Are you a university student with passion and interest in sustainable development goals, can you commit your 1 academic year term in serving as an SDG Coordinator and do you have some professional or volunteer work experience, particularly with campaigning, community mobilization, project coordination, event management, or stakeholder engagement. Then the SDG coordinator program is definitely for you.
About the SDGs coordinator (2022-2023 cohort)
SDG Coordinators is under the SDNS Youth program of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN-SDSN); an initiative launched by UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, in 2012 to mobilize global expertise around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The coordinator shall support SDSN Youth’s mandate by working in SDSN member universities around the world to mobilize university students around the SDGs. SDG Coordinators operate under the SDG Students Program, which runs a global network of SDG Student hubs at universities to nurture effective lifelong advocates for sustainable development in their local and global communities. As SDG Coordinator, you will become the representative and key mobiliser who run an SDG Student Hub with support from the SDG Students Program. Coordinators work to ensure that all students in their university/campus are aware of the SDGs, understand their importance to the wider community, and have opportunities to take action towards their implementation.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Establish and/or operate an SDG Student Hub on campus and use it as a platform to build a community of students interested in taking action for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
- Manage the core operations of this SDG Student Hub through several processes, including:
- Recruitment – Promote the SDG Student Hub to fellow students, encouraging them to join the community and help facilitate their membership.
- Organize – with the hub community and leadership team – discuss, plan and allocate responsibilities for actioning the core functions of the hub
- Engagement – of the student community, both at the hub and with other student groups, to fulfill the core functions of the hub
- Community building – Arrange casual community gatherings and informal networking events to promote a sense of community and social ties between members.
Why should you become an SDG Coordinator?
Benefits and learning outcomes
- Make an impact
- Be trained as a youth sustainability leader
- Get support from SDSN Youth
- Enhance existing or gain new work-related skills and experience for your future career
Who is eligible to apply?
Applications for this role are ONLY open to students and staff from SDSN Member Institutions, in Tanzania only students from the following institutions qualify.
Find more descriptions on the role through the SDSN Youth website: www.sdnsyouth.org