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Job Opportunity at ActionAid Tanzania (AATZ), Consultant

Overview
Introduction of ActionAid Tanzania (AATZ) is a development organisation that is committed for social justice, gender equality and ending poverty. It started development programs in the country in 1998 asa cross-border initiative by Action Aid Kenya and later transformed into full-fledged Country Program me in 2000. Since then, it has rolled out three Country Strategy Papers and currently implementing the fourth strategic paper, making contribution to the development of the country.

It is an Associate member of the ActionAid International (AAI) Federation which is a global justice organization working to achieve social justice, gender equality and eradication of poverty. In terms of governance, AATZ has a National Board and General Assembly. AATZ has development.

The scope and objectives of the assignment ActionAid Tanzania is planning to develop Policy briefs based on the recommendations of the report findings. The scope of the report will include the following:

  • Read and synthesise the report
  • Reviewing and paraphrasing of the report
  • Developing the policy briefs (including the use of info graphics and pictures as agreed between AATZ and the Consultant)
  • Targeting the policy briefs for different stakeholder consumption
  • The policy briefs should being both English and Swahili


Qualifications of the consultants

  • Must have at least an Advanced Diploma, Degree or above qualification in economics, community economics, community development and related fields
  • Experience in research work and dissemination of research findings with similar assignments or related work
  • Knowledge in using infographics and pictures to enhance understanding
  • Evidence of assignment from similar or related work
  • Should be able to demonstrate competency and experience of more than 3 years in the field of interest

Application process
Interested consultant/s can apply for the assignment submitting the following documents:
Expression of interest to take up the assignment

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  • Evidence of valid tax payer’s identification certificate
  • Consultancy certificate/licence to run the services.
  • Testimony of experience in similar works
  • Technical and Financial proposal capacity

Job application procedure
Deadline for submission; The deadline for submission is 25th August, 2019.
Applicants should submit their documents through the following address Olympia Venance ActionAid Tanzania, P.O. Box 21496, Dar es salaam E-mail; olympiavenance@actionaid.org
Note: you are strongly advised to visit ActionAid website for full terms of reference which can be found in the website at; www.actionaid.org.tz

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Freelancer Sales Executive
The Guardian Limited is looking for self driven sales personnel to join our advertising Sales Team in Kilimanjaro, Tanga, Tabora, Pwani, Ruvuma, Katavi and Rukwa

  • Be responsible for aggressive development of new clients and growing existing business.
  • Proactively develop new business avenues
  • Devise and monitor business plans to ensure substantive sales
  • Develop strategic solutions that meet the unique needs of each client

Qualifications

  • The position requires someone who can deliver the set targets within deadlines under competitive working environment.
  • Applicants need to be highly organized, self-motivated with a positive attitude, and can thrive on setting and reaching new goals.
  • Holders of a University degree or Diploma in Business Administration
  • Experience in Sales and Marketing is an added advantage

NOTE: This is a commission Based Position
Deadline:

All applicants should specify the region they are applying for and send their application via Email to vacancy@guardian.co.tz before 20th August, 2019.

New Jobs at Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)


Job Title: NATIONAL CONSULTANT- ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE (AMR)

Job Posting: 29/Jul/2019
Closure Date: 13/Aug/2019, 12:59:00 AM
Organizational Unit: FRURT
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)
Grade Level: N/A
Primary Location: Tanzania, United Republic of-Dar Es Salaam
Duration: 12 months WITH POSSIBILITY OF EXTENSION
Post Number: N/A

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that Closure Date and Time displayed above are based on date and time settings of your personal device

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.
Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.
People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.
Organizational Setting
FAO Tanzania is implementing a project GCP/GLO/710/UK under the UK- Fleming Fund Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). The project aims to strengthen national capacities in combating issues emanating from AMR along the food and agriculture using the “One Health” approach. Combating AMR issues successfully requires a “One Health” approach, in which all relevant sectors implement actions synergistically by involving different actors and sectors such as human and veterinary medicine, agriculture, wildlife, finance, environment and the consumers. In a tripartite approach, FAO Tanzania in collaboration with OIE and WHO recognize that addressing health risks at the human-animal-plant-ecosystems interfaces requires strong partnerships among entities that may have different perspectives and different levels of resources. Such partnerships, which could include international organizations, governments, private sector, civil society, private sector and donors, must be coordinated to minimize the burden of AMR, antimicrobial residues (AR) and antimicrobial use (AMU) in the food and agriculture sectors with aim to reduce antimicrobial use and minimizing transmission of AMR through food chain.
Reporting Lines
Under the overall supervision of the Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO)/Chief, Animal Health Service (AGAH)/, the functional and administrative supervision of the FAO Representative in the United Republic of Tanzania, and the direct supervision of the ECTAD Country Team Leader, and under the technical guidance of the Global project coordinator and the SFS Livestock Officer; in collaboration with the ECTAD Tanzania team, the incumbent will undertake the following duties and responsibilities:
Technical Focus
The consultant will provide technical support to the planning, implementation and reporting of AMR project activities at FAO representation in United Republic of Tanzania.
Tasks and responsibilities

