Archive for September, 2009
Project Background: The DFID/CSO Youth Guidance Project
Students Partnership Worldwide (SPW) is seeking to recruit an Editor (& linkage writer) to finalise the language, content and flow of the Donor Youth Participation Guide. This is a vital aspect of the Youth Guidance Project which aims to develop, pilot and disseminate guidance and resources to Donor Agency country offices on how to meaningfully engage young people in their work. The project is a collaboration between DFID and a range of civil society partners and a number of other Donor Agencies (e.g. World Bank, UNICEF, UNFPA, etc.), with project management being led by SPW through the Project Manager. It represents a strategic opportunity to engage with and support major institutional donors in developing a more effective approach to working with and for young people in development.
Job Description: Editor
The editor will be responsible for:
- The final edit of the entire DFID – CSO Youth Participation Guide, which will include reviewing the style and language of the Guide (in line with DFID requirements), and incorporating feedback and comments from partners after the review of the draft Guide (October & November 2009). Anticipated to be 12 days work. This will be done in close collaboration with the Project Manager. The tasks below are specific areas of focus, which are largely in addition to the normal remit of a standard editing job.
- Finalising the quality of Part 2 case studies in conjunction with the Project Manager: this may involve some additional research and writing for selected case studies. Anticipated to be 2 days work.
- Ensuring the connecting narrative and linking summary pages between the 3 Parts of the Guide flow, and are clear, concise & engaging. Anticipated to be 3 days work.
- Finalising the writing up of the introductory pages for the Guide with the Project Manager, to include: acknowledgments, glossary and contents page. Anticipated to be 2 days work.
- Writing and collating the references for each section. Expected to be 3 days work.
- Formatting, editing and completion of the appendices ready for the designer. Expected to be 2 days work.
- Sourcing relevant photos for each section – per discussion with the Project Manager (anticipated to take 1 day throughout the duration of the contract).
- The Editor will need to:
- Be an enthusiastic, pro-active advocate for Youth Participation & Youth led development
- Have a significant amount of practical experience in writing and editing youth focused development reports and tool kits.
Time frame & location of job
The Editor’s role will be a full time position from 30 November 09 until mid January 2010 (covering a period of 5 weeks – 25 days with a one week break over the Christmas holiday). The work is to be conducted from both SPW offices in Westminster, London & a place of the successful candidate’s choice. This will be agreed upon in discussion with the Project Manager.
Payment for Services
The Editor will be employed as a consultant to SPW, and will receive payment for successful consulting services at the end of January for the sum of £2500 (for 5 weeks full time work £100/day).
Please email your CV (no more than 2 pages) with a one page cover letter, which explains your suitability for the job (to include the name, email address & telephone number of 2 references). Please email to the Project Manager, Sarah Huxley at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 10am Tuesday 13th October 2008.
Interviews: Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed at SPW on 16 October 2009. The successful candidate will start on 30th November 2009.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
This document is a product of the USAID funded JA-Style project, which has now been transformed into a fully fledged youth NGO thanks to the drive and dedication of a small volunteer team and in-kind support from the Jamaican government. It’s a great example of a useful resource created by young people, for young people.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 1 so far )
The second Sharing and Learning Network (SLN) in Uganda on the topic of engaging young people with SRH and HIV/AIDS efforts with focus on peer education approaches was one of the exciting sessions organized by the DFID-CSO Youth Guidance Project team. This event was hosted at the UNFPA offices in Kampala on the 3rd of September 2009, during which a number of representatives from different institutions reflected upon and shared their expertise and experience on the topic at hand.
The second SLN discussed the efforts of engaging young people in Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) interventions, looking at the peer education approach as a best practice in this area. The session began with a key note presentation from SPW Uganda on how they have implemented the Peer Education approach, outlining its successes, challenges and best practice during implementation. This served to open the session and to trigger lively discussion when the participants broke into subgroups to address 3 key areas:
- Do the Ugandan HIV/AIDS policies make specific reference to youth and SRH, and how it involves them in the fight against HIV/AIDS?
- What are some of the challenges encountered while using the peer education approach in implementing SRH Programmes among the youth? What have we learned so far about how to do this effectively?
- What initiatives (programmes) have government ministries, donors and CSOs been implementing on SRH through the peer education approach?
The groups discussed the above topics and presented back their findings during the plenary discussion. These discussions were then followed by a session in which common leanings and guiding principles were distilled from the group discussions.
I personally noted that there are a number of CSOs who have used the peer education approach through SRH programmes in different parts of Uganda. It further indicated that there is a need of developing a working group on SRH to continue sharing and learning from each other.
I also noted that while designing youth programmes on SRH we shouldn’t work in isolation but rather in an integrated way with other programmes and sectors, like economic empowerment and livelihood. I hope this will spark off a continuing discussion on the topic at hand and also act as a starting point to maintain this as a working group.
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