NEWS ARCHIVE FEB 2016: Young Innovators Fellowship Programme – New initiative launched by UNFPA

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United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) wants to hire today’s innovators, to develop tomorrow’s leaders. The Agency is the first UN organisation to show that youth innovation, engagement and participation is more than just talk, with the launch of a new programme that will be of benefit for the whole UN system.

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Young people comprise nearly 30 per cent of the world's population. The involvement of today's youth in development decision-making and in the implementation of programmes is critical to a long-term success of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) newly adopted by the United Nations member states. Most of the SDGs have a clear youth angle and speaks to the importance of youth engagement and participation.


UNFPA Young Innovators Fellowship Programme 

  • Are you aged between 18 - 25 years?
  • Do you have a passion to make a difference in your community?
  • Do you want to advocate for the rights of young people in your country?
  • Do you feel like you have the drive to lead a change, and want to develop your skillsets to do so?

If you have answered yes, then UNFPA invites you to apply to their Young Innovators Fellowship Programme!

What does the fellowship programme offers?

In addition to the experience you will gain from working with the agency for 12 months, all successful applicants will be provided with the following by UNFPA:

  • Cost of return economy-class travel from country of origin
  • Financial and administrative assistance with travel documents and visa requirements
  • Health insurance
  • Housing arrangements (fully paid for accommodation)
  • Monthly stipend (for meals and other basic needs)
  • A workstation with computer and internet access
  • Opportunities to be mentored by UNFPA staff and external mentors
  • Administrative assistance as required via our Service Centre

What are the qualifications and experience required to apply?

  • Demonstrated interest and dedication to development issues established through either volunteer experience, work experience, affiliations with a youth network or NGO, in areas of UNFPA’s mandate (see http://www.unfpa.org/about-us)
  • Basic understanding of issues of importance to UNFPA and what the organization stands for
  • Working knowledge of English (mandatory: written and oral)
  • Commitment to return to home country to promote International Conference of Population and Development mandate. For details regarding ICPD

When is the final day for submission and what locations are open for applications?

Don't forget to mention that you found this opportunity at UNjobfinder.org.

Young Innovators Fellowship Programme - Management Positions New York

Level: Internships / fellowships

Closing date: 22 February 2016 - 5:00pm (New York time)

Duty station: HQ, New York



Young Innovators Fellowship Programme - Technical Positions Arab States

Level: Internships / fellowships

Closing date: 22 February 2016 - 5:00pm (New York time)

Duty station: Cairo, Egypt



Young Innovators Fellowship Programme - Technical Positions Asia Pacific
Level: Internships / fellowships

Closing date: 22 February 2016 - 5:00pm (New York time)

Duty station: Bangkok, Thailand

Young Innovators Fellowship Programme - Technical Positions East / South Africa
Level: Internships / fellowships
Closing date: 22 February 2016 - 5:00pm (New York time)
Duty station: Johannesburg, South Africa


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