Are you interested in students’ rights, adventures and looking for relevant work experience? SAIH is recruiting two new exchange participants who would like to utilize their skills, fighting for student’s rights and academic freedom in Zimbabwe. Don’t miss this chance – apply within June 4 th.
SAIH in collaboration with our Zimbabwean partner the Youth Empowerment and Transformation Trust (YETT), is now recruiting two new Norwegian exchange participants through the Fredskorpset Professional Exchange Program. Through this exchange program you will have the opportunity to work with YETT, as well as the Zimbabwe National Students’ Union (ZINASU) and other organisations and activists fighting for human rights and academic freedom of students and academics.
SAIH is a Norwegian solidarity organization of students and academics. SAIH works with students and academics across Norway, and collaborates with 40 organizations in eight countries in Latin America, Southern Africa and Asia. SAIH has collaborated with the Zimbabwean Youth Empowerment and Transformation Trust since 2012. YETT is a youth networking organization committed to the full participation of young people in sustainable development. In many countries, students and academics are facing threat and harassment when engaging politically, and both YETT and SAIH aims to support those that are speaking out and to promote academic freedom.
As an exchange participant you will contribute to SAIH and YETT’s work. You will be based in Harare, and work out of YETT’s office, while also collaborating closely with other organisations throughout the country. The exchange starts with a 1-week introduction course in Oslo in August, followed by a preparation course in Johannesburg (South Africa), before the placement in Zimbabwe begins. You will stay in Zimbabwe for 11 months, and return to Norway at the end of July 2019. After your return you will be committed to spend 8 weeks (part time) carrying out follow-up work, with a focus on sharing the experiences and knowledge you have gained with SAIH and fellow Norwegian activists. SAIH is looking for two persons between the ages 22 – 35 with a background from student/youth organising and/or leadership, some professional experience, and keen interest in the field of higher education, academic freedom and policy engagement.
Location: Harare (prep and follow-up in Oslo)
Contract Length: 11 months placement + preparatory and follow-up work
SAIH covers costs of: travel, accommodation, salary (of approximately 15.000 kr. per month), insurance and vaccinations. Preparation course/homecoming seminar is also catered for.
Send CV and motivation letter (in English) by June 4 to: email@example.com. Please write ‘FK exchange’ in the email subject line. Interviews will be held in second week of June. For more information contact program advisor and exchange coordinator, Kjersti J. Mowé: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAIH is committed to equal opportunities and will highlight gender equality in this recruitment process.
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