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30 Sep 2020

Full-Time Existing Job Opportunities at The Commonwealth

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Existing Job Opportunities at The Commonwealth

Job Description

The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 54 independent and equal countries. It is home to 2.4 billion people, and includes both advanced economies and developing countries. 32 of our members are small states, including many island nations.

Applications are invited for the positions below:

 

Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs (CAYE) Africa Coordinator: Remote

Duration: Twelve (12) months
Period: 1 November 2020 – 31 October 2021

Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs – Africa

  • The Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs (CAYE) has been established in Asia-Pacific, Caribbean and Africa. The three regional Africa networks were merged into one in May 2019 in order to increase impact, expand the network’s reach and facilitate co-ordination across the Africa region.
  • A ‘network of networks’ model, CAYE brings together national networks of young entrepreneurs and organisations which support young entrepreneurs, to engage with governments, the private sector, the media and other stakeholders to champion the cause of youth entrepreneurship at the local, national, regional and international level, and drive trade and good entrepreneurship practice and education within and beyond the region. For young entrepreneurs, there is immense potential in having a platform that links young entrepreneurs within and between each region of the Commonwealth, and also with the rest of the world. These regional alliance of young entrepreneurs are playing an important role in enhancing economic participation for young people in the areas of Policy and Advocacy, Trade Growth and Business Development, Mentorship and Promoting youth entrepreneurship as a viable sector.
  • The main initiatives that these alliances have initiated since their establishment focused on bilateral trade mission, business to business networking, advocacy on behalf of young entrepreneurs and building partnerships (such as the CAYE Asia Innovation Centre). One of the flagship initiatives of CAYE has been the convening of regional Entrepreneurship Summit which provides a platform for youth entrepreneurs and business leaders to interact with like-minded entrepreneurs from the region, build new networks with key industry leaders, forge meaningful partnership, gain insights into key trends and learn best practices.
  • CAYE Africa is searching for their next Coordinator to lead a team of passionate entrepreneurs from the region for year 2020 – 2021. We are inviting applications from young, highly resourceful and suitably qualified individuals who are familiar and passionate about growing and advocating for young entrepreneurs.

Key Deliverables & Responsibility

  • The main role of CAYE – Africa Coordinator is to coordinate and spearhead growth of the Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs’ key operational functions.

As CAYE – Africa Coordinator, you will be expected to undertake the following key responsibilities:

  • Oversee the routine management and growth of CAYE-Africa;
  • Form, support, engage and manage a young and active Executive Committee;
  • Support the strengthening of communication, partnerships and collaboration with the Commonwealth Secretariat, Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC), Commonwealth Youth Networks, and other stakeholders as directed;
  • Form, maintain and grow strong collaboration and synergy with all CAYE chapters;
  • Draft proposals and strategic briefs to mobilise governments and stakeholders to support the delivery of the CAYE-Africa strategic plan and roadmap with input from the network’s Executive Committee;
  • Increase visibility, outreach and membership of CAYE-Africa (which includes building a database of young entrepreneurs, a brand and online presence and designing community initiatives);
  • Join and contribute to Commonwealth Youth Forum International Taskforce in delivering the organisation’s policy agenda for the Commonwealth Youth Forum and CHOGM2021;
  • Co-ordinate and organise the regional and pan-commonwealth CAYE summits to be held in 2021, including the design to execution of the programme;
  • Maintain frequent and consistent communication with the assigned staff(s) from the Commonwealth Secretariat managing the network, this includes ensuring regular updates of the network’s work and also the sharing of opportunities and announcements from the secretariat to all members of the network.

Eligibility
Applicants must:

  • Be aged between 18 to 29 years at the time of application;
  • Be a citizen of a Commonwealth member country;
  • Have a strong commitment to CAYE’s vision and mission;
  • Have experience in entrepreneurship, start-ups and innovation
  • Be available to commit 18 hours per week to network activities.

Compulsory & Desirable Skills
Administration Support:

  • The candidate should possess excellent administrative and people skills, ability to coordinate/support meetings, write publications, policy papers, support research and thematic policy areas

Project Management & Implementation:

  • The candidate should be able to commit the time required, at ~18 hours per week
  • Possess project management/project delivery skills, support partnerships development, implementation track record, build stakeholders/network relationships & strategic planning
  • Candidate should be able to demonstrate resourcefulness

Networking:

  • The candidate should be able to demonstrate his/her network in the relevant space
  • The candidate should also to account and share for the skills to grow a community and network, beyond personal networks.

