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UN Women recruiting Global Youth Engagement Lead


New York, United States of America, 23 March 2015

About the HeForShe Campaign

HeForShe is a solidarity movement for gender equality developed by UN Women to engage men and boys as advocates and agents of change for the achievement of gender equality and women’s rights. The campaign’s premise is that gender inequality is not only a women’s issue but a human rights issue, the resolution of which will benefit both women and men- socially, politically and economically.  Over the next 12 months till September 2015, the HeForShe solidarity movements intends to mobilize one billion men and boys, bringing together one half of humanity in support of the other half of humanity for the benefit of all.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Global Youth Engagement Lead, will take the lead in designing, developing and implementing an innovative HeForShe youth strategy and University championship programme to enhance the participation of young men and girls in support of gender equality.  She/he will:

  • Develop a comprehensive global youth strategy that put young people at the heart of ending the persisting inequalities faced by women and girls globally;

  • Develop an engagement strategy and playbook for the HeForShe University Championship programme;

  • Maintain expert, up-to-date strategic knowledge of issues and movements in the youth activism ‘landscape’, share information for purposes of planning and direction-setting for HeForShe as well as for specific country campaigns;

  • Build links and form effective relationships with key allies in youth movements around the world to ensure that HeForShe’s  work learns from and reflects the energy/dynamism of these movements and to encourage take up of our country campaigns by these movements;

  • Ensure there is regular and up-to-date information on HeForShe and youth engagement priorities, outputs, achievements and challenges to campaign’s internal  and external stakeholders and leadership using all available channels;

  • Develop training, communication and advocacy materials for HeForShe university champions;

  • Contribute to campaign unit’s fundraising tasks, as and when required, including writing proposals and concept notes and preparing budgets for proposals;

  • Instigate work to fundraise for youth engagement and HeForShe, in collaboration with UN Women’s Resource Mobolization Unit;

  • Perform other tasks as necessary.

Duration: 6 months

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