  • Lead, facilitate and contribute to the process of developing/reviewing the national strategy on Antimicrobial Usage (AMU) and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in agriculture, fisheries, food and livestock production and contribute to the operationalization of the National Action Plan to reduce the threat of AMR, with focus on the sections relevant to agriculture, livestock production, fisheries and food; as required under the Global Action Plan on AMR.
  • Engage and collaborate with relevant national authorities, institutions,

organizations and stakeholders, including the WHO and OIE national focal points and delegate on the development of the national strategy and to promote FAO/OIE/WHO Tripartite collaboration in support of the implementation of the Global Action Plan on AMR.

  • Initiate a review of national legislation relevant to AMR and existing guidelines and regulations in the United Republic of Tanzania (Zanzibar), oversee the validation of the existing Tanzania mainland report, and the implementation of policy and legislative recommendations from these reports, in collaboration with the FAO legal development unit.
  • Support capacity building of surveillance systems, and capacity and capability of existing laboratories for the diagnosis of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), to address gaps identified through recently conducted assessments, e.g. including through provision of training of personnel to enable them to undertake effective sampling and antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) in order to generate AMR data in the country, facilitating proficiency testing for quality assurance, and supporting surveillance pilots.
  • Organize and coordinate multistakeholder meetings in collaboration with WHO to support consultative meetings to develop and implement the Zanzibar Action Plan (ZAP) on AMR (2019-2024).
  • Facilitate operationalization of the Multisectoral Country Coordination (MCC) on AMR that take into account and support existing legislative processes (or other requirements).
  • Engage stakeholders from the side of agriculture, fisheries, food and livestock production in implementation of the National Action Plan.
  • Develop and adapt to the country situation existing advocacy tools to support and improve AMR awareness among food and agriculture sector stakeholders as part of the One Health approach. FAO will actively participate in the National related agricultural events/exhibitions to undertake AMR awareness campaign to the public and farmers and livestock community including executing AMR awareness campaign during the world antibiotic awareness week (WAAW).
  • Undertake pilot interventions on the use of antimicrobials in livestock production settings to promote good practices and prudent use of antimicrobials in the food and agriculture sectors, and support collection of AMU data from these sectors.
  • Undertake mapping of AMR Surveillance stakeholders and the veterinary medicines supply and distribution chain.
  • Organize a national multi-stakeholder workshop involving major stakeholders (private sector, academia, farmers, government, veterinarians etc.), including participants from the public health, animal health and environment.
  • Map out the livestock and food systems and respective actors, roles and responsibilities and lines of influence,
  • Establish a multi-stakeholder platform to support awareness raising activities, advocacy, identification of responsibilities, and improved decision-making and policy formulation on AMU and AMR and to provide the basis for developing a national strategy to reduce the threat of AMR related to agriculture, fisheries, food and livestock production along the lines of the Global Action Plan.
  • Identify and coordinate with other AMR relevant initiatives and projects underway within Tanzania, identifying opportunities for synergies and collaborations, and identifying and applying for new funding sources.
  • Produce a final report listing activities implemented in the preceding year and planned activities to implemented in the subsequent year of the project
  • Prepare monthly project progress and implementation report.
  • Carry out any other duties relevant to this area of work and as delegated by the organisation
  • CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
    Minimum Requirements

    Advanced University Degree in Veterinary Medicine with post-graduate study in microbiology, epidemiology or related fields
    Seven years of relevant experience in animal health sector
    Extensive experience in the monitoring/surveillance of AMR and AMU
    Working knowledge of English and technical report writing skills
    National of Tanzania

    FAO Core Competencies
    Results Focus
    Teamwork
    Communication
    Building Effective Relationships
    Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

    Technical/Functional Skills
    Proven experience in anti-microbial resistance (AMR) and microbiology
    Extensive knowledge on the drivers of AMR emergence and spread
    Good knowledge of the One Health approach and its application and relevance in the prevention and control of AMR and other emerging and re-emerging healthrisks at the human-animal interface
    Proven experience in conducting risk assessment and or analysis
    Systematic document review and analysis
    Working knowledge of the official language of the country (if considered necessary)

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
    FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
    Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact: Careers@fao.org
    Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
    Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications
    For additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/

    Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.