Compulsory Characteristic & Personality
Perseverance:

  • The candidate should demonstrate commitment and perseverance in their past roles and experience

Diversity and Inclusion:

  • The candidate should be able to show interest and past experience working in diverse teams and on diversity and inclusion matters.

EQ:

  • The candidate should be able to show exemplary people management skills, be able to build relationships and be the liaison between the commonwealth Secretariat and the Executive team of the Network.
  • The candidate should be organised, diplomatic and emotionally intelligent.

Salary

  • The selected candidates will work remotely and will receive a monthly stipend.
  • A nominal honorarium will be provided for this role

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

Click here for more information (PDF)

Do note that the form will require you to upload documents but not limited to the following:

  • Resume
  • A cover letter outlining your experience
  • 1 reference letter from a reputable and relevant referee
  • Contact details to your reference

 

Commonwealth Youth Climate Change Network (CYCN) Coordinator: Remote

Duration: Twelve (12) months
Period: 1 November 2020 – 31 October 2021

Commonwealth Youth Climate Change Network (CYCN)

  • The Commonwealth Youth Climate Change Network (CYCN) is a network of young climate leaders and youth-led organisations leading climate action. The objective of the network is to build the capacity of young people in their endeavours to address climate change and other environmental issues, advocate on climate change from a youth perspective. The scope of the network extends to environmental sustainability, oceans and marine life, natural resource utilization etc.
  • The CYCN supports actions that empower young people to translate climate change programmes into effective policies that have a measurable impact on youth well-being. It also links projects implemented by its members across the Commonwealth in order to develop common actions and campaigns. CYCN advocate within national and local governments, and globally as well. The Network endeavours to make climate change a top priority for young people across the Commonwealth and to engage them as key stakeholders in addressing the threat at grassroots, national and regional level through individual and collective sustainable solutions.
  • CYCN is searching for their next Coordinator to support the passionate leaders of the executive team. We are inviting applications from young, highly resourceful and suitably qualified individuals who are familiar and passionate about growing and advocating for Climate Change and environmental sustainability across the Commonwealth.

Key Deliverables & Responsibility:

  • The main role of CYCN Coordinator is to coordinate and spearhead the Commonwealth Youth Climate Change Network’ key operational functions.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee the regular management of CYCN and the logistical arrangements of the Network including supporting the Executive team and their initiatives in their region, convening regular calls or direct mentoring and support;
  • Enhance Commonwealth youth participation in climate change, blue and green solutions and economy by co-ordinating their engagement and increased visibility in policy discussion and meetings at the Commonwealth and United Nations level;
  • Strengthen the global advocacy and campaigns of the network, convening capacity building trainings for youth climate leaders, research and thought leadership on emerging priorities for youth-led climate action across the Commonwealth;
  • Support the mainstreaming of youth perspectives in the Commonwealth’s work on all climate, environment, green and blue sectors and working with the Commonwealth Secretariat as is necessary on these areas of work;
  • Form, support, engage and manage a young, diverse and active Executive Committee;
  • Support the strengthening of communication, partnerships and collaboration with the Commonwealth Secretariat, Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC), Commonwealth Youth Networks, and other stakeholders as directed;
  • Increase visibility, outreach, inclusion and membership of CYCN;
  • Join and contribute to Commonwealth Youth Forum International Taskforce in delivering the policy agenda for Commonwealth Youth Forum and CHOGM;
  • Maintain frequent and consistent communication with the assigned staff(s) from the Commonwealth Secretariat managing the network, this includes ensuring regular updates of the network’s work and also sharing of opportunities and announcements to all members of the network.

Eligibility
Applicants must:

  • Be aged between 18 to 29 years at the time of application;
  • Be a citizen of a Commonwealth member country;
  • Have a strong commitment to CYCN’s vision and mission;
  • Have strong experience in Climate Change and Sustainability
  • Be available to commit 18 hours per week to network activities.

