MYF Advisory Program

About MYF Advisors 2025: (First Cohort)

In our ongoing commitment to realizing the MYF’s overarching vision of promoting knowledge exchange and enriching experiences, and furthering our mission to empower youth in the Euro-Mediterranean region, we have taken strategic steps to fortify our organizational framework. Notably, we have expanded our internal structure to include a distinguished International Advisory Council.

Comprising seasoned activists and experts hailing from diverse fields, this council is instrumental in infusing our initiatives with multifaceted perspectives and profound insights.

The MYF Advisory Council serves as a vital component in our pursuit of excellence, offering invaluable guidance as we navigate the dynamic landscape of youth empowerment. This strategic enhancement to our organizational structure is designed to ensure that MYF remains at the forefront of fostering positive change in the Euro-Mediterranean region. Through this collaborative approach, we aspire to transcend boundaries and forge lasting connections, thereby creating a more inclusive and empowered future for the youth we serve.

The selection of advisors is meticulous, considering their expertise in areas such as Social Justice, environmental sustainability, education, technology, and more. The international nature of our advisory council is a deliberate choice, reflecting MYF’s commitment to fostering collaboration and understanding across borders.

 

  • Position Name: MYF Advisor
  • Work Location: Virtually
  • Type of contract: Advisory with a small compensation

 

  • Advisory Duration:

One year; from September 2024 till September 2025.

Working hours: 3-5 hours/ week

2. The responsibilities of MYF Advisor 2024-2026

MYF advisors will play a vital role in assuring that the organization experience will be meaningful to the youth as well as gain practical experience and apply their academic knowledge and skills in a real-world setting.

The main responsibilities include but are not limited to

  1. Representing the foundation at Conferences, Seminars, International annual meetings, Webinars, and various forums.
  2. Providing training sessions, professional guidance and mentorship to MYF members, and newcomers regardless of race, creed, age, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or gender.
  3. Contributing to writing project proposals, providing assistance in the planning of the MYF projects and preparing for events. Offer suggestions and resources.
  4. Build a professional network by communicating with colleagues, supervisors and professionals from all over the Euro-Mediterranean region.
  5. Encourage opportunities within the foundation that will contribute to its development.
  6. Participate in discussions and contribute to the creation of policies that align with the MYF objectives and promote youth empowerment, environmental sustainability, and inclusivity.
  7. MYF Advisors act as facilitators for collaboration between MYF and stakeholders, organizations and networks from the Euro-Med region. By fostering partnerships, networking, and opportunities.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Applicants’ age: 25: 49
  2. Residency: Worldwide
  3. Educational Background:

MYF Advisor should be recently graduated with/Master’s/PhD in Political Sci, Business, International Relations, Languages, or Mass Communication or have a relevant educational background to the position of interest.

  1. Skills and Competencies:

We are seeking advisors with skills in

1-  Capacity to represent the Organization competently and convincingly.

2- Familiarity with the political and cultural context of the Euro-Med region, and excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to participate effectively in high-level negotiations with internal and external partners.

3- Experience in partnership-building with Euro-Med Agencies, the private sector, and NGOs.

4 – Experience in developing proposals and agreements for external funding.

5- Have at least 5 years experience in the field that he/she applies to.

  1. Commitment:

MYF Advisors should demonstrate a commitment to the mission and values of MYF, as well as a willingness to actively contribute to projects. Advisors are obligated to attend two online meetings per month. (If any)

  1. Availability:

Ensure that Advisors can commit the required time and are available for meeting and project involvement 3-5  hours at least per week.

  1. Language Proficiency:

Proficiency in English is a must. Proficiency in any other EuroMed language is a PLUS.

Advisor Benefits

Being a MYF Advisor is a rewarding and enriching experience, both personally and professionally:

  • Meeting Allowance will start from the third month of your role as an MYF Advisor, you will be eligible for a meeting allowance per meeting.
  • You will have the opportunity to enhance your skills in areas such as leadership, project management, communication, and sustainability.
  • Opportunity to participate in MYF regional and strategic projects.
  • Attend UNFCCC and ECOSOC meetings that include, but are not limited to (COP – CSW – WEF – WSF – WHA – CBD).
  • Contribute to shaping sustainable development policies and strategies at a regional level.
  • You will have the chance to connect with colleagues, professionals, and experts from diverse backgrounds, this networking can open doors to new opportunities for personal and professional advancement.
  • You will be recognized for your expertise and dedication to the foundation’s mission. This recognition can take the form of appreciation events, certificates, letters of recommendation, and references that can strengthen your professional profile.

