Youth Coordinator of the Global Landscape Forum (GLF) 2022

Deadline: June 30, 2022

Apply now to become a Global Landscape Forum (GLF) Youth Coordinator 2022. The Youth Coordinator leads the Global Landscape Forum Youth Team to successfully design, plan and implement programs or activities for youth, providing strategic direction and supporting the growth of youth in the Landscapes Initiative network while maintaining alignment with GLF goals and strategy.

In doing so, the Youth Coordinator maintains key links with the Youth in Landscapes Initiative Steering Committee (YIL SC) and ensures that the YIL network supports and benefits from GLF activities, leading to sustainable growth of the GLF. ‘initiative.

Given the importance of integrating youth into different aspects of GLF work, the Youth Coordinator is responsible for ensuring meaningful youth engagement in all other GLF innovations: digital literacy of the commons, GLFx, learning and sustainable finance, working closely with GLF leaders. and other innovation coordinators. The youth coordinator also ensures that the youth network plays a key role in the GLF at different levels: from volunteering and speaking out, to designing a program or restoring an ecosystem.


Key responsibilities include the following:

Strategy development and implementation

  • Identify multi-year strategies and frameworks to integrate youth into GLF programs and activities, in close coordination with the GLF Secretariat, YIL Steering Committee and partners.
  • Work closely with learning teams and GLFx on capacity development opportunities, ensuring GLF meets the needs of the youth network and supporting the growth of YIL.
  • Ensure co-production of knowledge with the YIL network to feed into the broader knowledge commons strategy and support knowledge sharing processes, ensuring that youth activities are demand-driven and informed by consultations.
  • Work closely with the Knowledge Management and M&E Officer, to monitor youth processes and measure success.
  • Strategically guide the GLF Youth team and the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL) Steering Committee in setting short and long-term goals, and testing innovative program ideas for impact and growth students.

Resource mobilization and management

  • Secure resources (in-kind and financial) for activities by including young people in resource mobilization efforts, including in funding proposals, budgets and emerging partnerships.
  • Prepare and manage an annual budget in excess of CA$100,000, ensuring that expenditures are meaningful and goal-based.

Team management

  • Effectively lead the GLF youth team to design, implement and deliver activities in a dynamic and fast-paced environment and in coordination with the wider GLF team.
  • Recruit and manage the GLF Youth team, ensuring a creative, high performing and positive team environment. This includes, but is not limited to: Youth in Landscapes Network intern(s), Deputy Youth Coordinator, Youth Communications Consultant, Youth Landscape News author and consultants Catering Stewards.

Partnership, commitment and growth

  • Coordinate and facilitate the development of an annual GLF youth engagement plan in coordination with the GLF team and the Youth in Landscapes Initiative Steering Committee (YIL SC)
  • Develop, lead and maintain relationships with new and existing strategic partners and donors to ensure the GLF youth program is recognized, amplified and supported by partners.
  • Ensure the continued growth and membership of the GLF Youth Network at the regional level, by strengthening relationships with regional partners, members, YIL SC focal points.
  • Engage in strategic networking and speaking out opportunities with other youth organizations and international institutions representing the Youth in Landscapes Initiative and the Global Landscapes Forum.
  • Collaborate with CIFOR-ICRAF representatives, founding members, YIL SC focal points and important initiatives, such as the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, to ensure the growth and participation of the GLF Youth network at regional levels and global.
  • Facilitate the development and signing of the new Youth in Landscapes Initiative – CIFOR/GLF Memorandum of Understanding


  • Undergraduate degree with at least 3 years of experience (work or volunteer) or higher degree with at least 2 years of experience, preferably in disciplines relevant to one or more of the GLF themes and the Sustainable Development Goals;
  • Ability to produce high quality written content;
  • Previous experience with youth networks and communities related to sustainable landscapes is an advantage;
  • Experience in planning, implementing and evaluating complex projects;
  • Previous experience in grant writing or fundraising is an asset;
  • Previous experience in managing a team and a budget is an asset;
  • Previous work experience globally or, in particular, in the Global South is an asset;
  • Fluency in English is essential, other languages ​​(especially French, Spanish, Portuguese) an advantage.

Personal attributes and skills

  • Motivated, resourceful and energetic;
  • Able to find creative solutions;
  • Able to strategize at both macro and micro levels;
  • A team player with exceptional interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills;
  • Exceptional diplomatic and negotiation skills;
  • A proven ability to work well under pressure is essential.


This is a full-time consultant position. The period of the consultation should be from June 2022 to May 2023. Workplaces: at home, preferably in the CEST time zone.

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For more information, visit GLF Youth Coordinator.

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