[fyeg_gen-l] Fwd: TIG job opportunity in your country! German and English Speaker Required

markus petz councillortothewise at yahoo.de
Tue Feb 1 23:03:57 CET 2005

 --- Franziska Seel <mdg at takingitglobal.org> schrieb: 
> Datum: 1 Feb 2005 20:54:52 -0000
> An: markus petz <markus at fyeg.org>
> Betreff: TIG job opportunity in your country!
> Von: Franziska Seel <mdg at takingitglobal.org>
> Dear markus:
> We are writing you today to share exciting news with
> you! TakingITGlobal has just formed a partnership
> with the United Nations Millennium Campaign to
> engage young people worldwide in the UN's Millennium
> Campaign to eliminate extreme global poverty by
> 2015. Therefore, TakingITGlobal is now seeking a
> "Millennium Campaign Western Europe Regional Youth
> Editor" for a 12-month position and is inviting you
> to apply and become part of an international team of
> youth editors based in different parts of the world!
> You can find all the important information about the
> position in this e-mail or on our website:
> Please note that the deadline for submitting
> applications is February 4th. 
> If you have further questions about the position,
> don't hesitate to send us an e-mail:
> mdg at takingitglobal.org.
> Best regards,
> The TakingITGlobal Team
> ----------
> ++ Millennium Campaign Western Europe Regional Youth
> Editor ++
> Description
> TakingITGlobal is seeking a "Millennium Campaign
> Western Europe Regional Youth Editor" for a 12-month
> position, to engage young people in the Western
> European Region in the UN's Millennium Campaign to
> eliminate extreme global poverty by 2015. 
> TakingITGlobal has formed a partnership with the
> United Nations Millennium Campaign which inspires
> and encourages people's involvement and action for
> the realization of the Millennium Development Goals
> (MDGs). An initiative of the United Nations, the
> Campaign supports citizens' efforts to hold their
> government to account for the Millennium promise.
> Acknowledging the important role young people are
> playing in achieving the MDGs, the partnership aims
> at empowering young people to add their voice to the
> global fight against poverty and campaign around
> MDGs in their local community.
> The Millennium Campaign Western Europe Regional
> Youth Editor will be mainly concerned with managing,
> creating, and editing content that is aimed at
> engaging TakingITGlobal members and young people in
> Western Europe around the Millennium Development
> Goals. The majority of this activity is involved
> with the preparation and follow-up of the TIG
> monthly theme on MDGs, which will be launched on the
> first of April. It also includes recruiting a team
> of regional writers and soliciting articles,
> interviews and other written pieces on MDGs from
> them. 
> Job Description
> - Develop content on MDGs through conducting
> interviews, writing articles and soliciting articles
> from youth writers
> - Review existing content on the TIG website
> (Panorama publication and events calendar) and flag
> if related to MDGs
> - Contribute to the creation of a TIG monthly theme
> on MDGs which will be launched in April and support
> the translation of the theme
> - Research existing activities, programs and efforts
> on MDGs and ensure stories are written and posted on
> website
> - Facilitate/moderate regional discussions on MDGs
> within the TakingITGlobal website
> - Raise awareness of MDGs by giving presentations in
> schools, at conferences and events
> - Organize Open Forums to engage local youth in
> discussions about how to achieve the MDGs
> - Attend meetings and consultations with
> organizations engaged in the Millennium Campaign and
> encourage other youth (individuals and
> organizations) to become involved in national
> campaigns or to develop their own local campaigns
> - Encourage and approve articles written by young
> people that can be published/broadcasted in local,
> regional and/or national media (newspapers,
> magazines, radio etc.); facilitate the publication
> of those articles
> - Translate selected articles written in a local
> language into English
> The position starts on February 10, 2005.
> Required Skills & Qualifications
> - Candidates should be based in one of the
> Millennium Campaign priority countries of Western
> Europe (Austria, Germany, Italy or Spain)
> - Experience in working or volunteering with youth
> or student organizations, civil society groups
> and/or UN agencies
> - Strong Communication Skills both oral and written
> - Fluency in English and German
> - Frequent access to the internet
> - Currently studying at a program in
> college/university or a recent graduate
> - Given the youth focus of the campaign the ideal
> candidate should be under 30 years of age
> - Commitment to poverty reduction and awareness of
> Millennium Development Goals
> - Strong teamwork skills (especially in virtual
> teams) and demonstration of both creativity and
> initiative
> - Experience in developing local, national or
> regional campaigns on issues of relevance to youth
> is highly valuable 
> Application Process
> Please submit the following documents by e-mail to
> the address below:
> 1. Resume highlighting educational, work and
> volunteer experiences and qualifications 2. Cover
> Letter highlighting why you are the right candidate
> for this position 3. Writing sample in English and
> additional language (if fluent) discussing
> experiences that are most relevant to the position
> in addition to providing recommendations on how to
> engage youth in advocacy campaigning around
> development issues such as the MDGs.  Also, outline
> any ideas you might have of strategies that can be
> undertaken by youth in your region to achieve the
> MDGs. (1-2 pages) 4. Reference Letter from an
> educational, volunteer or work contact.
> 5. Recent Transcript from your latest educational
> experience (digital copy or fax), if possible
> Additional notes:
> - The position is considered to be part-time (at
> least one day a week)
> - A small honorarium on a monthly basis as well as
> support for local travel and accommodation costs
> will be provided
> - Office space or computers will not be provided
> - The Western Europe Regional Youth Editor will be
> part of a team of editors based in different regions
> of the world 
> The application period for this position will be
> closing on February 4, 2005.
> Contact
> Franziska Seel, Millennium Campaign Youth Editor and
> Communications Coordinator - mdg at takingitglobal.org

Markus Petz
Communications Officer
Federation of Young European Greens 

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