The British Council is seeking mentors to work alongside youth project beneficiaries to support them in developing and implementing climate actions to make a positive change in their communities, and to build their leadership capabilities on climate actions.


Closing date Sunday 17 December 2023

Role overview

The Mentors will support young project beneficiaries in their leadership journey for positive climate actions. The British Council, in partnership with AYON, is seeking to engage aspirant young leaders in climate social action projects. Through these projects, young women and men will have opportunities to demonstrate their social leadership skills and climate awareness into practice. The climate social action projects may be in the areas of (i) community level climate actions; (ii) policy advocacy and social accountability on climate; (ii) gender and climate; and (iii) innovative climate actions. Mentors will be involved primarily for the social action projects and will balance their role as a guide, supporter, and role-model to the participating youths.

Roles of the mentors will include:

• Support selected young participants to formulate and finalize social action project design.

• Support participants in planning and delivering social actions.

• Support young participants to establish relevant networks for implementing social actions.

• Develop a mentoring and monitoring plan to support participants and monitor social action project progress.

• Provide guidance and support to the young participants throughout the social action projects, including on providing technical advice, problem-solving and decision-making.

• Support young participants to develop skills through the mentoring process including on thematic areas of social actions, and other skills like communication, leadership, and problem-solving.

• Support participants to achieve intended objectives of the social action projects, and guide on measures for sustainability of such projects.

• Encourage ongoing communications between different teams and participants, to help strengthen the network.

• Support in monitoring the progress of social action projects and update British Council / AYON on progress.

• Support in generating evidence of success of social action projects and gathering and identifying success stories.

How to apply

Please e-mail following information to by 23:59 on Sunday 17 December:

(i) latest CV (in maximum 3 pages);

(ii) expected daily rates; and

(iii) indication of which area(s) of social actions mentoring you are interested in.

Please mention “Mentors to support youth climate action” in the e-mail subject line.