Children’s rights are human rights.

The Regional Interactive Guiding Hub & Training Society (RIGHTS) was established in 2022 to create local and regional children’s councils in order to enable child participation within each community. Besides this objective, RIGHTS aims to strengthen children’s councils within schools in order to refresh an already existing mechanism for amplifying the voice of the child within their immediate environment. RIGHTS believes wholeheartedly in the meaningful and rightful participation of children in their communities. RIGHTS emphasises the need to amplify children’s voices and to protect those voices. To exercise this right, it is important that every child has a safe environment in which to do so. A safe environment is an empowering one.

The Malta Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society successfully secured €200,000 in direct EU funds, with RIGHTS being one of 10 projects shortlisted by the EU from 154 projects submitted.

It paved the way for a collaboration with three local stakeholders: the Ministry for Education, Youth, Research and Innovation, the Ministry for Heritage, Arts and Local Government, and the Local Councils Association to provide the funding and framework to get these children’s councils up and running.

Meet the RIGHTS team!

Join the RIGHTS team!

 

The Malta Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society is hiring a Children’s Council Coordinator to work within the RIGHTS team. This person is responsible for coordinating and facilitating child participation processes and meetings with children, and implementing the project according to the already set deliverables. The project ‘Regional Interactive Guiding Hub and Training Society’ (RIGHTS) is co-funded by the European Union and focuses on the establishment of local and regional children’s councils to ensure that children’s voices are given due consideration in the places they reside.

For a full description of duties, please click here.

Requirements:

  • Required to work on a full-time basis, be flexible outside office hours and weekends.
  • Be in possession or be in the process of obtaining a recognised Diploma at MQF Level 5 in either in Youth and Community Studies, Social Work, Psychology, Children’s Care Learning & Development, Project Management, Health & Social Care, Education or a related comparable qualification.
  • Fluent both in English and Maltese.
  • The right candidate should have a dynamic personality, works well with others, be a team player, hard worker, willing to learn and loyal to the mission of the foundation, as well as be a strategic thinker who is solution-oriented.

 

Kindly forward your application including a covering letter, CV, reference letter and police conduct certificate via email to childrenshub.mfws@gov.mt by not later than 15 April 2024.

JOBSPLUS PERMIT NO: 566/2023