Chairperson & general members for the Disability & Accessibility Working Group 

Applications are now open for a new Chairperson as well as general group
members for the Disability & Accessibility Working Group (DAWG)! The appointment of these positions will prioritise people with lived
experiences of disability

The Disability and Accessibility Working Group (DAWG) are a group of passionate
volunteers with an interest in ensuring accessibility plays a vital role in all internal
processes of UN Youth. From advocacy to policy, DAWG is at the forefront of
making UN Youth an accessible place for people with disabilities

Currently, DAWG is undertaking the following projects:
● Federal Welfare Policy Review
● Interviews and Application Processes
● UN Youth’s Training Programs


The Chair is an oversight role for the functioning of the committee as a whole. It is
anticipated that they will check in regularly with the area leads to see how progress
is going in each strategic area, and drive the running of DAWG. The chair is also the
main contact person for DAWG, and would be the owner of the ‘making spaces
accessible’ strategic initiative. This involves working on quarterly reporting to the
Board about the progress of DAWG.

The time commitment of the DAWG Chair is expected to be around 5-8 hours per
week at a maximum.

General Members

The General Members of DAWG work with the area leads and the chair to work on
strategic projects relating to accessibility. It is intended that general members will be
able to work across the strategic areas. The specifics of how general members
decide which projects they work on will be determined by the DAWG itself.

The time commitment of a DAWG General Member is expected to be around 5 hours
per week at a maximum

All members must be under the age of 25 at the time of their appointment and
eligible for Associate Membership of either a Division of UN Youth Australia or the
national organisation. They must hold, or be eligible to hold, a Working With Children
Check (WWCC) or state equivalent.

The core competencies of these roles include:
● A passion for improving accessibility within UN Youth;
● Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across various teams/portfolios;
● Strategic understanding and ability to act on strategic plans.
● Strong emotional intelligence and the ability to deal with sensitive issues;
● Desired: experience working in accessibility/disability advocacy;

The Chair role has the additional core competencies:
● Demonstrated ability to manage projects;
● Demonstrated ability to oversee a team and to effectively delegate tasks;
● Demonstrated ability to manage relationships between multiple stakeholders

No experience is required and the application process does not require a resume or a CV – just your ideas!  Attached is a position description for additional information.  To apply, click here or on the button above.

Applications will close at 11:59pm AWST on Sunday 19th March.  If you have any accessibility needs or require any adjustments, please don’t hesitate to chuck me a message on Slack, email me at or if you feel comfortable, there is space to specify this on the application form as well.