Make Your Voice Count

Call for applications: YVC is looking for a Project Officer

By YVC Secretariat – Saturday, August 2, 2022

Terms of Reference

Project Officer

1. Background

Youth Voices Count (YVC) is a regional network of young LGBTQ+ people in Asia and the Pacific. Our over 300 members are spread across 22 countries in the region. Our strategic objectives include advocating for youth-friendly health services, advocating for improved mental health among young LGBTQ+ people, advocating for education and employment setting for young LGBTQ+ people, and monitoring global commitments made to young people.

At present, YVC is strengthening its organizational structure, systems, and processes as a fully functional non-profit organization based in Iloilo City, Philippines. Currently, our team is seeking applications for a project lead for IGNITE Empowerment Grants, our flagship small grants programs for youth-led civil society organizations (CSOs) working on LGBTIQ, HIV/AIDS, Youth Empowerment and Human Rights advocacies. On our third round of IGNITE empowerment grants, we will be supporting five organizations in partnership with Many Colored Skies (MCS).

2. Scope of Work

The project lead shall be hired as part of the non-regular Secretariat staff and will report to the Project Manager re the following tasks:

  1. Participate in project design meetings and propose improvements if necessary
  2. Evaluate potential problems and technical hitches and develop solutions
  3. Plan and manage team goals, project schedules, and new information
  4. Supervise IGNITE and coordinate all team members to keep workflow on track
  5. Manage project-related paperwork by ensuring all necessary materials are current, properly filed, and stored
  6. Direct project correspondences by preparing and reviewing project proposals, memos, meeting minutes and emails
  7. Adhere to budget by monitoring expenses and implementing cost-saving measures
  8. Coordinate with Project Manager to write necessary documents such as narrative reports

3. Qualifications

  • Ample and extensive experience with organizations (grassroots and otherwise) or as a youth activist
  • Familiarity with small grants programs
  • Excellent handle on using the English language

4. Application Requirements

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