World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, Belgium

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
26th April, 2018

Job Description

About Us

Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting is the world’s only Movement for every girl and any girl because we believe that each of them deserves to be the best they can be. Free to make what they want from the Movement, girls learn by doing, make friends and have fun. In safe, local spaces, girls develop the skills and attitudes to change themselves, their communities and our world.

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) keeps the global Movement thriving, united and growing.

About Roverway 2018

Roverway 2018 is a European learning event for young people age 16-22, it is organised by Europe region WAGGGS, WOSM European region and Scouting Nederland. Roverway 2018 will take place in the Netherlands from 23 July to 2 August, and will gather 4,000 young people from all over Europe and beyond. It is a volunteer-led event and relies on the passionate hard work of about 700 volunteers. 

In this framework, WAGGGS is working on a long-term project (Lead the Way) aimed to empower young people to deliver a Relevant, Exciting, Accessible and Learner-led (R.E.A.L.) programme to Roverway participants, in alignment with our mission and vision.

About the Academy 2018

The Academy is a unique Scout and Guide event organised by Europe region WAGGGS and WOSM European region. It is designed to provide participants with high-quality training and networking opportunities around the core priorities of WAGGGS and WOSM European Regions.

The event will be designed to empower young people and youth workers in governance roles in their organisations/associations around four main topics: External Relations in Europe, Communication, Non-formal Education and training, and Strategy for Growth. They will be able to gather knowledge and competencies in the field most compatible with the needs of their organisation by choosing specific activities proposed by the event organisers and a team of experts.

About the Role

This role will involve delivery as part of a volunteer and staff team of two WAGGGS programmes.

We are seeking a programme coordinator with experience of youth organisations in Europe. This contract until mid-December 2018 will need to start as soon as possible. The successful candidate will work with the Global Programmes Manager to prepare for a major Guide and Scout event being held in July 2018 (Roverway 2018) and work on Academy 2018 being held in October 2018, in close cooperation with WOSM counterpart. You will work closely with colleagues, committee members and national associations.

The post will be based in our Brussels office and the successful candidate must be able to start in May 2018. If you care about opportunities for girls in Europe and around the world, can quickly pick up established programmes and work collaboratively, but also under your own initiative, this could be the role for you!

Time Availability

Normal working hours are from Monday to Friday, 7.5h per day. If the successful candidate is able to start in time they will take part in a preparatory training of 70 volunteers at the end of April 2018. Attendance at the Roverway event in July/August 2018 and Academy 2018 is essential. There will be some weekend work for which compensatory leave will be given.

Please ensure you are available to take part in these events on the following date:

  • 29 April - 6 May: Training (Dream the Way), the Netherlands
  • 23 July - 2 August: Roverway, the Netherlands
  • TBC: Academy preparation meeting
  • 30 October - 4 November: Academy, Skopje, FYR Macedonia (You will be required to arrive early for preparation)

Please note: Accommodation at Roverway will be in a tent – be prepared to camp and have fun!

What you can expect from us      

  • 20 days annual leave plus 6 days extra-legal leave per annum (will be pro-rata for the duration of contract term)
  • Pension Contribution
  • Group and hospitalisation insurance
  • Meal vouchers
  • Transport supplement.


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