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Company/Organization: Peace Child International

Description:

Youth empowerment NGO Peace Child International (PCI) runs three “Be The Change Academies” in Monrovia, Liberia, Kenema, Sierra Leone and Conakry, Guinea. This programme seeks out disadvantaged young women with the germ of a business idea and then trains and mentors them to start and/or build up a viable business plan. The best of these plans receive funding from the BTCAs’ revolving loan fund.

Many young women have ingenious business ideas but lack the skills to translate them into viable business plans - the volunteer’s job is to train them to make that translation. PCI seeks young people with an enthusiasm for helping the young women of these regions develop and implement practical business plans. Applicants should have some business knowledge and a demonstrable interest in one or more of the following: teaching, youth development, sustainable development, NGOs and/or international development.

The positions last for 12 months (September 2014 to August 2015). They also give the volunteers the opportunity to attend the first of our World Youth Congresses in Sub-Saharan Africa and, if desired, jointly present the work of the BTCAs. The 7th in our Congress series, the 2014 World Youth Congress will be held in Guinea in October. (www.peacechild.org/projects-2/world-youth-congress).

Volunteers will be provided with accommodation, meals and pocket money plus health insurance and visa costs. Volunteers must attend initial training in the UK. Flights from the UK and back will be provided for those staying the full year.

Responsibilities
• Work with local organisers to deliver the 20 x training lessons;
• Recruit trainees and conduct accurate base-line assessments of their skills and competencies;
• Prepare Trainees Business Plans for presentation to the Selection Panel;
• Mentor trainees whose Business Plans are funded; find qualified local mentors to assist you;
• Execute the Monitoring & Evaluation and Certification processes, setting up reliable control groups;
• Work with government and donor officials to secure continuity funding to support ongoing BTCA training.
• Make sure that deadlines are set and met for the different components of the project.
• Develop and update the BTCA website, writing blogs and journals on the project.
• Assist in the preparation of accounts and weekly reports to the UK Headquarters;
• Fund-raising: identify potential funding sources; write letters and proposals, make phone calls, do pitches with local staff and volunteers to secure new local funding for the BTCA;
• Research and find out best practice from other local enterprise training and/or micro-credit enterprise creation organisations.

Qualifications:

Required
• Exceptional communication, presentation and organisational skills.
• Some business or entrepreneurial experience.
• Ability and willingness to provide 24/7 support for your young trainees.
• Competent IT skills.
• Ability to cope with challenges quickly and effectively.
• Flexible and adaptable (you will work closely with a local counterpart and may only be able to communicate with your trainees through an interpreter, as some do not speak English).
• Able to learn from local people who have experience in motivating and supporting young disadvantaged people.
• For Guinea, fluency in French.

Desirable
• Degree in business studies.
• Experience in writing business plans.
• Some teaching/facilitation experience.
• Dedication to sustainable development.
• Experience working with young disadvantaged women.
• Experience living or working in developing countries.

E-mail your CV and a letter of motivation to outreach@peacechild.org.

Paid Internship Info:

Stipend

Hours:

Full time

Length/Availability:

1 year

Start Date:

Sept 2014

End Date:

, 07/10/2014, Aug 2015



Deadline:
10 July 2014
Tags:
Volunteer    Africa    Teaching    Business 
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