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UN Women Young Women Leaders Programme For Women Leaders From The Global South.

UN Women Young Women Leaders Programme For Women Leaders From The Global South.

UN Women and UNV launch the new Young Women Leaders Initiative to create professional opportunities for leaders of tomorrow and further enhance diversity in UN Women. UN Women/UN Volunteers invite 10 young women from the Global South to serve as UN Youth Volunteers at UN Women Headquarters in New York.

UN Women, in partnership with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, is excited to introduce the UN Women “Young Women Leaders” (YWL) initiative. The YWL initiative will engage a diverse cohort of young women from the Global South who are committed to gender equality and women’s empowerment and to the mission and work of the United Nations. It will also allow the sharing of experiences among young leaders from diverse backgrounds across UN Women and further enhance diversity in UN Women’s personnel.

As part of the Young Women Leaders initiative, UN Women and UNV will recruit the first cohort of 10 young, talented and dedicated women to serve at UN Women’s headquarters as UN Youth Volunteers. While participating in a structured professional development programme, the YWL participants will be mentored by leaders in their respective fields of expertise. They will have the opportunity to contribute to gender equality and women’s empowerment and become part of a network of young leaders at UN Women.

UNV will facilitate the recruitment of motivated young women from the Global South who have demonstrated a commitment to gender equality through their academic, extra-curricular, or volunteer activities, and with diverse educational interests, including management, administration, international relations, communication, advocacy, human rights, gender studies or international development.

One in five UN Volunteers currently serving with UN Women are youth, building on its commitment to a new generation of gender equality advocates and in line with UN Women’s Generation Equality Initiative. Each of these young volunteers is contributing in their own way, bringing diverse experiences, perspectives, and motivation to make a meaningful contribution.

Qualifications/RequirementsRequired degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalentEducation – Additional Comments:

Bachelor’s degree (with two years of experience) or Master’s degree (with minimum one year of experience) in a related field is required:

  1. Administration –Business & Administration
  2. Communications & Advocacy –communications, public relations, journalism
  3. Partnership & Resource Mobilization –economics, business management, social sciences, public administration, international relations, communications, women’s studies
  4. Strategic Planning –international development or public administration, economics
  5. UN Coordination –international development, public administration, public policy, or other social science
  6. Policy Support – social sciences, human rights, gender/women’s studies, international development

Required experience: 12 MonthsExperience remark:

Demonstrated commitment to Gender Equality and 1 year of experience with Master’s Degree; 2 years of experience with Bachelor’s Degree.Language skills:

  • English(Mandatory), Level – Fluent

Area of expertise: Other development programme/project experienceArea of expertise details:

  • Knowledge of gender equality and women’s rights issues;
  • Strong IT literacy in standard applications is mandatory (Excel, Word, PowerPoint,etc)
  • Analytical and interpersonal skills

Language skills

Fluency in spoken and written English is required. Working knowledge of another UN Official language (e.g. Arabic, French, Spanish) is desirable.

Qualifications/RequirementsRequired degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalentEducation – Additional Comments:

Bachelor’s degree (with two years of experience) or Master’s degree (with minimum one year of experience) in a related field is required:

  1. Administration –Business & Administration
  2. Communications & Advocacy –communications, public relations, journalism
  3. Partnership & Resource Mobilization –economics, business management, social sciences, public administration, international relations, communications, women’s studies
  4. Strategic Planning –international development or public administration, economics
  5. UN Coordination –international development, public administration, public policy, or other social science
  6. Policy Support – social sciences, human rights, gender/women’s studies, international development

Required experience: 12 MonthsExperience remark:

Demonstrated commitment to Gender Equality and 1 year of experience with Master’s Degree; 2 years of experience with Bachelor’s Degree.Language skills:

  • English(Mandatory), Level – Fluent

Area of expertise: Other development programme/project experienceArea of expertise details:

  • Knowledge of gender equality and women’s rights issues;
  • Strong IT literacy in standard applications is mandatory (Excel, Word, PowerPoint,etc)
  • Analytical and interpersonal skills

Language skills

Fluency in spoken and written English is required. Working knowledge of another UN Official language (e.g. Arabic, French, Spanish) is desirable.

Apply Now for the UN Women Young Women Leaders Programme 2021

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the UN Women/UN Volunteers Young Women Leaders Programme 2021

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