The IYF Representative role is pivotal to the success of the International Youth Federation in reaching the goals in each of the countries it serves. The Representative builds, leads and strategically positions the IYF Country Team in support of national youth priorities, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Representative develops strategic initiatives to translate the IYF strategic vision in the country context, focusing on the key areas of the IYF: capacity building, innovation, and civic engagement.
A prerequisite for determining the suitability of candidates for the Representative positions is to undergo assessment through the IYF Leadership Assessment Center (LAC). In addition to the qualifications outlined in the Representative job description, applicants for the Leaders Assessment Center (LAC) must fulfill the following criteria:
Acquire demonstrated experience in youth sector, community service, voluntary-based organizations or other related fields. Only candidates of 18-38 years of age will be considered for this position.Be a citizen of the assigned country. Be available for at least one term of service (3-Years), after the assessment has been undertaken. Candidates who shall leave their home territory for a period of more than 3 months cannot be considered for the position.Acquire good command of English.The candidates that progress to the final stage of the LAC Assessment (competency-based interview) will be asked to present an endorsement letter from the country’s entity or individual in support of their application.
What I will be doing as a Representative?Click on this link function below to read the full job description of the IYF Representative. What I will get?There many benefits and experiences you can get out of your work with the IYF. For more information please visit Member Benefits page.
At the International Youth Federation (IYF), we aim to advance youth status around the world through our main focus areas; capacity building, innovation and climate change. Working for the IYF is exciting and rewarding, because you are not only working for the Federation, you are working for world’s future. You are trying to make the world a better place to live in.Do you want to make a positive difference in empowering young people in your country? Do you feel passionate about sustainable future? Can you build a team and be a good leader? Do you have experience in youth-led organizations, volunteering, networking, sustainable development, social work, communications, international relations, or another relevant field? Do you want to advance your career? Are you 18 to 38 years old? If you answered yes, then you are the right person and you should apply to become a Representative.
Eligible CountriesBefore applying, check if you are from an eligible country to apply. The application is open to nationals of the following countries only:
Albania, Azerbaijan, Andorra, Armenia Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom and Vatican City.
Americas and Caribbean
Argentina, Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guyana, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Paraguay, Suriname, United States of America, Uruguay and Venezuela.
AfricaAngola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, The Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Somalia, Swaziland, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Asia & Pacific
Afghanistan, Australia, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Fiji, India, Israel, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, The Federated States of Micronesia, North Korea, South Korea, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Novel Zealand, Nepal, Philippines, Palau, Papua Novel Guinea, Palau, Papua Novel Guinea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.
Middle East & North Africa
Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Tunisia.
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