Call For Application: DOT Global Youth Leadership Advisory Board (GYLAB)


Malawi, Zambia, Côte D’Ivoire, Kenya, Ethiopia, United Kingdom, Jordan and Tanzania

Application Deadline

06th February 2024

Background and Purpose

The DOT Global Youth Leadership Advisory Board (GYLAB) is a vibrant and innovative initiative designed to empower young individuals within the DOT network, enabling them to actively shape the organization’s present and future initiatives. The GYLAB focuses on providing strategic advice and guidance, engaging in collaborative design for impactful outcomes, and representing the voices of youth in local communities where DOT operates across Africa, the UK, and the Middle East. 

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.

DOT firmly believes in the potential of youth and the GYLAB represents one of the innovative approaches employed by DOT to continuously empower young people globally. Through this initiative, DOT strives to not only amplify the voices of youth but also actively support their initiatives by involving them in decision-making processes. Additionally, the GYLAB provides opportunities for young individuals to develop their leadership skills and expand their networks by actively participating in high-level conversations with senior board representatives from the organization.

The purpose of the Global Youth Leadership Advisory Board (GYLAB):

  1. To actively participate in co-designing DOT’s present and future programs by collaborating with fellow youth, aiming to shape DOT’s initiatives for increased program relevance and impact on a global scale.
  2. To offer youth perspectives and feedback on DOT programming, particularly at the country and community levels, to improve the impact for both youth and women—the primary beneficiaries for whom DOT’s programs are crafted.
  3. To provide strategic counsel and guidance, serving as bridges between the youth and DOT’s leadership to align organizational strategies with the perspectives of youth.
  4. To serve as DOT Ambassadors, actively engaging peers, championing DOT initiatives, amplifying DOT’s mission, and garnering additional support and participation through digital platforms.

The GYLAB will consist of 10 exceptionally talented individuals from 10 DOT countries: Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Côte D’Ivoire, Rwanda, Kenya, Ethiopia, the UK, Jordan, and Lebanon. Representing diverse expertise in ICT and digital skilling, social entrepreneurship, program development and implementation, AI, youth leadership and empowerment, as well as community development, the GYLAB members collectively bring a wealth of knowledge to the initiative.


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

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply. 

DOT is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages all interested candidates irrespective of gender, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply.

Application Deadline: February 6th, 2024: 11:59 PM EDT 

Eligible Countries:  Malawi, Zambia, Côte D’Ivoire, Kenya, Ethiopia, United Kingdom, Jordan and Tanzania.

How to Apply

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: 

Send all the above to with an email titled GYLAB Application 2024.

Please note that interviews will be held on an ongoing basis during the application period, and the position may be filled before the posted application deadline.

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