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UNICEF Youth Advocates Programme 2024 : 3 Positions available . APPLY

About the Program

The new talent programme by UNICEF and UNV aims at empowering young people, including youth with disabilities, to become agents of change. UNICEF has launched the Youth Advocates programme, a new initiative to recruit talent in partnership with United Nations Volunteers (UNV). The main aim is to empower young people to become agents of change and champion children’s rights.

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After the success of the first initiative in 2018 – 2019, which mobilized 42 Youth Advocates (18-24 years old) in 27 countries, UNICEF, in partnership with UNV, is now looking for the second cohort. They are searching for 20 young, passionate, and skilled advocates to join us and become agents of change advocating for the protection of children’s rights. The Youth Advocates Programme offers young people the chance to gain one-year professional experience through a National UN Volunteer (UNV) assignment with UNICEF, while also imparting their valuable insights into the organization’s work for children and young people.

The recruited Youth Advocates will have access to learning and professional development opportunities, including a suite of online learning programmes. Young professionals with disabilities and from under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply. If you are 18-35 years of age and passionate about children´s rights, check out the assignment opportunities listed below.

Youth Advocates Assignments

Take note of the closing date for applications, as this may differ for each assignment.
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Youth Advocate – U-Report and Youth engagement in Congo

Required education level

Bachelor degree or equivalent in Social sciences, communication, education and/or computer science.

Competencies and values

• Nurtures, Leads and Manages People

• Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness

• Works Collaboratively with others

• Builds and Maintains Partnerships

• Innovates and Embraces Change

• Thinks and Acts Strategically

• Drive to achieve impactful results

Child Protection Officer in Liberia

Required education level

Bachelor degree or equivalent in Social Sciences, Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Law, or Journalism

Competencies and values

Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards UNICEF’s mission & vision, as well as to the UNICEF’s Core Values of care, respect, integrity, trust, accountability and sustainability.

Programme Officer in Zimbabwe

Required education level

Bachelor degree or equivalent in Social sciences, a first-level university degree or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or professional experience will be an added advantage.

Competencies and values

• Accountability

• Adaptability and flexibility

• Creativity

• Judgement and decision-making

• Professionalism

• Self-management

Location       Varies

Deadline        22 April 2024

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