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UNV and UNFPA Young Innovators Fellowship Programme 2019

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme and UN Population Fund (UNFPA) are partnering on a Young Innovators Fellowship Programme for 2019. This programme will provide young people (aged 18-29) with the opportunity to engage in a structured programme to drive innovation, creativity and to deliver concrete results in UNFPA.

Application Deadline: 10th February 2019

Eligible Countries: All

To be taken at (country): Different member countries (see Programme Webpage)

About the Award: The fellowship programme provides an opportunity to bring 14 young people into UNFPA with a dedicated focus on both providing a youth perspective and driving innovation. 

Type: Entrepreneurship, Job (Paid Volunteership)

Eligibility: We will recruit innovative young people from around the world who have demonstrated commitment to development issues within their communities as UN Volunteer Young Innovators.

Number of Awards: 14

Value of Award:

  • Selected fellows would join UNFPA headquarters in New York for two months, where they would undergo a dedicated leadership training.
  • Two of the Young Innovators will remain as international UN Volunteers for a further six months at UNFPA headquarters in New York; these two HQ positions are open to applicants of all nationalities. The other 12 Young Innovators will return to their home countries, where they will complete six-month national UN Volunteer assignments in UNFPA Country Offices (and must be nationals of these countries). 

How to Apply: If you are a young person committed to bringing your innovative spirit and skills to UNFPA as a UN Volunteer in your country or at UNFPA headquarters, check out available assignments in Programme Webpage Link below.

  • It is important to go through all application requirements on the Programme Webpage see link below) before applying

Visit Programme Webpage for Details

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