AAYMCA Young Professionals Programme

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Job Description

AAYMCA is inviting applications from graduated S2C Ambassadors, Change Agents and YAC participants to participate in the AAYMCA Young Professionals Programme (AYP). The AYP is a paid internship that entails working remotely (online) with the AAYMCA team for 6 months.  


Purpose of the Position

The AYP position is a full-time role in which the occupier will work within the Programmes and communications departments to facilitate achievement of the following:

  1. efficient delivery of projects implemented directly by the AAYMCA as well as with National Movements of the YMCA. 
  2. effective communication and information relay of achievements, successes, challenges and innovation as relates to the empowerment of youth through the delivery of projects;
  3. Any other duties assigned


Description of the tasks

Specifically, therefore, the following will be expected of the AYP:

  1. Assist in the development and review of reports developed through the projects
  2. Attend project meetings and trainings and provide written reports
  3. Support the creation and coordination of content for social media campaigns and observances
  4. Attend staff meetings of the AAYMCA – taking notes and reporting on the project milestones
  5. Support in drafting and organizing social media content to promote AAYMCA’s blogs, videos and media coverage on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram
  6. source content from AAYMCA and National movement staff.
  7. attend trainings, workshops, trips, seminars, conferences etc. and provide relevant reports in accordance with the necessary rules and procedures.
  8. to follow all rules, procedures and policies of the AAYMCA without exception.


The AYP shall receive a stipend based on the Human Resource Policies and procedures of the AAYMCA.  


This position is desk-bound and administrative, providing on-the-job training to the successful candidates.



 The candidate we are looking for fits the following criteria:

  1. Must be a graduated African Change Agent, S2C Ambassador or Young Advocate for Change (YAC) participant from any of the past cohorts of each programme
  2. Bilingual (French and English) speaker with excellent writing and reading skills in both
  3. Must be able to commit upwards of 70% of a work week to the AAYMCA. Proof of time spent shall be monitored
  4. Willing to take up a designated online course work as part of time spent at the AAYMCA
  5. Flexibility: Accepting varying tasks and workloads. Dealing with multiple tasks and deadlines at the same time.
  6. Must be dedicated and detail-oriented with an ability to manage multiple tasks
  7. Initiative: Ability to solve problems and come up with new ideas.
  8. Independence: Ability to make low-level decisions themselves, and at times work independently for extended periods of time.
  9. Must be team-player and be willing to learn


Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their application by filling in the application following this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/internQs


You are encouraged to do so by Monday, 25th Feb, 2022, 5pm EAT

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