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ORGANIZATION: International Youth Federation

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The International Youth Federation (IYF), is an international non-profit youth organizations network governed by the present Statutes and the Swiss Civil Code. It is neutral politically, and non-denominational, aim to empower youth worldwide. The IYF is a part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Youth Network.

Does making a difference motivate you? Do you want to be part of the global youth movement? Are you passionate about youth empowerment? Are you driven to be a part of a bigger purpose in the service of young people? If you think you embody these values then you can apply to join us through the available vacancies listed below.

*All the vacancies are Remote/Community-basis and does not require travel, Kindly note that all the advertised jobs on this page are on a VOLUNTARY basis.

Job Description

Vacancy ID: HQ/BOM/HR/5541

Position title: Under-Secretary-General

Location: Worldwide

Category: FTA International

Level: USG

Duration: 2 Years (Renewable)

Supervisor/Report to: Secretary-General

Department: Executive Office

Job type: Volunteer (Part-Time)

Deadline: 30 April 2022

The Secretary-General is pleased to announce the following job opening at the USG level: Under-Secretary-General based worldwide (Remotely).

In order to ensure a wide pool of candidates for this position, the IYF welcomes any applications to supplement the Secretary-General’s own search and consultations. The IYF would, especially welcome nominations of women candidates.


The Under-Secretary-General (USG) is the third senior official after the President and the Secretary-General. The position of USG requires energy and sustained commitment. It is demanding in its necessary attention to detail. It is best suited to a person who is well organized, has developed administrative skills and has appropriate, but by no means elaborate secretarial assistance. Ensuring the smooth running of the IYF’s work plan and assisting the Senior Management Team (SMT). She/he is assisted by Assistant Secretary-General(s) in promoting and ensuring the necessary cooperation and coordination, liaising with the IYF secretariats to coordinating inter-agency relations at management and technical level.

The USG reports to and supports the Secretary-General in advancing the IYF performance and providing the necessary advice in accordance with the IYF mandates to support Member States’ efforts in the field of youth empowerment, and meet the challenges of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development while ensuring national leadership and ownership.



(A) Official Representation:

  • Represent the IYF Management team at all levels;
  • When delegated, verifying and signing all acts adopted by the Executive Board, together with the SG;
  • Assisting the SG in preparing important meetings/missions of the IYF;
  • In the absence of the SG, the USG shall assume the functions of the SG;
  • Communicate the decisions of IYF administration, commissions and senior management on behalf of the IYF; and
  • Conduct the correspondence of the IYF and send out notices of all event, conferences and meetings at the international level.

(B) Governance and Coordination Support:

  • Prepare annual reports on the work of the IYF and such other documents, which may, from time to time, be required by the IYF administration;
  • Act as chair for and at all meetings of the Executive Office. He/she shall prepare and distribute the agenda and other materials and keep the minutes of all meetings;
  • Report annually, on behalf of the Executive Office, about the activities of the Federation and of its committees/divisions, Joint Committees and other bodies;
  • To manage, devise, submit and monitor all budgets in their activity area, to ensure there are no negative variances.


  • Lead (Level-4)Leadership is the art of motivating a group of people to act as a team towards achieving a common goal.
  • Design (Level-4)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-4) 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-4)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-4)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 advocate and provide policy advice.
  • Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office.
  • Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting.
  • Ability to lead and manage corporate strategic initiatives.
  • Excellent computer, internet, social media and information system skills.
  • Ability to establish effective working relations in a multi-cultural team environment.
  • Demonstrates strong team management skills.
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.


Substantive experience and results preferred at the international or multi-cultural level including experience in development, communications, international relations youth studies, sport, women empowerment, youth-led organizations or relevant field.

Excellent knowledge of international norms and standards is essential.


  • Fluency in English with superior drafting skills is essential.
  • Good knowledge of another language will be considered an asset.
Additional Information

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a competency-based interview.

Working Modality:
This vacancy is a voluntary-based position with (4-8 Hours/Week) part-time commitment

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About International Youth Federation


International House 24 Holborn, London, London EC1A 2BN, GB

Mission Statement

To voluntarily represent, positively promote, and uphold the mission of "Empowering youth for a better world" in various programs and opportunities throughout the IYF interventions across member countries.


The IYF is a global youth network, an organization advocating for youth empowerment and connecting countries to knowledge, experience, and resources to help young people build a better future. IYF works to empower youth in line with 2030 Global Goals Agenda, to create a sustainable world for all young people through education, advocacy, and the promotion of respect and compassion.

We inform, engage, and mobilize new audiences to take action and raise funds that support sustainable development programs for youth around the world.


Children & Youth
Children & Youth, Community, International


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  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Planning
  • Management
  • Professional Development
  • Donor Management
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination




  • Must be at least 18
  • This vacancy is a voluntary-based position with (4-8 Hours/Week) part-time commitment

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