International Citizen Service (ICS) - Volunteer

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Post Title: International Citizen Service (ICS) - Volunteer

Project: International Citizen Service  (ICS)
Duration of Contract: 3  months (June – September 2016 )

This is a voluntary position but subsistence and living expenses will be covered for the duration of your placement

Reporting to: ICS Team Leaders and APCs
Managed by: Restless Development ICS staff Tanzania

Location: Dar es Salaam or  Iringa

Restless Development:
Restless Development Tanzania (www.restlessdevelopment.org) is the leading youth-led development agency. Our mission is to place young people at the forefront of change and development. We have been working in Tanzania since 1993 and have established an impressive track record in delivering grassroots impact through youth led development programmes aligned to the Government of Tanzania’s poverty reduction plans and Millennium Development Goals now Sustainable Development Goals. Our area of focus is in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), Livelihoods & Employment, Civic Participation and global issues such as climate change and emergency response.

We are looking for a talented and passionate young people to volunteer in International Citizen Service (ICS) project. ICS is the leading global volunteering programme for young people who want to do voluntary development work in some of the under-served communities around the world. ICS brings together young people from different countries to fight poverty. Young volunteers from the Tanzania thus will be working alongside volunteers from UK. This role will contribute to growing the impact, effectiveness and credibility of delivering pre professional skills development to students at Institutes of Higher Learning (IHL), vocational training institutions and Secondary Schools while at the same time creating a global network between young people from Tanzania with their counterparts from the UK. You will be responsible in delivery of the project, be engaged and focused throughout the cycle of the project.

You will be a dynamic and a passionate individual, who is able to work in a cross cultural setting, is practical, solution-focussed and committed to delivering high standard programmes. 

Role Purpose
The dual objective of being an ICS volunteer with Restless Development is to actively contribute to the delivery of an ICS project, while also focussing on your own personal and professional development.

Core Responsibilities
Pre-placement Preparation:

  1. Attend pre placement training
  2. Carefully read the Volunteer Handbook and carry out all necessary tasks listed
  3. Initial research into Country Programme to further prepare for placement phase
  4. Commit to Restless Development code of conduct for the duration of the placement
Programme Planning and Facilitation:

  1. Along with team leaders and other general volunteers, participate in the preparation of team plans to be filled in team planning tool
  2. Actively participate in weekly and monthly plans for team activities
  3. Prepare session plans to be delivered in the Higher Learning Institutions
  4. Ensuring positive communication and partnership with Higher Learning Institutions
  5. Participate in preparation and running the careers fair event

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  1. Document your activities using the tools provided
  2. Full participation in preparing team planning tool
  3. Collate evidence of impact from young people in communities
  4. Input into the write up of a team debrief, with input from other volunteer team including identifying gaps, lessons learnt and recommendations

Action at Home:

  1. Attend a debrief and planning for Action at Home
  2. Complete Action at Home, no later than 6 months after placement
  3. Complete the Action at Home evaluation form and return to Restless Development staff

Personal Specification

  • Must be between 18 and 25 years old
  • A passion for the role of young people in international development
  • A belief in the values of Restless Development
  • A full commitment to the three stages of ICS (pre-placement preparation, placement and Action at Home)
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work flexibly and on own initiative
  • Sensitive to the needs of others and committed to learning from an ICS placement

Essential Skills & Experience

  1. Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  2. Ability to plan logically, managing a varied workload and working environment
  3. Fluent in written and spoken English and Swahili

Desirable Skills & Experience

  1. A basic understanding of development issues, e.g. poverty, advocacy, sexual health
  2. Experience of working in a cross-cultural environment
  3. Experience of working/volunteering in Tanzania

Application deadline

Send your filled application form to  davidm@restlessdevelopment.org  by 5pm Tanzania time on Thursday, 19th May  2016



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