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British Embassy Amman: Ambassador for a Day competition 2024

Young women in Jordan between ages 18 to 25 years can apply to be 'British Ambassador for a Day' by 18 August 2024.

The British Embassy in Amman is launching its second competition to give young women in Jordan the chance to experience diplomatic work first hand and join a network of female leaders to advocate for gender equality and social inclusion in Jordan. The ‘Ambassador for a Day’ competition honours the UN’s International Day for Women in Diplomacy, which was observed on June 24.

This initiative provides an exciting opportunity for young women to experience diplomatic and advocacy work for equality and change, while gaining leadership skills.  

Women aged 18 to 25 years old, resident in Jordan are eligible to apply. The competition is open until 18 August 2024. The winners will ‘shadow’ the British Ambassador, Deputy Ambassador and the embassy’s fantastic female leadership team for a day.

The winners of the “Ambassador for a Day” competition will have the opportunity to participate in exclusive events hosted by the British Embassy. They will meet senior representatives from the embassy, engage with their stakeholders and partners in Jordan.

We invite young women from all walks of life in Jordan, regardless of background or ability, to apply. This includes young women with disabilities, who are particularly encouraged to take part and contribute their unique perspectives.

We encourage applicants to think creatively. A selection of the top content submitted will be posted on the @UKinjordan social media channels.

Why enter this competition?

Women and girls represent half of the world’s population and therefore also half of its potential. Today there are too few women in international public life, including women from under-represented backgrounds, whether ethnic, religious, economic, cultural, or personal identity, among others. Women are under-represented in political and business sectors. We want to ensure equality of opportunity and equitable outcomes for everyone.

This is why we are encouraging young women in Jordan to make their voices heard on topics that affect us all.

The UK and Jordan have much to learn from each other and through sharing expertise to ensure women and girls can reach their full potential around the world. We will encourage the winners to become leaders and advocates for change by offering them the opportunity to take a look behind the scenes of the British Embassy in Amman.

Who can enter the competition

Women can enter this competition if, at the time of applying, you are:

  • living in Jordan
  • aged between 18 to 25 years old

Relatives of British Embassy staff are not eligible to apply.

How to enter ‘Ambassador for a Day’ competition

All candidates must answer the following question:

Option 1: If you were the Ambassador for a day, what steps would you take to promote women’s rights in Jordan?

Option 2: If you were the Ambassador for a day, what steps would you take to promote greater equality in Jordan?

Record a video up to a maximum limit of one minute long. It must be suitable for social media. You can use a mobile phone or tablet to record and edit the video. The content can be in English or Arabic.

You should share your video, recorded by a mobile phone or other device, on either Twitter, Facebook or Instagram by tagging ‘@UKinJordan’ and using the hashtag ‘#UKAmb4aDay’.

You can also email your video to:

The deadline to apply is 5pm on 18 August 2024. Top content may be selected and published on @UKinJordan social media channels:

You can also email your video to:

Winning candidates will be contacted through direct messaging or email. You should provide your:

  • name
  • date of birth
  • copy of photo ID
  • email address
  • telephone number


  • use facts, statistics and figures as evidence to support your statements
  • use interesting and impactful visuals and think about recording in an interesting location
  • is there someone who has influenced your work or someone you see as a role model?
  • identify the problems and suggest strong solutions to tackle them
  • use animations and sounds and digitally edit your video to make it more engaging
  • do not make your video longer than 1 minute

Competition terms and conditions

  • the British Embassy in Amman will select the winner, who will be contacted and announced on @UKinJordan’s social media channels in September 2024
  • only one entry per participant will be accepted. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified. The British Embassy’s decision is final and no correspondence relating to the above will be possible
  • by applying to the competition, participants transfer the copyright ownership of their videos to the British Embassy
  • the British Embassy may use these videos to produce content for future communication on its social media channels
  • participants should not share personal details in their video, post or tweet. The British Embassy is not responsible for the data that participants make public on these platforms
Published 9 July 2024