Youth Business International is seeking for a motivated individual to join our small, dynamic communications team at the heart of YBI’s growing, global network. With several exciting new partnerships and initiatives around the global network, we are focused on delivering a step change in our profile and positioning. The Communications Assistant will play a key role in making this happen.
Youth Business International (YBI) is a global network of expert organisations supporting underserved young people to turn their ideas into successful businesses, creating jobs and strengthening communities.
Locally rooted network leading to global impact
Established in 2000, YBI brings together organisations with aligned goals to develop and scale the most effective solutions to the critical challenges facing young entrepreneurs and catalyse positive change in entrepreneurship culture.
Since 2014 we have supported over 95,000 young people to start or grow a business by delivering a range of practical entrepreneurship support services, from guiding a young person to register a new business and improving their bookkeeping skills to helping them write a business plan or grow their fledgling business through facilitating access to finance.
Our expert members
Our 51 members in 48 countries are diverse, ranging from training organisations, microfinance institutions, mentoring specialists to business associations and incubators. Locally rooted and locally led, members combine deep contextual knowledge with YBI’s sector-leading global expertise and tools.
The Network effect
YBI is supported by the Network Team, based in London, UK and Bogotá, Colombia. This small, passionate team are committed to equipping members with the most effective solutions to empower youth with the right tools to start and grow sustainable businesses. As a network, we learn, innovate and influence together to drive impact for young entrepreneurs and their communities.
Our values are embedded in everything we do:
Working closely with the Director of Learning and Influence, the Digital Communications Manager and the Digital Community Manager, the Communications Assistant will write and edit a range of content for online and offline channels, support the production of communications materials and support the delivery of communications campaigns.
Communications content production
Content collection and management
Communications team support
If you wish to apply, please send your CV (maximum 2 x A4) and a covering letter with the subject title ‘Communications Assistant' to HR@youthbusiness.org by 10am on Thursday, 22nd August 2019. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 27th August 2019.
Your covering letter (maximum 2 x A4) should:
Youth Business International is an equal opportunity employer and we are opposed to discrimination on any grounds. We are committed to creating a diverse environment, therefore all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, race, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or ethnic or national origin.
At YBI, your right to privacy is important to us. By applying for this job, your information will be entered into our recruitment system for YBI’s employment purposes only and for no longer than one year after the post has been filled; then personal data will be disposed of in a GDPR compliant manner. We store all data securely and will not disclose it to any third parties without your consent. Please see our Data Protection Policy here to find out more.Apply