Compulsory & Desirable Skills
Administration Support:

  • The candidate should possess excellent administrative and people skills, ability to coordinate/support meetings, write publications, policy papers, support research and thematic policy areas

Project Management & Implementation:

  • The candidate should be able to commit the time required, at ~18 hours per week
  • Possess project management/project delivery skills, support partnerships development, implementation track record, build stakeholders/network relationships & strategic planning
  • Candidate should be able to demonstrate resourcefulness

Networking:

  • The candidate should be able to demonstrate his/her network in the relevant space
  • The candidate should also to account and share for the skills to grow a community and network, beyond personal networks.

Compulsory Characteristic & Personality
Perseverance:

  • The candidate should demonstrate commitment and perseverance

Diversity and Inclusion:

  • The candidate should be able to show interest and past experience working in diverse teams and on diversity and inclusion matters.

EQ:

  • The candidate should be able to show exemplary people management skills, be able to build relationships and be the liaison between the commonwealth Secretariat and the Executive team of the Network.
  • The candidate should be organised, diplomatic and emotionally intelligent.

Salary

  • The selected candidates will work remotely and will receive a monthly stipend.
  • A nominal honorarium will be provided for this role

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

Click here for more information (PDF)

Do note that the form will require you to upload documents but not limited to the following:

  • Resume
  • A cover letter outlining your experience
  • 1 reference letter from a reputable and relevant referee
  • Contact details to your reference

 

Commonwealth Youth Human Right and Democracy Network (CYHRDN) Africa Coordinator: Remote

Duration: Twelve (12) months
Period: 1 November 2020 – 31 October 2021

Commonwealth Youth Human Right and Democracy Network (CYHRDN)

  • The CYHRDN is inclusive of all young champions of human rights in the commonwealth, where young people lead and promote the values and principles set out in the commonwealth charter. The CYHRDN raises awareness on the need to make Human Rights and Democracy relevant to the youth in the Commonwealth, and to identify convening spaces to involve youth in tackling the challenges of human rights and democracy.
  • The network realises the urgency of human rights awareness and recognise the growing concern by young people of the number of insecurities, conflict and unstable developments within their communities. The network recognises that human rights are the rights and freedoms that belong to all human beings and that there is a strong need for young people to robustly engage and contribute to strengthening human rights and advancing democracy in all corners of the Commonwealth.
  • Discrimination, Disability Rights, Domestic Violence Election Monitoring and political participation are the focus areas with which the CYHRDN will ensure to support the SDGs, in particular SDG 16 that reflects on building peaceful and just societies.
  • CYHRDN is searching for their next Coordinator to support its executive team for year 2020 – 2021. We are inviting applications from young and suitably qualified individuals who are passionate about promoting and improving Human Rights and Democracy efforts across the Commonwealth and an independent and reliable do-er who is able to manage and execute projects professionally.

Key Deliverables & Responsibility:

  • The main role of the CYHRDN Network Coordinator is to support the executive team of the network, coordinate and support the Human Rights and Democracy work of the Network across the Commonwealth, with a focus on the administration content/output of the network.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Oversee the daily affairs of CYHRDN (administratively) and keeping up logistical arrangements of the network including supporting the Executive team and their initiatives in their region, regular calls or direct mentoring and support;
  • Enhance Commonwealth youth participation in Human Right and Democracy development and opportunities by co-ordinating their engagement and facilitate increased visibility in policy discussion and meetings at the Commonwealth and United Nations level;
  • Strengthening the global advocacy and campaigns of the network, convening capacity building trainings for youth human rights leaders, research and thought leadership on emerging priorities for youth-led human rights and
  • democracy across the Commonwealth, providing guidance to the leadership team to understand their roles and ensure they are regularly engaged;
  • Supporting mainstreaming of youth perspectives in the Commonwealth’s work on Human Rights and Democracy, and working with the Commonwealth Secretariat as is necessary regarding International Human Rights Day processes and beyond, preparation for any emerging areas of work;
  • Support and coordinate the formation and engagement of a young, diverse and active Executive Team;
  • Support the strengthening of communication, partnerships and collaboration with the Commonwealth Secretariat, Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC), Commonwealth Youth Networks, and other stakeholders as directed;
  • Increase visibility, outreach, inclusion and membership of CYHRDN;
  • Maintain frequent and consistent communication with the assigned staff(s) from the Commonwealth Secretariat managing the network, this includes ensuring regular updates of the network’s work and also sharing of opportunities and announcements to all members of the network.
  • Support the handover and transition of responsibilities to the new CYHRDN Executive team. This should be done in close coordination with the current CYHRDN Executive Team and the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Eligibility
Applicants must:

