Youth Representatives - Terms of Reference


The position of Youth Representative shall comprise:


Term of Appointment:

The Youth Representative will be active from November 2022 until November 2025. Terms of service shorter than this period can be agreed upon as necessary. From time-to-time, volunteers will be requested to formally represent WOSM in specific events, activities and matter that are important to our membership in addition to following processes around different thematic areas and or institutions.



The Youth Representative will be a volunteer position adjacent to the workstream in the operational framework most closely related to strategic partnerships and advocacy, and when necessary, may take part in its online or offline meetings.


Working relationship:


The Youth Representative will work with the WSB Partnerships & Advocacy team.


The Youth Representative will report to the WSB Partnerships & Advocacy team, which includes reporting on all relevant process development, event attendance (within two weeks) and to inform the above-named positions if the duties of this role can no longer be fulfilled in the given period.



The purpose of the Youth Representative is:

  • Support the implementation of Vision 2023
  • Represent WOSM and its interests at relevant external stakeholders
  • Positioning and inputs to external consultations
  • To report on initiatives and processes taking place within the structures of external stakeholders
  • Showcase “best practices” of WOSM


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Ensure proper, regular, and consistent representation of WOSM at meeting and events via either physical presence or virtual means
  • Follow-up on technical work with partners
  • When necessary, work together with the WOSM communications team
  • Work within WOSM’s Constitution, WOSM’s Position Papers and Advocacy Briefs
  • All formal statements, communications, and decisions made on behalf of WOSM must be previously approved by the WSB Partnerships & Advocacy team.
  • Representation of WOSM in external events must have prior approval of the WSB Partnerships & Advocacy team.
  • Ensure a complete and satisfactory handover of information, contacts, duties, and responsibilities at the end of term, including training and guidance to an incoming representative


Performance review:

A performance review is conducted annually by the WSB Partnerships & Advocacy team.


Participant profile:

Youth Representatives are expected to be:

  • Aged between 18-26
  • Able to commit for a 3-year term
  • Proactive in their role and seek opportunities to best represent WOSM
  • Proficient English language (The working language of Youth Representatives is English)
  • Confident and clear public speaker

Please note: You do not need to know the answers for all the questions to be able to apply. You also do not need to be the most experienced candidate. These questions are just for us to get to know you better. We encourage you do apply independent of your previous experience.


WOSM support:

  • To be supported technically and financially based on the budget available and the priorities defined
  • To grant the autonomy to act on behalf of WOSM in discussions in accordance with WOSM positions and agreements reached with the WSB Partnerships & Advocacy team.


Expected outcomes:

The expected outcomes of the role include:

  • To ensure WOSM interests and positions are taken into account externally
  • WOSM being recognised as the world leading educational youth movement
  • Personal growth of the involved Youth Representative



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