Call for trainers: ‘Children on the Move’ study session 2017

Are you aged 18-35? Do you want to get more active in the educational work of IFM-SEI? Do you have experience working on the topics of child refugees, unaccompanied minors or children’s rights?

IFM-SEI is looking for enthusiastic, motivated and experienced trainers to join an international team for our upcoming study session in partnership with the Council of Europe:

‘Children on the move – how youth organisations can support young refugees and migrants’

Aim: To better understand the systemic causes for flight and migration in order for children and youth organisations to better support young refugees and migrants and include them in their work.


  • To analyse flight and migration from a global perspective
  • To understand the systemic reasons for flight
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  • To learn more about the specific
    challenges of unaccompanied minors
  • To share good practice of supporting young migrants and refugees, particularly unaccompanied minors
  • To develop ideas on how youth organisations can support young migrants and refugees, particularly unaccompanied minors

Where: European Youth Centre, Strasbourg 

When: 5-12 March 2017

Who: The study session is open to IFM-SEI member from Council of Europe member states and one person from each of the following countries: Colombia, Palestine, Indonesia and Senegal. This person can be a team member or participant, but not both. The Council of Europe covers all accommodation, board, travel and programme costs.

Role of the trainer:

  • Attend a preparation meeting in Strasbourg (9-11 December 2016, arriving on the evening of the 9th and departing on the afternoon 11th)
  • Be in regular communication with other team members, including through regular email communication and participation in virtual meetings
  • Design the programme and methodology of the study session
  • Prepare session outlines
  • Deliver the study session as a team, with everyone taking responsibility for parts of the programme
  • Evaluate the programme and provide an oral and/or written evaluation
  • Support the participants in their learning and understanding

Please note that this is a voluntary position however all reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

Profile of the trainer:


  • Be 18-35 years old
  • Be active in an IFM-SEI member organisation from Europe, Colombia, Palestine, Indonesia or Senegal (if a non-European team member is selected then no participant will be selected from this country)
  • Have experience as a trainer and/or facilitator on a national, regional and/or international level
  • Have a good working understanding of IFM-SEI
  • Have experience of working on the topics of child refugees, unaccompanied minors and/or children’s rights
  • Have an understanding of non-formal education theory and experience in using non-formal education methods
  • Have practice in working with groups comprised of participants with different levels of knowledge and experience
  • Have intercultural sensitivity and experience in working with international groups
  • Be a good team player
  • Be able to communicate confidently English


  • Have completed a Training of Trainers programme
  • Have hands-on experience working with child refugees and/or unaccompanied minors

If you are interested in joining our team and have the necessary skills and experience please send a motivation letter to outlining the f
ollowing (up to one page of A4):

  • Your motivation11202828_871781786218173_3249227935189902110_o
  • Your expectations of study session
  • Your experience related to the criteria
  • What unique qualities you can bring to the team and to the study session
  • How you would use your knowledge and experiences

If you have any questions please contact Carly on Deadline for applications: Tuesday 8 November. We should inform you that all successful applicants’ member organisations will be contacted to ensure they can support you in the role. All applicants will be contacted within two weeks of the deadline with the outcome of their application.

View and download the PDF call for trainers for the IFM-SEI Study Session 2017 ‘Children on the Move’.