Please note that:

In case you resign and leave the advisory council, MYF retains the right not to offer a certificate or reference letter if your performance is not in line with this guidebook and the code of conduct

There are two ways to apply for this position:

1. Nomination from MYF Board:

1. Nomination from MYF Board:

  1. Regarding your enriching experiences and involvement or your special participation in one of the MYF’s projects, one of the MYF board can nominate you to be MYF Advisor.

 

2- When expressing your interest to one of the board and provide relevant information about your background, qualifications, and experiences that make you a suitable Advisor for the role.

 

2. Application Form: Click here.

2. Application Form:

    1. to be completed with personal and professional information about the applicant in addition to the motivation to join MYF and any further relevant information.
    2. Copy of the National ID card if you are Egyptian. Passport/residency permit if you’re Non-Egyptian.

     

     

    All documents must be attached in PDF format in the Form.

To ensure equal treatment of applicants Advisors:

MYF  cannot give a prior opinion on the eligibility of applicants and the action. No individual replies will be given to questions. All questions and answers, as well as other important notices to applicants during the evaluation procedure, will be communicated to applicants only if they are shortlisted.

The submitted applications will be screened by an Evaluation Committee composed of MYF board members, and External experts.

 

Specific selection criteria have been established to develop a clear, non-discriminatory, non-prejudicial, and fair-competition evaluation process. The selection procedure will be based on an evaluation of the following criteria:

  • Relevance
  • Consistency

 

 

  • Motivation and interest
  • Previous knowledge related to the position.

1. Application Review:

All submitted applications will undergo a thorough review to assess alignment with MYF’s mission and the specified role of the position.

2. Initial Screening:

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an initial screening to gauge their motivation, availability, and initial fit for the roles.

3. Skills Assessment:

Depending on the nature of the applicant roles, selected applicants may be required to complete a skills assessment or task to evaluate their proficiency in key areas.

4. Reference Checks:

MYF may conduct reference checks to verify the applicant’s previous experiences and qualifications

5. Interview:

Shortlisted candidates will participate in an interview to further assess their qualifications, skills, and alignment with MYF’s values. The interview may be conducted in person, via video call, or over the phone.

5. Final Selection:

After completing the assessment phases, the final selection of the Advisor will be made based on a combination of skills, motivation, and alignment with MYF’s values.

1. Climate and Environment Advisor

Responsibilities:

  • Develop proposals for MYF’s projects that are related to Climate Action.
  • Work to actively involve the youth in climate change initiatives, ensuring their voices, perspectives, and ideas are heard and considered.
  • Advocate for youth involvement in climate change policy and decision-making processes at local, national, and international levels.
  • Analyzing existing policies, identifying gaps, and suggesting innovative approaches to promote youth participation and address climate change issues.
  • Represent MYF in COPs, climate action conferences and assist in providing policy papers to stakeholders.
  • Foster partnerships and collaborations with youth-led organizations, civil society and international agencies working on climate change.
  • Collaborate with team members to ensure effective communication and coordination.

Qualifications:

  • Background in international relations, climate change, youth development, public policy or related fields.
  • Experience in advocating for youth involvement in climate change decision-making processes and understanding the climate change policy landscape.
  • Experience in project management, including planning, implementation, monitoring of initiatives and writing policy papers related to climate change.

 

 

 

  • Familiarity with international climate change frameworks, such as (UNFCCC) and knowledge of global and regional climate change policies and initiatives.

 

 

  • The ability to facilitate discussions, workshops, and training sessions for promoting dialogue and knowledge exchange on climate change issues.

