Application Deadline: 23:59 EET, 25th May 2016
Would you like to represent Ukraine’s youth at the United Nations? Do you believe that young people are the real agents of change that need to be involved in decision-making processes worldwide? Do you dream of exploring the UN work from the inside? Do you want to try yourself as a diplomat?
Then the Ukrainian Youth Delegate to the UN Program is designed for you!
If you are proactive and experienced in organization of youth and social projects, or possess professional expertise related to youth issues combined with an excellent command of English, then do not miss your chance to be one of the Ukrainian youth delegates to the UN at the 71 session of the UN General Assembly in 2016-2017!
Age: 20 – 27 years old
Even though one of the Program’s eligibility criteria requires an applicant to be an age ranging from 20-27, exceptions can be made provided the fact that the applicant possesses necessary qualifications and meets the rest of Program requirements.
Excellent command of both written and spoken Ukrainian and English is required (Upper Intermediate/Advanced level). Knowledge of any other official languages of the United Nations (Russian, Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese) is desirable but not a must. For those, who have taken language proficiency tests (TOEFL, IELTS, DELF/DALF, DELE etc.), enclosing copies of official certificates is highly recommended. Those applicants, who do not have a language certificate, are kindly asked to indicate their English proficiency level in the special section of the application.
Educational and Professional Background:
Young professionals as well as students from various academic backgrounds currently working or studying in Ukraine may apply.
Even though a BA or a MA degree in International Relations/Political Science is desirable, qualified candidates with relevant work or volunteering experience are strongly encouraged to submit an application.
Relevant experience should include demonstrated leadership and proactivity in tackling youth-related issues through volunteering, NGO, project management or community work, etc.
The Ukrainian Youth Delegate to the UN Program is a unique international platform for developing new ideas and fostering youth participation in decision-making processes while serving as a liaison between Ukrainian youth and the global community.
However, it also requires your commitment, dedication and responsibility in achieving the Program’s goals and objectives throughout the whole year. Please note that you are not allowed to participate simultaneously in any long-term (more than 3 weeks) professional/educational programs that require you to be outside of Ukraine during your one-year Ukrainian Youth Delegate Mandate unless the trip is related to UN Youth Delegate professional activities.
Successful semi-finalists must be able to attend in person the second and the third rounds of the selection process which will take place in Kyiv at the beginning of June 2016 (2 days).This year, no Skype interviews will be conducted.
1) fill in a Google Application
2) download a Word Application Form at Ukrainian YD Application 2016
3) prepare your one-page Resume (Keep in mind that a Resume that exceeds 2 A4 pages will not accepted)
4) merge your Word Application Form and Resume in one PDF Document and name it LastName_FirstName_YD2016 (for merging your documents you may use this platform http://www.pdfmerge.com)
5) use this heading in the subject line of the email: «LastName_FirstName UN Youth Delegate Application 2016»
5) send your merged application file to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 23:59 EET, May 25th 2016
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