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UNFPA The Special Youth Programme Fellowship

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    UNFPA The Special Youth Programme Fellowship

    Mallaba Foundation updated:2010-12-29 23:28:48 hits:12

    The Special Youth Programme fellowship consists of an initial 4.5 months fellowship at UNFPA Headquarters, New York, followed by a continued fellowship of another 4.5 months in the UNFPA Office in the
    country of the fellow.

    UNFPA will recruit six young people to be Special Youth Fellows from 1 April to 31 December.

    This programme is designed to give young people from developing countries opportunities to engage in policy development and programming;
    to help build the capacity of young people; and to sensitize both young
    people and UNFPA staff on partnering to address adolescent and youth

    During the course of the programme, fellows will:
    * Develop a relationship with the Regional and Country Office and provide updates on their activities during the HQ fellowship and
    provide updates to HQ during fellowship at Regional or Country Office
    * Attend and participate in UNFPA and UN events and meetings as appropriate
    * Undertake research and writing assignments
    * Contribute to ongoing projects and programmes
    * Organize a final presentation to UNFPA HQ staff on their projects and fellowships in Headquarters
    * Interact with the New York local youth community on at least one occasion
    All selected candidates will be provided:
    * Opportunities to be mentored by UNFPA staff on issues of interest
    * Administrative assistance as required
    * Cost of return travel from country of origin
    * Assistance with travel documents and visa requirements
    * Health insurance – Housing arrangements
    * Subsistence allowance (for meals and other basic needs)
    * A workstation and internet access

    Qualifications and Experience

    Criteria: Candidates must have some programme experience in areas of UNFPA’s mandate. These areas include: young people’s sexual and
    reproductive health, reproductive rights, humanitarian response,
    population, gender, culture, human rights, HIV prevention, poverty
    reduction, and sustainable livelihoods.

    * Aged between 20-24 years old. Applicants born before 1 January 1987 will not be considered. No exceptions.
    * Residence and nationality of a developing country. Applicants
    from developed countries will not be considered for this programme, but
    are invited to apply for UNFPA’s regular internship programme.
    * Established interest and dedication to development issues
    through previous experiences or affiliation with a youth network or NGO
    working on development issues
    * Basic leadership and advocacy skills
    * Basic understanding of issues of importance to UNFPA and what
    the organization stands for – English language skills (written and
    * Commitment to return to home country to undertake follow up work with young people


    To apply for this programme go to Current Vacancies: Employment Opportunities with UNFPA