2. Human Rights and Human Trafficking Advisor

  • Responsibilities:
    • Assist in organizing awareness campaigns, conducting training sessions, and developing educational materials to enhance understanding of human trafficking and its signs.
    • Assist in developing Editions of Dialogue of Human Fraternity Document projects, increasing international cooperation with more exchange of information with EU-Med countries.
    • Support the coordination of activities related to project implementation.
    • Conduct research and analysis on relevant topics as assigned.
    • Assist in the preparation of reports and documentation related to human rights and human trafficking.
    • The ability to coordinate public action at the regional level and further strengthen international cooperation in human rights and human trafficking.

    Qualifications:

    • Strong background in human rights, law, social work, public policy or related fields.
    • Work effectively with individuals from different cultural, ethnic, and social backgrounds.

     

    • strong understanding of human rights principles, international human rights law, and the specific issues surrounding human rights and trafficking.
    • Knowledge of international human rights standards and their application to addressing human rights and trafficking.
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.

3. Media Literacy Advisor

Responsibilities:

  • Provide expertise and guidance in developing and implementing media literacy education program
  • Design curriculum, Action plans, and systems that help MYF critically analyze, evaluate, and understand media messages.
  • Assist in Educating about online safety, privacy, digital footprints, and ethical behaviour in digital spaces.
  • Guiding in analyzing and evaluating media content.
  • The ability to integrate media literacy in MYF projects and policy frameworks.
  • Assist with sharing the MYF projects deliverables through the communications channels.

Qualifications:

  • Strong background in media studies communications or related fields.
  • Familiarity with emerging technologies, social media platforms, and digital trends.
  • Ability to guide others in critically assessing media messages, sources, and media production techniques.
  • Strong skills in analyzing and evaluating media content, including identifying bias, misinformation, and propaganda.

 

 

Knowledge of digital literacy skills, online safety practices, and responsible digital citizenship

4. Sports Education Advisor

Responsibilities:

  • Providing information about institutional policies, procedures, resources, and programs that are related to sports education.
  • provide guidance on adapting sports activities to accommodate promoting gender equality, and fostering a welcoming sports environment.
  • Conducting training programs in sports education.
  • Engaging with communities and promoting sports education beyond formal.
  • Assist in content creation in sports education on MYF social platform.
  • The ability to design sports education training materials with educational standards to integrate skill progression for the youth.

Qualifications:

  • A deep understanding of sports education concepts, theories, and best practices.
  • Creative mindset with excellent written communication skills.
  • Passion for promoting sports education, fostering development, and promoting the benefits of sports education.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

5. Social Inclusion Advisor

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and mentor Community resource persons individually, and as a group of specialists.
  • Facilitate the implementation of appropriate strategies and tools to increase the capacity of staff, partners, and members on Social Inclusion approaches and Principles.

 

  • Monitor and actively participate in processes for the development of calls for proposals.
  • Keep MYF informed of changing contexts, issues and concerns relevant to social inclusion project activities.
  • Attend and represent MYF at networking forums and events.

Qualifications:

  • Experience at the field level in social inclusion development
  • Practical experience in implementing Gender projects in the field, and the associated documentation.
  • Experience in leading, supporting, and managing a team.
  • Experience in organizing and conducting trainings and workshops at different levels.

Experience in a number of different approaches to extension and use of media for community learning.

6. Gender Justice Advisor:

Responsibilities:

  • Review and monitoring of cross-organisational gender strategies, positioning, audits and advocacy plans, as well as periodic reviews of organizational objectives.

 

  • Contribute to the development of annual plans for internal gender support and external gender advocacy, working with the Peacebuilding advisor and liaising with Programme Department teams.
  • Advise teams through practical suggestions and guidance on incorporating gender-sensitive and inclusive approaches into conflict analysis, research, programme design and concept development.
  • Manage the work of consultants employed to support specific project activities. ensuring they work as a team and deliver high-quality work on time.
  • Draft content on gender justice for the social media accounts with the media and public relations office.
  • Support MYF application when applying for network membership and grants related to gender justice.

Qualifications:

  • Sound understanding of gender and inclusion in peacebuilding theory and practice.
  • Extensive experience of providing practical advice, expertise and accompaniment to MYF staff, members and partners in conflict-affected

contexts in integrating gender and inclusion in peacebuilding programmes.

