Youth Dividend’s Volunteer Programme 2011 - Pakistan

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Call for Applications
Youth Dividend is non-commercial and non-political youth-led organization in Pakistan established in 2010. Youth Dividend is committed to empower and enable youth & adolescent to influence international and national policy frameworks and be positive agents of change. Our organization is working to develop, inform, inspire and mobilize young people through leadership trainings, peer education, awareness raising, skill building, policy and advocacy. By providing young people with the platform to implement initiatives that target social, cultural, economic, legal and environmental issues they are committed to, we have created a space that is committed to developing the expression of young people.

Youth Dividend is committed to undertake the projects on youth, gender, health, poverty reduction and education through leadership trainings, life skills based education, advocacy, awareness campaigns and social media, to equip them with skills, knowledge, and attitudes to be able to exercise informed decision-making.

Purpose and objectives of the volunteer programme:

Currently Youth Dividend is running a global project on Millennium Development Goals in partnership with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Youth Action for Change (YAC). Youth Dividend is also in a process of developing a new program on Poverty Reduction and Strategy Papers (PRSP) with UNFPA Pakistan. In order to support the organizational objective, the volunteer under the supervision of Youth Dividend team will be required to undertake the key milestones and deliverables:

1)       Support development of new projects and ongoing interventions with its partners.
2)       Assist in developing training materials for its ongoing projects for the organization.
3)       Assist in development of training reports, proposals, and database.
4)       Maintaining Youth Dividend’s websites (blogs, social network sites) on a regular basis.
5)       Share resources and new project developments with MDGs advocates.

Conditions and incentives:

Youth Dividend values the opportunity for volunteers to be a part of its operations. The goal of Youth Dividends volunteer program is to provide young people with successful and meaningful opportunities to learn about our mission and projects, contribute to the work of the organization during a limited time period, and gain meaningful volunteer experience. Youth Dividend is now offering a limited number of paid volunteer positions (payments will start after a 1 month probation period). Volunteers will also have an opportunity to attend trainings, capacity building workshops and conferences. All applicants must hold a bachelors degree and be based in Pakistan. Applicants are also required to have internet availability at least 15 hours a week.

Application Procedure: If you are interested in applying for volunteer positions, please send a resume and letter of interest (one page or less) to the email contact listed below. We will contact you if your application is chosen for an interview. Application Deadline: 20th March 2011. For further details, please visit our website: http://youthdividend.weebly.com

Address all application to Ms. Hira Hafeez-ur-Rehman at youth.dividend@gmail.com