    HOW TO APPLY
    Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile.
    We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.
    If you need help, or have queries, please contact: Careers@fao.org
    FAO IS A NON-SMOKING ENVIRONMENT

    Employment Opportunities at ActionAid Tanzania (AATZ)


    Translating Opportunity
    Jobs at: ActionAid
    Deadline of this Job: 29th July 2019
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    JOB DETAILS:
    ActionAid is an international anti-poverty agency working in over 47 countries, taking sides with poor people to end poverty and injustice together ActionAid started its operation in Tanzania in 1998. ActionAid Tanzania (AATZ) envisions seeing Tanzania without poverty and injustice in which every person enjoys his/her right to a life of dignity. Currently, AATZ is looking for a qualified translator for the following task:
    Task: Translating English – Portuguese
    Event: Workshop
    Location: Dar es Salaam
    Duration: 26th – 29th August 2019.

    KEY ROLE:
    To provide English – Portuguese interpretation services for a group of 4 people (sitting at their table ‘whispering’ to them during the workshop) for 4 days’ workshop.

    ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE & SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:

    • 2 years’ experience on translating responsibilities
    • Excellent translating skills

    Job application procedure
    To apply, submit your updated curriculum vitae and quotation. You can send these documents through E-mail: olympia.venance@actionaid.org . For more clarification please contact +255 758 043 309.

    DEADLINE:
    Closing date: 29th July 2019 at 10.00hrs. Please clearly indicate “Application for ActionAid Translating task” in your email subject.

    Job Opportunity at ActionAid Tanzania (AATZ), Translator

    Translating Opportunity

    Jobs at: ActionAid
    Deadline of this Job: 29th July 2019
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    JOB DETAILS:
    ActionAid is an international anti-poverty agency working in over 47 countries, taking sides with poor people to end poverty and injustice together ActionAid started its operation in Tanzania in 1998. ActionAid Tanzania (AATZ) envisions seeing Tanzania without poverty and injustice in which every person enjoys his/her right to a life of dignity. Currently, AATZ is looking for a qualified translator for the following task:
    Task: Translating English – Portuguese
    Event: Workshop
    Location: Dar es Salaam
    Duration: 26th – 29th August 2019.

    KEY ROLE:
    To provide English – Portuguese interpretation services for a group of 4 people (sitting at their table ‘whispering’ to them during the workshop) for 4 days’ workshop.

    ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE & SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:

    • 2 years’ experience on translating responsibilities
    • Excellent translating skills

    Job application procedure
    To apply, submit your updated curriculum vitae and quotation. You can send these documents through E-mail: olympia.venance@actionaid.org . For more clarification please contact +255 758 043 309.

    DEADLINE:
    Closing date: 29th July 2019 at 10.00hrs. Please clearly indicate “Application for ActionAid Translating task” in your email subject.

    Climate Tracker Reporting Fellowship 2019 – Win a spot to attend/cover the UN Climate Action Summit in New York!

    Deadline: August 10, 2019

    Apply to join Climate Tracker at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York! Climate Tracker and the Stanley Foundation have 8 reporting fellowship available for journalists, photographers and video makers. It’s the chance of a lifetime. These are historic moments in the lead up to 2020, and this is your opportunity to report directly from the events.
    They are looking for great young voices who know how to reach a big audience. You can publish in any language. They suggest publishing in a national media. You can submit a video or article on a platform like Medium or social media, but they want to see you reach the biggest possible audience.

    Write and publish about a young leader or movement in your country pushing for climate action. You could win 1 of 8 spots to the UN Climate Action Summit in New York from September 19-26, 2019.

    Benefits
    The best eight writers will get a chance to attend and cover the Global Climate Strike, the UN Youth Climate Summit, the UN Climate Action Summit, and other events happening in New York City from the 19th – 26th September 2019.