  • Strong facilitation and training skills on gender and inclusion and ability to present complex information on gender and inclusion to non-specialist audiences so that it is easily understood.
  • Experience in undertaking supervised practice-based gender-sensitive research resulting in high-quality analysis and reporting.
  • Experience in taking minutes in meetings, and conferences, revising and contributing to the drafting of substantive policy reports.

7. Peacebuilding and Human Fraternity Advisor:

Responsibilities:

  • Support and build the capacity of MYF programme and project staff on planning, implementation and evaluation of peacebuilding and Human Fraternity programming.
  • Actively participate in and build the peacebuilding and the value of Human Fraternity discourse among and between the international organization and MYF partners.
  • Develop a strategy for mainstreaming peacebuilding and Human Fraternity in the MYF and partners programs.
  • Provide contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice, in particular contributing to the MYF experience in the area of peacebuilding and human fraternity.
  • Design and implementation of an effective planning, implementation and reporting strategy for peacebuilding and human fraternity with the MYF.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and writing skills.
  • Capacity to interact with MYF partners, donors, etc.
  • Outstanding analytical skills. Ability to present coherent and convincing positions both in writing and orally.
  • Strong ability to take initiative to move complex processes forward to achieve articulated results, work at varying levels and on different initiatives.
  • Demonstrable networking capability and interpersonal skills.

8. Youth Policy & Strategies Advisor

Responsibilities:

  • Support to provide guidance to the MYF to identify key stakeholders and key partners who are fundamental in influencing the implementation of youth policies at the national and regional levels.
  • Support MYF in reviewing the current policies, planning, programs, procedures and provisions of related regulations focused on youth employment and services for youth.
  • Promote youth-related policies and initiatives, through building partnerships, raising awareness, and influencing decision-makers at regional levels to prioritize youth issues and implement effective policies.
  • Contribute to the strategic planning process by providing expertise and insights on youth-related matters, assisting in setting goals, and developing strategies that align with MYF’s mission and vision.
  • Working to Facilitate opportunities for meaningful youth participation, empowering young people to have a voice in decision-making processes.

Qualifications:

  • Experience working directly with young people, understanding their needs, and involving them in decision-making processes
  • Strong ability to communicate and function effectively in an international/multicultural environment.
  • High-level planning, organizational and time management skills, including flexibility, attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure to meet changing deadlines.
  • Understanding and respecting diverse cultural backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

 

 

 

Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential for preparing policy briefs, reports, presentations, and other communication materials.

9- Lobbying and Advocacy Advisor

Responsibilities:

  • Develop comprehensive advocacy strategies to achieve the MYF’s policy goals by identifying key issues, potential opportunities, and challenges.
  • Build and maintain partnerships with like-minded organizations, interest groups, and individuals, policymakers, government officials relevant to the advocacy.
  • Engage in direct lobbying activities, such as meeting with policymakers, providing expert testimony, and presenting policy recommendations.
  • Evaluate the outcomes, measure progress against objectives, and identify lessons learned to refine future strategies and approaches.

Qualifications:

  • A strong academic background in advocacy, lobbying, and public affairs can be beneficial.
  • Ability to identify advocacy goals, and develop action plans to influence public opinion, policymakers, and decision-making processes.
  • Understanding how to effectively communicate messages, influence policy outcomes, and navigate political environments.
  • Familiarity with lobbying techniques, including direct lobbying, grassroots mobilization, coalition building, and media outreach.
  • Ability to synthesize complex information and present it compellingly.

10- Human Resources Advisor

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the recruitment and selection process by developing job descriptions, posting job advertisements, screening resumes, conducting interviews and making recommendations for hiring decisions.
  • Reviewing employees’ work progress using the KPIs system and making recommendations, if necessary.
  • Assist in identifying training and development opportunities to enhance employee performance.
  • Ensure compliance with employment laws and regulations and guide policy interpretation and application.
  • Assist in generating HR reports, providing insights to inform decision-making and ensuring data accuracy and integrity.

 

Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational, and administrative skills and Working knowledge of HR systems and software.
  • The ability to research, analyze, and make logical decisions within a given timeframe.
  • Updated knowledge of recruitment strategies and employment legislation.

11. Economic Empowerment and Entrepreneurship Advisor:

Responsibilities:

  • Develop strategies to promote economic empowerment and entrepreneurship among youth.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to young entrepreneurs to support their business ventures.

