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Call for Applications YMV Peer Facilitators

What? Recruiting Peer Facilitators to deliver debate training to young participants

Age: 21 – 30 

Language: Fluent in English and Arabic

Location: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia

Competitive selection

Commitment: 6 – 18 months

Fee Rate: Voluntary with subsistence

Closing Date: Friday 29 March 2019 at 23:59 (Morocco Time)

As part of Young Mediterranean Voices (YMV), the British Council is looking to recruit Peer Facilitators who will be responsible to deliver debate trainings to young debaters, co-develop debate clubs, monitor and support debaters during cascade and competitions as well as possibility to adjudicate during debate competitions. Peer Facilitators will be recruited in 8 MENA countries; Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia.


Young Mediterranean Voices (YMV) seeks to empower young women and men to enhance a culture of dialogue, to contribute to public policy and shape media discourses, and to create a shared understanding with peers across the Mediterranean on how to address issues of common concern to their communities.

To achieve this, the programme focuses on four specific objectives:

  • A cadre of young influencers with enhanced skills for dialogue and debate will be created;
  • Debating practices will be embedded in education institutions and CSOs;
  • Platforms and mechanisms for young influencers will be enhanced to shape public policy, influence decision-makers and shape media narratives;
  • Exposure among young debaters for shared understanding and capacity will be enhanced to develop shared responses with peers to socio-cultural challenges.

YMV is coordinated by the Anna Lindh Foundation, co-founded by the British Council, and developed in partnership with the Centre for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), Friends of Europe, the World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid, MEDAC and Soliya. The programme is funded by the European Commission and co-funded by the Government of Finland, the British Council and World Bank Group.

Peer Facilitators Expected Roles

Peer Facilitators are key to YMV programme delivery; they are the link between young debaters in debate clubs and the rest of the programme; the organisations (hubs) and the Master Facilitators. In particular, Peer Facilitators are expected to:

  • Attend a 3-day National Debate training in country which will include an intensive training in the YMV Debate Curriculum and Facilitation Techniques and additional home/online learning.
  • Attend the national launching meeting with hubs to develop cascade action plan.
  • Deliver the debate training during cascade phase to debate clubs organised by Hubs organisations.
  • Follow up and monitor debaters in debate clubs during practice and before competitions.
  • Prepare motions for the debaters during the cascade trainings and other competitions.
  • Travel (internally and/or externally) when needed.
  • Report to Master Facilitators on debaters performance, number of debaters, motions used.
  • Select and recommend debaters during the qualification stage leading to the final competition.
  • Show full commitment throughout the YMV life cycle: National Debate training, cascade trainings, information sessions, inter-debate competitions, and the national debate forum.
  • Become a part of the wider YMV team, actively participating in the ‘National Advisory Committee’ and sharing good practice.
  • Become a representative of YMV, upholding YMV mission, ethos and reputation.

How to Apply?

Submit your Application Form attached below and all mandatory documentation to by the Response Deadline 29 March 2019, as set out in the timescale section of the application, mentioning in the subject email: [Peer Facilitator – Your Country – Your Name.]