Acting on the guidance provided by Ministers of Youth, Culture, and Sport, H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, the Chairperson of the AUC, seeks to appoint the African Union Chairperson’s Special Envoy on Youth 2021 – 2023. The AU Youth Envoy’s role is to champion youth issues in Africa, which aligns with Aspiration 6 of Agenda 2063, which focuses on youth engagement and empowerment.
The call is open to all qualified African youth passionate about promoting youth engagement in achieving the “Africa we want”.
The Youth Envoy will work under the guidance of the AUC Chairperson, through the Cabinet, in close collaboration with the Women, Gender and Youth Directorate (WGYD).
The Youth Envoy will work closely with the Women, Gender and Youth Directorate (WGYD) to
- Champion AU’s youth policies,
- Promote policy and partnership for youth engagement, and
- Mobilize political commitments on youth issues.
- Advocate for the development and implementation of AU youth development and engagement frameworks, policies, strategies and programmes
- Champion and promote best practices on youth development and engagement
- Consult and mobilize youth networks, to dialogue and engage in the development and implementation of AU Youth Frameworks
- Work closely with the Women, Gender and Youth Directorate to ensure alignment in content and priorities for youth Development and engagement the office of the Youth Envoy
- Represent African youth voices in AU policy processes
- Undertake additional tasks as requested by the AUC Chairperson
Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience
- Candidates must have Master’s degree in Development Studies or any related field with a Minimum progressive work experience of 3 years in public policy, public engagement, youth development, project management or related fields;
- Experience working on youth development issues
- Proficiency in one of the AU working languages, fluency in another AU language is an added advantage.
- Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies or any related field with a Minimum progressive work experience 5 years in public policy, public engagement, youth development, project management or related fields;
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Sound planning and organizational skills
- Creativity and drive to innovate
- Ability to negotiate diplomatically
- Ability to delegate the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority with regard to performance management and professional development
Applications must be made not later than 8 October 2021.
Find out more and apply here