Updated: Oct 26
In line with the United Nations’ Youth Strategy, which calls on all UN agencies to “increase impact and expand global, regional and country-level action to address the needs, build the agency, and advance the rights of young people in all their diversity,” UNFPA Ghana launched the Youth Leaders (YoLe) Fellowship Programme. The YoLe Fellowship Program is also aligned to the priority areas of the 2010 Ghana National Youth Policy, which include skills training in ICT, gender mainstreaming, networking and partnership, mentoring, and reproductive health and rights for young people.
The YoLe Fellowship is a year-long program designed to integrate young people into the UN system by empowering them in UNFPA's areas of interest while providing Fellows with opportunities for professional development and training in driving health-innovation.
Selected candidates will undertake over 230 hours of training on capacity and skill-building; Professional and Career Development, Health Innovation, Coding (Web application/Web Design), and Entrepreneurship.
Must demonstrate a passion to make a difference in your community; specifically, demonstrate 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.
Must be aged between 18 - 26 years
Must be a graduate of a tertiary institution in Ghana
Must commit one year to be a UNFPA Youth Leaders Fellow
Must be proactive and possess strong interpersonal skills
Must possess a working knowledge of English—an important prerequisite for participation in the program for general communication purposes. All application materials must be submitted in English.
26 October 2020.
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