The Special Youth Programme fellowship ,an initial 4 months fellowship at the Asia and Pacific Regional Office, followed by a continued fellowship of another 4 months in a UNFPA Country Office in the region
Study Subject:Population and development, young people’s sexual and reproductive health, humanitarian response, sexuality education, gender, culture, human rights, HIV prevention, poverty reduction and sustainable livelihoods
Level:Youths who work or have experience in areas of UNFPA’s mandate
Scholarship Description: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 young people and UNFPA staff on jointly addressing young people’s issues.
Main Tasks & Responsibilities
During the course of the programme, youth fellows will learn about UNFPA’s mandate, programmes and the issues we work on, attend and participate in UNFPA and UN events and meetings, undertake research and writing assignments on areas of interest, contribute to ongoing programmes, activities and initiatives and organize a final presentation to UNFPA staff on their projects and fellowships.
Qualifications and Experience
• Work or volunteer experience in areas of UNFPA’s mandate, which include population and development, young people’s sexual and reproductive health, humanitarian response, sexuality education, 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).
• Residence and nationality of a developing country (for a list, see http://www.unfpa.org/worldwide/).
• Interest and dedication to development issues established through previous experiences or affiliations.
• Commitment to return to home country to promote the ICPD mandate.
• Young people living with disabilities and indigenous young people are especially encouraged to apply.
All selected candidates will be provided return travel from country of origin, assistance with travel documents and visa requirements, health insurance, housing arrangements, a minimum subsistence allowance (for meals and other basic needs), a workstation and internet access, opportunities to be mentored by UNFPA staff on issues of interest and administrative assistance as may be required. A salary is not paid under this programme.
Scholarship Application Deadline: 20 January 2011