7th Batch African Union Youth Volunteer Corps (AU-YVC) 2017 for Young African Professionals (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: August 22nd 2016

AFRICAN UNION YOUTH VOLUNTEER CORPS (AU-YVC)
What: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 7th BATCH AU-YVC RECRUITMENT
When: 02nd – 22nd August 2016

The African Union Youth Volunteer Corps (AU-YVC), established in 2010, is a continental development program that promotes youth volunteerism in Africa. The program aims to deepen the status of young people in Africa as key actors in Africa’s development targets and goals, enhancing their participation in policy development as well as design and implementation of relevant interventions towards the AU Vision of ‘the Africa we want’. It brings people together to share skills, knowledge, creativity and learning to build a more integrated, prosperous and peaceful Continent driven by its citizens. The volunteering opportunities are intended to build professionalism and a sense of responsibility among the participants, thus enhancing their employability.

Young African Professionals are recruited to serve for a period of 12 months as AU Volunteers in an AU Member States other than their own. The next intake of volunteers for deployment in 2017 will be 02nd – 22nd August 2016.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants have to meet the following criteria:

  • Citizen of AU Member State or African Diaspora;
  • Age 18 – 33 years;
  • Has a post-secondary certified qualifications (TVET, Bachelor’s degree or equivalent)
  • Available to dedicate 12 (twelve) months for volunteer work;
  • Willing to live and work in another AU Member State;
  • Is proficient in at least one official AU language (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese);
  • Has at least one year verifiable volunteering experience and one year professional work experience.

Eligible Fields of Qualification

For the next intake of AU Youth Volunteers, the following fields of qualification and expertise are required:

§  Accounting

§  Agriculture

§  Communication Studies

§  Computer Science

§  Diverse Natural Science Fields

§  Economics

§  Education

§  Environmental Management

§  Gender Studies

§  Human Resources Management

§  Human rights

§  International relations

§  Journalism

§  Law

§  Political Science

§  Space Science

§  Statistics

§  Translation/Interpretation

Volunteer Entitlements:

For the successful candidates, the African Union Commission and partners will cover the full costs of their pre-deployment training and cost of their deployment.

On deployment, the African Union Youth Volunteers receive the following:

  • Economy return air ticket from home town to place of deployment
  • A modest monthly stipend
  • Health insurance cover
  • Separation allowance on successful completion of twelve months
Application Process:

  1. Register on the AU-YVC Database (africa-youth.org/auyvc)
  2. Read carefully the information on the website
  3. Build Your Profile
  4. Attach the following:
    • Scanned copy of identity page on your passport
    • Highest qualification degree
    • Letter of Recommendation
  5. Submit application (latest by 22nd August 2016 midnight Addis Ababa time)

*Late applications and applications that do not contain all requested documents will not be considered

*THOSE WHO HAD APPLIED BEFORE ARE REQUESTED TO RE-APPLY

Recruitment Process:

  • 23rd August – eligibility Check;
  • 15th September: Successful applicants will be notified;
  • 15th October – 01st November: AU-YVC pre-deployment training;
  • 2017: Deployment of trained volunteers.

More Information:

For more information, please contact Ms Prudence Ngwenya (Head of Youth Division); Mr Daniel Adugna (AU-YVC Program Manager) youth@africa-union.org

Apply Now for the AFRICAN UNION YOUTH VOLUNTEER CORPS (AU-YVC)

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the AFRICAN UNION YOUTH VOLUNTEER CORPS (AU-YVC)

48 COMMENTS

  1. i luv challenging jobs like this but engineering is not included.i really want to work with a UN organisation to contribute to service of humanity.

  2. I am above 33 but would I have love to be involved most especially in those countries recovering from war. certificates in social works and community development , theology, accountancy, and seminars in peace resolution.

  3. I would really love to be part of the program of youth volunteers especially in the field of agriculture and political science unfortunately I have no degree or diploma but Intro to N4 Communications and Marketing management

  4. bonjour,
    votre site web dérange beaucoup depuis hier j’arrive pas à finir mon inscription,
    svp aidez moi le delai doit surement etre aujourd’hui. j’ai deja crée mon profil mais je n’arrive pas à envoyer mon passport scanné, mon diplome, et autres. aidez moi svp.merci

  5. Africa-youth.org’sDNS address could not be found but the dead line is not ended. what can you help me. I have all required documents.

    Regards

  6. would have wished to apply but seems today is 24th august yet deadline is 22nd august 2016, can i still give it a short?
    also am 36 years of age, so can i try or strictly below 35 yrs are the ones allowed.

  7. Or my dreams are highly coming true ,i am waiting for the selection to see myself amount the youth volunteers for African union
    to serve in the area of hospitals and health centers services as a volunteers through the public health and environmental services .
    i am in the Gambia

  8. I have received the first notification for eligibility check on 24th August, that I would be considered for the next shortlisting process…….Hoping for the best.

  9. I would like to participate unifortunatly i had see the application after when the date had already been over,no much i hope and believe i shall participate to the next one. Thanh you.

  10. Wow! I was not informed on time in this edition. So when is the next edition coming up. I am so so interested, have always dreamed to serve my continent, Africa. Please waiting for your kind response. Thanks

  11. its so nice to hear about this development,its really a welcome development. we miss this one and we are expecting you guys to alert us when doing the next batch. thanks yours faithfully

  12. […] The African Union Youth Volunteer Corps (AU-YVC), established in 2010, is a continental development program that promotes youth volunteerism in Africa. The program aims to deepen the status of young people as key actors in Africa’s development targets and goals, enhancing their participation in policy development as well as design and implementation of relevant interventions towards the Africa Union’s Agenda 2063, ‘The Africa we want’. It brings people together to share skills, knowledge, creativity and learning to build a more integrated, prosperous and peaceful Continent driven by its citizens. The volunteering opportunities are intended to build professionalism and a sense of responsibility among the participants, thus enhancing their employability. […]

  13. I have an interest in working with either Intergovernmental Organization or Non-Governmental Organization. For this reason, i have picked up a volunteering job in different NGOs to further pursue that interest. I have tried to register or apply but it is not working. Pls can you send me details in my email address? talk2julius@yahoo.com.
    Thanks very much

  14. how do I apply then, bcz the application can not be displayed on my monitor, can any one help with steps to follow. thank you

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