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Volunteer opportunities

Children’s Rights Advisor

*Open to Canadian citizens and/or permanent residents of Canada only

Deployment periods: September 2022 - February 2023 - June 2023

Working language: French or Spanish (depending on the country of intervention)

Duration of the mandate: 10 months

 

SUMMARY OF THE OFFER :

Under the responsibility of the PRIDE Regional Manager, the development worker will carry out his/her mandate with the partner organisation to ensure the implementation of capacity building activities in the framework of the volunteer cooperation programme. The candidate will advise, assist and provide technical support to the partner organisation's team in their reflections, services and programmes to ensure the respect of children's rights. He/She will also contribute to the development of communication materials and articles related to the activities developed and implemented during his/her mandate.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES*

  • Ensure that the PRIDE programme implementation activities are carried out and that a relationship of trust is established with the partner organisation;
    Analyse public and institutional policy approaches and proposals in favour of children and adolescents in vulnerable situations and/or in conflict with the law;
  • Support the partner organisation in carrying out advocacy, awareness, and defence of the interests of the target audience;
  • Support legal research and assisting in the drafting of documents on children's rights and international humanitarian law relevant to children and adolescents, as well as in the drafting of documents to be presented before national courts or international bodies;
  • Contribute to the preparation of legal analysis on access to justice and state response to children in vulnerable situations;
  • Support the partner organisation in the revision or implementation of protocols for the accompaniment of child victims of abuse or exploitation to ensure that their rights are respected;
  • Support the organisation and facilitation of training workshops for civil society and government officials;
  • Support the organisation and facilitation of training activities that promote a gender equality approach in the organisation's interventions with children and adolescents in conflict with the law and/or in vulnerable situations;
  • Support the organisation in activities related to the Social Laboratory;
  • Participate in the initial mapping of actors and updating of the child protection system profile of the country of intervention;
  • If needed, support the partner organisation in terms of work organisation, information management, communication and other activities related to their expertise;
  • Write progress reports on the activities implemented in collaboration with the partner organisation;
  • Write articles on the work done and the experience of the volunteer cooperation;

*The responsibilities are given as an example and may differ from the elaborated mandate that will be proposed to the candidate. All mandates are developed with the partners and every tasks are based on their needs.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Requirements

  • Permanent residence or Canadian citizenship;
  • University degree in law or other human rights related studies;
  • Minimum of 2 to 3 years of significant work experience in child rights related functions, human rights training, and/or advocacy;
  • Knowledge of and interest in children's rights, with a focus on the child protection system and access to justice for minors;
  • Fluency in written and spoken French. The person must be able to write, edit, comment and correct texts in French and, for the mandates in Central and South America, a command of written and spoken Spanish
  • Ability to prepare and conduct training courses and provide recommendations;
  • Ability to analyse, organise and summarise
  • Expertise in new information technologies;
  • Great ability to work in a team while being autonomous
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 2010 (especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint);
  • Cultural sensitivity and high adaptability;

Assets

  • Possessing a specialist degree or Master's degree;
  • Knowledge and interest in children's rights, with a focus on the child protection system and access to justice for minors;
  • Knowledge in Arabic or Malagasy (intermediate or advanced level)
  • Experience in working abroad;
  • Experience in voluntary cooperation;
  • Knowledge in gender equality principles;
  • Knowledge in results-based management and the human rights-based approach;
  • Knowledge in international development issues
  • Knowledge in security measures in international cooperation

Benefits and conditions

  • Monthly living allowance and accommodation
  • Round trip airfare, visa and residence permit
  • Emergency medical insurance
  • Coverage of required mandatory vaccinations*.
  • Pre-departure training
  • Join a passionate team committed to justice and human rights

*Vaccinations can be covered up to a maximum of $200

Successful applicants will be subject to criminal record checks and reference checks

Area(s) of expertise:

Law, children's rights

Country :

Burkina Faso

Colombia

Costa Rica

Ivory Coast

Honduras

Madagascar

Morocco

Peru

Senegal

Togo

Tunisia

Language :

French

Spanish

Duration of the contract:

10 months

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