 

 

  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to create opportunities for economic growth and development.
  • Research economic trends and best practices in entrepreneurship.
  • Assist in the design and implementation of programs aimed at fostering entrepreneurship skills.
  • Offer expertise in financial management, market analysis, and business planning.
  • Facilitate networking opportunities and partnerships to enhance economic empowerment initiatives.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of economic empowerment programs and initiatives.

Qualifications:

  • Background in economics, business administration, or a related field.
  • Experience in entrepreneurship development, business consulting, or economic empowerment programs.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and independently.
  • Understanding of economic principles and policies affecting entrepreneurship.
  • Heritage and Intercultural Dialogue Advisor:
  • Responsibilities:
  • Promote intercultural dialogue and understanding through heritage preservation and cultural exchange.
  • Develop initiatives to safeguard cultural heritage and promote cultural diversity.

 

  • Collaborate with local communities, organizations, and cultural institutions to support heritage conservation efforts.
  • Organize events, workshops, and seminars to raise awareness about cultural heritage and intercultural dialogue.
  • Facilitate cultural exchange programs and partnerships to foster mutual understanding and respect.
  • Research heritage preservation and intercultural communication.
  • Advocate for policies and practices that promote cultural heritage conservation and intercultural dialogue.
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of heritage and intercultural dialogue initiatives.
  • Qualifications:
  • Background in cultural heritage management, anthropology, or a related field.
  • Experience in heritage preservation, cultural diplomacy, or intercultural dialogue initiatives.
  • Strong passion for cultural diversity and heritage conservation.
  • Excellent communication and networking skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with diverse stakeholders and communities.
  • Knowledge of international frameworks and conventions related to cultural heritage.

12. AI and Cybersecurity Advisor:

Responsibilities:

  • Provide expertise and guidance on artificial intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity issues.
  • Assess risks and vulnerabilities in AI systems and cybersecurity protocols.

 

  • Develop strategies to mitigate cybersecurity threats and enhance AI security.
  • Advise on the ethical and responsible use of AI technologies.
  • Collaborate with IT teams to implement cybersecurity measures and protocols.
  • Stay updated on emerging trends and developments in AI and cybersecurity.
  • Conduct training sessions and workshops on AI and cybersecurity best practices.
  • Support the development of policies and regulations related to AI and cybersecurity.

Qualifications:

  • Background in computer science, cybersecurity, or a related field.
  • Experience in AI development, cybersecurity analysis, or IT security management.
  • Strong understanding of AI technologies and cybersecurity principles.
  • Familiarity with industry standards and best practices in AI and cybersecurity.
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to communicate complex technical concepts effectively.
  • Commitment to ethical and responsible AI practices.
  • Knowledge of regulatory frameworks and compliance requirements in AI and cybersecurity.

1. Application & Onboarding

  1. Application & Onboarding
  2. Application Submission:

Prospective Advisors are invited to submit their applications by the specified deadline. This involves filling out a detailed application form to help us understand their skills, interests, and motivations.

 

  1. Initial Screening:

Our team conducts an initial screening of applications to ensure alignment with MYF’s mission and Advisor requirements.

  1. Interview Process:

Shortlisted candidates undergo interviews to assess their suitability for the available positions.

Successful candidates receive acceptance notifications and undergo a comprehensive onboarding process, introducing them to MYF’s values, goals, and team dynamics.

  1. Orientation Session:

Advisors participate in an orientation session to familiarize themselves with MYF’s projects, initiatives, and organizational structure.

2. Active Engagement

  1. – Project Involvement:Advisors are actively involved in ongoing projects, contributing their skills and expertise to make a positive impact.- Collaborative Environment:MYF Advisors fosters a collaborative and supportive environment, encouraging Advisors to share ideas, collaborate with team members, and actively participate in decision-making processes.

4. Transition and Next Steps

  1. End-of-Term Evaluation:

At the end of the journey, Advisors undergo a comprehensive evaluation to reflect on their experiences and gather feedback.

  1. Post-Advisor Opportunities:

MYF provides information about potential opportunities for further involvement or collaboration beyond the initial advisor term.

