Apply: Coordinating Ambassador 2018 -2019

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One Young World Summits are fantastic, inspiring events but it is after each Summit that the hard work really begins. After attending a Summit, all delegates become One Young World Ambassadors, tasked with creating an impact in their countries, communities and organisations. This global community boasts 10,000 young leaders who have positively impacted 17.5 million people with their initiatives since 2010.

Between Summits, One Young World makes huge efforts to follow Ambassador initiatives, promote their stories and connect them with each other. But we can’t do this alone.

It is vital to follow what Ambassadors all around the world are doing in their countries, communities or businesses. To make this more effective, Coordinating Ambassadors from 28 geographical regions are selected to take the lead on reporting on the incredible work that happens in between Summits.

Coordinating Ambassadors are the glue that holds the community together and the linchpin between the One Young World team based in London and the thousands of Ambassadors worldwide.

Coordinating Ambassadors serve for a period of 14 months and will attend the OYW 2019 London Summit for free (flights not included).


If you are interested in applying but would like more information please do not hesitate to get in touch with the team at [email protected]

Key Responsibilities

Community Engagement

Coordinating Ambassadors will primarily be expected to engage with all One Young World Ambassadors within their geographical regions. This engagement is key to sustaining momentum after each Summit, tracking the impact of individual Ambassadors and making useful connections between them.

Identifying candidates for ‘Ambassador of the Month’

Every month each Coordinating Ambassador is responsible for nominating one Ambassador from their region as their regional Ambassador of he Month. This will help to increase engagement with the local Ambassador community whilst also collecting information for regional communications and helping the One Young World team to gather data for impact analysis. Coordinating Ambassadors will ensure nominated Ambassadors complete the questionnaire in a timely manner.

Supporting the Global Consultation Process 

Each year in advance of the Summit, One Young World commissions extensive global research based on the topics and themes Ambassadors have agreed should be up for discussion. The findings help inform content for the Plenary Sessions and assist in identifying areas of interest for main Summit content. 

Coordinate events

One Young World is often able to offer its Ambassadors the chance to attend exclusive events. When these opportunities arise, Coordinating Ambassadors will invite Ambassadors in the local area to attend.

Coordinating Ambassadors will also have the opportunity to suggest and stage approved fundraising and other events in their region with local partners and other potential stakeholders.

What are we looking for in a Coordinating Ambassador?

Besides the individual skills and qualities that you can bring to this role it is essential that you possess the following things:

  • A high level of written and spoken English.
  • A passion for the aims of One Young World and activities of Ambassadors.
  • Ability to coordinate and manage events.
  • The ability to commit time and effort to the role.
  • You must live in the region you intend to coordinate.
  • Personal access to a computer and internet.

Please note that you can only apply to be a Coordinating Ambassador if you have already become an Ambassador by attending a One Young World Summit.

Application Timeline

21 October: Applications open

26 November: Applications close (9:00am GMT)

26 November - 7 December: Application assessment and interviews

Mid December: Coordinating Ambassadors announced