2020 UN Youth Envoy’s Paid Internship and Fellowship for Young Leaders

Deadline: February 20, 2020.

The Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth is saying goodbye to unpaid internships!

  • Are you passionate about the work of the United Nations?
  • Are you motivated to help realise the potential of fellow young people?
  • Have you been waiting for too long for a paid entry-level opportunity to the UN?
  • Do you want to join the UN Youth Envoy as a Fellow?

To begin with, they are looking for three young people to get on board the UN Youth Envoy’s Fellowship, which aims at providing you, a young talent  a chance to get involved the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

CRITERIA

1. UN VOLUNTEER IN COORDINATION

CRITERIA

  • Recognized First Level University degree in business management, logistical management, general administration or a related field
  • Fluency in English (both oral and written); excellent writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and positive working attitude
  • Strong ability to multi-task and a drive for on-time delivery
  • Up to 2 years of experience desired.
  • Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Desirable:

  • Relevant formal or informal experience coordinating events, projects and programs would be considered an asset.
  • Previous formal or informal experience in general office support or related area would be highly regarded.
  • Fluency in another official UN language, in addition to English, would be considered an asset

RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, the UN Youth Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Furthermore, UN Youth Volunteers are required to:

  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

2 UN VOLUNTEER IN SOCIAL MEDIA

CRITERIA

  • Recognized First Level University degree in communications, media, public relations digital marketing or other relevant field
  • Fluency in English (both oral and written); excellent writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and positive working attitude
  • Strong ability to multi-task and a drive for on-time delivery
  • Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Desirable:

  • Relevant experience in managing organizational social media accounts would be considered an asset
  • Previous formal or informal experience in developing creative content for social media will be considered favourably
  • Fluency in another UN language, in addition to English, would be considered an asset

RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the guidance of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, the UN Youth Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • As part of a team, the youth volunteer will support the coordination of social media coverage of important events; support liaison function with news and publications agencies, public relations firms, internal and external partners of the office
  • Support the creation and management of the Social Media accounts of the Youth Envoy and work on new and existing social media campaigns and initiatives.
  • Specifically highlight the integration of youth and youth volunteers in UN field operations across all UN pillars (development, peace and security, human rights, humanitarian), including in joint initiatives (e.g. in the framework of projects under the Peacebuilding Fund, the SDG Fund, the UNDP-DPPA Joint Programme, the Spotlight Initiative, etc.)
  • Using relevant computer software, assist with creating designs in appropriate format for promotional and other material, e.g. brochures, presentational materials, announcements, video and audio material, catalogues, etc.; ensure that photos, graphics, etc. are appropriate and conform to UN standards.
  • Assist in the production and editing of video/film projects, podcasts, radio programmes or website projects; track all production material; produce scripts, cue cards, etc., select and catalogue sound and visual materials for inclusion in productions, and obtain requisite clearances and copyrights; coordinate scheduling of commercial and internal production facilities; direct studio recordings and/or evaluate audio quality of recordings for inclusion in programmes
  • Research, compile and organize information and reference materials from various sources for reports, work plans, studies, briefings, meetings/conferences, etc.
  • Proofread documents and edit texts for accuracy, grammar, punctuation and style, and for adherence to established standards for format
  • Assist in the maintenance of websites by scanning, converting and posting a variety of documents onto the site.
  • Assist in the preparation of presentation materials using appropriate technology/software.
  • Maintain calendar/schedules; monitor changes and communicate relevant information to appropriate staff inside and outside the immediate work unit.
  • Perform data entry and extraction functions.
  • Review, record, distribute and/or process mail and other documents; follow-up on impending actions.
  • Update and maintain large distribution lists; monitor, prepare and distribute various materials, reports, where possible using electronic formats; handle arrangement for printing and translation as necessary; coordinate shipment arrangements, courier services, etc.
  • Maintain files (both paper and electronic) and databases for work unit.
  • Assist in providing software and office equipment support.
  • Perform other duties as required

Furthermore, UN Youth Volunteers are required to:

  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

3. UN VOLUNTEER IN PLANNING, MONITORING AND EVALUATION

CRITERIA

  • Recognized First Level University degree in one of the following fields: mathematics, statistics, computer science, planning, economics, demography, business, public administration or other relevant subject area
  • Fluency in English (both oral and written); excellent writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and positive working attitude
  • Strong ability to multi-task and a drive for on-time delivery
  • Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Desirable:

  • Relevant formal or informal experience in Monitoring and Evaluation of policies and programmes would be considered an asset
  • Previous formal or informal experience of working on data bases, statistical software, SAS/SPSS or equivalent would be highly regarded.
  • Fluency in another Official UN language, in addition to English, would be considered an asset

RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the guidance of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, the UN Youth Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • As part of a team, the youth volunteer will support the development of the UN Youth Strategy Secretariat’s annual Work Plan, coordinating inputs from the Joint Working Group
  • Support the piloting and finalisation of the score cards that have been developed to measure progress on implementation of the UN Youth Strategy in the UN Entities and UN Country Teams (UNCTs)
  • Support the development of a public facing dashboard, a reporting tool for UNCTs and UN Entities, which will include a set of automated analytics
  • Provide overall data analytic support for the Secretariat, including quality monitoring of data inputs into the dashboard, analysis of trends in performance and gaps, linking the Youth 2030 Dashboard to SDG data on youth and develop recommendations
  • Support the generation of annual report of the UN Youth strategy and donor reporting
  • Liaise with different arms of the UN Secretariat on M&E issues
  • Ensure the integration of youth and youth volunteers is mainstreamed in M&E activities of UN field operations across all UN pillars (development, peace and security, human rights, humanitarian), including in joint initiatives (e.g. in the framework of projects under the Peacebuilding Fund, the SDG Fund, the UNDP-DPPA Joint Programme, the Spotlight Initiative, etc.)Provide technical support for research activities
  • Performs other duties as required

Furthermore, UN Youth Volunteers are required to:

  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

APPLICATION

Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of
your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly,
select the special call to which you would like to apply.
* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage
and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

OFFICIAL LINK

https://www.un.org/youthenvoy/2020/02/want-to-be-a-fellow-apply-now-no-more-unpaid-internships/

Comments
  • Ndang Beatrice chu February 7, 2020 7:02 pm

    Am happy for this opportunities but I really wañt to work as a volunteer

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