‘Educational Programming Project Officer’ Volunteer Job by UN SDSN Youth Network

Job/Internship Volunteer in Education and Languages , in Social Science

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 148557
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • Duration 12
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

About the organization and job

The global youth division of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) –SDSN Youth has launched the SDG Student Program to bring together and engage youth in education from across the world in efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda & sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Therefore, the program seeks to enhance the youth’s expertise, skills and blueprint to take meaningful measure on SDGs. In line with this goal, it is calling on inspiring youth to join its global team. Hence, if you are passionate for working with a diverse team of young people who learn about SDGs, apply for this opportunity.

Details of the job

Post Title: Project Officer in Educational Programming

Organizing body: UN SDSN Youth, SDG Students Program

Location: Worldwide, Remote

Type of work: Voluntary

Time commitment: 5-8 hours per week

Duration: 12 months in total, with two month probation period in the beginning. It is extendable on a 12-month basis subject to performance review.

Scope:  Global

Job summary

The Programming pillar of the SDG Students Program mainly involves sourcing, crafting, and providing content for our Hubs and wider network.

Through arranging different partnerships with external groups, or developing capabilities internally, the UN SDSN Youth aims to deliver educational materials, leadership courses and training, volunteering opportunities, and global engagements with experts and youth professionals on sustainable development.

Duties and responsibilities

The duties of the Educational Programming Project Officer fall within the following categories:

Education Pillar

    • Help the Deputy Project Leader (Programming) in the administration of the educational materials of the program to improve accessibility and relevance to students
    • Monitor content creation for the SDG Students Program, especially for the Coordinators to distribute to their Hubs and also for all general Hub Members to involve in such as:
      • University-Level Education and Activities Resource Toolkit covering the SDGs at local and global levels
      • Create innovative content or team up with other POs from the SDG Students program to showcase distinctive and under-represented perspectives in sustainable development spheres
      • Collect and provide suggested learning activities to SDG Coordinators to work with their Hub Members
      • Monitor the Volunteer Opportunities database, with periodic updates from its pertinent partners across and beyond SDSN

Further Accessibility and Inclusivity of the Educational Resources

    • Supervise and coordinate a group of student translators (from the Hubs) to subject the materials to more students’ access
  • SDG Students Program Certificate
    • Help the Deputy Project Leader (Programming) in the administration of the SDG Students Program Certificate
    • Manage the assessment of applications for SDG Students Program Certificates, as well as the distribution and tracking of signed SDG Students Program Certificates

Reporting requirement

This position will report to the Deputy Project Lead of Programming and be supervised by the Project Officer for Pathways noting that reporting and communicating with the project leader actively & effectively is crucial in a virtual network.


All Project Officers have to undertake all SDSN Youth online induction courses, including team training.

Job qualifications

The Educational Programming Project Officer is someone who is:

  • Passionate about supporting the personal and professional development of those they are working with
  • A brilliant communicator
  • patient, compassionate, and owns outstanding written and organizational skills, driven and can work independently
  • keen on enabling and assisting others to produce a direct impact
  • able to represent a broader team by convening young leaders in the SDG space
  • Adept in both high-level and detailed planning
  • A problem-solver, creative, and works well with people

Minimum qualifications

  • Be a strong team player with outstanding interpersonal skills and be able to coordinate and manage workload across many projects/teams
  • Has the ability to work distantly and maintain communication with a global team
  • Have an enthusiasm in sustainable development, be keen for the mission of the SDSN, including the path to the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on climate change
  • Possess some experience working with different communications and management software, such as Google Suite, Excel, Dropbox, WhatsApp, Facebook, etc, and be able to adapt to new tools, including Trello, Podio, Squarespace, Breezy, Northpass, Bamboo, Mighty Networks, etc.
  • Have an exceptional competency in the English language, including writing, speaking, and listening.
  • Enjoy some professional or volunteer work experience in a team
  • Must be responsive and able to manage consistent communication with the team – including after-hours conference calls, as the network operates over 10 different time zones
  • Either be a first- or second-year student pursuing an undergraduate degree (exceptions may apply), AND/OR, have a background in teaching and training (the latter will be of preference)

Preferred qualifications:

The candidate has:

  • Passion for sustainable development, and is passionate about the mission of the SDSN, including the pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on climate change.
  • Excellent command of the English language, including writing, speaking and listening.
  • Is able to demonstrate that they have the time and resources to take on this role.

Preferred competencies

  • Any teaching or training experience is a major benefit
  • An experience in video-editing, media production, or event planning and -execution
  • Language skills (particularly French, Spanish, or Turkish) are an advantage.
  • Demonstrate that they have the time and resources to commit to this role.

How to apply?

Candidates may apply online at the link below.

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