Call for Country Coordinators: UN MGCY Habitat III West and Central Africa Working Group

Call for Country Coordinators: UN MGCY Habitat III West and Central Africa Working Group

Deadline: March 1, 2018

The UN Major Group for Children and Youth (UN MGCY) is looking for Nationals Coordinators for the Habitat III West and Central Africa Working Group. In this capacity, selected applicants would work closely with the Regional Focal Points (RFPs) of the Habitat III Working Group of the UN MGCY in a bid to implementing the “New Urban Agenda” to achieving Sustainable Urban Development.

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’. This is an opportunity to gain some pan-African experience, building a robust experience and profile.

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.


  • Age 18-30.
  • Applicants MUST be a National and resident in one of these West and Central Africa Countries (Except Nigeria):
    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.
  • Applicants should 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)

Complete the online application.

For more information, visit UN MGCY.