Call for Applications: UN Women Zimbabwe Youth Steering Committee

Deadline: 11-Aug-23

The United Nations entity for gender equality and women’s empowerment (UN Women) in Zimbabwe cordially invites interested youths (15-35 years) to apply to join its Youth Steering Committee.

This initiative is part of UN Women’s efforts to accelerate meaningful youth engagement and inclusion, foster accountability for youth and promote impact-oriented inter-generational dialogues, mentorship, and leadership toward advancing gender equality in Zimbabwe. The Youth Steering Committee will draw strategic guidance from the UN Women Zimbabwe Country Office. It will be grounded on the core tenets of the UN Women’s Youth and Gender Equality Strategy, Generation Equality, and the UN Youth 2030 Strategy.

Roles of the Youth Steering Committee
The Youth Steering Committee will be a voluntary structure with the primary role of advising the UN Women Zimbabwe Country Office on mechanisms to meaningfully engage young people while supporting the amplification of youth voices and facilitating their participation in key processes to influence policy, advocacy, and programming on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) in the country. The specific duties and responsibilities of the
Steering Committee shall include:Dedicating at least two hours for committee meetings quarterly. The meetings will be conducted virtually as well as in person on dates agreed by the committee members and UN WomenProviding input to UN Women’s programming to foster youth participation and integrate the interests and needs of young people in various contextsParticipating in relevant events and initiatives organized by UN Women where possible.

Composition of the UN Women Youth Steering Committee.

The youth steering committee will be composed of:
a total of nine members: diverse girls, boys, young women, and young men, including representatives of youth-focused organizations between the ages of 15 and 35 segmented into three clusters (15-24, 25-29,30-35)
15-24 years – three seats
25-29 years – three seats
30-35 years – three seats
Gender balance and representativeness based on sector, age, and disability will be considered consistent with the Leaving No One Behind principle.

Characteristics of a Prospective Committee Member
Prospective members should:
be between 15 years and 35 years of age at the time of application
have a good awareness of gender issues and commit to the Values of UN Women, including respect for all women and girls
have considerable understanding of, and interest in development issues affecting young people
be persons of integrity and have a good standing in their communities
be willing to volunteer and collaborate with others to ensure that various gender inequalities are eliminated and the rights of women and girls are fulfilled


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