Call For National Coordinators: UN MGCY Habitat III West and Central Africa Working Group

Application Deadline: MARCH 1st, 2018. 23:59 (GMT+1)

The vision of the UN Major Group for Children and Youth (UN MGCY) is:
To advance the participation of young people at all levels of governance: locally, nationally, regionally and globally. The UN MGCY seeks to promote the positions of children and youth in policy processes around a number of areas, especially in the protection of the environment, sustainable development, and the promotion of economic and social development.

The mission of the UN MGCY is:
To ensure that the interests of children and youth are taken into account in planning and decision making processes, and that youth in particular participate meaningfully; and facilitate the representation and participation of children and youth in the process during, leading up to, and after the Habitat III conference.

Habitat III Working Group aims to ensure that the interests and input of children and youth are taken into account while designing and implementing the ‘New Urban Agenda’.

The Working Group Coordination Team:
According to the New UN MGCY Process and Procedures, the coordination structures are set for the purpose of effective coordination of its mandate and work areas. Among the 5 listed coordination structures in the Process and Procedures is the Working Groups Coordination Team.
This is comprised of Global Focal Points (GFPs), Regional Focal Points (RFPs), Thematic Focal Points (TFPs) and science-Policy Interface Focal Points (SPI FPs) of the specific working group.

The Regional Focal points coordinate the outreach process in their respective regions. This includes the coordination of a regional team open to all members of the Habitat III WG, without any selection, contact all relevant children and youth organization and networks in the region, with the help of the regional team and according to the outreach strategy, to inform them of the engagement and invite them to join in and share relevant materials. The RFPs role also include facilitation of regional advocacy work, such as addressing regional policy development, consultation outcomes, lobby efforts and advocacy actions.

To help facilitate engagement at National and Sub-national levels, the West and Central African Region RFPs are opening this Call for application. The Country Coordinators are not mandated by Children and Youth International (CYI) but are part of the Regional outreach as any other member of the WG.

**Applicants MUST be a National and resident in one of these West and Central Africa Countries:
Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Island of Saint Helena, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sao Tome & Principe.

and demonstrate a clear commitment to SDG 11 and the New Urban Agenda.

At the end of Applications review process, successful candidates would be notified not later than; April 1st, 2018.
The deadline for this application is MARCH 1st, 2018. 23:59 (GMT+1)

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