UN Youth Volunteers Programme - Intake 2018

Qualified Swiss graduates are invited to submit applications for the annual UN Youth Volunteers Programme. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Human Security Division (HSD) of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) are financing 20 positions within this programme. It aims to give young people with little professional experience an insight into the work of the United Nations at field level and to impact development results on the ground.

Conditions and requirements

Selected candidates will spend one year in a priority country of SDCSwiss Agency for Development and Cooperation or HSDHuman Security Division of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs working for a United Nations host agency. The assignments are defrayed and will start in February / March 2018. Read the detailed programme outline for more information on the conditions and requirements.
Programme Outline

This year contributed greatly to my personal and professional development.

Julia Moser, former UN Youth Volunteer

Available positions

Financed by SDC
ID-Nr. Country / Organisation – Description of assignment (DOA)

1. Tunisie / PNUD/BCR - Jeune volontaire associé(e) à la coordination
2. Haiti / UNRCO - Advocacy & Outreach Officer (SDC Campaign)
3. Kyrgyzstan / UNICEF - UN Youth Volunteer Monitoring and Statistics
4. Tajikistan / UNICEF - UN Youth Volunteer in Adolescent Programming
5. Ukraine / UNFPA - UN Youth Volunteer in Youth Empowerment
6. Rwanda / UNFPA - UN Youth Volunteer in Adolescent & Youth Programme
7. Myanmar / UNDP - UN Youth Volunteer in South East Programme Analyst
8. Mongolia / UNDP - UN Youth Volunteer in Climate Change Mitigation & Energy Efficiency
9. Kosovo / UN Women - UN Youth Volunteer in Gender
10. Egypt / UN Women - UN Youth Volunteer in Communication & Advocacy

Financed by HSD
ID-Nr. Country / Organisation – Description of assignment (DOA)

11. Colombia / OHCHR - UN Youth Volunteer in Human Rights
12. Egypt / IOM - UN Youth Volunteer in Migrant Protection
13. Kosovo / UNDP - UN Youth Volunteer in Rule of Law
14. Mali / MINUSMA - Jeune Volontaire des Nations Unies en Jeunesse et Education à la paix
15. Mexico / OHCHR - UN Youth Volunteer in Human Rights Monitoring
16. Myanmar / UNICEF - UN Youth Volunteer in Supporting Child-Friendly Justice Reforms in Myanmar
17. Niger / PNUD - Jeune Volontaire des Nations Unies en Gouvernance démocratique
18. Senegal / OHCHR - UN Youth Volunteer in Promotion and protection of Human Rights
19. Tunisia / UNDP - UN Youth Volunteer in Peace and Development
20. Ukraine / UNHCR - UN Youth Volunteer in Community-based protection

Recruitment process

The recruitment process takes around three months. Interviews are carried out by cinfo and take place between 11 and 20 October 2017. The final selection is done by the UN agencies. Selected candidates will be informed by the end of November and are expected to start their assignments in February / March 2018.

Application deadline is 24 September 2017.

Applications must be submitted via cinfo's online recruitment tool, by uploading your CV, your motivation letter and your master’s degree in the corresponding fields (target your CV and motivation letter to the position you are applying for).
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Before applying, we recommend you to consult the following tips. Interviews will be competency-based. For best preparation, please refer to this video.

More information

This webinar gives you the opportunity to receive all relevant information from cinfo's recruitment specialists about the UN Youth Volunteers Programme 2018. Learn more about the eligibility criteria, required competencies and the application procedure.

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