    The eight fellows will also receive training on climate and journalism organized by Climate Tracker and the Stanley Foundation, participate in group interviews with high-level officials/experts, and network with amazing people from all over the world!

    All expenses (such as accommodations in close proximity to the UN headquarters and round-trip, economy-class airfare) will be organized and covered for the eight fellows as part of the fellowship.This has all been made possible thanks to support from the Stanley Foundation and the UNSG Climate Action team.

    Eligibility

    • The Scholarships are available to young people aged from 18 – 32, from anywhere around the world!
    • Open to young journalists from around the world who want to make a big impact in their countries by publishing about a youth movement or young leader pushing for climate action in their country.

    Requirements

    • Your article should be at least 500 words.
    • They prefer it when writers have interviewed at least two people for their article — for example, experts, community members, young people, or policymakers.
    • It is always best to include a picture that is original and related to the topic.
    • You can publish in any language
    • You can submit a video or article on a platform like Medium or social media
    • You can check our full rating system for articles here to get an idea on how we will assess it.

    Application

    • Publish a story, photo-series or video about a young climate champion or movement in your country in the next 2 weeks.
    • You could decide to profile one individual person that has inspired you or your country, or write about a local, national, or international movement that is pushing for change.
    • If you are thinking of doing a photo essay, make sure you profile great climate activists or marches and publish it in media.
    • If you are thinking of video, it could as well profile some people or reflect on the movement you are profiling. Get it published into another story or in media in your country!

    Submit your article, photo-series or video by August 10th, 2019.
    Click here to apply.
    For more information, visit Climate Tracker.

    Safe Abortion Action Fund 2019 Round 5 Funding for Local and Grassroots Organizations (Up to $80,000 grant)

    Deadline: August 11, 2019
    Applications are open for the Safe Abortion Action Fund 2019 Round 5 Funding. The Safe Abortion Action Fund (SAAF) works toward a world where rights to access safe and legal abortion are established and protected, women are empowered to exercise these rights and lives are saved. Hosted by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), SAAF supports local and grassroots organizations, providing flexible grants for projects that:
    Increase access to quality abortion services with a focus on addressing the needs of poor, vulnerable and hard to reach women and girls
    Support legal and policy reforms in countries where abortion is restricted
    Tackle negative societal norms and attitudes towards abortion, in order to create an enabling environment that ensures every woman and girl has access to quality abortion services
    Generate and disseminate evidence to improve the quality and effectiveness of abortion programming and advocacy strategies

    By visibly funding projects using an international funding mechanism, SAAF works to de-stigmatize abortion and to legitimize the abortion debate by creating and supporting a ‘network of champions’ who are more empowered to work at local and national levels.

    Funding

    • The maximum grant will be US$80,000 for up to 15 months.
    • Projects will start on 1st January 2020. The latest end date possible is 31 March 2021.

    Eligibility

    • Local organisations registered in countries listed here are eligible to apply. SAAF can fund projects led by individual organisations, a group of organisations or national and regional networks based in the Global South.
    • Organisations without a formal registration will be allowed to apply if they have a fiscal sponsor. More detail on this can be found in the guidelines.

    What they fund

    • Any project that improves the enabling environment for the promotion and delivery of safe abortion services and/or the prevention of unsafe abortion through locally-led changes in legislation, policy, service delivery and attitudes is eligible for funding.
    • This may include the entire spectrum of activities from service delivery to advocacy for policy change or research. The guidelines contain some examples of the types of initiatives or strategies that could be implemented, but the list is not exhaustive.

    For better chances, an application should:

    • Address the needs of low-income, marginalized, young and/or otherwise underserved women and girls.
    • Sow the seeds of change, e.g. by bringing about a change in the operating environment through advocacy initiatives, or establishing new, more effective ways of delivering services
    • Build capacity either in the course of implementing project activities or undertaking specific capacity development initiatives in the field of abortion
    • Be able to demonstrate sustainability of impact/leave some footprint behind after the funding is finished
    • Approach access to safe abortion from a human rights based and gender transformative perspective

    They are particularly interested in

    • Address abortion issues in a restricted environment with inherent risks (including humanitarian and conflict settings)
    • Are catalytic and increase the impact of other actors working in this field
    • Recognize and aim to mitigate or transform gender inequalities and power relations that affect women’s ability to realize their sexual and reproductive rights.

