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UNICEF USA National Youth Council Volunteer

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UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children.


The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The past two decades have seen important progress on child rights, yet while much has been achieved, sharp disparities remain. In most countries, inequality is higher today than a generation ago, including in middle income countries where most of the world’s poor children now live. The rapid pace of urbanization and the growing youth bulge in Africa and parts of Asia will require significant expansion of the provision of essential services for children. These challenges are compounded by the scale and complexity of crises triggered by conflict, natural disasters or epidemics. The global community faces these challenges when the political and economic environments pose challenges of their own, testing the world’s commitment to protecting the most vulnerable. In this environment, strong and consistent leadership of UNICEF is critical to enable the achievement of results for children.

 

UNICEF USA (UUSA) is a private, independent, U.S. nonprofit that rallies the American public to support the world’s most vulnerable children through the unmatched reach of UNICEF. Headquartered in New York City, UUSA has some 300 employees distributed across nine regional offices in the U.S. To fuel UNICEF’s life-saving work across the globe, UUSA raises nearly $600 million dollars from private sources every year and marshals its supporters to advocate for over $800 million in annual US government support. UUSA has built abroad - based movement to advocate for the well-being and protection of children globally. For more information, visit  www.unicefusa.org .


In keeping with UNICEF USA's vision to uphold the rights of all children and help every child thrive, UNICEF USA has a mandate to ensure youth participation and youth voice, in line with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

 

The UNICEF USA National Council was founded in 2008 to strengthen the UNICEF UNITE Clubs program. The Council was created to work closely with UNICEF USA to represent youth voice at UNICEF USA. It has grown to not only develop resources, plan live webinars, and build community between UNICEF UNITE Clubs across the country, but has become the national representative for youth voices within UNICEF USA. The UNICEF USA National Youth Council will also serves as the bridge between UNICEF youth leaders and UNICEF USA staff to provide guidance and collect feedback, enabling them to make specific recommendations to strengthen the volunteer programs and campaigns. 


Application deadline is June 21st, 2021

Vision of the UNICEF USA National Youth Council: The UNICEF USA National Youth Council will be agents of change for child rights and child survival whom other student volunteers can look to for guidance in advocating, fundraising, building community and speaking out on behalf of UNICEF’s work. They will act as youth voices for UNICEF USA internally and externally.  

 

Composition of the UNICEF USA National Youth Council: The UNICEF USA National Youth Council is composed of 10-12 College and High School age youth leaders selected by UNICEF USA Engagement Staff. Members commit to serving a term from August 1, 2021 to July 31, 2022. After an initial application process, UNICEF USA staff will conduct interviews for qualified candidates tentatively between June 21 and June 28, 2021 via Zoom. 

 

Position Description: 

  • Youth spokesperson: Through skill-based trainings, UNICEF USA National Youth Council members will develop strong public speaking skills and act as youth spokespeople representing diverse voices and experiences that are called upon throughout the year to represent UNICEF USA at events and meetings based on need and availability.  
  • Strategic programmatic support: UNICEF USA National Youth Council members are responsible for providing feedback and insight on current trends and needs of UNICEF USA youth supporters. No one knows better than you how to reach youth and what youth want to see from UNICEF USA. Through regular team calls, the UNICEF USA National Youth Council help inform UNICEF USA strategy.
  • Issue-based support & thought leadership: Lead various issue specific projects to educate and inform youth, volunteers and staff at UNICEF USA on topics important to young people and UNICEF’s work. Serve as a youth resource on issues they are passionate about amplifying and spreading awareness on. Projects can be proposed by National Youth Council members throughout the year and assessed to determine feasibility and align with UNICEF USA 's strategy and child rights agenda.
  • Club community building: Lead on efforts to build relationships with UNICEF Clubs working towards the retention of clubs and students. This includes developing leadership and skill development opportunities, actively participating and managing the Slack community, supporting in resources ideation, hosting digital conversations with students on club experience (including diversity and inclusion), answering questions from club leaders through the Council email account and support social media content.  

Trainings:  

If selected to serve on the UNICEF USA National Youth Council, members will meet multiple times a year in-person or digitally. This will include an initial digital summer training, a fall in person meet-up, a spring training/meet-up, and other possible opportunities. It is mandatory that you attend all of the below events. If you are under the age of 18 parents/guardians will be required to attend all in person activities and be aware of all digital activities: 

  1. Summer Digital Training tentatively from August 6-7, 2021. This training will take place via Zoom and instructions will be shared once candidates are selected. The training will take place on Friday, August 6 from 6:00 PM EST – 8:00 PM EST and Saturday, August 7 from 11:00 AM EST – 6:00 PM EST.  
  2. National Youth Council fall in-person meet up in New York City dates October 2021 (Note: UNICEF USA will cover cost of travel and lodging of you and a chaperone (if applicable). At this time, we plan for this to take place in person and will follow CDC COVID-19 guidelines however, this may be subject to change depending on local restrictions.  There will also be an option to attend this digitally if you do not feel comfortable attending in-person.)  
  3. A spring in-person training/meet-up that we hope will take place in March 2022. (Note: UNICEF USA will cover cost of travel and lodging of you and a chaperone (if applicable). At this time, we plan for this to take place in person and will follow CDC COVID-19 guidelines; however, this may be subject to change depending on local restrictions. There will also be an option to attend this digitally if you do not feel comfortable attending in- person.)

Time Commitment:

National Youth Council members can expect to spend 5-10 hours per week attending calls, working individually and collaboratively on projects, providing feedback, and serving as spokespeople. Regular calls will be scheduled with UNICEF USA Engagement staff to provide critical strategic feedback, learn best practices, and receive important campaign information to effectively support youth advocates. Please find the call schedule below:

  • Transitionary period: From August-October, members can expect one-hour weekly evening calls on Mondays from 8:00-9:00 PM EST, including 1:1 calls, group meetings or trainings to ensure a successful onboarding.
  • Ongoing: For the remainder of the year, November 2021- July 2022, there will be 2 monthly calls that are mandatory for all council members. This includes one team-based call on the first Monday of every month, and one professional development, or feedback session meeting per month.
  • Additional meetings may be required as necessary.


Application link:2021-2022 UNICEF USA National Youth Council Application Survey (surveymonkey.com)

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children.


The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Data de Início
    14 de junho de 2021
    13:11 GMT-4
    17:11 UTC
  • Data de término
    21 de junho de 2021
    23:59 GMT-4
    03:59 UTC
  • Recorrência
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Localização

Virtual
O trabalho pode ser executado em qualquer lugar de Estados Unidos
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125 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038, United States

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