The World Bank Group’s Moldova office invites young leaders or active members of youth NGOs, between the ages of 16 and 25 to apply by Feb. 15, 2013 for participation in Youth Voice Group (YVG), a consultative group of approximately 15 young people that brings local youth perspectives into World Bank programs.
The main purpose of the initiative is to facilitate a permanent dialog with youth stakeholders and establish a mutual learning process for youth stakeholders and the World Bank in order to contribute with new ideas and recommendations to improve World Bank programs for youth. This initiative started in Lima, Peru and has had great success in Europe and Central Asia region, notably in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, and Turkey.
The YVG in Moldova will include young men and women from different country regions, rural and urban areas, and varied ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. It will also include youth with disabilities who want to participate in the implementation of different Bank projects, especially those specifically targeting youth. The YVG will conduct different types of activities including trainings, consultations, field visits, research, information campaigns, and be involved in the implementation of different World Bank projects affecting youth etc.
Requirements for applicants is as follows:
- Interested and motivated to analyze youth problems in Moldova and able to propose recommendations
- Leader or active member of youth NGOs
- Working language: Romanian (English and Russian will be an advantage)
- Capacity to work in a team where people can have different visions on youth subject
- Pledge to dedicate time and energy for YVG activities
- Responsible, creative and skilled at verbal and written communication
- Age: 16- 25 years
- Computer skills
The World Bank will offer training to YVG members and will provide them with all information about the WB programs and activities.
Deadline for submitting the application forms is February 15, 2013.
If interested, please send your filled-in application form to following address:
Youth Voice Group Initiative
World Bank Moldova office
20/1, str. Puşkin
MD-2012, Chisinau, Moldova
Fax (+373 22) 23 70 53
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com