    Application

    • The SAAF secretariat will run three online Q&A sessions in English, French and Spanish in which you can ask any questions that you have about the application process, form or guidelines. If you cannot attend on the day but want to receive a recording of the sessions please register, as the recording will be shared with all those registered.
    • To register for the English session at 10.00 BST/London time, Tuesday 23rd July click here
    • To register for the French session at 10:00 BST/London time, Wednesday 17th Julyclick here
    • To register for the Spanish session at 16:00 BST/London time, Tuesday 23rd Julyclick here

    Click here to apply.
    For more information, visit Safe Abortion Action Fund.

    Anant University Fellowship Programme 2019/2020

    Deadline: Ongoing
    Applications are open for the Anant University Fellowship Programme 2019/2020. The fellowship is a one year, full-time post-graduate diploma programme in built environment designed as a multi-disciplinary immersion to introduce young practitioners and students to new ideas, knowledge and skills to question, evaluate, invent and redefine the built environment. The Anant Fellowship is the flagship programme of Anant National University, India’s first Design University.
    Programme Details

    • Anant Fellowship has been carefully curated and structured to prepare you to make exponential change – within yourself, to the country, and to the world. Academic rigour and intensity have been combined with first-hand, experiential discovery to create an equitable balance between theory and praxis, between instruction and experimentation, and between paced-learning and open-ended discovery.
    • Academic Instruction: The first component of Anant Fellowship is designed to broaden your perspective and aid empathetic solutions by providing you the opportunity of learning from pioneering ideas and thoughts in two thematic clusters: Domain and Technical, and Societal and Cultural.
    • Experiential Discovery: In the second component of Anant Fellowship, you will learn from your own and your peers’ first-hand experiences, and from your own values, beliefs, mindsets, and constructs.
    • Live-Action Project: The third and the most important component of the Fellowship is the Live Action Project where you work in teams throughout the duration of one year to solve a real-life challenge in close association with local administrative bodies and community stakeholders.

    Benefits
    As an Anant Fellows, you expect to:

    • Enhance your technical and core skills in architecture, design and planning
    • Be trained to think broadly and deeply across topics like Green Urbanism, Earth Based Construction Techniques, Transportation, Anthropology, Sociology, and Economics, among others
    • Gain a deeper understanding of yourself and others, and develop imaginative empathy
    • Collaborate with like-minded individuals from diverse disciplines and take up a Built Environment challenge with an opportunity for real-life impact
    • Become purpose-driven leaders who contribute to the larger society by creating unique Built Environment solutions

    Scholarship

    • They are offering 80% scholarships covering cost of Tuition, Boarding, and Lodging to all accepted candidates. Limited 100% scholarships are available for those with combined annual family income of less than INR 8 lacs. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to increase their chances of getting scholarship assistance.

    Eligibility

    • Open to students and practitioners from all professional and educational backgrounds with a preference to those from the disciplines of architecture, design, planning, environmental science, and engineering, civil and construction engineering, IT, social sciences and humanities.
    • Applicants must have a sound academic record, and should have successfully completed an undergraduate or postgraduate degree before the start of the Fellowship.
    • Applicants must be able to show a demonstrated commitment to improving the Built Environment, and an understanding of the issues pertaining to the area.
    • Anant Fellowship is committed to diversity; they invite applications from students and professionals of all age-groups, socio-economic backgrounds, and geographies both in India and internationally.

    Application

    Call for Applications | United Nations (UN) Women Beijing+25 Youth Task Force

    Application Deadline: 15 July 2019, 12 p.m. EST (DST).

    The year 2020 will be a confluence of anniversaries including the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Conference and the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA), the five-year review of the Sustainable Development Goals, the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Security Council Resolution 1325, and the 10th anniversary of the creation of UN Women.

    As we take stock of progress made in advancing women’s rights and gender equality, UN Women is committed to ensuring that young people are at the centre of this process, focusing on the 25-year review and appraisal of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
    It is within this context that UN Women is announcing a call for applications for the composition of a time-limited Youth Task force that will work closely with UN Women from August 2019 to September 2020, to ensure the meaningful involvement of young people in the global processes of the 25th review and appraisal of the BPfA. The work of the Youth Task Force will be divided into four thematic committees (see the Terms of Reference). Applicants to the Task Force will be invited to indicate preference for membership of a thematic committee.

