Wednesday, 2 February 2011

UNFPA Special Youth Programme Grants

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 both the young people and UNFPA staff on partnering to address adolescent and youth issues.

Grants/Financial Support
All selected candidates will be provided:
·         Cost of return travel from country of origin
·         Assistance with travel documents and visa requirements
·         Health insurance
·         Housing arrangements
·         Subsistence allowance (for meals and other basic needs)
·         A workstation and internet access
·         Opportunities to be mentored by UNFPA staff on issues of interest<
·         Administrative assistance as required

Candidates should:
·         be between 20-24 years old during the fellowship
·         be residents and nationals of a developing country (Applicants from developed countries will not be considered for this programme, but are invited to apply for UNFPA's regular internship programme)
·         have established interest and dedication to development issues through previous experiences or affiliation with a youth network or NGO working on development issues
·         have basic leadership and advocacy skills
·         have basic understanding of issues of importance to UNFPA and what the organization stands for
·         have English language skills (written and oral)
·         have a commitment to return to home country to undertake follow up work with young people 

For more information and application:  & website: UNFPA Special Youth Programme Grants

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