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CIArb YMG Call for Ambassadors

29 Jul 2022

CIArb’s Young Members Group (YMG) is looking for Ambassadors to promote its work across the globe.

Becoming a YMG Ambassador gives you the opportunity to actively contribute to the development of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in your jurisdiction, while providing an international dimension to your professional career.

Who can become a YMG Ambassador? Anyone who is:

1. A member of CIArb of any grade (Associate, Member or Fellow);
2. Under 40 years old;
3. Keen and available to support and promote the work of CIArb and YMG in your jurisdiction; and
4. Based in a jurisdiction other than (i) the jurisdictions of any member of YMG Global Steering Committee; and (ii) the jurisdictions of current YMGs Representatives/Ambassadors (, namely: Brazil, Canada, Cameroon, Egypt, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jamaica and Saint Lucia, Japan, Kenya, Korea, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Peru, the Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, UAE, UK, and Zambia.

Please note that Student members are not eligible to apply to become a YMG Ambassador.

As a YMG Ambassador, you will:

  • Represent CIArb’s YMG in your jurisdiction through consultations with the YMG Global Steering Committee, CIArb’s Branch Liaison Sub-committee and CIArb Branch if and when necessary;
  • Support the work of the YMG Global Steering Committee and report to the Committee in respect of proposed events, activities and initiatives in your jurisdiction;
  • Promote the work of CIArb and YMG globally through your network, including but not limited to, social media, professional contacts, and local universities, and YMG’s global initiatives, including but not limited to, YMG Annual Writing Competition and YMG Annual Conference;
  • Build relationships between YMG and the young members of your jurisdiction, including through the organisation of networking events (virtually or in-person), and between YMG and local professional organisations, including young arbitration/engineering/construction organisations if any;
  • Identify opportunities for YMG to act as a supporting organisation or co-organiser in respect of ADR events, and opportunities to present CIArb, YMG and CIArb free Student membership at local universities in your jurisdiction; and
  • Prepare short reports and provide photographs of events where YMG has acted as a supporting organisation or co-organiser in your jurisdiction for publication.

What is required from a YMG Ambassador?

  • An active contribution to the work of CIArb’s YMG; and
  • A two-year commitment.

Please note that YMG Ambassadors are not remunerated.

If you are interested in becoming a YMG Ambassador and meet all the requirements, please send your CV and cover letter to by 1 September 2022. CVs should be limited to two pages long and cover letters to one page.

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