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MONITORING AND EVALUATION OFFICER

Location: London
Salary: £23,000 to £26,500 per annum, pro rata
Contract: 2 years; part-time (3 days per week)
Closing date for applications: 2nd April 2017 (midnight).

Are you a dynamic and motivated individual looking for a new challenge in the international development sector? Do you want to be part of a passionate and dedicated team working with local partner organisations to create opportunities for vulnerable young people across sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East?

Y Care International has an exciting opportunity to join our growing Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning team within the International Programmes Department. The role will be vital in realising Y Care International’s plans to expand our monitoring, evaluation and learning systems and will ensure that Y Care International and our partners are better able to capture, analyse and use high quality information and data to demonstrate the impact of our work and strengthen our programmes.

The role will be expected to deliver technical support to our partners working across programmes that cover a range of thematic and geographical areas. The role offers excellent learning opportunities, including a chance to expand existing database skills and to work directly with Y Care International’s partners to deliver high quality work and see a lasting impact for young people.

You will be proactive and practical; educated to degree level; have experience in international development; have strong IT and data management skills, including knowledge of qualitative and quantitative data; be fluent in written and spoken English; have experience in delivering distance technical support and training; and be able to work well within a team. Knowledge or experience of international development work related to YCI’s core programme themes (youth enterprise and employability, health and wellbeing, justice, and resilience); and knowledge of French or Spanish are also desirable.

Commitment to Y Care International’s ‘Working with Children and Young People Policy’ is a requirement of employment. The successful candidate will also be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Y Care International will only accept applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK (e.g. UK/EU citizen, valid UK work permit). Regrettably Y Care International cannot help with sponsorship applications for work visas.

To find out more about this post please see the download the job description. To apply, please send a completed application form and equal opportunities form to recruitment@ycareinternational.org under the subject header ‘Monitoring and Evaluation Officer’.

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Closing date for applications: 2nd April 2017 (midnight).
Interviews to be held during week commencing 10th April 2017.

 

ASSESSOR FOR THE INTERNATIONAL CITIZEN SERVICE (ICS)

Location: London
Salary: £9.75 per hour
Contract: Zero-hours contract
Closing date for applications: Friday 7th April

Y Care International is looking for dynamic, motivated and skilled individuals to join our growing International Citizen’s Service (ICS) youth volunteering programme; funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID).

This is an exciting opportunity to support the selection of 18 – 25 year-old volunteers who will go on to volunteer for up to three months in a range of countries in the Global South, working to tackle social exclusion and poverty in some of the world’s poorest communities. YCI has a strong record of delivery of the ICS programme with ambitions to grow our programmes and further enhance the impact we make with, and for, young people.

The role of the ICS Selector is to work as a part of a team on assessment days to assess the suitability of applicants against the programme’s ICS Dimensions. The day usually starts at 09:00, finishing between 17:30 and 18:30.

This is a demanding role requiring stamina and an ability to focus from start to finish. You must be resilient to listening to applicants; including managing confidential and highly personal and sensitive information. However, you will play an important role in deciding whether or not candidates are invited to be a part of ICS. You will also become part of a dedicated, supportive and friendly team and will be given the opportunity to further develop youth work, assessment and facilitation skills.

Purpose of the Role
The role of the ICS Assessor is to work as a part of a team on Assessment Days to assess the suitability of applicants against the programme’s ICS Dimensions.

You will need the ability to be:

  • Resilient
  • Demonstrate and possess excellent listening skills
  • Ability to focus from start to finish

This is a demanding role where a typical day starts at 9:00 and finishes between 17:30 and 18:30.

What we offer:

  • London Living Wage: £9.75/hour for a minimum of 8 hours for each day, (up to 9.5 hours) offered on a zero-hours contract until 19th November 2017.
  • Full training day on our assessment methodology including:
    • Detail on role and responsibilities
    • Objective note taking
    • Listening, observation an decision-making skills
    • Interview techniques
    • Further information about the ICS programme
    • Basic training on handling confidential information
  • A letter of reference when completing at least 8 days as an Assessor, highlighting experience in recruitment, interviewing, decision-making and strong skills in listening, observation and recording.
  • On-going support and guidance.

A commitment to Y Care International’s ‘Working with Children and Young People Policy’ is a requirement of employment for this role. Successful candidates will also be required to undertake a criminal record check.

Y Care International will only accept applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK (e.g. UK/EU citizen, valid UK work permit). Regrettably Y Care International cannot help with sponsorship applications for work visas.

Location: This role is not office-based. We currently operate our Assessment Days from hired venues in the Chancery Lane/Farringdon area of Central London. Travel expenses will not be covered.

ICS 2016-2017 Assessment Day cycles: (all tentative, to be confirmed)

  • Week commencing 8th May 2017 – Week ending 23rd July 2017
  • Week commencing 28th August 2017 – Week ending 12th Nov 2017

Contact Details
If you are shortlisted at this stage we’ll get in touch by 11th April to arrange for you to attend an Assessor Assessment Day with us on 18th April. Successful applicants will then be invited you to a training day in London on 2nd May alongside detailed constructive feedback as your progress as an Assessor.

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.

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Closing date for applications: Friday 7th April

Volunteer roles

Do you want to learn new skills and benefit from working in a professional and fun team?

Gain skills and boost your CV by volunteering in Africa or Asia