3. Recognition & Appreciation

    1. Acknowledgment:

    MYF recognizes and acknowledges the valuable contributions of Advisors through various means, including shout-outs in team meetings and social media features.

    b.Certificates of Appreciation:

    Advisors receive certificates of appreciation to recognize their dedication and commitment to MYF’s mission. and reference letter provided by MYF through 15 work days.

     

No Fee

MYF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training, or any other fees). MYF does not concern itself with information on bank accounts.

TERMS OF THE CONTRACT

We, in MYF, work together against discriminatory practices against young people, such as low youth minimum wages and unpaid Advisory.

To ensure alignment and mutual understanding with the EU;  the European Economic and Social Committee to know more.

MYF offers a 2-year contract with a compensation of 10€ per meeting.

 

MYF is trying to respect youth rights, ban unpaid advisory and maximize the quality of Advisors in line with the European Charter for Quality Advisorys and Apprenticeships (www.youthforum.org/european-quality-charter-Advisorys-and-apprenticeshi

RECRUITMENT POLICY

Anti-discrimination

All appointments should be made in a transparent way and comply with all relevant employment regulations. No job applicant or employee should receive

less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion, ethnic or national origins, gender, gender identity, marital status, caring responsibilities, sexual orientation, disability or chronic illness.

MYF is committed to the welfare of our staff/interns/advisors/volunteers and we believe that any concerns brought to light at an early stage can be dealt with informally between interns/advisors/volunteers and supervisors. In the unlikely event that a dispute cannot be resolved in this manner, their Manager can be involved. All staff/interns/advisors/volunteers have the opportunity to give feedback to the Manager through evaluation forms or meetings, depending on the staff/interns/advisors/volunteers role.

A. MYF Code of Conduct:

At Mediterranean Youth Foundation we require that all of our staff/interns/advisors/volunteers conduct themselves according to the highest standards of ethics, integrity, and behaviour when dealing with our partners, colleagues and other stakeholders. This includes but is not necessarily limited to, full compliance with all legal obligations imposed by statute or any other sources.

This Code establishes the standards of behavior that must be met by all Volunteers. Where these standards are not met, appropriate disciplinary action will be taken. In cases where the breach involves serious misconduct, this may result in summary dismissal. In cases where a breach of the policy involves a breach of any law, then the relevant government authorities or the police may be notified.

B. Operations:

The purpose of this policy is to make it clear what MYF expects from staff/interns/advisors/volunteers, and they are always required to be familiar with and comply with the terms of this policy. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action, including potential termination of organizations

In so far as this policy imposes any obligations on the organization, those obligations are not contractual and do not give rise to any contractual rights. To the extent that this policy describes benefits and entitlements for staff/interns/advisors/volunteers, they are discretionary and are also not intended to be contractual. MYF may unilaterally introduce, vary, remove or replace this policy at any time.

C. Standards of conduct

The standards expected of volunteers include

  • Compliance with all MYF and workplace policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and contracts.
  • Compliance with all laws.
  • Compliance with all reasonable and lawful instructions

 

 

 

given by or on behalf of the organization.

  • Devotion of the staff/interns/advisors/volunteers’s entire time, attention, and skill during normal staff/interns/advisors/volunteers hours and at other times as reasonably necessary for the volunteer to perform their duties.
  • To be honest and fair in dealings with team members, partners, co-workers, public, and to treat them with courtesy and respect.
  • To be faithful and diligent, and actively always pursue MYF’s best interests.
  • To work in a safe and compliant manner, and to observe all workplace health and safety rules and responsibilities;

Refrain from any discriminatory, bullying or harassing behaviour toward team members, partner organizations and the public.

  • To not make any statements to the media about MYF, unless expressly authorized to do so by the organization (requests for media statements should be referred to Insert Media Position).

