Deadline: November 15, 2018
The travel for attending this training will be covered. Selected candidates will receive logistical information from the UNV Learning Team.
UN Youth Volunteers are provided with a lumpsum for travel (air-tickets and shipment), a volunteer living allowance and life and health insurance for the duration of their assignment. More information is available in the UNV Conditions of Service and specific Descriptions of Assignment.
To be considered for the UN Youth Volunteer Programme all candidates must meet the following general requirements, and should refer to the Descriptions of Assignment (DoA) in the links above for more specific requirements:
Irish citizen or a European Economic Area national with an unrestricted right to reside in Ireland or have a declaration of refugee status from the Minister for Justice and Law Reform.
A postgraduate qualification. Languages: Fluency in English. Good working knowledge of an social language of the UN (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) or Portuguese would be an asset. Experience: Recent graduates with limited professional experience. Preference will be given to applicants to this programme with up to two years of professional work experience. Other levels of experience may be better suited to another UN Volunteer programme. Essential Criteria: Respect for diversity and experience of other cultures, environments and living conditions, preferably in a developing country; Experience of volunteering in Ireland or abroad; Background knowledge of international development issues and an interest in a career in this eld; Knowledge about UNV, the host agency and country of assignment; Knowledge of the work of Irish Aid and a commitment to contributing to Ireland’s international development effort. If selected, candidates must be declared medically t to volunteer in a developing country