Youth Collective Assistant Coordinator

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ABOUT RESTLESS DEVELOPMENT

We know young people have the power to solve the challenges we face in our world, but they are being ignored and overlooked. We are the agency that works with young people so they can lead in solving those challenges. Whether that means supporting communities to end child marriage or prevent HIV, we work with young people to change their lives and the lives of people in their communities. 

We work at depth – in local communities where we have been for 30 years. And we work at scale – we have Hubs in 9 countries and a Youth Collective of over 3,500 local youth organizations in more than 170 countries.

 

Our work is genuinely life-changing, but we can’t do any of this without talented, creative individuals at every level of our organization.

 

OUR APPROACH TO SAFEGUARDING:

Restless Development considers the welfare and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults to be an organizational imperative with primacy over the success of programmes or strategic objectives. We recognize that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and we expect all of our staff, volunteers and partners to ensure we protect the communities in which we operate from harm and abide by our Safeguarding Policy.

 

ABOUT THE ROLE

Job title Youth Collective Assistant Coordinator
Location Sierra Leone
Salary SLL 78,202,842 (Freetown)
Preferred start date July 2022
Length of contract 1 year (with potential to renew)
Reports to   Youth Power Manager
Direct reports  None
Expected travel Occasional domestic travel may be required

As the world rebuilds in 2022, Youth Power is more important than ever to ensure progress on the Global Goals is accelerated and young people are at the forefront of creating a just and sustainable future for themselves and their communities. 

Youth Power is at the heart of Restless Development’s updated strategy, and central to this is the Youth Collective. Restless Development hosts the Youth Collective; a global community for youth-led organizations. We work to support and strengthen the Youth Collective with deeper engagement through peer to peer support, learning, and connection opportunities. Our focus is on transferring power, resources and ownership to youth organizations.

 

This exciting Youth Collective Assistant Coordinator role will help to ensure we deliver on our new strategy and support the Youth Collective. This role will help to support the coordination and running of the Youth Collective, a global network of youth-led and youth serving organizations. 

 

KEY PRIORITIES

  • Youth Collective Coordination
  • Support coordination and day to day running of the Youth Collective platform and membership for the global agency, as well as Sierra Leone specific Youth Collective projects
  • Manage the back-end Youth Collective platform, processing membership applications and carrying out due diligence checks 
  • Help respond to enquiries from young people and youth organizations interested in connecting with Restless Development
  • Develop a good working relationship with the Youth Power Panel and Youth Collective Advisory Group, providing coordination support as needed
  • Ensure pre planning for all key engagements with the Youth Collective, and documented event outcomes accordingly 

 

  • Digital engagement:
  • Manage the Youth Collective Facebook Group membership and content
  • Support the set up, coordination and delivery of virtual events and meetings, including registration processes and technical support
  • Process data and financial reimbursements for young people participating in events / activities
  • Contribute to communications activities and products, including newsletters and social media 

 

  • Monitoring Evaluation and Learning 
  • Monitor data collection exercise of youth collective platforms to ensure credible data for evidence gathering on the Youth Collective for Education project delivery 
  • Participate in and support the development of quarterly and annual project monitoring and evaluation performance review reports
  • Conduct data verification and quality assessment exercises to assess the quality of data reported by youth organizations and address any anomalies identified 
  • Support the delivery of the project learning events and ensure total participation from the youth organizations, partners, donors and community stakeholders

 

  1.       Other duties:
  • Participate in global Youth Collective coordination meetings, providing support as required for global events and campaigns
  • Undertake any other duties as requested by the Global Youth Power Manager

 

 

ABOUT YOU:

We are looking for people with the right competencies and skills for the role, and who demonstrate the personal qualities consistent with our Values.

 

Values Behaviours What we expect of the Youth Power Assistant Coordinator
HEART

We are who we serve.  We are brave.

Values-led Champions values-led decision making amongst those they work with.
Innovation Adapts style to cope with change. Offers creative approaches to improving work and encourages others to do so too.
HEAD

We are 100% professional.  We prove that young people can

Delivers Quality Manages their time effectively to deliver quality against individual goals; supporting others to do the same. Ensures value for money when utilizing resources and efficiently processing finances.
Decision Making With guidance contributes to decision making around Programme elements and/or internal processes by proposing solutions to challenges. Consult with others when faced with difficult decisions.
VOICE

We generate leaders.  We are proud to carry the banner for youth-led development.

Leadership Capably manages their own workload. Is seen as a leader amongst their peers and delegate work when appropriate. Will typically manage officers, and/or teams of Volunteers.
People Development Understands how individual goals contribute to team priorities and can help others to understand this link in their own roles. Uses feedback to identify personal growth areas and seeks support to identify opportunities for development. Willingly provides constructive feedback to others.
HANDS

We are in it together.  We listen and learn.

Effective Communication Applies effective communication to understand the viewpoints of others and build shared understanding.
Collaboration Collaboratively delivers quality against team priorities by maintaining strong relationships with colleagues and stakeholders.

 

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Essential
  • Excellent planning, organizational and logistical skills 
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines and balance multiple priorities
  • Strong IT skills (inc Excel), strong numeracy skills to process financial data
  • Ability to manage on time and work autonomously 
  • Ability to think creatively
Desirable
  • Interest in / knowledge of international development
  • Experience using simple design tools, for example Canva
  • Experience of website management

 

Restless Development is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. Restless Development will ensure that no applicant or staff member receives less favorable treatment on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, social status, caste, race, ethnic origin, religious belief, age, HIV status, disability, or any other factor that cannot be shown to be relevant to performance. We particularly encourage young people to apply for this role.

 

WHAT WE DO FOR YOU:

Remuneration

We are proud to commit to a transparent global salary scale, ensuring a fair and comparable system of pay across all global locations. In addition to salary, we offer pension contributions and other benefits in accordance with the local Hub.

 

Values and Culture

At Restless Development, we’re proud that the strength and integrity of our Values has been recognized by staff, beneficiaries, donors and others who we work with.  Beyond this, we have a culture of recognizing and celebrating both our Values and our global achievements with monthly Values Champions and an annual Values Day.

 

Work-life Balance

It goes without saying that we work hard at Restless Development. We also recognize the importance of helping staff to maintain a positive work-life balance by offering:

  • 24 days annual leave (in addition to public holidays and with an extra day of annual leave given for each full year of service, up to a maximum of 28 days).
  • Birthday Leave
  • Access to flexible working.
  • Generous study leave, maternity, paternity or adoption leave, and other leave allowances.

 

Professional Development

Restless Development is proud to be an employer who recognizes potential and invests in the development of its staff.  We are committed to the professional development of our staff through:

  • Empowering opportunities to work on significant projects which stretch and inspire staff – allowing them to develop on-the-job. 
  • Regular performance management.
  • Training and development opportunities, including supporting our staff to identify mentors both within and outside of the agency.
  • Quarterly Staff Workshops for all staff to give and receive agency updates, receive training, and socialize.

 

Travel and Medical Insurance

When travelling abroad with work, all staff will be covered by Restless Development’s travel and medical insurance.

 

KEY DATES:

  • Please send a completed application form to jobs@restlessdevelopment.org by 28 June 2022.  Please note that we do not accept CVs, resumes or covering letters.
  • A practical test will be scheduled to take place during the week commencing 4 July 2022. 
  • Interviews will be held week commencing 18 July 2022.  
  • Interviews will be online / virtual but a computer and internet connection will be available at the Restless Development Sierra Leone office if required. 

 

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