Call for applications – Coordinator of the Commonwealth Youth Sport for Development and Peace Working Group

The Commonwealth Youth Sport for Development and Peace working group (CYSDP) is looking to recruit an outstanding young leader, passionate about, and with expertise, in the field of sport for development and peace (SDP), to support its work.

The vision of CYSDP is to be the leading and driving voice for youth in the Commonwealth towards promoting best practices for SDP in their respective societies. Its mission is to Advocate, Educate and Demonstrate the benefits of employing sport as a tool to contribute to development issues.

DEADLINE: 08 March 2017, 11:59 PM (GMT).

Duties and responsibilities

The CYSDP Coordinator will work with the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Youth Division and its partners to guide and support the work of CYSDP. They will also support CYSDP in six key areas – strategic planning, meetings & administration, CYSDP membership, publications and policy papers, stakeholder/network relationships, and communications. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 to 29, be a citizen of a Commonwealth member country, and show a demonstrated commitment to the CYSDP’s vision and mission through their volunteer or professional background.

A full description of the role duties, as well as the eligibility criteria, can be found here – CYSDP Coordinator Terms of Reference.

The assignment is expected to take place over 4 months from March to June 2017. This contract may be renewable for up to 2 years from the initial contract period, subject to the discretion of the Commonwealth Secretariat.

To be considered as the Coordinator of CYSDP, please complete an application form HERE. Submission of application form ends by 11:59 PM (GMT) on 08 March 2017. 

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