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Call for trainers - Deadline: September 26th

JEF Europe is looking for 2 trainers for the 4th and final international seminar of its 2018 work plan on shrinking civic space. -- Read the entire call --

“Fight back! Defending democracy in Europe and beyond” will combine seminar and training activities, making use of different non-formal methodologies and peer to peer learning.

After having elaborated on the theoretical background of endangered and illiberal democracies and their authoritarian practices, this activity will be the 4th and final seminar of our 2018 work plan.

The key for any protest movement or resistance strategy is to inspire and motivate individuals and members of the organisation to engage themselves in the movement and go from the comfort of their homes to the chaos of the streets to face off against the government. As NGOs are usually highly resource dependent, especially on public or private grants, it is vital for them to know how to continue running their everyday activities in case of funding cut.

Furthermore, it is important to foster solidarity among the organisations. The results of the previous activity dedicated to communication skills feed perfectly in this seminar as it is fundamental to combine communication skills with capacity building skills to first effectively mobilize people and communicate messages. The participants should be able to gain specific competences in campaigning and community building.

The main aim of this activity is to provide the participants with the right set of skills, knowledge and attitudes about the concrete means an NGO have to survive in a hostile political environment in terms of organisational, administrative and financial resources.

The objectives of this activity are as follows:

  • Provide participants with specific competences in campaign and community building
  • Equip participants with adequate tools for local and national actions that they can take back to their youth organisations
  • Deepen the understanding of the overall topic of shrinking civic space for NGOs.

-- Read the call --

Nature of the Task
Preparing for the Seminar

  • Develop the programme and working methodology with the team
  • Provide suggestions how to improve the programme based on participants needs

During the Seminar

  • Run the workshops; discussions and exercises 
  • Support the secretariat in their workshops
  • Provide expert input if necessary

After the Seminar

  • Provide brief trainers report
  • Provide suggestions to the host organization on possible areas of improvement of the organization of such projects.

Competences and profile required
Competence in work with young people - solid professional experience in training and international and intercultural youth work matter. Have experience with international youth trainings within NFE;

Ability to introduce, explain and facilitate individual and group learning in the areas of focus to the seminar (shrinking space for civil society organizations, organizational development, hate speech, campaigning and organization of big advocacy actions)
Educational and communication competence - the capacity to present concepts, methodologies and theories relevant for the activity concerned in a coherent and comprehensible manner;
Experience in preparing and running intercultural seminar activities based on non- formal learning approaches;
Flexibility in responding to participants’ changing needs
Ability to contribute to work in an intercultural team of trainers;
Fluency in English;

Specific Conditions
Venue and dates of the activity: Sevilla, Spain (31.10 – 4.11.2018)
Venue and dates of preparatory meetings: Online preparation before the event + 1 day meeting for preparation before the event
Working language: English
Number of trainers: 2
Honoraria proposed (if available): 600 EUR

How to apply
Deadline for reception of application: 26th of September 2018
Applications to be sent to milosh.ristovski@jef.eu
Form: to apply please send a CV and short motivation letter (including the reasons why you would like to work on this topic and how can you contribute to the successful implementation of the seminar)

-- Read the call --