SDSN Youth

Project Officer, Community Engagement (Membership Program)

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Community Engagement

October 2022

SDSN Youth (SDSN Association)

Worldwide, Remote

The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has been operating since 2012 under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General. SDSN mobilizes global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical solutions for sustainable development, including the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement.

The SDSN Youth is an initiative of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). It was launched in 2015 with a mission to empower youth globally to create sustainable development solutions.

At SDSN Youth, we empower young people to take meaningful action on the Sustainable Development Goals. By joining our global team, you will be working with a diverse and exceptional group of individuals with a variety of cultural, religious and political backgrounds, committed to sustainable development.

The Membership Program

The Membership Program, which is part of the Global Networks Team, is a youth-led and youth-focused network of +780 member organizations, based in more than 127 different countries, that encourages engagement and collaboration on sustainability issues. It gives member organizations access to research, business development resources, and events, exposing them to a community of global experts, business leaders, and peers.

The program’s pillars:

By empowering youth-led and youth-focused organizations, the program accelerates solutions towards sustainable development goals.

Through networking and collaboration, member organizations are able to connect with their peers at an international level and benefit from peer-to-peer learning.

The program prioritizes education and resources to drive change towards a sustainable future through high-level business-oriented skills such as fundraising, project management, and leadership.


The Community Engagement Project Officer role will work closely with the team members of the Membership Program (Deputy Project Lead and Project Officers), with possible collaboration with the Network Coordinators, to execute the agenda of the Membership Program.

Please note: As a virtual network, it is IMPORTANT for the Coordinator to communicate effectively with their Deputy Project Leader and report back consistently. In a network, which operates across several time zones, reporting and communicating proactively is crucial.


  • Community Engagement

  • Liaise with the RFPs & NCs to promote community engagement efforts
  • Onboard on the LinkedIn group the Member Organization and SDSN Youth Alumni and current members
  • Nurture the Linkedin group of the +780 Member Organizations,
  • Strengthen the engagement of the Member Organizations with SDSN Youth,
  • Identify and interview organizations to highlight and celebrate their work
  • Continuously seek feedback from the Member Organizations to improve the program.

  • Communication and Outreach

  • Directly implement campaign activities
  • Support content creation for various activities (campaigns, webinars, events etc),
  • Support the development of L&D workshops for the Member Organizations
  • Enhance the branding/communications strategy of the Membership Program that meet the organizational objectives effectively, engage with stakeholders and demonstrate the success of our work,
  • Direct and strategize campaigns, content, and promotional digital assets (events, workshops, webinars etc.) of the program,
  • Manage the content for the social media of SDSN Youth Networks and Membership Program,
  • Design visual assets.

Job Qualifications

The Project Officer, Community Engagement ( The Membership Program) will be someone who has experience in stakeholder management, business strategy, social media, web maintenance and customer service. They will be someone who is responsive, possesses organizational, communication and problem-solving skills while working in a team in order to maximize SDSN Youth’s internal performance.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Candidate has volunteer or work experience, managing teams, or in a role that requires stakeholder management.
  • Candidate has experience in business strategy.
  • Candidate has excellent organizational and leadership skills.
  • Candidate is a proven team player with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to coordinate and manage workload across several projects/teams.
  • Candidate can demonstrate their ability to communicate effectively and report consistently. In a network, which operates across several time zones, reporting and communicating proactively is crucial.
  • Candidate is responsive and able to manage regular communication with the team - including after-hours conference calls, as the network spans 10 different time zones.
  • Candidate is aged between 18-30 in order to be eligible for this role (exceptions may apply).


Total Weekly Hours:

  • 5+ hours per week (minimum)


  • Duration of Position: The first term is 12 months in total, with a 2 months trial period in the beginning. However, subject to review of work performance, this position may be extended on a 12-month basis.
  • Reporting: This position reports to the Project Lead of the Membership Program Team.
  • Compensation: Voluntary

Training: All Project Officers are required to complete all SDSN Youth online induction courses, including team training.