Sunday, April 24, 2011

Geneva Special Youth Programme (SYP) – 9 months remunerated fellowship, Geneva

Closing Date: Monday, 09 May 2011
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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/11/TA1
Title: Special Youth Programme (SYP) – 9 months remunerated fellowship
Grade: P level
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Application Deadline: 9 May 2011
Organization unit: AI UNAIDS Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (AI)

Duty station: Geneva Switzerland


The UNAIDS Special Youth Programme seeks to recruit young people aged 20-24 from developing countries with some programme experience in HIV related issues to join UNAIDS for a 9-month remunerated fellowship. The fellowship is divided into two sections: an initial fellowship in UNAIDS Geneva, followed – upon satisfactory performance – by a continued fellowship in the UNAIDS country office (UCO) in the fellow’s country of origin. The expected dates of the fellowship are from August 2011-May 2012.
The programme seeks to achieve the following objectives:
  • To create opportunities at appropriate levels of the organization to engage youth in policy development and programming;
  • To help build the capacity of young people and strengthen their leadership skills to contribute to the AIDS response, especially at the country level;
  • To sensitize both young people and UNAIDS staff on various modalities of working together to address issues related to HIV, particularly youth concerns, gender, human rights and greater involvement of people living with HIV.

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