Want to work with student’s rights?

Want to work with student’s rights?

Are you 22– 35 with an interest in higher education and academic freedom? Looking for new adventures? Go on exchange with SAIH to South Africa and Zambia! Application deadline June 18th.

Are you interested in an exchange year where you work student activists in both South Africa and Zambia? The Students and Academics International Assistance Fund (SAIH) is now recruiting two new exchange participants. Through the exchange you will have the opportunity to work with SAIH’s partner organizations ZANEC in Zambia and Equal Education in South Africa. The overall thematic focus of the exchange will be equitable higher education and academic freedom. 

Application deadline: 18th of June 2018. Interviews will be carried out in week 25 in Oslo 

Through this youth exchange you will have the role as a full-time volunteer working with Equal Education. The exchange will start with a 3 weeks introduction course in Oslo in August, then you will travel to Lusaka, Zambia in the autumn, and then to Cape Town, South Africa from January – June 2019. When you return to Norway you will spend 8 weeks working part-time with knowledge-sharing and communication work. You will travel in a team together with one other participant from Norway for the whole exchange period. SAIH is looking for a person between the age of 22– 35 with interest in the field of higher education and academic freedom.

The participants will be expected to have the following experience:

  • from working in the development sector/in youth organizations
  • research, writing and editing experience
  • policy analysis
  • writing reports
  • facilitate workshops and meetings
  • campaign and advocacy work
  • communication and presentation skills

Education: Completed or initiated bachelor degree within a relevant area.

Personal qualities:

  • strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with people from different cultures and contexts
  • flexible and open to change
  • curious
  • likes to work in a team
  • ability to take on new challenges and to adapt to a new environment 

SAIH will cover costs related to the preparation course and home coming seminar. SAIH will also cover one return ticket to South Africa, accommodation costs whilst in South Africa, and a limited allowance in South Africa. Insurance will be covered. Allowance and travel costs connected to the 8 weeks information work in Norway

For more information contact program advisor and exchange coordinator Aurora Nereid Email: aurora.nereid@saih.no.

Send CV and motivation letter by the 18th of June to: stilling@saih.no.

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