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Job: Accreditation Specialist

Active since 05-01-2018 Job category Project management
Location Worldwide Level Entry level / Graduate
Educational level Bachelor / Graduate Employment type -
Hours 0 Salary -
Vacancy No. IYF/DSM-HR/757

*The following Terms of Reference (ToR) is for VOLUNTARY JOB.

Position title: Accreditation Specialist

Location: Worldwide

Category: FTA International

Level: S3

Duration: 4 Years

Supervisor/Report to: Director, NGO Accreditation Center

Job type: Part-Time (Honorary)


The International Youth Federation is an international non-profit youth organizations network governed by the present Statutes and the Swiss Civil Code. It is neutral politically, and non-denominational, aim to empower youth worldwide.

The IYF International Relations Commission (IRC) is in charge of oversight and strengthening of the IYF’s international cooperation with Governments, international organizations, the private sector and other partners at IYF Headquarters and Regional Administrations. 

Under direct supervision of the Director, IYF NGO Accreditation Center, the Accreditation Specialist assists with the accreditation processes and conducts regular reviews to ensure high standard accreditation procedures are applied and up-to-date and meet IYF Accreditation policy and legislative mandates.

Mission Statement:

To voluntarily represent, positively promote, and uphold the mission of “Empowering youth for better world” in various programs and opportunities throughout the IYF interventions across member countries.


(A) Accreditation support:

  • Performing Accreditation processes (applications, worksheets, accreditation manual).
  • Provides appropriate and accurate information regarding accreditation reviews, site visits and accreditation status, questions, concerns as requested from the management.
  • Update Portal data to support data analysis and reporting as needed.
  • Tracks the submission of required administrative reports.
  • Maintains accreditation databases.
  • Coordinates on-site assessments and inspections.


(B) Coordination Duties:

  • Actively engage in NGO Activities, through strategic partnerships and public engagement activities and initiatives.
  • Coordinate member organizations/Associations accreditation at IYF, through assist in connecting youth organizations with IYF for registration.


(C) Communications Duties:

  • Maintain active communication with the registered IYF® organizations youth organizations and other interested agencies in at international level.
  • Report organizations achievements, success stories, youth progressing and related news to HQ press.
  • Assist in providing an annual report about IYF NGO Accreditation Center activities, stats and registered/accredited organizations.


Core Competencies:

  • Strategic planning and creative thinking.
  • Planning and Organizing.
  • Collaboration and Teamwork.


Functional Competencies:

  • Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting.
  • Ability to lead and manage corporate strategic initiatives.
  • Excellent computer, internet, social media and information system skills.



  • Highly interest in youth empowerment, youth issues.
  • Skills Required For Position
  • Ability to interact cordially and communicate with a diverse community.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to assess and evaluate situations quickly, accurately and effectively.



Experience and results preferred at national level preferred in youth empowerment role, development, communications, international relations, youth studies, sport, women empowerment, youth-led organizations or another relevant field.


Fluency in English with superior drafting skills is essential.

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a competency-based interview.


More information
This listing is a part-time job

Job category Project management
Industry / Industries Government / Non-profit
Region United Kingdom

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Name International Youth Federation