The #SeeingBlue team is looking for a motivated, dynamic and values-driven young person to join us as we embark on the next chapter of our initiative.
#SeeingBlue is an initiative by youth, for youth, to empower a generation of Seatizens: champions, activists, entrepreneurs, policy-makers and changemakers for our oceans. Its objective is to give youth a seat at the decision-making table where oceans are being discussed whilst providing the tools to craft and implement solutions for healthier oceans. #SeeingBlue was launched in Mauritius in 2014 as a joint initiative of the Port Louis Hub of the Global Shapers Community and the SIDS Youth AIMS Hub (SYAH). Now in its third edition, #SeeingBlue has been expanded to include the Seychelles. As our scope grows bigger, we are looking for a dynamic, self-motivated and values-driven young person to join our team.
The details are as follows:
JOB TITLE: #SeeingBlue fellowship
ASSIGNMENT PERIOD: 01 February 2018 - 30 August 2018 (7 months)
TIME COMMITMENT: 25 hours per week, including at least three days in the office, based in the Headquarters of SYAH, 3rd Floor, Blue Tower, Ebene (between 09.30am and 16.30). You may also be required to attend coordination calls/ meetings/ events after hours or during weekends as and when the need arises.
REMUNERATION: A small stipend of Rs 5000 monthly will be paid to you to cover your travel costs to and from the SYAH office.
#SeeingBlue is made up of three pillars: (a) a yearly competition targeting young people between the age of 13 - 30; (b) a ‘roundtable’ multi-stakeholder Dialogue series; (c) capacity building to empower young people in their advocacy and action for the ocean. Its scope includes Mauritius and the Seychelles. The #SeeingBlue Fellow will be responsible for providing administrative, communications and logistical support to the core #SeeingBlue team.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
We’re excited to expand our team and are looking for someone who is a good fit! Our ideal team-mate is passionate about young people, sustainable development and making a difference. You must also be eager to learn. We are also looking for the following:
Open to Mauritians / residents of Mauritius.
#SeeingBlue is based on a vision: that young people become the drivers of the sustainable development and protection of our oceans. As islanders, we believe that the ocean is our heritage, and our next frontier for development. The development of the blue economy should be inclusive and sustainable. By joining the team, you would be contributing to make this vision a reality whilst honing your leadership, people, networking and communication skills. You will also be part of a pioneering group of young people in the sphere of the ocean economy. We also believe that the role will give you key insights into the non-profit and ocean sectors as well as regional experience.
The Port Louis Hub is the Mauritian chapter of the Global Shapers Community, one of the stakeholder communities of the World Economic Forum for young leaders under the age of 33. Organised in city-based ‘Hubs’, the Global Shapers Community is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and focuses on creating local, community impact. Its objective is to ensure that youth have a key role to play in setting the agenda and have a seat at the decision-making table.
SYAH is a regional, youth-led organization connecting young people from eight Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Africa and Asia so that they can collaboratively advance sustainable development across these islands through high-impact projects and campaigns, whilst building their capacity and giving them the credible platform to effectively engage in policy-making at all levels. SYAH operates through locally-led, legally registered SYAH chapters with a total count of over 145 members.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: 7 JANUARY 2017