IFRC: Youth Programme Intern

Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Tuesday, 27 July, 2021
Opportunity type: 
Job Title Youth Programme Intern
Classification Level TBC
Organizational Unit / Duty Station Southern African Delegation, Centurion, South Africa
Immediate Supervisor’s Title NSD Delegate
Technical Manager’s Title NSD Delegate
Second Line Supervisor Head of Southern Africa Cluster Delegation
Number of Direct Reports 0
Number of Indirect Reports 0

Organizational context (where the job is located in the Organization)

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the World’s largest volunteer-based humanitarian network. The Federation is a membership organization established by and comprised of its member National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Along with National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Federation is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The overall aim of the IFRC is” to inspire, encourage, facilitate, and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.” It works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters, health emergencies and other crises. The Federation is served by a Secretariat based in Geneva, with regional and country offices throughout the world.
The Southern Africa Country Cluster Office based in Tshwane covers 10 countries (Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe).  To strengthen its presence and ensure better integration and effective support to the National Societies, the work of the office is organised around the 6 pillars of health, disaster management, National Society development, Communications, Partnerships and Community Engagement and accountability.  
The Youth Programme Intern will be based in Tshwane, South Africa and support Youth programme activities within National Society Development (NSD) in the Delegation office.

Job purpose

The intern duties/work will focus on supporting the development of a youth program for the Southern Africa delegation to implement  the youth engagement strategy and develop projects that target youth as beneficiaries. The intern will be working closely and Reporting to the National Society Development Delegate, the Youth Programme Intern will work and support the development of a youth program with activities implemented within delegation`s National Societies.
The intern will provide comprehensive administrative and technical support on the youth programming within the delegation and ensure effective linkages, communication, and collaboration with the relevant colleagues internally within the Movement as well as with external partners including international organisations and donors.

Job duties and responsibilities

The Youth Programme Intern is responsible for:

Administrative Support:

  • Accountable for providing professional administrative expertise and support.
  • With guidance and support of the NSD delegate, Plan and organize meetings, events internally & externally.
  • Collect, compile, track, and anticipate the necessary documentation and files containing briefings and information for meetings, events and mission travel and ensure the required clearances.
  • Attend meetings and prepares meeting minutes, notes, meeting reports (syntheses, summaries, agreements, and action points for follow-up), upon request identify meeting content.
  • Assist in keeping the operational youth program file on requests and upcoming commitments and deadlines.
  • supporting for making PowerPoint presentations, filing, documentation, scanning etc.
  • Perform other administration duties as assigned by the NSD delegate and/ Head of Cluster.


  • Dissemination  and operationalisation of the 2017 IFRC Youth Policy and IFRC Youth Engagement Strategy (YES)
  • Preparation for the 10th  IFRC  PAC by facilitating NS review of their performance in relation to the 2017 Abidjan Youth Declaration
  • Supporting NS to access financial support for  Youth innovation from the Global Youth Summit and IFRC Limitless initiative
  • Assist in creating/managing a platform for enhanced Youth Engagement virtually as a Sub regional network across NSs and other Sub regions/Clusters
  • Working closely with the NSD Delegate, seek to expand financial support to NSs and develop concept notes, proposals, and funding requests
  • Support conducting research and or dialogue to understand youth priorities within Southern Africa that will help  determined on the approach and intervention through creative and innovative ideas in (e.g. youth sexual and reproductive health (SRHR), youth life-skills development, promotion of youth talent, youth networks management, youth peace and security, youth and gender based violence, youth participation in entrepreneurship, and other youth development related topics).
  • Support compiling best practices, lessons learnt, experiences and stories on key thematic youth development areas.
  • Proof-reading and editing of documents; Project Management Support
  • Facilitate data and information collection in close collaboration with the youth program task force and analyst.
  • Provide support in managing Youth Peer Education Network related activities.
  • Provide support to the IFRC Youth Programme logistics and procurement in organizing seminars, workshops, conferences, where applicable.
  • Perform any other duties that the supervisor may assign.


  • Provide support in drafting, editing, and preparing presentations, correspondence and other communications when required.
  • Advocating for youth program work and Youth Engagement in running NS  programmes.( IASC Guidelines “With Us and For Us: IASC Guidelines on Working with and for Young People in Humanitarian Emergencies and Protracted Crises”.)
  • Support knowledge management systems and file.
  •  With Support from the NSD delegate and the Youth program taskforce develop and maintain an up-to-date mailing lists, contact lists for internal and external stakeholders for health-related matters.

Duties applicable to all staff

1. Actively work towards the achievement of the Federation Secretariat’s goals
2. Abide by and work in accordance with the Red Cross and Red Crescent principles
3. Perform any other work-related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the line manager

Position Requirements

Education   Required Preferred
Relevant university degree in development studies, other related fields     X  
Experience   Required  Preferred
At least a year in youth work or development projects targeting youth (even if it was a volunteer role   X
Experience working with international non- governmental organization, or even an institution   X
Experience in writing report, proposals/concept notes, case studies and M&E X  
Valuing diversity and team player & Basic secretarial skills   X
Knowledge and Skills Required  Preferred
Self-supporting in computers X  
Very good interpersonal, communication and presentation skills X  
Motivated, self-started personality, sense of responsibility and organization skills X  
Ability to multi-task, work under pressure, and prioritize workload in order to meet tight deadlines. X  
Ability to identify and handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion X  
Good negotiation skills, good judgment and maturity X  
Good knowledge of the operational context and area X  
Flexibility and ability to travel in the operation’s areas, Positive attitude and youth driven X  
Languages & Age Required  Preferred
Fluent in written and spoken English. X  
Age must be below 30yrs of age X  
Positive attituded and  relational
Communication - Teamwork
Professionalism – Integrity - Diversity
Results focus and accountability
  • Closing date: 27 January 2021
  • Applicant who are interested, kindly forward your CV and motivational letter to francinah.mokholwane@ifrc.org
  • Duration of the contract: 12 months with possible extension


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