Exciting opportunities for new cohort of young people to join Commonwealth youth networks

19 August 2022
Participants at the Commonwealth Youth Forum

With 60% of the Commonwealth’s combined population under the age of 30, the Commonwealth sees young people aged 15 to 29 as assets to a country’s development who should be empowered to realise their potential.

The Commonwealth Secretariat provides technical assistance and support for national, regional, and global youth networks from the Commonwealth Youth Council to the Commonwealth Students Association.

The support from the Commonwealth Youth Programme has spearheaded the establishment of 13 youth networks aimed at tackling topics such as climate change, health, sustainable urbanisation, disability among others for young people aged 15-29.  

Youth network opportunities

The Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network (CYPAN) and the Commonwealth Youth Climate Change Network (CYCN) are each looking for a young leader to join as a coordinator.

Responsibilities include overseeing the regular management of the network, increasing visibility, outreach, inclusion, and membership, and working closely with the Commonwealth Secretariat.

This is an exciting 12-month opportunity for two individuals who want to make a difference, work on global projects and are passionate about peace or climate change.

Applicants must:

  • Be a citizen from a Commonwealth country and aged 18 to 29 years at the time of applying;
  • Have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a relevant area (International Development, Planning, Sustainability, International Relations or Environmental Studies) or equivalent experience;
  • Have evidence of strong experience in managing a diverse, regional and/or international network;
  • Have experience and evidence of developing successful communications strategies, and management of a network;
  • Have strong writing and reporting skills and excellent communication and project management skills;
  • Dedicate 18 hours weekly
“The networks are part of the Commonwealth’s commitment to empower young people and to support our countries with their youth development sustainable goals. This is a great opportunity for young people, and we encourage applications from all 56 Commonwealth countries to contribute to this impactful global work.” Share on Twitter
Layne Robinson
, Head of Social Policy Development

Please review the individual job descriptions and terms of reference to see additional criteria for each role before applying. Deadline to apply: Sunday, 11 September, 23:59 GMT.

Commonwealth Youth Climate Change Network (CYCN):

Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network (CYPAN):