The European Youth Forum AISBL (YFJ) is the leading organisation advocating for rights of young people. We are a Platform of Youth Organisations, independent, democratic and youth-led, we represent 104 National Youth Councils and International Youth Organisations from across the Continent. The Youth Forum works to empower young people to participate actively in society to improve their own lives, by representing and advocating their needs and interests and those of their organisations towards the European Institutions, the Council of Europe and the United Nations.
In forced displacement situations, the unique capacities and needs of refugee youth are often overlooked by humanitarian organisations. Their needs rarely met, they frequently fall between-the-gaps of child and adult programming. Few humanitarian organisations have programmes specifically targeted at youth and there is often limited funding available and earmarked for their direct participation. In 2013 the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) piloted the global Youth Initiative Fund (YIF), aiming to address concerns around the lack of programmes and opportunities for youth, by providing young refugees with the opportunity to develop their own protection projects. In 2014 the YIF was expanded globally. The European YIF follows on from this success and will focus efforts on the significant numbers of refugees and migrants in Europe.
The European Youth Forum in cooperation with UNHCR is recruiting a Project Manager (Young Refugee Integration Fund) for a joint pilot project called the European Youth Initiative Fund (EYIF). The European Youth Initiative Fund aims to mobilise youth, promote integration and build positive relationships between displaced youth and host communities in Europe through grants to youth and host community projects.
The Project Manager will join the Policy and Advocacy Department of the European Youth Forum to plan, implement, and monitor the youth fund. The Project Manager will report to a Team Leader within the Policy and Advocacy Team.
PROFILE OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
TERMS OF THE CONTRACT
The European Youth Forum offers a 1 year full time (35 hours per week) contract, with possibility for extension. This position is dependent on external funding from the UNHCR. All contractual conditions will be subject to the Grant terms.
The gross monthly salary is €3,200. Travel expenses within the Brussels region are covered by the European Youth Forum.
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