 

  • Do not make any statements about the organization on social media, or any other public platform, that may harm MYF’s reputation.
  • Immediately disclosing any potential, perceived or actual conflict of interest (whether direct or indirect) that may give rise to a conflict with the performance of the volunteer’s obligations to the organization, or the organization’s Scope of work, confidential information or reputational interests. MYF may direct staff/interns/advisors/volunteers to take action to eliminate or reduce any such conflict, and volunteers must comply with such directions.
  • To not use or come to work while affected by the use of prohibited drugs or alcohol.
  • To not discriminate based on personal characteristics including (but not limited to) sex, race, disability, pregnancy, age, marital status, sexual orientation or personal favour or relationships.
  • To ensure and maintain punctuality; To respect the organization’s property.
  • To dress appropriately and to ensure that appearance is presentable, clean, neat and tidy (including but not limited to wearing any uniform that is required of you by the organization);
  • To not use MYF email to send sexually explicit or suggestive material or other offensive or harassing material.
  • To maintain both during Volunteering and after termination from the organization, the confidentiality of any confidential information, records or other materials acquired during the work journey.
  • At all times, behave in a way that upholds MYF’s core values and the integrity and good reputation of MYF.
  • Reporting any conduct of other workplace participants which is in breach of any of the above, or potentially in breach of any of the above, without delay.
  • To speak up and declare any conflicts or negative attitudes to the human resource department and be open.
  • Not to resign or get out of the organization without declaring reason during a Human resource meeting.
  • To maintain empathy with all colleagues and maintain active listening.

 

  • All staff/interns/advisors/volunteers are expected to act and show integrity and professionalism while in the workplace
  • We strongly discourage staff/interns/advisors/volunteers from accepting gifts from outside parties. We also prohibit briberies that can benefit an external or internal party.
  • All volunteers should fulfil their duties with integrity and respect toward stakeholders and the community. Team leaders and Co-founders mustn’t abuse their authority. We expect them to delegate duties to their team members considering their competencies and workload. Likewise, we expect team members to follow team leaders’ instructions and complete their duties with skill and promptly with love and peace and enjoyable tasks for a positive productive environment.
  • Staff/interns/advisors/volunteers are expected to avoid any personal, financial, or other interests which may hinder their capability or willingness to fulfil their duties.
  • At the workplace, staff/interns/advisors/volunteers are expected to act friendly and collaborative with everyone. We don’t want anyone to disrupt the workplace or create obstacles to colleagues’ work or duties.
  • All employees are required to remain open for communication and dialogue with their co-workers, team leaders, team members, and head of the committee.

D. Disciplinary actions

We may take disciplinary action against any staff/interns/advisors/volunteers who have repeatedly or intentionally failed to follow our code of conduct. The disciplinary actions will vary based on the violation committed.

Possible consequences include:

  • Demotion.
  • Reprimand.
  • Suspension or termination when dealing with serious offences.
  • Detraction of benefits for a specific amount of time.

MYF may take legal action if corruption, theft, embezzlement, or other unlawful behaviour takes place at any given time.

 

Volunteers are required to read and follow all our foundation policies. If you have any questions, ask your team leader or the Human Resources (HR) department, for assistance, you can send an email to: [email protected].

1.Mediterranean Youth Academy-MYA

It is a “dialogue platform for Mediterranean youth” that works to raise youth awareness of issues related to the Mediterranean region, such as human fraternity, climate change, the environment, youth and gender equality, youth empowerment and facilitation of mobility, in addition to irregular migration. The Mediterranean Youth Academy aims to achieve effective, dynamic and sustainable youth participation in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Tenth, Thirteenth, Sixteenth, and Seventeenth, developing sustainable solutions and policies, building partnerships, North-South cooperation, and South-South cooperation.

The first edition of the Academy was implemented in Cairo – Egypt from 25 August to 1 September, 2021, the second edition was implemented from 14 to 19 September, 2022 in Alexandria – Egypt and the third one was recently implemented from the 6th to the 9th of November in Barcelona, Spain. The Academy seeks to implement the next editions in more than one Euro-Mediterranean country.

2- Youth Entrepreneurship in Rural Areas in Mediterranean Countries-YERAME

The project aims to tackle depopulation in the Euro Mediterranean rural areas, which have become increasingly emptied of the necessary youth to foster economic development, access to services, and connectivity. The ageing and decline of the population are one of the greatest future challenges facing the European Union, and since rural areas represent the vast majority of the territory involved, YERAME has been crafted with the scope to increase the capacity to provide learning opportunities for entrepreneurial skills of organizations working with young people in rural areas. The project is expected to

improve the entrepreneurial skills of the rural youth of the Mediterranean region, to promote the creation of sustainable businesses that can therefore tackle the depopulation in those areas that are suffering.

