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YPARD Niger: Call for Country Representative

YPARD is looking for a passionate and dedicated young professional to take up the position of YPARD representative in Niger.

To meet its goals, YPARD works with young professionals on a regional, national or local level to undertake activities at a more geographically appropriate level. YPARD is looking for a Nigerien representative to contribute actively to a growing YPARD and help YPARD achieve its ambitious goals.

Roles and activities of the YPARD Niger Representative

Under the supervision of the Africa coordinator, the Niger YPARD Representative will undertake the following activities:

  • Represent and be an ambassador for YPARD in the country or region;
  • Make connections with relevant youth and agricultural development organizations in your country or region;
  • Publicize YPARD in your country or region and encourage more YPs to sign up;
  • Provide updates on activities related to youth and agricultural development in your region and communicate these activities to the regional coordinating units (RCUs).
  • Actively work on the local plan and management of activities by forming a local working group which consists of active YPs;
  • Motivate YPs in your country or region to get involved;
  • Implement activities to address the declining interest in agriculture among young people;
  • Work to make the voice of the youth heard within your own institution;
  • Strive to bring youth issues to the fore in broader strategic and political discussions.

Kindly note that this is a voluntary position (not salaried).

Requirements

  • Be a Young Professional (less than 40 years old);
  • Be a national of Niger;
  • Be active in Agricultural Development (including young professional engaged in: agribusiness, agro-processing, farming, ranching, pastoralism, agro-advisory service, agro-informatics-ICT);
  • Be willing to make a difference and represent YPs from your region;
  • Be ready to commit time and effort to the YPARD movement.

Before the YPARD representative is selected, the candidate is expected to have demonstrated commitment to YPARD by being an active member in the YPARD network. An active member may have already organised an event, engaged in some of these activities and/or organized or participated in online events and or knowledge sharing.

YPARD is an equal opportunity employer and women are particularly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Interested candidates who meet the stated requirements above are required to send the documents listed below via email at info@ypard.net and copy to africa@ypard.net

Please indicate in the 'Subject' of the email the title; YPARD Country Representative Niger.

Two paragraphs on your motivation – including how you have been an active YPARD member;

An up-to-date CV

We will share your applications to YPARD Niger members and ask them to vote for their favourite candidates.

Deadline for applications: September 4th, 2020 or until the position is filled.

We are looking forward to receiving many great applications!