(Senior) Youth engagement and Education Officer  

Plan International was founded over 80 years ago and is one of the world’s leading child-focused organisations. We strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Headquartered in the U.K., we are working in 56 developing countries to improve the quality of life in health, education, environment and livelihood with the funding from 21 fundraising offices. Plan International is independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.

Plan International has a deep connection with Hong Kong as it operated a field office from 1959 to 1973, helping nearly 12,000 local children and their families. The Hong Kong office is re-opened in 2009, giving the Hong Kong community a chance to give back by supporting child development programmes and emergency relief work in Mainland China, Asia, Africa and the Americas. Plan International Hong Kong has extended its work to local community in recent years with a focus on safeguarding children’s best interest so they can grow up equally, are being valued and cared for, and free from discrimination, fear or violence.

We are committed to advancing children’s rights and equality of girls. Youth empowerment is one of our strategies to nurture global citizenship among local young people, raise their awareness towards children, especially girls in deprived situations, and realize their potential and take action as agent of change. We believe that making children and youth’s voice heard is a crucial link to the advancement of children’s rights and equality for girls.

You will have experience of working with young people and a passion in designing and implementing a range of PIHK’s youth engagement and development education activities and programs, in particular ‘Be a Change-maker’, ‘Youth Conference’ and exposure trip to cultivate young people’s conviction in caring for the underprivileged children, injustice situation of girls across the globe through series of interactive activities. You will need to demonstrate a commitment to youth engagement as a tool for change, and be able to translate complicated campaign or policy ideas into digestible information.

Responsibilities and duties:
  • Be the project leader in designing and implementing a range of PIHK’s youth engagement and development education activities and programs
  • Ensure at all times best practice in child protection and welfare standards are adhered to.
  • Identify, recruit and retain youth circle members and ambassadors.
  • Work alongside institutions, organisations, and corporates to provide quality youth engagement programmes
  • Conduct programme monitoring and outcome evaluations to ensure effective workshops and quality services are performed
  • Develop and manage local education materials to facilitate capacity building in school network and online platforms
  • Advance PIHK’s development education and youth engagement work to in order to extend our influence on local community
  • Liaise and network with Plan International’s affiliations, and bridge external expertise, practices and experience to advance our youth programmes
  • Support department and agency other initiatives and events
  • Performing other duties as assigned by supervisor
 
Requirements:

The ideal candidate will be a pro-active, self-directed and organised professional who is passionate and have genuine interest about young people and active global citizenship. A Candidate possesses the following skills and attributes are desired:

  • University degree in education, social science related discipline
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in co-ordinating, developing and implementing Youth programmes, experience in NGO preferred
  • Experience of working with young people and able to lead and inspire young people
  • Excellent English & Chinese spoken and written communication skills. English requirement: Preferable with Grade C or above in English of HKCEE or 5* in English of  HKDSE
  • Well organised, high capacity in event planning, organising and attention to details
  • Proficient in MS Applications, knowledge in using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop are preferable
  • Occasional travel is required
  • Immediate available is highly preferred
  • Agree with Plan’s mission and vision and observe strictly to data privacy and child protection policies

If you enjoy working in a collaborative and dynamic environment, come and join us!


How to apply?

Please send your resume with current and expected salary to [email protected]

Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only. Applicants who do not hear from us within two months may consider their application unsuccessful.

Prospective employees are requested to undergo Sexual Conviction Record Check.