Roles and Responsibilities of a Facilitator
Global Encounters participants are curious, compassionate youth who demonstrate high potential for leadership. Facilitators directly mentor, guide, and support participants to ensure their growth and development through transformational experiences. Facilitators are flexible, adapt quickly to dynamic situations, and are open to learning and being part of a team. Facilitators serve in a key role to build relationships and foster a sense of community.
- Support the development of strong relationships among participants from different parts of the world.
- Build an inclusive and respectful community among participants and staff.
- Lead and facilitate workshops (dance, art, identity development, community building).
- Lead groups through service learning projects and support individual research and inquiry.
- Support residential living and day-to-day needs of participants.
- Provide emotional support to participants as they explore a new culture and navigate a new environment away from home.
- Facilitate team building activities, sports, debates, arts and group service projects.
- Create engaging projects, meaningful discussions and reflective activities.
- Responsibly care for participants throughout the programme, including during off-campus visits and excursions.
- Work collaboratively with facilitators from diverse backgrounds.
Global Encounters Camps seek to retain a talented and committed volunteer team that reflects a diversity of cultures, interests, careers, and educational backgrounds. For each camp, we aim to build a cohort of facilitators that complement each other’s personalities and skills and reflect our shared core values. Facilitators have the unique responsibility to help develop transformational experiences and solid lifelong friendships for participants and volunteers.
Global Encounters Camps are physically and mentally rigorous programmes. We are looking for individuals who are flexible and hard working.
- Preferably 25 years and older.
- Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university.
- Minimum of 3+ years working experience preferred. Professionals from all disciplines are encouraged to apply (nonprofit, business, government, technology, healthcare, education, arts, etc.).
- Passion for youth development and experience working with youth within or outside the Jamati context.
- Ability to be a mentor and serve as a role model with positive values.
- Flexibility, strong communication, conflict resolution and interpersonal skills.
- Ability and experience working on a team with peers with diverse skills and backgrounds.
- Experience volunteering in communities or organising service-learning projects with youth.
- Experience in art, music, sports, theatre, photography, media arts, technology, social entrepreneurship, etc.
- An understanding of international development.
- Excellent command in reading and speaking English.
Three programmes will be held in 2022. The dates shown below are inclusive of Facilitator training and debrief meetings:
- Kenya: 20 June to 19 July 2022 (based at the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa)
- India: 19 December 2022 to 9 January 2023 (based at the Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad)
- Pakistan: 19 December 2022 to 9 January 2023 (based at the Aga Khan University)
- Commitment to participate in pre-camp planning, preparation, implementation and post-camp debrief meetings (spanning over three months)
- Participation in virtual webinars, each approximately 90-120 minutes in length
- Completing pre-camp reading to get oriented to the context and programme content
- On-site time (per programme dates above), including time for training, planning and for camp implementation with participants
Please note, Global Encounters will cover all programme costs, including international travel for facilitators.
Health and Safety Information
As safety is a top priority, Global Encounters Camps will regularly share the most current COVID-19 considerations, information, and programme adaptations with prospective participants and families.
Given COVID is dynamic, we are being flexible in our approach. You can find more information on health and safety at camps on by reading our COVID-19 updates.
Applications are now closed for 2022 in-person camps.
If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].