Youth Crime Watch of Liberia

Management Support Assistant

Monrovia, Liberia show on map
Youth Crime Watch of Liberia is seeking to recruit a highly motivated Program Assistant to join its Program Department. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
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50+

Youth Crime Watch of Liberia is seeking to recruit a highly motivated Program Assistant   to join its Program Department.  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 children and youth benefit   from development efforts. The Program Assistant  will provide strategic input and support 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 Program Manager to deliver specific measures, especially in the area of youth development and empowerment.  The Program Assistant at YCWL will essentially support planning, monitoring and coordinating the overall administration of program activities; as well as support proposals development and program publicity.

Under the supervision of the Deputy Executive Director, the Program Assistant provides operational and administrative assistance, performs a variety of administrative, coordination and logistical assignments in support of the operations of the Program, and assists with information management.

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 program action plan with a priority on ensuring that youth’s economic empowerment is advanced through the organization’s programme.  

Typical day

·         Assists in planning, monitoring and coordinating activities of the organization.

·         Develops and maintains an efficient filing system for the team, including processing calls for proposals as required and maintain a tracking system; Through the use of periodic updates, administrative reviews and visits to project facilities, participates in program designs and analysis, assists in the preparing of periodic reports.

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

·         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  Support the development and maintain updates on team’s databases and mailing lists of stakeholders, allies and different levels of audience whether current or potential.

·         Take minutes of regular team meetings and other meetings and report notes to the Deputy Executive Director for finalization.

·         Assists the Program Manager and communication staff in designing and maintaining Program’s web site updates, designing and dissemination of different program IEC materials and prepare press briefings, etc.

·         Play a key role in facilitating the recruitment, placement management and retention of the program volunteers including provision of information regarding the program, preparation of offers to participate.

·         Set up a profiling database of all YCWL volunteers (both national and international) indicating key information including their time of service, areas of assignment, contributions, etc. and ensure that volunteers submit final reports of their activities at YCWL using a predetermined format to be developed with the assistance of the program Assistant.

·         Actively identify, engage and cultivate relationships with potential sponsors, donors and partners to support ongoing and future programs and activities of YCWL locally and abroad

·         Create a mailing group of potential institutions and individuals who eventually become recipient of YCWL regular updates

·         Provide administration support to the all programs, including the creation of new files and the associated management of the filing process, updates etc.

·         Provide training support to trainers, project/program coordinators AND YCWL beneficiaries across various disciplines including TOT, project/program management, M&E, project/program/activity design, and leadership

·         Assist in organizational policy creation and implementation

·         Create YCWL packages and content for donors and partner institutions to build YCWL’s capacity to implement programs and to accomplish its mission

·         Ensure that all YCWL activities are documented and that necessary Means of Verification are designed/completed/collected for each program including photographs, signup sheets, videos, and more

·         Work with Program/Project coordinators and implementers to collect anecdotes, testimonies, photos, etc. from the field to generate content for website, newsletters, and other means of distribution

·         Work with Program Manager/Project coordinators to improve program designs, M&E processes and impact

·         Aid Program Manager/Project coordinators in creating and implementing work plans, timelines and activity schedules

·         Identify, develop and pursue alternative income generating sources, apart from grants,  to ensure sustainability of YCWL and its programs

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
 At least an Associate Degree. Bachelor Degree is an added advantage.
 Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively
 Ability to maintain expected performance in diverse contexts, potentially challenging environments.
 Ability to work independently and in a variety of vertical/horizontal teams
 Computer literacy including Microsoft Office software, emails, internet
 Ability to partner across multiple organizations and to build credibility
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 17:00

Included Services

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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)
$ 300
9 weeks
$ 383
10 weeks
$ 465
11 weeks
$ 548
15 weeks
$ 878
23 weeks
$ 1,538
48 weeks (max. stay)
$ 3,600
Average fees
$ 56 /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%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Youth Crime Watch of Liberia during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
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