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Apply for the Paid UN Youth Volunteer Program in Gender Equality

Brief Description

Under the guidance of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, the UN Youth Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

As part of a team, the youth volunteer will support OSGEYs work on gender equality by

  • Supporting the Program Officer/Gender Specialist in implementing the OSGEYs approach to meaningful youth inclusion in the Beijing+25 process and Generation Equality Forum

  • Supporting the Program Officer/Gender Specialist in strategically promoting political participation as a focus area for OSGEY, including specifically the organization of a forthcoming conference on Young Women's Political Participation

  • Supporting the development of key messages, briefing notes, background notes and talking points for the Youth Envoy

  • Providing technical support for research activities

  • Providing overall programmatic support including organizing side events, meetings, webinars and communication campaigns on gender equality

  • Supporting writing proposals for funding for initiatives and donor reporting

  • Liaising with different arms of the UN system, civil society organizations, feminist organizations, youth-led and youth-serving organizations

  • Participating in coordination meetings within and outside the UN system on behalf of OSGEY

  • Promoting the mainstreaming of gender equality youth and youth volunteer perspectives in the work of UN field operations across all UN pillars (development, peace and security, human rights, humanitarian), including in joint initiatives (e.g. in the framework of projects under the Peacebuilding Fund, the SDG Fund, the UNDP-DPPA Joint Programme, the Spotlight Initiative, etc.)

  • Performing other duties as required


Candidate age must be between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Nationals of the country of the assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.


18 June 2020

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