Deadline: November 13th 2023 | Call For Applications: UNFPA Kenya Youth Advisory Panel (YAP)
|Title;||Call for Applications: UNFPA Kenya Youth Advisory Panel (YAP)|
|Organisation;||United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Kenya Country Office|
|Fund/Grant:||Fellowships for Africans|
|Deadline;||13th November 2023|
Are you a young Kenyan citizen, between the ages of 18 and 24, who is enthusiastic about sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and eager to use your volunteer work to improve the health and wellbeing of young people in Kenya? For its Youth Advisory Panel, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Kenya Country Office is seeking fifteen enthusiastic young volunteers.
The main UN organisation responsible for making sure that every young person’s potential is realised is UNFPA. In carrying out its mandate, UNFPA collaborates with a group of youth members known as the Youth Advisory Panel in order to make sure that its initiatives are tailored to the requirements of the youth and to provide them with a platform to learn about and offer input on policies and initiatives that impact them. Youth must be at the centre of programming and development activities on a continent and nation where seventy percent of the population is under 35.
In order to help achieve health outcomes under SDG 3, young people can use their currency—their age and their lived realities—by participating in the UNFPA Youth Advisory Panel. In this way, the Panel attests to UNFPA’s mission and conceptual shift, which is to assure youth-friendly methods and action by working in conjunction with young people instead of working for them.
Those who wish to apply must:
- Must be between the ages of 18 and 24 on the application day.
- Possess fluency in speaking, writing, and reading both Kiswahili and English.
- Have a strong commitment to juvenile and adolescent SRHR.
- From the 12 UNFPA Focus counties listed below: Kwale, Bungoma, Garissa, Baringo, Kitui, Turkana (Kakuma and Kalobyei Refugee Camps), Mandera, Migori, Wajir, and Isiolo
- A tool that enables young people to use their age and life experiences as currency to help achieve SDG 3’s health outcomes is the UNFPA Youth Advisory Panel.
- The Panel thus attests to UNFPA’s mission and conceptual shift, which is to assure youth-friendly policies and actions by working in conjunction with young people instead of working for them.
How to Apply
- All young people who are interested should send a 200-word motivation letter and a two-page curriculum vitae with at least two referees to UNFPA Kenya’s Adolescent and Youth Focal Person at email@example.com, with a copy to Kenya.firstname.lastname@example.org. not later than 10:00 a.m. EAT on November 13, 2023.
- Applications are particularly encouraged from young people in Nairobi, persons with disabilities, individuals living with HIV, people in humanitarian situations, and critical groups.
For more information, visit UNFPA Kenya Youth Advisory Panel Official email.