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Call for Applications: International Youth Federation (IYF) Representatives in African Countries 2018

The applications are now open for the IYF Representative position in the African States to recognize exceptional young leaders in Africa who are leaders in the effort to contribute to a better future for young people. 

Application Deadline: 31st March 2018

Offered Annually?

Eligible Countries: The application/nominations will be accepted from the following countries:
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso,  Burundi, Central African Republic (CAR),  Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo,  Republic of the Congo,  Cote d’Ivoire,  Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea,  Gabon,  Guinea,  Guinea-Bissau,  Lesotho, Liberia, Mali,  Mauritania, Mauritius,  Mozambique,  Namibia,  Niger,  Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe,  Senegal,  Seychelles,  South Sudan,  Swaziland,  Tanzania,  Togo,  Zambia and Zimbabwe.

About the Award: The Fédération Internationale de la Jeunesse in English International Youth Federation (IYF), is an international non-profit youth organizations network governed by the present Statutes and the Swiss Civil Code. It is neutral politically, and non-denominational, aim to empower youth worldwide. The IYF is a part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Youth Network.

The International Youth Federation in Africa (IYFAF) works to promote youth empowerment and advance the role of youth to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the African countries and enhance the cooperation between youth organizations, governments, and the international community. It provides policy guidance and oversight to the Country Teams in the member countries.

Type: Training


  • Only (18-38) age is accepted for this position.
  • Be a citizen of the assigned country.
  • Highly interest in youth empowerment, youth issues.

Skills Required For Position
• Ability to interact cordially and communicate with a diverse community.
• Effective oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to assess and evaluate situations quickly, accurately and effectively.

Experience: Experience and results preferred at national level preferred in youth empowerment role, development, communications, international relations, youth studies, sport, women empowerment, youth-led organizations or another relevant field.

Language: Fluency in English with superior drafting skills is essential.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Duration of Program: 4 Years

How to Apply: Kindly send your resume, or your nominee resume to the e-mail [email protected].

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: International Youth Federation (IYF)

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