2022 Global Call for Nominations


Date: 5 January 2022
Contact: Media Relations, press@iyfweb.org 

Press Release: 2022 Global Call for Nominations  

London, United Kingdom: The President of the International Youth Federation, Julia BLOCHER has launched the second edition of the global call for nominations and applications of IYF senior positions in headquarters and regional administrations.  

The Global Call aims to expand the pool of candidates for the positions of Vice President, Assistant Secretaries-General, Regional Directors, and other senior roles with a view to advancing gender parity and geographical diversity at the most senior leadership level in the field.

The process for this call will consider official nominations from both member and non-member states, organizational endorsements, personal recommendations, as well as individual applications. Nominating entities can nominate up to four individuals, including at least two female candidates.

  • Eligible applicants need to have reasonable hands-on relevant experience related to youth development desirably at representational or technical level.
  • Profiles that meet the minimum requirements will, following an internal review process, be included in the IYF pool, a database of potential candidates, which serves as a primary tool to source talent, and which complements the Secretary-General’s own search and consultation.
Please note that the Global Call pool is not a roster of pre-cleared candidates and only individuals whose profile is found suitable for specific posts may be invited to participate in a competitive selection process.

Current senior opportunities
  • Vice President, International Youth Federation
  • Assistant Secretary-General, Director Executive Office
  • Assistant Secretary-General, Director of Public Information
  • Senior Director Representational Affairs
  • Regional Director, Americas & Caribbean
  • Regional Director, Europe

Opportunities at the Executive Office 
  • Special Assistant to Secretary-General
  • Executive Associate to Secretary-General
  • Chief, Media & Advocacy
  • Senior Executive Assistant

Deadline - The deadline to receive all nominations is 30 January 2022

Further information about current opportunities can be accessed via our vacancies page.


The IYF is a global youth network, an organization advocating for youth empowerment and connecting countries to knowledge, experience, and resources to help young people build a better future. The IYF works to empower youth in line with 2030 Global Goals Agenda, to create a sustainable world for all young people through education, advocacy, and the promotion of respect and compassion.

We inform, engage, and mobilize new audiences to take action and raise funds that support sustainable development programs for youth around the world.

For more information, please contact the IYF® Media Relations via e-mail: press@iyfweb.org, or visit our website at www.iyfweb.org.

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