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UNFPA Youth Leaders (YoLe) Fellowship Program 2019 for young Ghanaians-Apply Now

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Application Deadline: September 23rd 2019

The
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has the mission to deliver a
world where every pregnancy is wanted, every child birth is safe and
every young person’s potential is fulfilled.

In line with the United Nations’ Youth Strategy which calls on all UN agencies to “increase
impact and expand global, regional and country-level action to address
the needs, build the agency, and advance the rights of young people in
all their diversity”
,
UNFPA Ghana launched the Youth Leaders
(YoLe) Fellowship Program. The YoLe Fellowship Program is also aligned
to the priority areas of the 2010 Ghana National Youth Policy, which
include skills training in ICT, gender mainstreaming, networking and
partnership, mentoring and reproductive health and rights for young
people.

Eligibility:

Do you have a passion to make a difference in your community?
Are you aged between 18 – 26 years? Are you a graduate of a Ghanaian Tertiary Institution?

If yes, then the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) invites you to apply for the second edition of the Youth Leaders (YoLe) Fellowship Program! The YoLe Fellowship is a yearlong program (1st November 2019 to 28th
October 2020) designed to integrate young people into the UN system by
empowering them on UNFPA’s areas of interest, while providing the
Fellows with opportunities for professional development and training in
driving health-innovation.

Interested persons must:

  • be a graduate of a Ghanaian tertiary institution between the ages of 18 and 26
  • demonstrate
    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) 
  • commit one year to being a UNFPA Youth Leaders Fellow
  • be proactive and possess strong inter-personal skills
  • possess
    a working knowledge of English—an important prerequisite for
    participation in the program for general communication purposes. All
    application materials must be submitted in English.

Selection Process:

Selection
will be based on demonstrated activism or interest in the advancement
of the rights of youth, a desire to network with others, and a clear
explanation of how the fellowship will benefit their own efforts for
advancing human rights as defined by UNFPA’s mandate.

*The
YoLe Fellows are expected to work full-time at the UNFPA Ghana Country
Office in Accra, Ghana. Fellows may not be otherwise engaged during the
fellowship.

Application Process:

Interested applicants should submit:

  1. A statement, not more than one page, explaining their professional goals and ambitions
  2. C.V./Resume

All application materials should be sent to [email protected] no later than 23rd September, 2019. . Please use Subject Line: UNFPA/YLFP/20I9.

  • No late applications will be accepted.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and invited for further interviews/assessments.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the UNFPA Youth Leaders (YoLe) Fellowship Program 2019



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