Deadline: June 15, 2021

Applications are open for the UN Volunteer in Youth Peace and Security Program 2021. Under the guidance of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, the UN Youth Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Supporting the Program Officer with implementing the key UNSC resolutions on Youth, Peace and Security in collaboration with the Global Coalition on Youth, Peace and Security;
  • Providing overall programmatic support including knowledge management and organizing side events, meetings, webinars and communication campaigns on Youth, Peace and Security;
  • Supporting the Program Officer in strategically promoting meaningful participation of young peacebuilders in the advocacy efforts of OSGEY;
  • Supporting the Program Officer in organizing the High-Level Global Conference on Youth-Inclusive Peace Processes (January 2022 – TBC);
  • Supporting the development of key messages, briefing notes, background notes and talking points for the Youth Envoy;
  • Providing support with developing OSGEY’s communication and outreach on Youth, Peace and Security;
  • Supporting writing proposals for funding for initiatives and donor reporting;
  • Supporting liaising and coordination on Youth, Peace and Security issues with different branches of the UN system, civil society organizations, youth networks on peace and security, and the Global Coalition on Youth, Peace and Security;
  • Participating in coordination meetings within and outside the UN system on behalf of OSGEY;
  • Performing other duties as required.

Eligibility

  • Candidates should be 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.
  • Have a Bachelor degree or equivalent.
  • Possess a recognized First Level University degree in one of the following fields: Political Science, Peace and Conflict studies, Human Rights, International Development or other relevant subject area.

Desirable:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the YPS agenda and its key resolutions would be considered an asset.
  • Previous formal or informal experience in coordinating youth focused and youth led initiatives would be considered an asset.
  • Previous experience with youth organizations will be considered an asset.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office and Google Drive, digital organizing tools would be considered an asset.
  • Fluency in another Official UN language, in addition to English, would be considered an asset.

Application

The deadline for applications is June 15, 2021. Late applications will be disqualified.

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For more information, visit UN Volunteer.

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