Applications are open for the fully funded United Nations Youth Volunteers Programme. The application deadline for the program is 13th September 2020.
Each year, the Swiss Government finances up to 30 United Nations Youth Volunteer (UNYV) positions. UNYV assignments, which last one year, are a unique opportunity to learn, discover the multilateral system and kick-start your career in the area of international cooperation. This program is reserved for Swiss nationals only, therefore the number of applicants is relatively low.
To ensure one can fully immerse in these assignments, all travel, relocation, life and health insurance costs are covered by the programme and a monthly living allowance is paid.
UNYV positions are very diverse, depend on the UN organizations’ thematic priorities, and are oriented towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Some examples of types of positions:
Graduates with a background from law to economics, social sciences to international relations are encouraged to apply to the program.
The successful applicants will receive a monthly living allowance which enables you to sustain a modest and secure standard of living at the duty station (approximately 1500 – 3000 USD per month depending on the living costs in the duty station). The allowances are however not to be understood as a compensation, reward or salary in exchange for your work. Benefits such as travel and health insurance are covered by UNV.
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