Accountability Advocates initiative (Youth- led accountability for the Sustainable Development Goals ) : Call for Applications

In partnership with Plan UK, African Monitor and YES Ghana, Restless Development is launching the Accountability Advocates project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The project will be implemented from April 2015 to June 2016

The Project is looking for 20 dedicated, connected and knowledgeable young experts from youth-led CBOs in Africa and Europe. Between May 2015 and June 2016, the 20 Accountability Advocates will be trained and mentored to design and implement a national monitoring framework that, together with a national alliance of young people, peer organisations and other youth partners, they can use to hold their government accountable to implementing the new SDGs.
Eligibility:

Accountability Advocates are recruited by the supporting organisations, and are from one of the following countries (2 or 3 advocates will be selected from seven of the countries below):

● Africa : Ghana, Tanzania, Zambia, Uganda, Kenya, South-Africa, Malawi, Nigeria
● Europe: United Kingdom, Finland, Romania or Bulgaria

Accountability Advocates:
● are between 18 – 28 years old
● are passionate about youth development, and the role of young people as partners and leaders in
decision-making!
● are joining in their individual capacity
● are part of a youth-led or youth-focused organisation at the local or national level
● have some expertise or experience with regards to accountability or monitoring mechanisms
or have been involvement in advocacy around the Post-2015 development agenda.
● Have enough time and capacity to commit to this project

Benefits:

Support to the Accountability Advocates will be provided by the project partners (Restless Development, Plan UK, African Monitor and YES Ghana) through:

● In-person training
● Dedicated, national mentor support
● Ongoing (online) support and expertise by supporting organisations in the implementation of action plans
● Local offices / country programmes of supporting organisations (where feasible)
● Materials, such as toolkits and training manuals
● Funding for national activities, such as meetings with policy-and decision-makers and peer training
● Guidance and tools on how to manage funding and how to report on these
● Forwarding and highlighting opportunities at the global and regional level
● Sponsoring applications for international events and support in applications (as opportunities arise)
Other advantages of being an Accountability Advocate include:
● Working with a group of multinational young advocates;
● Attendance at an in-person training in Ghana;
● Learning from each other’s work and building connections within and outside your country borders;
● Build your capacity and skills around accountability and development;
● Build new relationships and connections with decision-makers and other young people;
● Have lots of fun smile emoticon
Application Deadline: Monday 4th May 2015 http://goo.gl/nM34JY

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