APPLY FOR AFRICAN YOUTHS VOLUNTEER CORPS 2018
The African Union Youth Volunteer Corps (AU-YVC), established in 2010, is a continental development program that promotes youth volunteerism in Africa. The program aims to deepen the status of young people as key actors in Africa’s development targets and goals, enhancing their participation in policy development as well as design and implementation of relevant interventions towards the Africa Union’s Agenda 2063, ‘The Africa we want’. It brings people together to share skills, knowledge, creativity and learning to build a more integrated, prosperous and
peaceful Continent driven by its citizens. The volunteering opportunities are intended to build professionalism and a sense of responsibility among the participants, thus enhancing their employability.
Young African professionals are recruited to serve for a period of 12 months as AU Volunteers in an AU Member State other than their own. The next intake of volunteers for deployment in 2018 will be from the 11th – 31st of July 2017.
Applicants have to meet the following criteria:
1. Citizen of an AU Member State living on the continent or the Diaspora;
2. Aged between 18 – 35 years;
3. Have a post-secondary certified qualification(s) (TVET, Bachelor’s degree or
4. Available in 2018 to dedicate 12 (twelve) months for volunteer work;
5. Willing to live and work in another AU Member State;
6. Is proficient in at least one AU working language (Arabic, English, French,
7. Has at least one year verifiable volunteering experience and one year
professional work experience.
Le Corps des Jeunes Volontaires de l’Union Africaine (CJV-UA), établie en 2010, est un programme de développement continental de l’union africaine conçu pour promouvoir le volontariat dans tous les États membres de l’Union africaine. Le programme vise à approfondir l’état de jeunes en Afrique en tant qu’acteurs clés dans le développement des objectifs et des buts de l’Afrique, favorisant leur participation à l’élaboration de
politiques ainsi que la conception et la mise en œuvre des interventions pertinentes vers la vision de l’UA : « l’Afrique que nous voulons ». Il rassemble les jeunes à partager les compétences, les connaissances, la créativité et l’apprentissage afin de créer un cadre plus intégré et prospère du continent entraînée par ses citoyens. Les possibilités de volontariat sont destinées à renforcer le professionnalisme et un sens de la responsabilité chez les participants, renforçant ainsi leur employabilité.
Jeunes professionnels africains sont recrutés pour servir pendant une période de 12 mois dans un États membres de l’UA autre que le leur. L’appel à candidature de la prochaine cohorte des volontaires de l’UA est du 11 au 31 juillet 2017 pour le déploiement en 2018.
Les candidats doivent répondre aux critères suivants:
1) Citoyen d’un Etat membre de l’UA vivant sur le continent ou la diaspora africaine;
2) âgés entre 18 et 35 ans;
3) Avoir suivi une formation certifiée de niveau universitaire (vérifiable)
4) Etre disponible pour 12 mois de volontariat dans n’importe quel pays africain
5) Prêt à vivre et travailler dans un autre Etat membre de l’UA;
6) Maîtriser au moins une langue officielle de l’UA (Arabe, Anglais, Français,
7) Avoir au moins une année d’expérience vérifiable en tant que volontaire et une
année d’expérience de travail.
Blog for a chance to win a trip to Washington DC
Are you a Tanzanian, Malawian, Burundian or Somalian citizen aged 18-28 years and currently residing in your country? If your answer is yes, then here’s your chance to have your say!
Objective of #Blog4Dev Contest
To provide an ideas-sharing platform on how to boost opportunities for the youth in these countries.
1. Tanzanian, Malawian, Burundian or Somalian citizen aged 18-28 years
2. Must currently reside in your home country
3. Current World Bank Group staff members, their family members and consultants are not eligible
Terms and Conditions
1. Submissions must be original and well-written
2. Submission deadline is July 31, 2017, 11:59pm Washington DC time. Late submissions will be disqualified automatically
3. The blog post length should be no more than 500 words. Longer entries will be disqualified
4. Entries will be accepted in English, Swahili and Somali, but all entrants must have conversational English
5. Only one submission per entrant will be allowed
6. The World Bank Group reserves the right to research and verify the eligibility of any entrants, and the decision of the World Bank Group shall be final
7. By entering the contest, participants agree to release the World Bank Group from any claims based on the contest, and grant the World Bank Group all rights to their entry, including consent to publish their entered blog post on its website and social media channels.
8. Failure to comply with these rules may result in disqualification from the competition. Bloggers agree to comply with and be bound by the decisions of the World Bank Group, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this competition.
9. By entering the contest, participants agree that they release the World Bank Group from any claims based on the contest, and grant the World Bank Group all rights to their entry, including permission to publish their entered blog post on its website and social media sites.
Failure to comply with these rules may result in disqualification from the competition. Bloggers agree to comply with and be bound by the decisions of the World Bank Group, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this competition.
How to enter
1. Submit your entry here (click the next button below). Submissions through email or post are not acceptable.
2. Blog entries must be received by July 31, 2017.
A panel of expert judges from inside and outside the World Bank Group will review all the entries, select the top ten in each country, conduct interviews and there after select the winners.
Any more questions about the contest? Contact us at Blog4Dev@worldbank.org.
Howard G. Buffett Fund For Women Journalists
Promoting the work and advancing the role of women in the news media across the globe is critical to transparency and a diversity of voices.
The Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists, the first funding initiative of its kind, enables the IWMF to dramatically expand its support of women journalists. Established with a $4 million gift from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, the Fund will support projects including educational opportunities, investigative reporting and media development initiatives.
Funding rounds will open for applications two times each year; applications take approximately 6 to 8 weeks to process. Applicants may apply for concurrently for Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories and the Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists.
The second round of funding for 2017 will be open for online applications from June 19, 2017 – July 25, 2017 11:59 pm EST.
The fund was designed to help women journalists by providing grantees support to:
- Expose under-reported but critical global issues
- Undertake ambitious projects that challenge traditional media narratives
- Develop field-based expertise and strengthen careers
- Pursue training and leadership opportunities
- Launch entrepreneurial news projects or acquire the skill to do so
- Woman-identifying journalists from anywhere in the world are eligible to apply.
- Professional Journalism must be the applicant’s primary profession.
- Applicants must have three or more years of professional journalism experience.
- Teams of journalists may apply, however the submission must be from a woman journalist and her team must include at least 50% women.
Please note: All answers and documents must be in English. Due to the high volume of applications we cannot answer questions by phone. Please review the application guide and frequently asked questions on our website prior to beginning this application.
All application materials are due via the online system before July 25, 2017 at 11:59 PM Eastern time.
Letters of support or recommendation will not be accepted with the initial submission.