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The Global Schools Program is an initiative led by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Youth Initiative (SDSN Youth) in support of UNESCO’s Global Action Program on Education for Sustainable Development (GAP-ESD).

The vision of the program is to generate interest about sustainable development in schools in an effort to educate and engage students with the SDGs and to encourage them to prioritize the goals in their lifestyles, behaviors, education and professional careers as these goals provide a framework for a better world that children could live in the future. The program aims to do this by transforming learning environments globally and making schools the hubs of education and leadership on SDGs, ultimately becoming vehicles for empowering and mobilizing students and young people to help implement the SDGs in their communities. 

  1. Integrate the Sustainable Development Goals into school settings.
  2. Increase the capacities of educators and teachers to more effectively deliver education on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  3. Provide youth with opportunities to engage with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the local level.

The Duties and Responsibilities of a Global Schools’ Advocate

Serving as an Advocate for Global Schools will equip you with knowledge of SDGs and ESD tools to help transforming learning environments, promote the SDGs in various school settings, and mobilize young people around the SDGs. The Advocates will serve as champions of the Global Schools Program and will be given the mission to coordinate local efforts to empower schools and teachers to educate children on the SDGs.

Complete the training:

The advocates will participate in a one-month online training program to develop their understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Global Schools program and Education for Sustainable Development. This training will be supported by EdX, and will consist of 4 modules released weekly, and will include videos, readings, quizzes and written assignments. Throughout the training, they will develop public speaking, research, mapping and presenting skills critical for their future mission of Advocates. They will also develop their action plan to implement the Global Schools Program in their city.

Increase the program’s outreach

The advocates will serve as official Global Schools Advocates from July 2019 to January 2020 (6 months). As advocates they will lead the local implementation of the Global Schools Program in their city, reaching out to schools and community of educators to help the Global Schools Program achieve its core objectives: transforming learning environments, building the capacities of educators and empowering and mobilizing the youth.

Be a contact point for your local community

The advocates will be tasked with spreading the SDGs and empowering schools and teachers to educate children on the SDGs. They will serve as primary points of contact to local stakeholders who wish to learn more about Global Schools, the SDGs and ESD concepts and will report and communicate about their activities.

Position Description

How can I apply?

We are looking for passionate, motivated and hardworking young people between the ages of 18-30 to serve as Global Schools Advocates. If you fit the criteria, apply before June 1st, 2019. 

Please note that the Global Schools Ambassador is a voluntary non-paid position

Criteria for selection:

Primary criteria

At time of applying for this role:

  • Candidate MUST possess a good command of the English language.
  • Candidate MUST have excellent public speaking skills, be capable of communicating well with key stakeholders and partners.
  • Candidate MUST be able to commit at least 6-8 hours per week for this role.
  • Candidate MUST be aged between 18-30 in order to be eligible for this role.
  • Candidate MUST be absolutely self-driven, accountable and responsible for meeting his/her goals 

Secondary Criteria 

In order to be an advocate one must have:

  • COMMITMENT – Candidate SHOULD be able to demonstrate that they are committed to the vision of the program and capable of working in compliance with the standards and level of professionalism set by Global Schools.
  • FLEXIBILITY – Candidate SHOULD be flexible and capable of working with multiple deadlines and coordinate activities with multiple time zones – this may include late-night calls and meetings.
  • VERSATILITY – Candidate SHOULD be extremely versatile, especially in dealing with the challenges posed by a newly formed and rapidly expanding organization.
  • SELF-DRIVE: Candidates SHOULD be self-driven and able to contact schools and local stakeholders with minimal supervision.

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