The African Union (AU) is a continental entity comprised of the 55 member nations that comprise the African continent's countries. It was established in 2002 as the successor organization to the Organization of African Unity (OAU, 1963-1999). We are an Africa that is Integrated, Prosperous, and Peaceful, led by its own population and a powerful force in the global arena. Title: African Union Youth Volunteer Corps (AU-YVC) Location: Ethiopia Organization: African Union Organization Information \tThe African Union Youth Volunteer Corps (AU YVC), established in 2010, is a flagship continental Youth Leadership program that recruits trains an deploys young African professionals from all 55 AU Member States to serve as professional volunteers for a period of 12 months. Purpose of the African Union Youth Volunteer Corps (AUYVC) \tAUYVC promotes volunteerism to deepen the status of young people in Africa as key actors in Africa’s development targets and goals, enhancing their participation in policy, programs and initiatives towards the realization of AU Agenda2063 – ‘The Africa We Want’. \tIt brings people together to share skills, knowledge, creativity and learning to build a more integrated, prosperous, and peaceful Continent driven by its citizens. \tThe concept is in line with the Decision of AU Head of States and Governments in Assembly/AU/Dec.274 (XVI) January 2010, to set up a Continental Volunteer initiative and to promote volunteerism to empower young people and accelerate Africa’s development. Eligibility Criteria Applicants must meet the following criteria: \tCitizen of an AU Member State living on the continent or in the Diaspora. \tAged 18 – 35 years (must be under the age of 35 upon completing 12 months service) \tHave a post-secondary certified qualification(s) (TVET, Bachelor’s, Master’s etc.) \tAvailable in 2023/24 to dedicate 12 (twelve) months for professional volunteer service. \tWilling to live and work in another AU Member State. \tIs proficient in at least one AU working language (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, Swahili, Spanish). \tHas at least one-year verifiable volunteering experience and one-year professional work \texperience. Required Skills \tProficient computer skills (MS Word, Excel and Power Point) \tProficiency with e-mail and internet applications, \tGood interpersonal skills \tAbility to communicate both orally and in writing \tProficiency in one of the AU officials working languages (French, English, Portuguese, Arabic, Spanish, Kiswahili) and fluency in another AU language(s) is an added advantage Core Competencies: \tAbility to communicate clearly \tAbility to write clearly and concisely \tBe committed to work \tAbility to work harmoniously in a multi-cultural environment \tPossess the highest standard of moral conduct and integrity Volunteer Entitlements The African Union Commission and partners will cover the full costs of pre-deployment training and subsequent volunteer deployment for successful candidates. An African Union Youth Volunteers receive the following benefits & opportunities: \tUnique opportunity to engage at highest continental policy and programs at the African Union \tNetwork with Young African leaders from across the continent \tEconomy return ticket to place of deployment \tA monthly stipend to cover living expenses \tHealth insurance cover \tAU Service Passport \tSeparation allowance on successful completion of twelve months service \tTraining and mentorship opportunities Deadline: 19th September, 2023 11h59 p.m. EAT. How to Apply: Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here to apply online Application Process To submit your application: \tVisit the AU careers website; careers.au.int click on the AUYVC post: \tIf you are a registered user, log in \tIf you are not a registered user, create an account \tFill out your personal information and complete the application form \tAttach the following documents: \tYour updated professional CV (no longer than 3 pages) \tBio page of your passport or national ID \tCertificate copy of your highest completed qualification (transcripts are not acceptable) \tAttach a letter of recommendation (not older than 2 years) attesting to your \tleadership qualities (in the manifesto folder) \tAttach your cover letter. In your cover letter please respond to the following questions: \tWhy do you want to become an African Union Youth Volunteer? \tWhat makes you the best candidate for AUYVC? \tWhat skills are you bringing to the AUYVC and your host organization? \tReview and submit your application before: Tuesday September 19, 2023 11h59 p.m. EAT. Please note: \tIncomplete and late applications will not be considered \tOnly successful applicants will be contacted \tProviding incomplete or incorrect information is ground for immediate disqualification Note: Please note the African Union at no point charges or request facilitation fees to process applications.