Could you represent GB at the United Nations in NYC in 2020?
Published on August 30, 2019
Do you have a heart for advocacy (bringing God’s hope and light into the lives around you)?
Do you strive for justice and want to see the brokenness in the world restored? Are you passionate about making a meaningful difference?
Do you have good communication and team work skills?
After attending for the first time last year, The Girls’ Brigade International (GBI) is delighted to announce that it will be appointing a new Delegation of Hope team to represent the mission movement at the United Nation’s Committee on the Status of Women (CSW) at the UN General Assembly in New York on 5-15 March 2020 (the first week of UNCSW). The opportunity to apply is open to any Girls’ Brigade member aged 18-35. Closing deadline is 11.59pm on 30 September 2019.
What is UN Women?
Part of UN Women, CSW is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. During the Commission’s annual two-week session in March, representatives of UN Member States, civil society organizations and UN entities gather at UN headquarters in New York. For NGOs (like The Girls’ Brigade), it is one of the only areas where there is the opportunity to interact with, and try to influence, global policy making. You can read more about IPC’s experience at the Committee on the Status of Women in 2019 here including the strategic value of GB’s involvement at the event.
What is the goals of the Delegation of Hope?
The International President’s Committee has agreed four strategic goals for the Delegation of Hope team including to inspire, to connect, to influence and to transform.
If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please read this information pack before applying so you can prayerfully judge whether this opportunity is right for you!
Who is eligible?
GBI are looking for team members who have a strong and growing Christian faith with a ‘Good News’ story to share, passion for advocacy and social justice, fantastic communication skills and who enjoy speaking to new people in a variety of different contexts, innovative creative skills, effective team work skills and the ability to be an excellent ambassador for The Girls’ Brigade.
Any Girls’ Brigade member who is between 18 years old (from 1 September 2019) and 35 years old (by 16 March 2020) is eligible to apply. One person from each Fellowship will be appointed to the team. As you are representing The Girls’ Brigade International, we are looking for young women who have:
- Been a member/leader of a GB group for at least three years
- Or if involvement in a local group has not been possible, can demonstrate that they have been involved in local or international GB projects over the last three years.
If you’re over 35, please look out for future info about how you can be involved in advocacy initiatives and campaigning in the lead up to UNCSW.
What is the application process?
There is a three part application process for GBI’s Delegation of Hope:
1. Online application form
Please apply online here before 11.59pm on 30 September 2019. Please note your references will be sent to your national GB country for them to endorse your application.
2. Submit a short film
In addition to the online written application form, applicants must include a short film (no more than 5 mins) answering the following questions:
a) Why do you want to be part of the GB Delegation of Hope team?
b) What is an injustice that God has placed on your heart and that you want to help transform?
c) How you are currently trying to transform this injustice and raise hope for girls in this area?
d) What is your vision for how GB can help transform the lives of girls?
The film must be submitted via email to email@example.com before 11.59pm on 30 September 2019. (If the film clip is too large to attach to an email, use www.wetransfer.com).
3. Online interview
Applicants who rank high in the written and online applications will be invited to participate in an online interview in mid-October.
It is anticipated that the team will be appointed by the end of October.
Any further questions?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.