Deadline: 1 August 2019
Open to: female nationals of an AU Member State aged below 34 with a Master’s degree or equivalent in Economics, Political Science, Business Administration, International Relations/Development, or other relevant fields
Benefits: accommodation and living costs stipend + travel and medical insurance covered
Do you want to work to advance the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals? Do you want to fight poverty and ensure sustainable development? Do you want to lead change and develop your skills to do so?
If so, AUC- UNDP invites you to apply to the African Young Women Leaders Fellowship Programme – a partnership between the African Union Commission (AUC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
This exciting partnership aims to build a new generation of young African women leaders and experts to serve Africa and the world in designing and implementing development programmes in the context of the SDGs and Agenda 2063.
Duties and Responsibilities
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.
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
They are looking for 20 young African women who are ready to take up a fellowship assignment for 12 months starting from October 2019.
To be considered for the African Young Women Leaders Fellowship Programme, applicants must meet the following requirements:
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.
Your application must be in English and must include the following (to be scanned and uploaded as one document):
For more information, please visit the official web page.