Call for junior and senior trainer 

Work Plan 2022: Human rights and Youth – the Right thing to do!

International Seminar

Budapest, Hungary | 18-22 May 2022


The Young European Federalists (JEF Europe) is looking for a junior and senior non-formal education trainer to facilitate a 5-day in- person International Seminar 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 the current members of JEF Europe’s Pool of Trainers. Independent candidates are invited 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 (in May and August/September), a series of local follow-up training sessions (May-August) and school interventions (September-November), and a closing conference (December). 

About the International Seminar
The first event of the Work Plan 2022 will take place online between 18-22 May 2022 (arrival date 17th of May), gathering 20 young people with an interest in human rights, non-formal education, gender awareness and inclusion from all over Europe. The 5-day training on human rights and youth education aims to develop the skills of the participants to implement solidarity actions, as well as how to transfer these newly-acquired skills and this knowledge to their peers through 10 local follow-up training sessions. In addition, the facilitators will share the toolkit and guidelines which were created during the consultation meeting with the participants, and these will be discussed during the training in Budapest.

The main objectives of the seminar are the following:

  • Build capacity among young people to raise awareness about human rights and human rights protection tools and mechanisms.
  • Prepare a group of young experienced people to develop and implement solidarity actions and human rights campaigns.
  • Create a pool of young people who can develop skills in connection with human rights to their peers.
  • Disseminate the guidelines and toolkit created during the online consultation meeting (25-27 February 2022).

The sessions will be facilitated by 3 trainers (2 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

What we are offering

  • A full five-day international training seminar (with arrival on the 17th of May, and departure on the 23th of May) 
  • Accommodation and food covered for the duration of the seminar in Budapest, Hungary.
  • Travel reimbursement for up to 200 euros.
  • An opportunity to learn about human rights and what tools to use when organising trainings on human rights
  • A networking opportunity with young people working in different development and youth sectors;
  • Bring part of an engaging dynamic focusing on developing youth rights and inclusion in a specific sector.

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 for the junior trainer is €420, covering 7 working days (2 days for preparation and follow- up + 5 days for implementation).\
  • The trainer fee for the senior trainer is €700, covering 7 working days (2 days for preparation and follow- up + 5 days for implementation).
  • The trainer fee will be paid after the completion of the service and the delivery of the final report.
  • Online platform access and tools will be provided by the organisers if needed.
  • Accommodation and food covered for 5 days in Budapest, Hungary.
  • Travel reimbursement up to 200 euros

How to apply?

Please send your CV and a brief cover letter to by 18 April 2022  23:59 CET with a subject: WP22 IA Budapest – Call for trainer. Don’t forget to clearly state whether you are applying for the junior or senior position. 

All applicants will be contacted by 22 April 2022.

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

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