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The Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) is an open global network of more over 3,300 practitioners, students, teachers, staff from UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, donors, governments and universities who work together to ensure all persons the right to quality, relevant and safe educational opportunities. INEE is a vibrant and dynamic inter-agency forum that fosters collaborative resource development and knowledge sharing and informs policy through consensus-driven advocacy.

UNFPA will recruit six young people to be Special Youth Fellows from 1 April - 31 December 2010. The Special Youth Programme fellowship consists of an initial 4.5 months fellowship at UNFPA Headquarters, New York, followed by a continued fellowship of another 4.5 months in the UNFPA Office in the country of the fellow.

This programme is designed to give young people from developing countries opportunities to engage in policy development and programming; to help build the capacity of young people; and to sensitize both young people and UNFPA staff on partnering to address adolescent and youth issues.

During the course of the programme, fellows will:
Attend and participate in UNFPA and UN events and meetings as appropriate
Undertake research and writing assignments
Contribute to ongoing projects and programmes
Organize a final presentation to UNFPA HQ staff on their project and fellowships in Headquarters
Interact with the New York local youth community on at least one occasion
Develop a relationship with the Regional and Country Office and
Provide updates on their activities during the HQ fellowship and
Provide updates to HQ during fellowship at Regional or Country Office
All selected candidates will be provided:
Cost of return travel from country of origin
Assistance with travel documents and visa requirements
Health insurance
Housing arrangements
Subsistence allowance (for meals and other basic needs)
A workstation and internet access
Opportunities to be mentored by UNFPA staff on issues of interest
Administrative assistance as required
Qualifications and Experience Criteria:

Candidates must have some programme experience in areas of UNFPA's mandate. These areas include: young people's sexual and reproductive health, reproductive rights, humanitarian response, population, gender, culture, human rights, HIV prevention, poverty reduction, and sustainable livelihoods.
Aged between 20-24 years old. Applicants born before 1 January 1987 will not be considered. No exceptions.
Residence and nationality of a developing country. Applicants from developed countries will not be considered for this programme, but are invited to apply for UNFPA's regular internship programme.
Established interest and dedication to development issues through previous experiences or affiliation with a youth network or NGO working on development issues
Basic leadership and advocacy skills
Basic understanding of issues of importance to UNFPA and what the organization stands for
English language skills (written and oral)
Commitment to return to home country to undertake follow up work with young people
Applications will be open from 10 January 2010 through 25 January 2010. Only those candidates that are shortlisted will be contacted. Interviews will take place tentatively in mid-February.

To apply for this programme go to http://www.unfpa.org/employment/vacancy.htmand click on "Apply Online". Please click on the vacancy for your region.

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