Call for a junior trainer: WP22 Human rights online consultation (25-27/02/2022)

The Young European Federalists (JEF Europe) is looking for a junior non-formal education trainer to facilitate a 2.5-day online consultation meeting with experts for the Work Plan 2022: ‘Human rights and Youth – the Right thing to do!, supported by the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe.

Priority in the recruitment will be given to junior members of JEF Europe’s Pool of Trainers. JEF PoT senior trainers and independent candidates are welcome to apply if they meet the selection criteria.

About the Work Plan 2022

In recent years, the respect for human rights has been eroded in different parts of Europe and young people must unify their voices to remind the decision makers and citizens at large that human rights should never be neglected or instrumentally sacrificed for other causes, such as the fight against COVID-19.

With the Work Plan 2022 ‘Human rights and Youth – the Right thing to do!’, JEF Europe aims at raising awareness of human rights among the European youth and equipping them with the tools to counter human rights violations. The project consists of a consultation meeting (February), two capacity building seminars (March/April and August/September), a series of local follow-up trainings (April-August) and school interventions (September-November), and a closing conference (December).

You can learn more about the project here.

About the Consultation meeting

The first event of the Work Plan 2022 will take place online between 25-27 February, gathering 20 youth experts in human rights, non-formal education, gender awareness and inclusion from all over Europe. This 2.5-day consultation on civic education aims to specify young people’s needs in human rights education and create the essential material for the upcoming project sessions. 

The specific objectives are to: 

  • Draft a concept note for 2 non-formal education capacity-building seminars. 
  • Draft a You(th)’Rights toolkit to promote and defend (youth) human rights. 

The sessions will be facilitated by 2 trainers (1 senior and 1 junior) with expertise in non-formal education.

Selection criteria

  • Experience in implementing and facilitating activities using non-formal methodologies.
  • Ability to contribute to work in an intercultural team.
  • Willingness to learn while working in a team led by a senior trainer.
  • Fluent in both spoken and written English.
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: 
    • Human rights protection
    • Civic education
    • Gender awareness
    • Inclusion of underrepresented groups
    • Youth work

Responsibilities of the trainer

  • Get familiar with the project.
  • Attend online preparatory meetings with the organisers.
  • Prepare session outlines and facilitate online sessions using non-formal education techniques.
  • Conduct an evaluation with the coordinator during the training and a final evaluation after the event.
  • Prepare a final report 15 days after the meeting at the latest.

Contract conditions

  • The trainer fee is €525, covering 8.75 working days.
  • The trainer fee will be paid after the completion of the service and the delivery of the final report.
  • Online platforms access and tools will be provided by the organisers if needed.

Draft programme

All times in CET.

Friday, 25 February 

17:00-18:00 Getting to know each other, presentation of the project team and the Code of Conduct, expectations and aims for the meeting
18:15-19:15 Presentation of JEF Europe, the Work Plan, and the Democracy under Pressure campaign
19:30-20:30 Session on inclusion and diversity

Saturday, 26 February

9:00-10:00 Presentation of and discussion on the Work Plan capacity building activities
10:15-11:15 Development of capacity building sessions
11:30-12:30 Session on mental and physical health during project sessions
12:45-13:45 Session on human rights protection and solidarity action
13:45-14:00 Reflection on the outcomes of day 1

Sunday, 27 February

9:00-10:00 Developing a toolkit and guidelines for solidarity actions
10:15-11:45 Developing a toolkit and guidelines for solidarity actions
12:00-13:45 Developing a treasure hunt game (with a short break)
13:45-14:00 Reflection on the outcomes of the event

How to apply?

Please send your CV and a brief cover letter to by 6 February 2022  23:59 CET with a subject: WP22 Consultation – junior trainer 

All applicants will be contacted by 8 February 2022.

If you have any questions, feel free to forward them to the email address above.

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