ONE – a global movement campaigning to end extreme poverty and preventable disease by 2030, has launched its ‘Champions Program’ to support 30 emerging leaders between 18-35 years of age who will champion ONE’s work in Kenya and Ethiopia.
This is a fantastic opportunity to impact your community, country and the world working with a highly-visible, mission-driven ONE supporters in an incredible, supportive environment. Champions will receive training on how to campaign, pressure decision-makers and engage the media. You will have the opportunity to attend ONE events and put your skills into practice in meetings with high-level decision makers.
ONE Champions will work with the direction and support of the ONE team to come up with innovative and exciting ways to engage policymakers to secure policy changes and public investments to address poverty in Ethiopia and Kenya.
The tenure of the program is expected to last for a year. However, you can remain a champion for more than a year but this depends largely on your performance as a Champion in the previous year as well as your willingness to extend your contract.
Just before beginning the program, successful applicants will be invited for a compulsory training/induction program where they will be trained on a wide range of topics including public mobilization, advocacy (pitching policy makers), engaging the media, blogs writing etc.
Being a ONE Champion offers you an opportunity to impact your community, country and the world on specific issues working with a highly-visible, mission-driven ONE supporters in a, supportive environment. Champions will receive training on how to campaign, lobby decision- makers and engage the media in a compelling way.
Champions will also have the opportunity to attend ONE events and put your skills into practice in meetings with high-level decision makers. You will have a chance to follow through a decision making outcome until achieved.
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*All costs encountered for the induction program are covered by the ONE Campaign.
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- Training on grassroots campaigning and advocacy;
- Gain experience on the practical side of campaigning;
- Opportunities to engage with policy makers;
- Receive a ONE certificate of appreciation/completion;
- Exposure and Represent ONE at both local and international conferences.
Who can become a ONE Champion?
- Passion for creating change;
- Proven commitment to end poverty;
- Interest in engaging policymakers on issues of relevance;
- Willingness to dedicate some time to raise awareness and mobilise different people to support ONE’s initiatives;
- Good communication skills.
The deadline for applications is 14 February, 2020 (end of day).
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