  • Be aged between 18 to 29 years at the time of application;
  • Be a citizen of a Commonwealth member country;
  • Have a strong commitment to CYHRDN’s vision and mission;
  • Have experience with youth-led initiatives, projects or organisations focused on human rights and democracy;
  • Be available to commit 18 hours per week to network activities.

Compulsory & Desirable Skills
Administration Support:

  • The candidate should possess excellent administrative and people skills, ability to coordinate/support meetings, write publications, policy papers, support research and thematic policy areas

Project Management & Implementation:

  • The candidate should be able to commit the time required, at ~18 hours per week
  • Possess project management/project delivery skills, support partnerships development, implementation track record, build stakeholders/network relationships & strategic planning
  • Candidate should be able to demonstrate resourcefulness

Networking:

  • The candidate should be able to demonstrate his/her network in the relevant space
  • The candidate should also to account and share for the skills to grow a community and network, beyond personal networks.

Compulsory Characteristic & Personality
Perseverance:

  • The candidate should demonstrate commitment and perseverance

Diversity and Inclusion:

  • The candidate should be able to show interest and past experience working in diverse teams and on diversity and inclusion matters.

EQ:

  • The candidate should be able to show exemplary people management and teamwork skills, be able to build relationships and be the liaison between the commonwealth Secretariat and the Executive team of the Network.
  • The candidate should be organised, diplomatic and emotionally intelligent.

Salary

  • The selected candidates will work remotely and will receive a monthly stipend.
  • A nominal honorarium will be provided for this role

How to Apply 
Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

Click here for more information (PDF)

Do note that the form will require you to upload documents but not limited to the following:

  • Resume
  • A cover letter outlining your experience
  • 1 reference letter from a reputable and relevant referee
  • Contact details to your reference

 

Commonwealth Students Association (CSA) Coordinator: Remote

Duration: Twelve (12) months
Period: 1 November 2020 – 31 October 2021

Commonwealth Students’ Association (CSA)

  • The Commonwealth Students’ Association (CSA) is the coalescence of the student organisations within the Commonwealth. Established in 2012 at the 18th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers in Mauritius, its role is to be an independent advocate of students throughout the Commonwealth, which bringing student concerns to the forefront of educational development.
  • The CSA works to see a world where students across the Commonwealth are empowered to effect change in education and contribute to their societies; students are engaged as valuable partners in effecting the change that they seek in education; and where students have a credible and representative voice in education.
  • Upholding the values of the Commonwealth, the CSA will unite, represent and build the capacities of students, providing them with opportunities across the Commonwealth to address issues within fields of education and global development.
  • The current CSA Executive team was installed at the 20th CCEM in Fiji, February 2018. This Executive team will serve until the 21st CCEM to be held in Kenya in March 2021.
  • CSA is searching for their next Coordinator to support the passionate leaders of the executive team. We are inviting applications from young, highly resourceful and suitably qualified individuals who are familiar and passionate about growing and advocating for students across the Commonwealth

