DOT Global Youth Leadership Advisory Board 2024

 Deadline: 5th of February, 2024

For the DOT Global Youth Leadership Advisory Board, applications are currently being accepted.

A dynamic and cutting-edge program, the DOT Global Youth Leadership Advisory Board (GYLAB) gives young people in the DOT network the ability to directly influence the organization’s current and future projects. The GYLAB is concentrated on offering strategic counsel and direction, participating in cooperative design for significant results, and speaking for young people in the local areas where DOT works in the Middle East, Africa, and the UK.

With a pan-African identity and a global perspective, the GYLAB aims to offer diverse youth perspectives, strategic direction, and concrete feedback sourced from local youth experiences, thereby enhancing current and future DOT programs. The ultimate goal is to make a profound impact on the lives of millions of youth worldwide.


Candidates submitting their application for consideration as GYLAB will be required to meet the following criteria:

  • Candidates must be between the ages of  25 – 35
  • Be a citizen of the following countries; Malawi, Zambia, Côte D’Ivoire, Kenya, Ethiopia, United Kingdom, and  Jordan.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the Mission and Vision of DOT.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Business/ Entrepreneurship, ICT and technology, youth leadership and empowerment as well as social entrepreneurship.
  • Background in social entrepreneurship, innovation, and digital business with a focus on driving social impact and digital empowerment.
  • Previous engagement as a #DOTYouth and deep understanding of DOT’s programs especially those within their respective countries.
  • Able to commit to at least 7 hours per month.
  • Able to connect virtually for meetings, activities, and events.
  • Proficiency in English.
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Great understanding of and active participation in social media platforms.
  • Track record of innovative problem-solving particularly in areas related to youth empowerment, youth leadership, and digital technology.
  • Strong networking skills to build connections and facilitate collaborations with diverse groups, organizations, and individuals.
  • Proven record of advocating for youth.
  • Sensitivity to diversity and commitment to creating inclusive spaces for advocating the voices of underrepresented groups within the youth demographics.
  • Commitment to lifelong learning and personal development.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Eligible Countries: Zambia, Malawi, Côte D’Ivore, Kenya, Ethiopia, United Kingdom, Jordan


To apply for this opportunity share the following:

  1. A cover letter
  2. Your updated CV/ Resume
  3. 3-minute video talking about yourself and why you are the best fit for this opportunity. Highlight your personal experience on why youth representation in Advisory Boards is important for future youth programming.

The video can be shared in one of these two ways:

  • You can attach the video to the application email or
  • Share a link to a private YouTube video.

Send all the above to dotyouth@dotrust.org with an email titled GYLAB Application 2024.

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