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20 March 2017 / 21. Jamaad-Ul-Akhar 1438

Madinah & Bab: Mentor applications are now open!

Posted on Mon, 2017-02-13 17:01

Role Description and Person Specification

 

Dates: Thursday 13 July to Sunday 6 August 2017

 

Role Purpose: To assist in the spiritual, social, emotional and intellectual development of the course participants.

 

Benefits:

  • Have the opportunity to inspire youth to understand themselves and their religion by listening to them and sharing your experiences
  • Engage in a unique personal development journey for yourself and those around you
  • Ability to participate in all course activities.
  • Develop social bonds with a variety of age groups from different cultures.

 

Requirements:

The mentor should:

  • Be in Iran throughout the period of approximately 12th July to 6th August 2017 as part of the Course, and the mentor development programme
  • Submit a report on return to their home country as well as participate in debrief sessions to provide feedback for future years
  • Support the organising team and proactively assist for the next courses.

 

Development:

Successful applicants must be able and willing to attend a full-time training session in Qum, Iran for 3 days from 13 July to 15 July 2017.

 

How to Apply: 

Click here for the application form

 

Deadline for Application: 

The deadline for submitting the mentor application is 10th April 2017.

 

Key accountabilities:

The mentor will:

  • Be responsible for supporting the personal development of a small group of participants
  • Facilitate learning for participants by helping them reflect and discuss what they have been taught
  • Act as a liaison between students, WF Qum Office and the WF
  • Provide regular updates and feedback to the organising team on current progress and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Take good quality photos and provide communication updates of the course via social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

 

The mentor will not:

  • Organise the overall logistics of the course.
  • Be responsible for the participants’ primary religious teaching.
  • Be responsible for dealing with any serious medical or disciplinary emergencies. These will be dealt with by the WF Qum Office.

 

Please note: This list is not exhaustive, and therefore any further tasks work that may be a part of the mentor’s duties may also be incorporated into this schedule at a later date.

 

Mentor specification:

 

Age Criteria: Preferably 21 years of age or older

 

Experience:

  • The applicant should have experience of working with youths (e.g., in the KSI community)
  • The applicant should preferably be a graduate of the Bab or Madinah al-Ilm course

 

Specialist skills/knowledge:

  • Have a practical understanding of Islamic ethics
  • Ability to administer First Aid. Successful participants who do not possess this can be trained on this after their applications are successful;
  • Knowledge of Farsi is desirable, not essential.

Organisation:

  • Well organised, plans ahead and highlights problems in advance.

Interpersonal skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to deal with conflict.

Teamwork:

  • Able to collaborate with others and contribute as part of a team in order to achieve a common goal, as opposed to working independently or competitively.

Communication:

  • Excellent communication, listening and questioning skills

 

Initiative:

  • Possessing a proactive approach and attitude to one’s duties; sees tasks through to completion.
  • Able to see the ‘bigger picture’ and to realise the implications of one’s actions; 

If you have any questions or require any further information, please email us at madinahbabcourse@world-federation.org

 

Mentor Training Blogs:

Click here for the mentor training blogs from past years:

 

Madinah & Bab Course Report-2016:

Click here to read 2016’s report – MUST READ

 

Terms and Conditions:

Click here for Rules and Regulations/dress code

 

 


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