Key Deliverables & Responsibility

  • The main role of the CSA Network Coordinator is to support the executive team of the CSA and coordinate and spearhead the Commonwealth Students Association’s key administrative and operational functions in the lead up to the 21st Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (CCEM) in Kenya in 2021.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Oversee the regular management of CSA (administratively) and keeping up logistical arrangements of the network including supporting the Executive team and their initiatives in their region, regular calls or direct mentoring and support;
  • Enhance Commonwealth youth participation in education development and opportunities by co-ordinating their engagement and increased visibility in policy discussion and meetings at the Commonwealth and United Nations level;
  • Strengthen the global advocacy and campaigns of the network, facilitating capacity building trainings for student leaders, research and thought leadership on emerging priorities for youth-led action on education in the Commonwealth;
  • Support the mainstreaming of youth perspectives in the Commonwealth’s work on education;
  • Support and coordinate the formation and engagement of a young, diverse and active Executive Committee;
  • Support the strengthening of communication, partnerships and collaboration with the Commonwealth Secretariat, Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC), Commonwealth Youth Networks, and other stakeholders as directed;
  • Increase visibility, outreach, inclusion and membership of CSA;
  • Join and contribute to Commonwealth Youth Forum International Taskforce in delivering the policy agenda for Commonwealth Youth Forum and CHOGM;
  • Maintain frequent and consistent communication with the assigned staff(s) from the Commonwealth Secretariat managing the network, this includes ensuring regular updates of the network’s work and also sharing of opportunities and announcements to all members of the network.
  • Support the handover and transition of responsibilities to the new CSA Executive team. This should be done in close coordination with the current CSA Executive Team and the Commonwealth Secretariat.
  • Provide guidance and mentoring support to the new CSA Executive Team in the lead up to the 21st CCEM.
  • Draft proposals and strategic briefs to mobilise governments and stakeholders to support CSA strategic plan.

Eligibility
Applicants must:

  • Be aged between 18 to 29 years at the time of application;
  • Be a citizen of a Commonwealth member country;
  • Have a strong commitment to CSA’s vision and mission;
  • Be available to commit 18 hours per week to network activities.

Compulsory & Desirable Skills
Administration Support:

  • The candidate should possess excellent administrative and people skills, ability to coordinate/support meetings, write publications, policy papers, support research and thematic policy areas

Project Management & Implementation:

  • The candidate should be able to commit the time required, at ~18 hours per week
  • Possess project management/project delivery skills, support partnerships development, implementation track record, build stakeholders/network relationships & strategic planning
  • Candidate should be able to demonstrate resourcefulness

Networking:

  • The candidate should be able to demonstrate his/her network in the relevant space
  • The candidate should also to account and share for the skills to grow a community and network, beyond personal networks.

Compulsory Characteristic & Personality
Perseverance:

  • The candidate should demonstrate commitment and perseverance

Diversity and Inclusion:

  • The candidate should be able to show interest and past experience working in diverse teams and on diversity and inclusion matters.

EQ:

  • The candidate should be able to show exemplary people management skills, be able to build relationships and be the liaison between the commonwealth Secretariat and the Executive team of the Network.
  • The candidate should be organised, diplomatic and emotionally intelligent.

Salary

  • The selected candidates will work remotely and will receive a monthly stipend.
  • A nominal honorarium will be provided for this role

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

Click here for more information (PDF)

Do note that the form will require you to upload documents including but not limited to the following:

  • Resume
  • A cover letter outlining your experience
  • 1 reference letter from a reputable and relevant referee
  • Contact details to your reference

 

Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network (CYPAN) Coordinator: Remote

Duration: Twelve (12) months
Period: 1 November 2020 – 31 October 2021

Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network (CYPAN)

  • The Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network (CYPAN) aims to bring together young people from across the Commonwealth to optimise grassroots, national, regional and pan-Commonwealth efforts that promote peace, respect & understanding and prevent violent extremism. These young people may range from community-level and policy-level peace advocates and creative. CYPAN aims at fostering collaboration between members and creates space for policy advocacy as it relates to peace.
  • CYPAN was launched in November 2015 at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta where youth leaders from across the Commonwealth committed to the expansion of youth-led peace efforts across the various regions. The network was established with the support of the Youth Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat and in partnership with the Institute for Strategic Dialogue with funding from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
  • CYPAN is searching for their next Coordinator to lead its executive team for 2020 – 2021. We are inviting applications from young and suitably qualified individuals who are passionate about promoting and improving youth participation in peace building and preventing violent extremism across the Commonwealth, and an independent and reliable do-er who is able to manage and execute projects professionally. We searching for a candidate who is deep rooted nationally in civil society and who also has a strong mastery of Pan-Commonwealth and global conversation on Youth Peace and Security with over five (5) years of experience.

