Job Vacancy: School Outreach Coordinator


CALL – SCHOOL OUTREACH COORDINATOR

JRS Malta is seeking to recruit a full-time SCHOOL OUTREACH COORDINATOR to work on TEACH, a JRS-Europe project of which JRS Malta is one of the implementing partners. The selected candidate will also be required to assist in other JRS-Malta projects, as required.

The TEACH project aims to encourage the dissemination of fact-based information complimented by the stories and testimonies of migrants to create a balanced perception of the situation faced by asylum seekers and refugees. This will be done in schools with students (ages 13-18), and, by extension, teachers and the wider educational community.

The project will train students to develop critical thinking skills, to debate different viewpoints about migration and to counter overtly negative coverage and/or hate speech present in the media, or among their peer groups. Additionally, the project will provide awareness raising material and communication tools for social media to mobilise “student ambassadors” to spread positive messages about forced migrants in their societies through micro-campaigns and ongoing dissemination of the project information.

The selected candidate will coordinate the various activities linked to the project and ensure that the project tasks are completed according to schedule and to the highest possible standard.

This document outlines the qualifications required for the post as well as the job description.

Terms and conditions

The selected candidate will be offered a 12-month full-time contract, with the possibility of renewal. Salary offered will be commensurate to experience.

Qualifications

Applicants must:

→     be in possession of a degree equivalent to Level 6 of the Malta Qualifications Framework

→     have experience working with youths and/or in an educational setting

→     be able to speak and write English fluently

→     be able to work independently and take initiative

→     have excellent communication and organisational skills

→     be flexible and have the ability to work in a team

→     have good social media skills

→     be willing to work with and for people from diverse cultures

Previous experience in the refugee field, in project administration/coordination, possession of a driving licence and own transport, and a working knowledge of Maltese will be considered an asset.

Job description

The selected candidate will be expected to work as part of a team.

The SCHOOL OUTREACH COORDINATOR will be primarily responsible for:

→     Liaising with JRS-Europe as coordinating partner throughout the duration of the project;

→     Developing a network of participating schools;

→     Developing and monitoring the school outreach programme activities, including recruitment and training of student ambassadors and refugee speakers;

→     Ensuring that project activities and administrative tasks, are implemented according to plan and deadlines are met;

→     Coordinating social media / web activity linked to the project;

→     Ensuring efficient communication and cooperation with the JRS-Europe and other implementing partners;

→     Assist with any other JRS Malta projects and/or administration, as required;

 Application and selection process

Applicants are to submit a letter of application in their own handwriting, a recent police conduct and detailed Curriculum Vitae together with the names and contact details of two referees by not later than Wednesday, February 6, 2019 addressed to:

The Director, JRS Malta

SAC Sports Complex, 50, Triq ix-Xorrox, Birkirkara BKR 1631

Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend an interview and to undertake a number of tasks, which may include spending some time in the office in order to better understand the nature of the organisation’s work, before a final decision is taken.

More information about JRS and its projects is available at www.jrsmalta.org

 


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