Youth leader to coordinate the International Humanitarian Law Youth Action Campaign
American Red Cross of Nebraska-Iowa Region
International humanitarian law (IHL) is a set of rules that restrict the means and methods of warfare while protecting civilians, prisoners of war and wounded soldiers. The four Geneva Conventions-which form the foundation of IHL-are the only treaties in the world that have been ratified by all nations. As part of the Geneva Conventions, all countries are tasked with educating their population about IHL. The American Red Cross assists with IHL education for the American public.
The Regional Coordinator for the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Youth Action Campaign (YAC) coordinates the program at a regional level. The YAC informs youth ages 13-24 about IHL and encourages youth to build a peer-to-peer awareness campaign on an IHL topic. Through the IHL Action Campaign, teams design and implement a program-such as a simulation, flash mob, school newspaper column or petition-to teach their peers and local community about the rules of war.
- Attend the Coordinator Training administered by NHQ.
- Recruit teams of youth IHL advocates from your region to participate in the program.
- Implement the IHL training for youth teams and help them to design their campaigns on an IHL topic. ·Commit 3-4 hours a week with youth teams during the implementation of the campaign.
- Take responsibility for youth registration, evaluation of the campaign, purchasing of supplies, and selecting who to send to DC for the annual summit.
- Communicate as necessary with the IHL Program Officer at NHQ.
- Participate in the monthly call during the implementation of the program. ·Perform other job-related duties, as assigned.
- A passion for working with youth and an interest in IHL.
- Excellent project management, group facilitation, and communication skills.
- Must display flexibility, adaptability, initiative, and teamwork.
- Must possess the ability to present politicized issues in compliance with the American Red Cross’s neutrality mandate.
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