Applications Now Open! Rooftops Canada Young Professionals Placement Program

  16 January 2024

Call for new Young Professionals

Are you between the ages of 19 and 35? Are you a Canadian Citizen or a Permanent Resident? Have you or will you have completed a diploma or degree by May 2024?

If yes, the Young Professionals Placement is the perfect opportunity for you!

Rooftops Canada is seeking four (4) qualified candidates to participate in our 6-month Young Professionals (YP) Overseas Placement Program as part of our five-year project “Women’s Spaces: Implementing Equal Rights to Land, Housing and Livelihoods” in Angola, Kenya, South Africa, and Uganda. The Project is co-funded with Global Affairs Canada (GAC).

We are looking for the following placements:

Each YP will spend six months overseas in addition to a mandatory pre-departure and re-integration of approximately one week each (virtual or hybrid).

Our planned 2024 placement period will be approximately February-July or June-November. Rooftops Canada will provide funds for the following according to Global Affairs Canada guidelines:

  • A modest monthly living stipend paid to Young Professionals overseas to include accommodation, utilities, local transport, meals, and incidentals (Rooftops Canada will determine the specific amount based on considerations such as the cost of living in placement locations)
  • Return travel from the place of residence in Canada to the placement city and visa costs
  • Overseas health insurance and vaccination expenses

Application Deadline: Monday, February 12th, 2024

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