3-I MAM Virtual

IMAM- dIgital sMArt Mother VIRTUAL has the general objective of supporting the job inclusion of young mothers and future mothers aged between 26 and 30 through the development of digital skills, thanks to non-formal online learning. The project aims to contribute to bridging the gender digital divide in the reference areas of the partnership, namely: Rome-Italy, Mardin-Turkey, RAZLOG-Bulgaria, Sfax-Tunisia, Cairo-Egypt, Amman – Jordan. The project is built to measure the needs of the Countries involved, to give access to national and international knowledge, and to develop skills and empowerment to create independence in the participants and economic value to the country of reference. Courses will be used for the development of technical skills related to some professional figures in the digital world, the o some professional figures in the digital world, the development of transversal management skills, and the learning of the basic principles of digital skills.

4. Mediterranean Initiative for Human Rights Education through Art and Sport

The project is the first Egyptian Mediterranean-oriented initiative, addressing human rights education through the use of art and sports as effective tools to promote a culture of human rights and relevant topics, including (quality of life, freedom of movement, human fraternity, social inclusion, cultural pluralism and the preservation of national identities). The project targets young individuals aged 18 to 29 years, with a specific focus on those who have less access to opportunities and who face social, cultural, economic, physical, or geographical challenges, or a combination of all of these factors. The project also employs the non-formal education approach in all of its activities. It operates through a top-down methodology through building formal, international, and regional partnerships and advancing public policies of concern/action. Simultaneously, it operates using a bottom-up methodology through the capacity-building of young people to change for the better in their small communities, reaching higher levels.

5. Yo(th) will be Free

The project Yo(th) will be Free aims at improving the quality of the youth work in the countries of the MENA regions (Middle East and North Africa), to make it a tool for the rehabilitation of young ex-offenders or at high risk of offending by allowing them to become youth workers and find a decent work.

Three specific objectives are:

  1. Increase the competencies of 24 youth workers from the 8 partners, in the field of psychology, pedagogy and cultural mediation;
  2. To make at least 30 young ex-offenders or young at risk of offending aware from the MENA region of the youth work, job opportunities, skills and competencies;
  3. Help the organization of the partnership to create a permanent formative path to teach the 30 people of the target group to become youth workers and include more people from the same target group and so on.

Mediterranean Youth Foundation for Development (MYF):

MYF, the first youth foundation oriented to Mediterranean countries, was established in the Arab Republic of Egypt in 2018. It is led by youth and aims to serve youth, by involving them in social life, especially youth who have less access to opportunities to promote their participation in building youth-friendly societies. In addition, MYF is the first Egyptian foundation to win the King Hamad Award for Youth Empowerment to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals, Youth Empowerment Category for 2020. It has also been awarded the United Nations and BMW Prize for Innovation and Intercultural Dialogue (Intercultural Innovation Hub – IIH) 2021.

Moreover, it has been accredited as a permanent observer member, to be the second Egyptian foundation in history to obtain permanent membership in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2022 and the Foundation has also been granted special advisory membership in the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations in 2023.

Important stations in the journey of the Mediterranean Youth Foundation:

The Mediterranean Youth Foundation (MYF), in its mandate towards fair and equitable experience for its audience, strives towards utilizing the user data towards supporting its activities, projects and community-service mission and values. Accordingly, this Data Privacy Statement, developed as per Egyptian Law Number 151 of the year 2020 as well as European Union General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and other regulations like the EU 2018/1725 decree, would work as a preliminary framework for managing the online/virtual user experience of the organization’s online/virtual platforms, tools, pages, resources and assets. The Mediterranean Youth Foundation (MYF) would strictly utilize users’ collected data towards carrying out its operations as per the organization’s incorporation of licensed objectives and planned operations and not towards commercially inclined endeavours. Users shall refer to the Data Privacy Statement available for viewing and printing at this link: MYF Privacy Statement

14. Contact Information

Address: Office No. 1, Building No. 2013, Al-Eyadaat Street, Zahraa Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt, 11528. (Note: Visits are pre-arranged via email)
For inquiries or additional information, please contact the MYF team at [email protected]
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