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23 September 2017 / 2. Muharram 1439

Mentor Position for the Madinah al-Ilm and Bab al-Ilm Youth Summer Course 2016

Posted on Mon, 2016-02-22 12:08

Role Description and Person Specification

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 28 July to 20 August 2016 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 organizing 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 28 July to 30 July 2016.

How to Apply:

Click here for the Application form 

Deadline for Application:

The deadline for submitting the mentor application is 6th May 2016

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 between students, WF Qum Office and the WF
  • Provide regular updates and feedback to the organizing 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:

  • Organize 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 to 35 years old

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 realize 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-2015:

Click here to read 2015’s report – MUST READ 

Promotional Video: 

Click here to view promotional video (coming soon)

Terms and Conditions:

Click here for Rules and Regulations/dress code

FAQs 

Click here to read the FAQS 


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