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Suitable applicants are herby invited for the 2021 UN Volunteer in Youth Peace and Security Program. Under the guidance of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, the UN Youth Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Supporting the Program Officer with implementing the key UNSC resolutions on Youth, Peace and Security in collaboration with the Global Coalition on Youth, Peace and Security;
  • Providing overall programmatic support including knowledge management and organizing side events, meetings, webinars and communication campaigns on Youth, Peace and Security;
  • Supporting the Program Officer in strategically promoting meaningful participation of young peacebuilders in the advocacy efforts of OSGEY;
  • Supporting the Program Officer in organizing the High-Level Global Conference on Youth-Inclusive Peace Processes (January 2022 – TBC);
  • Supporting the development of key messages, briefing notes, background notes and talking points for the Youth Envoy;
  • Providing support with developing OSGEY’s communication and outreach on Youth, Peace and Security;
  • Supporting writing proposals for funding for initiatives and donor reporting;
  • Supporting liaising and coordination on Youth, Peace and Security issues with different branches of the UN system, civil society organizations, youth networks on peace and security, and the Global Coalition on Youth, Peace and Security;
  • Participating in coordination meetings within and outside the UN system on behalf of OSGEY;
  • Performing other duties as required.
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2021 UN Volunteer in Youth Peace and Security Program Eligibility

  • Candidates should be between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment.
  • Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
  • Have a Bachelor degree or equivalent.
  • Possess a recognized First Level University degree in one of the following fields: Political Science, Peace and Conflict studies, Human Rights, International Development or other relevant subject area.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of the YPS agenda and its key resolutions would be considered an asset.
  • Previous formal or informal experience in coordinating youth focused and youth led initiatives would be considered an asset.
  • Previous experience with youth organizations will be considered an asset.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office and Google Drive, digital organizing tools would be considered an asset.
  • Fluency in another Official UN language, in addition to English, would be considered an asset.

Application for 2021 UN Volunteer in Youth Peace and Security Program

The deadline for applications is December 15, 2021. Late applications will be disqualified.

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For more information, visit UN Volunteer

Important Notes

  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by people assigned to this job.
  • They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
  • All personnel may be required to perform other responsibilities in addition to those specified from time to time, as needed
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  • • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity inclusion. We do not discriminate on grounds of colour, race, nationality, religion, age, ethnic origin, disability, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation in our employment practices
  • • Our people are all equally gifted in unique ways: we come from diverse traditions, personal experiences and points of view. And we want to include yours, Are you ready to inspire us with your ideas?
  • • We encourage all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.
  • • Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
  • • Due to the urgency of the position, we have the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline
  • • Only qualified candidates will be invited for interview
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