UNFPA announces Young Innovators Fellowship Programme

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THE United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is seeking two of the brightest and most ambitious youth globally to be part of the new Young Innovators Fellowship Programme.

According to the OpportunityDesk website, the programme covers expenses related to travel, a stipend, accommodation and health insurance.

The deadline for applications is February 22.

“This exciting development opportunity will see two fellows join us at UNFPA headquarters in New York for a period of one year (July 2016-June 2017). Fellows will undergo leadership training for a period of three months (July-September 2016) before they are placed in a management operations role for a period of nine months, continuing their fellowship in various Headquarters work units such as Human Resources, Finance, Management Information Systems, Communications or External Affairs,” the website said.

UNFPA delivers a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.

UNFPA’s goal is to achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health; realise reproductive rights; reduce maternal mortality to accelerate progress on the International Conference on Population and Development agenda; improve the lives of adolescents and youth, and women, enabled by population dynamics, human rights and gender equality.

The website said applicants must have a demonstrated 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 such as a basic understanding of issues.

Applicants must be able to work in English and be between the ages of 18 to 25.

All successful applicants will be provided the cost of a return economy class travel ticket from the country of origin; financial and administrative assistance with travel documents and visa requirements; health insurance; housing arrangements and a monthly stipend, among others.

For more details, log on to http://opportunitydesk.org/2016/01/25/unfpa-young-innovators-fellowship-programme/.

The Brunei Times