Youth Crime Watch of Liberia

Gender Coordinator

Monrovia, Liberia show on map

Youth Crime Watch of Liberia is seeking to recruit a highly motivated Gender Coordinator to join its Gender Desk Team.

Youth Crime Watch of Liberia is seeking to recruit a highly motivated  Gender Coordinator   to join its Gender Desk Team.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the development and delivery of a high quality programme that has at its centre a commitment to ensure that poor young women benefit   from development efforts. The Gender Coordinator will provide strategic input and support on gender across the work of the organization and will work within objective teams to ensure that gender equality is mainstreamed within those areas.  He/She will undertake analytical and advocacy work with the Gender Coordinator to deliver specific measures, especially in the area of gender based violence. 

 

Overall responsibility 

To contribute to the achievements of objectives and results set out in the Organization Strategy by  leading on the development, coordination, implementation and monitoring of the organization’s gender action plan with a priority on ensuring that women’s economic empowerment is advanced through the organization’s programme and contributing to an effective national and local response to gender based violence.  

Typical day

 

ü  Assume primary responsibility for daily management of  YCWL Gender Desk and relevant parts of the program - both organizational and substantive matters – budgeting, planning and general monitoring of projects in close collaboration with Programme Manager;

ü  Help mobilize or formulate legal means to source support for the sustainability of gender-related programs that the institution is involved with  

ü  Monitor and report on YCWL’s gender activities and recommend adjustments where necessary   

ü  Ensure dissemination of information and knowledge management for effective program implementation,

ü  Ensure adherence to the program work plan, prepare revisions of the work plan

ü  Coordinate relevant program activities towards achieving expected results in accordance with the Program/project related documents 

ü  The Coordinator shall work along with both local and international volunteers to attract funding for the continuation of projects.  

ü  Organize programs (retreats, assemblies, sports, etc)

ü  Coordinate YCWL females’ scholarship programs    

ü  Work within the development team, in particular the  Be the Change Academy project, Girls in ICT, Girls in Charge to ensure that a sound gender analysis informs programme design and management, and identify strategic actions to be undertaken to improve the quality of programme implementation 

ü  Provide advice on appropriate gender sensitive indicators in the performance measurement framework and support colleagues in the monitoring and reporting of programme results/outputs and objectives against agreed indicators. 

ü  Support Gender Desk team to monitor and report on the implementation of the gender action plan

ü  Help develop and maintain positive working relations with a wide network of partners, including Government, development partners, parliament, media and NGOs. 

ü  Represent the organization at Government and/or relevant development partner meetings, including the Gender Development Partners Group and prepare briefing   for the Executive Director   as required 

ü  Oversee the management of YCWL female training activities including staff, beneficiaries and assets and ensure maintenance   

ü  Will assist in drafting monthly and quarterly program progress reports, as well as any other reports requested by the Executive Director/Program Manager and donors;

ü  Ensure a good working relationship between YCWL and other organizations and partners in progress. 

ü  Create opportunities for young women benefiting from YCWL activities to enable them to realize their full potentials and to live dignified lives.  

ü  Ensure broad-based participation, dissemination of issues affecting the rights of women and children;

ü  Create opportunities for young women benefiting from YCWL activities to enable them to realize their full potentials and to live dignified lives.  

ü  Ensure broad-based participation, dissemination of issues affecting the rights of women and children;  

ü   Create online blogs, newsletter on various social networks 

ü  Undertake other responsibilities which may be assigned from time to time, including contributing to organization communications and events 

ü  Perform other tasks incidental to the job   

Details on Arrival

Our Program is all year round. volunteers/interns will be picked up from the airport to the guest house based on their flights schedule  

Free-time activities

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 

Swimming
Concert/Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/Souvenirs
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports
Yoga/Meditation

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently)
Required Documents
CV
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Skills in managing multicultural contexts with sensitivity to differences
Ability to work under pressure
Initiative and independence
Adaptability
Excellent communication and proven leadership skills as a team leader
Excellent mediating and facilitating skills
Team-building capacity including strong personal communication skills, with particular attention to supporting the building of national staff capacities
experience in facilitating roundtables and platform discussions
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 17:00

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

Included Services

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Our services are free of charge!
All program fees are charged directly by Youth Crime Watch of Liberia.

Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Youth Crime Watch of Liberia (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by Youth Crime Watch of Liberia

Program Costs include the following:

24 hrs Assistance and support from Experience Liberia Staff

Pre- Departure Information

Project Placement

Airport Pickup

Sim card

Work related transport

Visa Invitation letter

Airport Visa support

Orientation

Food  

Accommodation

Certificate of Participation 

Airport Pickup at Roberts International Airport
Our Program is all year round. volunteers/interns will be picked up from the airport to the guest house based on their flights schedule  
Accommodation

Experience Liberia will arrange for a homestay experience with a host family that can provide a highly secure environment with a private room, furnishings and access to water, a bathroom, a kitchen, fan and a mosquito net, however you are more than welcome to bring a mosquito net for your bed although usually not necessary.  volunteers/interns will share rooms with other international volunteers at our private guest house.                                      

The guest house has a cook, caretaker, electricity and security. Utilities include cooking stove, icebox, sitting room, and electric fans in all rooms. Local cooks prepare the food 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. There is a provision to arrange with the Cook or Guest Caretaker, to get breakfast materials ready; guests are encouraged to prepare their own breakfast.

The art of hand washing

 The Guest House Caretaker will help the international Staff with his/her laundry, and sometimes teach them the art of hand washing.

Guesthouse
Food & Beverages

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

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Roberts International Airport (ROB) in Monrovia. We assist you to find cheap flights to Liberia.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Liberia provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Liberia you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Liberia.
Costs (Prices in USD)
8 weeks (min. stay)
$600.00
9 weeks
$383.00
10 weeks
$465.00
11 weeks
$548.00
15 weeks
$878.00
23 weeks
$1,538.00
48 weeks (max. stay)
$3,600.00
Average fees
$75.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Monrovia/Liberia between 8 weeks and 48 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Youth Crime Watch of Liberia will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Liberia.
Deposit (15%)
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Final Payment (85%)
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