Fellowships | AUC- UNDP African Young Women Leaders Fellowship Programme

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Deadline: August 1, 2019.

Location :UNDP at Headquarters in New York or in a regional or country office
Application Deadline :01-Aug-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :16d 10h 59m
Languages Required :
Arabic   English   French   Portuguese
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Oct-2019
Duration of Initial Contract :One-year Fellowship
Expected Duration of Assignment :One-year Fellowship

Duties and Responsibilities

Assignment and conditions

The African Young Women Leaders Fellowship Programme offers an interesting assignment with UNDP at Headquarters in New York or in a regional or country office.

Following a joint induction by AUC and UNDP, Fellows will work under the supervision and coaching of an experienced UNDP people manager and will participate in a mentorship and transformative leadership development training programme jointly developed by AUC and UNDP.

Key areas of work relate to supporting:

  • collection and analysis of information on SDGs and Agenda 2063
  • SDG implementation and experimentation
  • promising areas of innovation, South-South and Tri-lateral collaboration, partnerships and resource mobilisation that accelerate UNDP’s programme implementation

The Fellowship Programme will cover expenses related to travel and medical insurance. In addition, each Fellow will be paid a stipend to cover accommodation and living costs at the respective duty station.

Competencies

Selection criteria

To be considered for the African Young Women Leaders Fellowship Programme, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • National of an AU Member State
  • Aged below 34 years at the date of application
  • Hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in Economics, Political Science, Business Administration, International Relations/Development, or other relevant fields
  • Maximum 1 year of working experience in research, analysis and programme/project development, implementation and management
  • Available in 2019/20 to dedicate 12 months for a fellowship programme and available to participate in an induction workshop in Addis Ababa from October 2019.
  • Willing to live and work outside their country of residence
  • Proficiency in at least one AU working language (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese) and working knowledge of English
  • Understanding of, and interest in, poverty eradication, sustainable structural transformation, the SDGs and Africa’s Agenda 2063
  • Capacity to gather comprehensive information on complex problems or situations, evaluating information accurately, analysing and identifying key issues and solutions.

Desirable experience:

  • initiative, client-orientation, and working in teams, and complex and time-pressured contexts, field experience in an African country
  • experience in developing technical proposals
  • leadership, innovation and technology and setting up networks/hubs/hangouts

An offer to the 20 most successful and talented candidates to join the African Women Leaders Fellowship Programme.

For more information on the fellowship program, click here.

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