International Youth Federation (IYF) Jobs 2022 in London, England, United Kingdom – Global Summit Manager

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About the job

The Global Summit Manager is responsible for providing strategic direction for the preparation and provision of support services in the implementation of the International Youth Summit (IYS) at the global level.

What will you be doing?

(A) Leadership and Management:

  • Leading the Summit preparatory milestones, including identifying host country, preparing agendas, identifying participants and supervising the administrative tasks related to IYS preparations;
  • Leading the IYS Secretariat team, including planning, prioritizing and coordinating the work carried out by the different units in the Secretariat;
  • Leading and coordinating a broad-based advocacy strategy on the IYS issues to promote IYS goals and innovative ideas among a broad array of champions and supporters;
  • Efficient and effective management of the Secretariat’s budget including preparing inputs for results-based budgeting;
  • Overseeing the administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the Secretariat, including reporting on performance, evaluation of staff performance, interviews of candidates for job openings, evaluation of candidates;
  • Recruiting staff, taking due account of geographical balance. Managing, guiding, developing and training staff under his/her supervision. Ensuring IYS is equipped with sufficient staff capacity.

(B) Partnership outreach, coordination and consolidation:

  • Engaging with partners, including Member States, emerging partners/donors, regional organizations, UN agencies, affected people, civil society, the private sector, to ensure input and support to the IYS.
  • Building and strengthening a strategic coalition of partners to actively shape IYS agenda and strong advocacy on the IYS goals and initiatives;
  • Take a leading role and direct the event planning and management (160 people over three days), requiring logistic skills, attention to detail, follow up of legal and contractual arrangements, liaising with senior level and relevant Host Country representatives;
  • Keeping fully abreast of global dynamics that might impact the IYS preparations and its organization;
  • Ensuring engagement and coherence within IYF headquarters and Country Teams on the IYS themes, consultation process and the Summit;
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of robust communication and advocacy campaign to raise awareness and garner support for the IYS process at national, regional and global levels;
  • Mobilizing resources for the IYS Secretariat and the IYS overall operations.

What are we looking for?

Core Competencies

  • Lead (Level-3) Leadership is the art of motivating a group of people to act as a team towards achieving a common goal.
  • Design (Level-3) Ability to recognize what changes are required and create a path for improvement using existing knowledge, problem solving skills, creativity and original ways of working.
  • Empower (Level-3) Empowerment is a practice of giving team members skills, authority, opportunity and motivation so that they can take initiative and make decisions to solve problems and improve performance.
  • Mobilize (Level-3) Ability to identify resources and activities that individuals and organizations will undertake to support the IYF’s strategic goals and objectives. Engage and influence appropriate donors by building win-win relationships.
  • Inspire (Level-3) Inspiration and lead by example is about energizing and creating a sense of direction and purpose in others, unlocking motivation and momentum for positive change.

Functional Competencies

  • Ability to assist in strategic planning, results-based management and reporting.
  • Ability to assist in corporate strategic initiatives.
  • Excellent computer, internet, social media and information system skills.
  • Excellent communication and coordination skills.

Skills Required for Position

  • Ability to interact cordially and communicate with a diverse community.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to assess and evaluate situations quickly, accurately and effectively.


A minimum of three years of experience and results preferred in event management role, international development, youth empowerment role, development, communications, international relations, youth studies, sport, women empowerment, youth-led organizations, or another relevant field.

What difference will you make?

The Manager will support the Federation’s wide strategy, and its associated projects and action plans, aiming to empower youth worldwide, with a practical focus on the International Youth Summit (IYS) 2022.

What’s in it for the volunteer?

  • Self-Satisfaction
  • Worldwide Friendship
  • Global Members’ Recognition
  • Community Participation
  • Leadership Development
  • Network
  • Improves Your Profile
  • Personal Development

Company: International Youth Federation (IYF)

Vacancy Type: Volunteer

Job Location: London, England, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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