Key Deliverables & Responsibility:

  • The main role of CYPAN Coordinator is to coordinate and spearhead the Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network’ key operational functions.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee the regular management of CYPAN and the logistical arrangements of the Network including supporting the Executive team and their initiatives in their region, convening regular calls or direct mentoring and support;
  • Enhance Commonwealth youth participation in peacebuilding and countering violent extremism by co-ordinating their engagement and increased visibility in policy discussion and meetings at the Commonwealth and United Nations level;
  • Strengthen the global advocacy and campaigns of the network, convening capacity building trainings for youth peace and security leaders on emerging priorities for youth-led action and advocacy across the Commonwealth, providing guidance to the Executive team to understand their roles and ensure they are regularly engaged;
  • Support the mainstreaming of youth perspectives in the Commonwealth’s work on peace, security, the rule of law, and countering violent extremism, and working with the Commonwealth Secretariat as is necessary on these areas of work;
  • Form, support, engage and manage a young, diverse and active Executive Committee;
  • Support the strengthening of communication, partnerships and collaboration with the Commonwealth Secretariat, Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC), Commonwealth Youth Networks, and other stakeholders as directed;
  • Increase visibility, outreach, inclusion and membership of CYPAN;
  • Join and contribute to Commonwealth Youth Forum International Taskforce in delivering the policy agenda for the Commonwealth Youth Forum and CHOGM2021;
  • Maintain frequent and consistent communication with the assigned staff(s) from the Commonwealth Secretariat managing the network, this includes ensuring regular updates of the network’s work and also sharing of opportunities and announcements to all members of the network.

Eligibility
Applicants must:

  • Be aged between 18 to 29 years at the time of application;
  • Be a citizen of a Commonwealth member country;
  • Have a strong commitment to CYPAN’s vision and mission;
  • Have experience with youth-led initiatives, projects or organisations focused on peacebuilding, conflict prevention and preventing violent extremism;
  • Be available to commit 18 hours per week to network activities.
  • Possesses at least 5 years of experience working on youth development and peacebuilding related initiatives

Compulsory & Desirable Skills
Administration Support:

  • The candidate should possess excellent administrative and people skills, ability to coordinate/support meetings, write publications, policy papers, support research and thematic policy areas

Project Management & Implementation:

  • The candidate should be able to commit the time required, at ~18 hours per week
  • Possess project management/project delivery skills, support partnerships development, implementation track record, build stakeholders/network relationships & strategic planning
  • Candidate should be able to demonstrate resourcefulness

Networking:

  • The candidate should be able to demonstrate his/her network in the relevant space
  • The candidate should also to account and share for the skills to grow a community and network, beyond personal networks.

Compulsory Characteristic & Personality
Perseverance:

  • The candidate should demonstrate commitment and perseverance

Diversity and Inclusion:

  • The candidate should be able to show interest and past experience working in diverse teams and on diversity and inclusion matters.

EQ:

  • The candidate should be able to show exemplary people management skills, be able to build relationships and be the liaison between the commonwealth Secretariat and the Executive team of the Network.
  • The candidate should be organised, diplomatic and emotionally intelligent.

Salary

  • The selected candidates will work remotely and will receive a monthly stipend.
  • A nominal honorarium will be provided for this role

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Click here for more information (PDF)

Do note that the form will require you to upload documents but not limited to the following:

  • Resume
  • A cover letter outlining your experience
  • 2 reference letters from reputable and relevant referees
  • Contact details to your references

 

Commonwealth Youth Sport for Development and Peace (CYSDP) Coordinator: Remote

Duration: Twelve (12) months
Period: 1 November 2020 – 31 October 2021

Commonwealth Youth Sport for Development and Peace (CYSDP)

  • The Commonwealth Youth Sport for Development and Peace (CYSDP) Network was established in May 2013, supported by the Commonwealth Secretariat as part of the commitment to putting young people at the center of sustainable development. The CYSDP Network is a platform for youth leaders from around the Commonwealth with expertise and interest in employing sport as a tool to contribute to development issues, commonly referred to as Sport for Development and Peace (SDP).
  • The Commonwealth Youth Sport for Development and Peace (CYSDP) Network aims to be the leading youth voice in the Commonwealth promoting best practices in Sport for Development and Peace (SDP). It is a platform, through which young people using sport to create positive change in their societies can share their knowledge and practical experiences with peers from across the Commonwealth, and provide input on pertinent SDP and sport policy issues to Commonwealth leaders and decision-makers. This platform also allows young people, through engaging with decision-makers and experts, to gain insight on key issues in the policy space relevant for their work.
  • CYSDP is searching for their next Coordinator to support its executive team for year 2020 – 2021. We are inviting applications from young and suitably qualified individuals who are passionate about using the SDGs and has expertise in the field of Sport for development and Peace to support its work in advocating, educating and demonstrating the power of sport as a tool to contribute to development issues.

