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Two International Fellowship opportunities with PeacePlayers International

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Two International Fellowship opportunities with PeacePlayers International

PeacePlayers International (PPI) was founded in 2001 on the premise that “children who play together can learn to live together.” In its twelve years of operations, PPI has reached more than 60,000 participants and trained more than 800 youth leaders.

Through a groundbreaking peacebuilding-and-leadership development curriculum, PeacePlayers International uses basketball to bring children together and teach them proven tactics for improving their communities. PeacePlayers International currently operates year-round programs in South Africa, Northern Ireland, Israel and the West Bank, and Cyprus.

International Fellows work as part of a dynamic team of local and international staff to achieve programmatic and organizational goals, such as bridging divides and empowering youth through basketball. The fellow's main role is to facilitate and support the operation of basketball and educational activities in local communities. This includes supporting local coaches at weekly practices, coordinating and leading “twinnings,” helping to lead peace education sessions, delivering basketball, leadership and educational clinics and activities, and various administrative duties.

Responsibilities

Programming

  • To assist and support local coaches in the field at twice-weekly practices;
  • To lead and coordinate twinning sessions for large groups of children, with a view towards serving as a neutralizer and creating a fun and inclusive atmosphere
  • To assist in carrying out Peace Education sessions with facilitators in the field on a regular basis, by leading basketball drills from the Anatomy of Peace Curriculum
  • To lead weekly basketball and life skills clinics
  • To assist with planning and leading events, such as tournaments, Peace League, retreats etc.
  • To help lead weekly Leadership Development Training in conjunction with local Project Manager and coach, including basketball training, leadership training and social action projects
  • To assist as a trainer for professional development clinics, overnight retreats etc.
  • To conduct clinics/lectures for local partners as needed on behalf of PPI

Organization

  • To create/document training materials (manuals, videos etc.)
  • To assist with office work, including data collection, data entry and general administration
  • To attend team meetings as scheduled
  • To serve as a positive role model for youth in the program
  • To serve as a representative for the organization in general and during site visits
  • To maintain frequent communication with co-workers, supervisors and partners

Development

  • To contribute to PPI's blog “From the Field” on a weekly basis
  • To collect PPI "success stories" from participants, coaches, community members etc.
  • To take and upload photos of activities and manage on-line photo albums
  • To assist with responsible promotion on social media (Facebook, Twitter etc.)

PPI is accepting applications for International Fellowships for PPI-Cyprus and PPI-Middle East

Application Deadline: 24 February 2017

Application deadline

Fri, 02/24/2017