Saturday, June 13, 2020

[Call For Application] AYF Special Rapporteur by ASEAN Youth Forum

ASEAN Youth Forum is a movement that represents and fights for the young people in ASEAN to voice out their concerns and strategies for ways to achieve a better Southeast Asia community. AYF has been a platform of the youth in the region to raise their voice since 2009 and claim for their rights for a sustainable, inclusive, people-centered, and youth-driven regional community. Currently, ASEAN Youth Forum are looking for 22 amazing young individuals in Southeast Asia for the roles of AYF Special Rapporteur. A Special Rapporteur is an individual that would represent their country and report to the AYF Secretariat the ongoing situations regarding human rights, justice, freedom, and democracy in their respected country. AYF Special Rapporteurs will be working together and closely with the AYF Secretariat to map out issues at local, national, and regional level.

AYF Special Rapporteurs is a unique role for youth to join and be in a youth-driven network in Southeast Asia. Specifically, enrolling for ASEAN Youth Forum Special rapporteur will provide these following opportunities:
  • Work with a various and diverse group of youth from around Southeast Asia, learning from each other and creating relationships within and outside your nation's borders. 
  • Have the opportunity to develop capacity and skills on advocacy and development
  • Create new relationships and meaningful connections with decision makers, charities, CSOs and NGOs. 
  • Report to AYF Secretariat and update other special rapporteurs through biweekly/monthly one-hour meetings about the national and local situation in their respected country. 
  • Conduct and organize national processes, including National Youth: Open Space (monthly). 
  • Work closely together with AYF Secretariat on regional advocacy to ASEAN bodies and regional caucuses. 

  • 1. Must be 18 - 30 years old (Core Youth or Adult Youth) 
  • 2. Must be a national of, and should be residing in Southeast Asia (10 ASEAN Countries and/or Timor Leste) 
  • 3. Must believe in the values of human rights, justice, democracy, and freedom 
  • 4. Have a reliable access to internet as the most coordination will be via online platform 
  • 5. Possess a strong basic spoken and written English 
  • 6. Submit the application documents before the deadline 
  • 7. Be available of 1-3 hours per week to attend online meetings on Wednesdays, 7-8 PM (GMT+7) 
  • 8. Be available to attend the first induction meeting on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 7 PM (GMT +7) 

How to Apply:

We urge interested applicants to submit these documents as requirements via email to with subject: Special Rapporteur / Country / Name 

1. Curriculum Vitae (max 1 page) in PDF 
2. Motivation letter (choose between letter or video format) that consists of your knowledge on and concern for youth and human rights issues, as well as, explaining how being the AYF Special Rapporteur would amplify your impact (max 200 words). 

The following questions may help you: 
  • -Why do you think this role would help your activism? 
  • -How do you think this role would develop you as a person?

27 June 2020