Key Deliverables & Responsibility

  • The main role of the CYSDP Coordinator is to coordinate and support the work of the Network across the Commonwealth, with a focus on the administration and implementation support of the network.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Monitor the implementation of the Network’s plan of action as outlined by the steering group. Including the implementation of the communication strategy, and development of policy papers, position papers and publications.
  • Provide administrative support for the group, including activity on online platforms such as Huddle; and communicating all relevant information to the Chair and Executive team.
  • Support the network increase visibility and outreach by promoting the CYSDP on social media (Twitter, Facebook) and other possible online platforms in order to engage more Commonwealth youth in its planned activities. Support the Communications Focal Point produce content for and manage social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Huddle, Sport and Dev page).
  • Facilitate quarterly online meetings with the Executive team members, including co-authoring an external quarterly report on the network activities with CYSDP Chair, in addition to producing monthly activity report for the Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Support CYSDP’s functioning as a network by working with the Chair and Executive team to update as required the CYSDP Strategic Plan, Terms of Reference, and Code of Conduct; and ensuring alignment of structure with other Commonwealth Youth Networks.
  • Support the membership of CYSDP by: monitoring focal points’ terms, and performance of roles and responsibilities according to the Term of Reference; coordinating recruitment of Executive team members and focal points, and recording and monitoring member details.
  • Support strengthening of partnership and collaboration with the Commonwealth Secretariat, Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC), Commonwealth Youth Networks, and other stakeholders as directed.
  • Supporting Chair and Executive team to maintain CYSDP contact database and to maintain regular communication with network members, organisations and other networks including but not limited to Commonwealth Youth Networks.
  • Coordinate and organise the participation (in form of position papers unless otherwise stated) of CYSDP in key Commonwealth decision making platforms including Commonwealth Advisory Body on Sport (CABOS) meetings and Commonwealth Sports Ministers Meeting (CSMM).
  • Maintain frequent and consistent communication with the assigned staff(s) from the Commonwealth Secretariat managing the network, this includes ensuring regular updates of the network’s work and also sharing of opportunities and announcements to all members of the network.
  • Support the handover and transition of responsibilities to the new CYSDP Executive team. This should be done in close coordination with the current CYSDP Executive Team and the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Eligibility
Applicants must:

  • Be aged between 18 to 29 years at the time of application;
  • Be a citizen of a Commonwealth member country;
  • Have a strong commitment to the CYSDP’s vision and mission;
  • Have experience with youth-led initiatives, projects or organisations focused on sports and development;
  • Be available to commit 18 hours per week to network activities.

Compulsory & Desirable Skills
Administration Support:

  • The candidate should possess excellent administrative and people skills, ability to coordinate/support meetings, write publications, policy papers, support research and thematic policy areas

Project Management & Implementation:

  • The candidate should be able to commit the time required, at ~18 hours per week
  • Possess project management/project delivery skills, support partnerships development, implementation track record, build stakeholders/network relationships & strategic planning

Compulsory Characteristic & Personality
Perseverance:

  • The candidate should demonstrate commitment to the CYSDP’S network vision, passionate about volunteering, expertise in their profession.
  • The candidate should be organised, diplomatic and emotionally intelligent.

Diversity and Inclusion:

  • The candidate should be able to show interest and past experience working in diverse teams and on diversity and inclusion matters.

EQ:

  • The candidate should be able to show exemplary people management skills, be able to build relationships and be the liaison between the commonwealth Secretariat and the Executive team of the Network.

