EQWIP HUB Global Team Member : 12 Month Overseas Placement

As world-renowned catalysts of innovative youth development and global exchange solutions, Canada World Youth (CWY) and Youth Challenge International (YCI) have come together at this critical time to create EQWIP, a platform to transform the economic trajectory of youth around the world. EQWIP HUBs, our first initiative, brings together a global network of collaborators including: UN-Habitat, TakingITGlobal, the Education Development Centre and the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation to reimagine how young women and men nurture the tangible skills and resources needed to become valued economic players.

EQWIP HUBs are dynamic innovation spaces spanning 17 urban centers across Bolivia, Ghana, Indonesia, Peru, Senegal, and Tanzania. Buzzing with collaborative energy, each EQWIP HUB provides a unique platform for young minds – especially women – to build market-relevant skills, gain access to the mentorship, networks, technology and capital to prepare them for meaningful employment, or to launch a new wave of enterprise. Qualified and passionate young Canadians will work to support each EQWIP HUB and our partners in fueling cross-cultural innovation, gender responsive programming and peer-to-peer mentorship.

EQWIP HUBs is now accepting applications for our 12 month positions starting in June and July 2016. These are designed for professional young Canadians with experience in their field. If you can take initiative, think creatively, act with tenacity and resilience in complex and sensitive environments, challenge yourself as an EQWIP HUBs Global Team Member.

More than just a placement, EQWIP HUBs provides volunteers with…

Immersive Living
EQWIP HUBs volunteers will live in the heart of local communities, using part of their monthly stipend to cover their accommodations, living on their own or in a shared setting.

Every EQWIP HUBs volunteer receives international travel and a modest stipend to help cover daily costs including meals, transportation and communication.

Safety First
Safety is our top priority, and an in-depth orientation, the support of local and Canadian staff, and an extensive medical and security insurance package ensures your health, safety and security on the program.

For detailed information about costs and support provided, please visit this link.

We are seeking leaders for our Global Teams in Senegal, Ghana, Indonesia, Bolivia, Tanzania and Peru.

21-35 years old
Canadian Citizen / Permanent Resident
Global Team Positions: Roles will vary by country and are based on project needs. We will match applicants to placements based on the skills and experiences that they bring.

Core competencies:
We recognize that certain competencies help to make a volunteer successful. We look for and promote the following competencies for all our volunteer placements:

  • Ability to work effectively with others/teamworking
  • Ability to think creatively and to solve practical problems
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Cross cultural awareness and competency
  • Resilience

Please follow this link for details about our current opportunities.

Please keep in mind the following dates:

Application Deadline: April 25th, 2016
Interviews: Rolling basis as applications are received (Skype or in-person)
Pre-departure Orientation Webinar: May 18-19 (tbc)
Overseas Departure: June and July 2016
Length of Placement: 12 months

To apply to be a part of our EQWIP HUBs Global Teams, please visit the website

Application & More Information


Deadline for receipt of applications is Monday 25th April 2016 at 11:59 PM EST.

We thank all applicants for your interest in EQWIP HUBs, however, only those applicants
shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.