Call for Applications, Young Women Political Empowerment and Leadership Program

Naymote Partners for Democratic Development, Liberia’s prime democratic advancement institution is implementing a Young Women Political Empowerment, Mentorship and Leadership Program with support from the government of Canada through UN Women.

NAYMOTE is therefore seeking applications from 75 young women aged 18-35 who wish to be part of this program 5 participants will be selected per county across the 15 counties.

Eligibility Criteria for Participation

To be selected, one must meet the following criteria. Applicant must be a young woman, between the ages of 18- 35 years.

  1. Applicant must be a college student or recent university graduate,
  2. Applicant must demonstrate a high level of interest and commitment to public service,
  3. Applicant must be committed to the highest level of servant leadership and community services/volunteerism.
  4. Applicant must be resident of a project county
  5. Applicant must demonstrate commitment to learning and to skills transfer
  6. Applicant must have the ability to communicate clearly
  7. Where applicable, opportunity will be given to women who have contested in previous election and lost.

Young women living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Benefits of the Project

  • Mentees will enjoy ongoing support, mentorship and coaching throughout the program.
  • Mentees will gain experience, new skills and networks that will be useful in their professional life.
  • Have a personal leadership development action plan.
  • Mentees will have an opportunity to be attached with institutions across the country.
  • Mentees will be connected to national and International professional networks to strengthen information sharing, networking and capacity building.
  • Mentees will receive end of project certificate.

Submission of Application Package

  • Applicants (ONLY FEMALES) below age 35 years are to submit an electronic copy or hard copy of their application package including: a letter of application, current resume, two passport size photos, two letters of recommendations (one from a university you’re attending or graduated from, one from your community or institution you are affiliating with). Applicants are also required to provide a letter of motivation 1000 WORDS answering the following questions: ‘why I should be considered for the mentorship program? and why I am passionate about young women political participation and leadership in Liberia?’
  • NOTE: Please be informed that only five applicants will be selected per county and applicants should be base or living in the county applying to be qualified. Those residing in hard-to-reach counties, please contact the following numbers for assistance to submit your application 0886304211/0776889718/0770510479.
  • Deadline for APPLICATION: January 25, 2019 at 5:00 PM
  • Email your application and supporting documents to or send your package to the below addresses.
  • Montserrado County
  • Naymote Partners for Democratic Development
  • S.D. Cooper Road
  • Paynesville City-Liberia, West Africa(+231) 886510479, 770510479, 0886908077, 0770753147

Click link to access more information about the application ( Call for Application Young Women Leadership Program 2019-02 )




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