    Role of the Youth Task Force
    The successful meaningful involvement of young people in the Beijing+25 review processes depends on young people driving the preparatory and implementation stages of the review processes.
    The role of the youth task force is to work closely with UN Women on a voluntary basis to ensure that young people are mobilized, engaged and contribute to all stages and aspects of the global review processes.
    The Youth Task Force will offer guidance and support to UN Women’s efforts to ensure the meaningful engagement of youth in Beijing+25 review processes focusing on the 64thsession of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, the Global Forum for Gender Equality and the 75thsession of the General Assembly.
    The task force will consist of young people aged 14 to 30 years, recommended by their youth-led global networks, organizations or civic movements.Each organization, network or movement can recommend up to two candidates. In case your organization/ network is recommending candidates, who are minors, please ensure that all appropriate measures are taken to secure necessary consent from parents/legal guardian prior to submitting the recommendation for a minor. If a minor candidate is selected, it will be subject to the provision of consent and waiver documentation as requested by UN Women.

    Outputs The Youth Task Force will be an opportunity for young people to:

    •Support and guide UN Women’s efforts to place young people at the center of the Beijing+ 25 processes.
    •Be part of a network of young supporters that will foster momentum on youth engagement for gender equality on a global level.
    •Exchange expertise and knowledge with young people that are working towards the same objective. •Recognition of contribution.

    Timeline
    The deadline for the submission of applications is 15 July 2019, 12 p.m. EST (DST). The nomination process is expected to be finalized by 30 July 2019.
    Successful candidates will shortly hereafter receive a letter of acceptance.
    The work of the task force is expected to commence on 1 August 2019.
    For More Information:

    Visit the Official Webpage of the UN Women Beijing+25 Youth Task Force

    Call for applications: UN Women Beijing+25 Youth Task Force

    Application Deadline: 15 July 2019, 12 p.m. EST (DST).
    The year 2020 will be a confluence of anniversaries including the 25thanniversary of the Beijing Conference and the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA), the five-year review of the Sustainable Development Goals, the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Security Council Resolution 1325, and the 10th anniversary of the creation of UN Women.
    As we take stock of progress made in advancing women’s rights and gender equality, UN Women is committed to ensuring that young people are at the centre of this process, focusing on the 25-year review and appraisal of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

    It is within this context that UN Women is announcing a call for applications for the composition of a time-limited Youth Task force that will work closely with UN Women from August 2019 to September 2020, to ensure the meaningful involvement of young people in the global processes of the 25th review and appraisal of the BPfA. The work of the Youth Task Force will be divided into four thematic committees (see the Terms of Reference). Applicants to the Task Force will be invited to indicate preference for membership of a thematic committee.
    Role of the Youth Task Force
    The successful meaningful involvement of young people in the Beijing+25 review processes depends on young people driving the preparatory and implementation stages of the review processes.
    The role of the youth task force is to work closely with UN Women on a voluntary basis to ensure that young people are mobilized, engaged and contribute to all stages and aspects of the global review processes.
    The Youth Task Force will offer guidance and support to UN Women’s efforts to ensure the meaningful engagement of youth in Beijing+25 review processes focusing on the 64thsession of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, the Global Forum for Gender Equality and the 75thsession of the General Assembly.
    The task force will consist of young people aged 14 to 30 years, recommended by their youth-led global networks, organizations or civic movements.Each organization, network or movement can recommend up to two candidates. In case your organization/ network is recommending candidates, who are minors, please ensure that all appropriate measures are taken to secure necessary consent from parents/legal guardian prior to submitting the recommendation for a minor. If a minor candidate is selected, it will be subject to the provision of consent and waiver documentation as requested by UN Women.
    Outputs The Youth Task Force will be an opportunity for young people to:
    •Support and guide UN Women’s efforts to place young people at the center of the Beijing+ 25 processes.
    •Be part of a network of young supporters that will foster momentum on youth engagement for gender equality on a global level.
    •Exchange expertise and knowledge with young people that are working towards the same objective. •Recognition of contribution.
    Timeline
    The deadline for the submission of applications is 15 July 2019, 12 p.m. EST (DST). The nomination process is expected to be finalized by 30 July 2019.
    Successful candidates will shortly hereafter receive a letter of acceptance.
    The work of the task force is expected to commence on 1 August 2019.
    For More Information:
    Visit the Official Webpage of the UN Women Beijing+25 Youth Task Force


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