youth work / education and learning environment.
- Other relevant educational qualifications such as Training/Facilitation.
- Minimum of three years post qualification working in a youth work/ education and learning environment.
- Experience of devising, organising, and delivering training/facilitating.
- Experience of administration in the preparation of events, reporting on projects, maintaining data on engagement in projects.
- Experience in working directly with adults and/or young people.
- Experience in planning and running of events such as conferences, training seminars and workshops.
- Demonstrated capacity of building and maintaining relationships at all levels including personal, partnerships, and organisational.
- Experience in delivering good youth participation practice.
- Demonstrated commitment to youth participation.
- Experience in the use of monitoring and evaluation tools.
- Experience establishing and/or supporting Youth Panels or Committees.
- Use of online innovation/methodology to engage young people.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND APTITUDE
- Excellent and proven organisational and administration skills and high attention to detail in managing a diverse and demanding workload
- Have an excellent working knowledge of the Youth Work Sector
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Proven ability to manage a complex workload working effectively as a team member and on own initiative
- Competent IT skills to be self sufficient
- Commitment to youth-led principles and equality of opportunity.
- Flexibility to work frequently at weekends and evenings