Advocacy and Youth Programme Intern
Date: 31 Oct 2023
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Company: Plan International
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances childrenâs rights and equality for girls.
We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And itâs girls who are most affected.
Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.
We support childrenâs rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for â and respond to â crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.
We have been building powerful partnerships for children for overÂ 85 years, and are now active in more than 80 countries.
The Advocacy & Youth Programme Intern is expected to provide quality support to of Plan International Nigeriaâs initiatives aimed at empowering youth, especially girls, adolescent girls in particular, to become advocates for their rights, and provide them with necessary skills and knowledge. The Advocacy & Youth Programme Intern will be required to enhance and add value to Plan Internationalâs works with the young people, especially girls, in Nigeria and to contribute to our efforts in effectively promoting youth advocacy and engagement. S/he is expected to contribute to all efforts at supporting the young people to learn new culture in organising, mobilisation and campaigning and, to enhance their skills to pick up issues of national importance to both female and male youth in the country.
We are looking for a graduate who has completed NYSC with significant prior experience working in advocacy on youth rights, child rights, broader human rights, humanitarian and development issues.
He/she should possess experience in influencing and advocacy work including lobbying, policy development and information provision. In-depth knowledge of youth mobilisation, International trend in youth mobilisation, organisation and campaigns and skills in capacity building, especially in facilitating training, providing mentoring or accompaniment support are also important requirement for the role.
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Only CVs and cover letters in English will be accepted.
Type of Role: Internship
Closing Date: 10th November
Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.
We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.
We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girlsâ rights and inclusion.
Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.
A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.
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