Associate Youth & Climate Change Outreach
Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Under the direct supervision of UN Resident Coordinator in Suva, Fiji, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
- Collects and documents the voices of youth, women and people living with disabilities in small island developing states to document the impact of climate change.
- Acts as a focal point for convening youth and supporting them as drivers of UN75 – encouraging dialogues on climate change and environmental sustainability.
- Supports UN75 outreach activities in-country, especially amongst the three target groups – Women & Girls, Persons with Disabilities and Youth.
- Assists the Communications & Advocacy Analyst in the designing, drafting and implementation of UN75 activities as part of the Pacific Listening Tour in the host country.
- Supports the drafting of a one-page report/summary of any UN75 activities held in-country.
- Participates in the designing, drafting and sharing of news stories, success stories, blog posts, posters, videos, infographics and other products pertaining to UN75 as well as general UN activities in-country.
- Supports the creation and maintenance of a photo bank.
- Participates in the weekly RCO meeting with the UN country coordination specialist to provide updates related to UN75.
Environmental Sciences, Climate Change, Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, International Relations, Social Sciences or other related field
- Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 2 years) in community outreach, advocacy communications or public relations
- Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;
- English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Learning and development are a central part of the UN Youth Volunteer’s assignment and take place before, during and after his or her assignment in the field. Ideally, offering diverse opportunities for learning and development aim to strengthen the volunteer’s skills and competences, improve the quality of the assignment and keep the volunteer’s motivation high.
Learning elements for the UN Youth Volunteer include the development of:
- Professional skills: including specific competencies and reflection on assignment-related abilities; and on-the-job skills such as time management, problem solving, team building; and career preparedness such as interview skills, CV preparation, job searching.
- Inter-personal skills: including communication and listening skills; multi-cultural awareness and cultural competency; and conflict and stress management.
- Volunteering-related skills: including leadership; civic responsibility; and engagement and active participation.
Beyond the learning opportunities provided by UNV, the host agency will support knowledge and capacity development in the technical areas that are relevant to the UN Youth Volunteer’s assignment. The host agency will provide, at its expense, UN Youth Volunteers with equal opportunity to participate in training courses and workshops offered to its personnel.
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Creativity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness
This assignment is funded by the Government of Korea, therefore only Korean nationals are eligible. Candidates who have served as UN Youth Volunteer funded by Korea before are not eligible to apply. Former UN University Volunteers are eligible.
Candidates must be between 22 and 29 years of age throughout the duration of their service, i.e. born between 1 July 1991 and 1 July 1998.
Selected candidates will be invited to attend an Assignment Preparation Training in Bonn, Germany from 15 – 18 June 2020.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The selection will be done by the UN Host Entity at the level of the country of assignment. Interviews will be conducted by the UN Host Entity between 30 March and 24 April. Usually these interviews are competency-based.
How to apply
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Application deadline: 8 March 2020