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African Union Youth Volunteer Corps (AU-YVC) 2024

African Union Youth Volunteer Corps (AU-YVC) 2024

African Union Youth Volunteer Corps (AU-YVC) 2024

The African Union Youth Volunteer Corps 2024 is looking for qualified candidates to join their flagship continental Youth Leadership program. This initiative recruits, trains, and sends young professionals from all 55 AU Member States to serve as volunteers for 12 months.

The AUYVC aims to elevate the role of young people in Africa’s development by encouraging volunteering. It emphasizes their active engagement in policies, programs, and initiatives that contribute to the continent’s goals and progress.

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Fellowships Summary:

Fellowships Sponsor(s): African Union

Fellowships Location: Ethiopia

Fellowships  Duration: 12 months

Number of Awards: Several

Study Level: First Degree

Nationality: Africans

Requirements and eligibility criteria for African Union Youth Volunteer Corps (AU-YVC) 2024:

  • Citizen of an AU Member State, living in Africa or the Diaspora.
  • Aged 18 – 35 years (must be under 35 upon completing 12 months of service).
  • Holds a post-secondary certified qualification (TVET, Bachelor’s, Master’s, etc.).
  • Available for 12 months of professional volunteer service in 2023/24.
  • Willing to work and live in another AU Member State.
  • Proficient in at least one AU working language (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, Swahili, Spanish).
  • Possesses at least one year of verifiable volunteering experience and one year of professional work experience.

Program Benefits:

  • Engage in high-level continental policies and programs at the African Union.
  • Connect with young leaders from across Africa.
  • Receive an economy return ticket to the deployment location.
  • Monthly stipend to cover living expenses.
  • Health insurance coverage.
  • AU Service Passport.
  • Separation allowance upon successful completion of twelve months of service.
  • Access to training and mentorship opportunities.

Required Skills:

  • Proficient computer skills (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Proficiency with e-mail and Internet applications
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing
  • Proficiency in one of the AU official working languages (French, English,
  • Portuguese, Arabic, Spanish, Kiswahili)
  • Fluency in another AU language(s) is an added advantage

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Application Procedure for African Union Youth Volunteer Corps (AU-YVC) 2024 How to apply);

Interested applicants for the African Union Youth Volunteer Corps 2024 should complete an online application by the application deadline and provide the following documents:

  • Updated professional CV (maximum 3 pages)
  • Bio page of your passport or national ID
  • Certificate copy of your highest completed qualification (transcripts not accepted)
  • Letter of recommendation (not older than 2 years) affirming your leadership qualities (in the manifesto folder)
  • Cover letter addressing these questions:
  • a. Why do you wish to become an African Union Youth Volunteer?
  • b. What sets you apart as the ideal AUYVC candidate?
  • c. What skills will you bring to AUYVC and your host organization?
  • Application Review and Submission Deadline: Tuesday, September 19, 2023, 11:59 p.m. EAT

Applicants should note:

  • Incomplete or late applications will not be considered
  • Only successful applicants will be contacted
  • Providing incomplete or incorrect information leads to disqualification

Application Deadline: September 19, 2023

For more information visit the official website

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