Salary

  • The selected candidates will work remotely and will receive a monthly stipend.
  • A nominal honorarium will be provided for this role

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

Click here for more information (PDF)

Do note that the form will require you to upload documents including but not limited to the following:

  • Resume with details of prior education and work experience.
  • A cover letter outlining your suitability for the role (less than 400 words)
  • A report on the current situation on Sport and Development in the Commonwealth (less than 1000 characters)
  • 1 reference letter from a reputable and relevant referee
  • Contact details for your referee

 

Coordinator of the Commonwealth Youth Health Network (CYHN): Remote

Duration: Twelve (12) months
Period: 1 November 2020 – 31 October 2021

Overview

  • The Commonwealth Charter emphasises the importance of promoting health and well-being in combating communicable and non-communicable diseases. Achieving health for all will take a truly intergenerational effort which can and must be spearheaded by young people as the next generation of health leaders.
  • The Commonwealth Youth Health Network (CYHN) is one of ten youth-led affiliated bodies, operating under the auspices of the Commonwealth Secretariat. It was created with the objective of advancing and actively engaging young people in achieving health for all.
  • CYHN is searching for their next Coordinator to support its executive team for year 2020 – 2021. We are inviting applications from young and suitably qualified individuals who are passionate about promoting and improving health and well-being across the Commonwealth and an independent and reliable do-er who is able to manage and execute projects professionally.

Key Deliverables & Responsibility

  • The main role of the CYHN Network Coordinator is to coordinate and support the work of the Network, and its Executive team across the Commonwealth, with a focus on both the administration and day to day running of the network.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating the regular management of CYHN (administratively) and keeping up logistical arrangements of the network including supporting the Executive team and their initiatives in their region, arranging regular calls and overseeing monitoring and evaluation activities;
  • Enhance Commonwealth youth participation in the health agenda by coordinating their engagement and facilitating increased visibility in policy discussion and meetings at the Commonwealth and United Nations level;
  • Strengthening the global and regional presence of the network, including supporting external communications, awareness raising, and contributing to ongoing capacity building trainings for youth leaders in health across the Commonwealth – including providing guidance to the leadership team to understand their roles and ensure they are regularly engaged;
  • Working closely with the Chair to contribute and coordinate engagements at high level meetings, in particular, the annual Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting, the World Health Assembly, the Commonwealth Youth Minister’s Meeting and the Commonwealth Youth Forum;
  • Identify new funding and partnerships to expand the reach of the network and support local action at country level;
  • Support the strengthening of communication, partnerships and collaboration with the Commonwealth Secretariat, Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC), Commonwealth Youth Networks, and other stakeholders as directed;
  • Increase visibility, outreach, inclusion and membership of CYHN;
  • Maintain frequent and consistent communication with the assigned staff(s) from the Commonwealth Secretariat managing the network, this includes ensuring regular updates of the network’s work and also sharing of opportunities and announcements to all members of the network.

Eligibility
Applicants must:

  • Be aged between 18 to 29 years at the time of application;
  • Be a citizen of a Commonwealth member country;
  • Have a strong commitment to CYHN’s vision and mission;
  • Have experience with youth-led initiatives, projects or organisations focused on health;
  • Be available to commit 18 hours per week to network activities.

Compulsory & Desirable Skills
Administration Support:

  • The candidate should possess excellent administrative and people skills, ability to coordinate/support meetings, write publications, policy papers, support research and thematic policy areas.

Project Management & Implementation:

  • The candidate should be able to commit the time required, at ~18 hours per week
  • Possess project management/project delivery skills, support partnerships development, implementation track record, build stakeholders/network relationships & strategic planning
  • Candidate should be able to demonstrate resourcefulness.

Networking:

  • The candidate should be able to demonstrate his/her network in the relevant space
  • The candidate should also to account and share for the skills to grow a community and network, beyond personal networks.

Compulsory Characteristic & Personality
Perseverance:

  • The candidate should demonstrate commitment and perseverance.

Diversity and Inclusion:

  • The candidate should be able to show interest and past experience working in diverse teams and on diversity and inclusion matters.

EQ:

  • The candidate should be able to show exemplary people management skills, be able to build relationships and be the liaison between the commonwealth Secretariat and the Executive team of the Network.
  • The candidate should be organised, diplomatic and emotionally intelligent.

Salary

  • The selected candidates will work remotely and will receive a monthly stipend.
  • A nominal honorarium will be provided for this role.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

Click here for more information (PDF)

Do note that the form will require you to upload documents but not limited to the following:

  • Resume
  • A cover letter outlining your experience
  • 1 reference letter from a reputable and relevant referee
  • Contact details to your reference

 

Application Deadline  15th October, 2020 23:59 Hrs (BST)

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