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.
The AU Chairperson’s Youth Envoy will be responsible for the following functions, among others:
• To Champion AU’s Youth policies and priorities as articulated in the African Youth Charter, the Africa Plan of Action on Youth Empowerment (APAYE) Guided by Agenda 2063
• Work with key partners – including governments, academic institutions, media and civil society, financial institutions and the private and non-governmental sectors
• Facilitate multi-stakeholder partnerships in the implementation of the African Youth Charter, APAYE and other AU policies with a bearing on youth.
• To Promote regional, continental and global partnership to support youth engagement and bring youth into AUC policy dialogues and decision making processes
• Promote the systematic and meaningful engagement of African young people, including those from marginalized communities, in areas affected by conflict and humanitarian emergencies.
• Mainstream and promote the engagement of young people through other creative and non-traditional avenues including the use of social media.
• Play a key role in the organization of special youth events comprising among others; Africa Youth Day, International Youth Day, and Intergenerational Dialogues, mobilizing voices of youth in the planning, implementation and evaluation of these events, platforms and frameworks; and increase regional, continental and global awareness and attention to youth issues.
• Promote youth leadership at member state and continental levels including through advocacy for enhanced youth participation in the work of the AUC, with a special focus on the most marginalized and vulnerable youth.
• Advocate for expanded investments and resources for youth development and policies.
• Work with relevant AUC Departments to advocate and expand the space for youth in the work of the AUC, including the parity agenda on achieving 35% quotas for young people at the AUC.
• Work with the relevant AU Department to mobilize resources, according to the AU financial rules and regulations for programmes, related to her work.
• Prepare periodic work plan duly reviewed and approved by the CCP in collaboration with WGDY
• Work closely with the Cabinet of the Chairperson on any matters related to the area of involvement, as assigned by the respective authorities.
The African Union (AU) is a continental body consisting of the 55 member states that make up the countries of the African Continent. It was officially launched in 2002 as a successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU, 1963-1999). The main objectives of the OAU were to rid the continent of the remaining vestiges of colonisation and apartheid; to promote unity and solidarity amongst African States; to coordinate and intensify cooperation for development; to safeguard the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Member States and to promote international cooperation... read more... read more
The salary attached to the position is an annual lump-sum of US$ 96,921.34 (P3 Step 5) inclusive of all allowances for internationally recruited staff, and US$ 78,461.08 inclusive of all allowances for locally recruited staff of the African Union Commission.
• 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;
For more details, visit AU website.