Cuerpo de Voluntarios Juveniles de la Unión Africana 10th Batch (AU-YVC) 2019 para jóvenes profesionales africanos (con financiación completa)

Plazo de solicitud: junio 30th 2019

AU-YVC promotes volunteering to deepen the status of young people in Africa as key participants in the delivery of Africa’s human development targets and goals. It brings people together to share skills, knowledge, creativity and learning to build a more integrated Continent and by implication strengthen Africa’s relevance in the globalized world.

The concept is in line with the African Youth Charter as well as the Decision of AU Head of States and Governments in Assembly/AU/Dec.274 (XVI) January 2010, to set up a continental Volunteer initiative.
AU-YVC was officially launched on the 3rd of December 2010 in Abuja, Nigeria, in the presence of H.E. President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Ministers of Youth from across the AU, high level AU representatives, Partners and other Volunteer Organizations and Africa’s Youth at large.

Objectives of the AU-YVC
– Engage Africa’s Youth in the Continent’s development through meaningful youth participation by providing Service for their Continent;
– Provide opportunities to Young Africans to serve and gain crucial professional experience, soft skills, social competence, international exposure and leadership skills;
– Promote shared values and Pan-Africanism among the upcoming generation.

Empowering Youth:Volunteerism is not an easy task and demands qualities of a leader to attain once mission in a foreign country. AU-YVC devotes itself to producing a generation of African leaders, willing to serve their continent and its people, knowledgeable of African dynamics, and courageous to take charge and challenge themselves on a daring adventure of building themselves and their continent through service.

Requisitos:

In order to be considered for this program, you must fulfill all of the following requirements:

  • You must be an African Citizen or you are of African Decent (African Diaspora with non African Citizenship)
  • You are age 18 – 34
  • You have at least a post secondary certified training and qualifications (Bachelor equivalent) with above average performance
  • Available to dedicate minimum of 12 (twelve) months to 24 (twenty-four) months for volunteer work
  • Good knowledge of at least one official AU languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese) and willing to learn others
  • Verifiable minimum of one year of volunteer and one year of work experience
  • You have an up to date and chronologically complete Curriculum Vitae (please click on Sample CV for reference)

In Addition

You should be both mentally and physically in a condition that allows you to travel, live and serve in a new environment. Also, take into consideration that there may not be health services available in the area where you will be deployed like those you are used to in your home country, especially if you have special medical conditions.

You will also be required to acquire all the necessary travel documents and vaccination cards.

Áreas de Activos del Contrato

On the field, AU Youth Volunteers would serve primarily in the following fields:

Educación
Health and HIV/ AIDS
Paz y Seguridad
Tecnología de información y comunicaciones
Business and Youth Entrepreneurship
Agricultura y Medio Ambiente

Ambiente típico de servicio
AU-YVC volunteer are deployed strictly in non for profit settings where their impact and contributions can fill the gap for much needed skilled man power. This would typically be:

Escuelas de la Comunidad Rural
Hospitales y centros de salud
Configuración posterior al conflicto
Organizaciones internacionales
Oficinas gubernamentales / Ministerios

beneficios:

Living Condition

Your living condition may vary extremely between rural and urban communities. Availability of running water, internet and electricity in your house or even a small rural hut . However AU-YVC ensures minimal standards for modest living conditions enabling a healthy lifestyle with access to clean water, sanitation and health care.

Living Expense

AU-YVC would provide you with a living allowance that would enable you cover all your expenses during your deployment and provide you with a medical insurance and a plane ticket to country of deployment and back home. The monthly allowance could vary greatly from country to country and within a given country itself. The guiding principle remains however, whereas volunteers are not expected to make any financial gains, they shall at the same time not incur any financial losses

Como Funciona

- Los aspirantes a voluntarios que cumplan con todos los requisitos deben completar el formulario de solicitud en línea y cargar su CV.
- Las organizaciones que desean desplegar voluntarios jóvenes deben completar el formulario de solicitud en línea. Alternativamente, las organizaciones pueden enviar su solicitud a book.equilibrium@gmail.com
- Evaluación: las solicitudes de voluntariado y las solicitudes de voluntariado ahora se evaluarán para verificar su integridad mediante un proceso vigoroso y transparente. Los candidatos cuya solicitud no era convincente, serían eliminados y notificados. Los voluntarios pueden volver a presentar una solicitud por segunda vez.
- Emparejamiento: las solicitudes de candidatos voluntarios nominados se combinan con las vacantes disponibles de acuerdo con los criterios especificados por la organización solicitante.
- Selección: el AU-YVC enviaría múltiples CV (4-8) de voluntarios emparejados a la organización solicitante para que realice la selección final.
- Capacitación de voluntarios: antes de su despliegue, los voluntarios serían capacitados durante un período de 2 a 3 semanas por la unidad AU-YVC para mejorar las habilidades profesionales, interpersonales y de vida de los voluntarios. La capacitación tiene como objetivo preparar voluntarios para su país de despliegue y / o mejorar su capacidad.
- Despliegue: los voluntarios seleccionados firmarán ahora un acuerdo tripartito con su organización anfitriona y la AUC que guiará los términos del despliegue.
- Evaluación del progreso: se espera que los voluntarios presenten informes periódicos sobre sus actividades y aborden los desafíos a la unidad AU-YVC.

After Application:

Short listing: Once an application is received it would be accessed against our Evaluation Matrix based on the following criteria:

  1. Tipo de calificación adquirida y calificaciones recibidas (licenciatura, maestría, doctorado);
  2. Number and Type of languages spoken (with primary focus on Arabic, English, French, Portuguese Swahili and possible combinations);
  3. Tipo de voluntariado y experiencia laboral: se otorgaría más peso a la divulgación comunitaria y al trabajo con otros en equipos;
  4. Ventaja comparativa I: ¿Por qué uno quiere convertirse en un AU-YV?
  5. Ventaja comparativa II: ¿Qué hace que un solicitante sea un buen candidato para la colocación?
  6. Ventaja comparativa III: Experiencia previa de voluntariado (su importancia para la vacante)
  7. Each application is scored based on the requirements of the vacancy. This means the same application may score different for different vacancies.

Selección final: After receiving the evaluation matrix and the CVs of applicants, requesting organizations are given time to select their preferred candidate.

Selected candidates are now cleared for training. The following steps follow:

  1. Successful AU-YVC applicants would:
    – Receive an official letter of acceptance and invitation for training
    – Receive request to start the process of acquiring a passport, medical clearance (Fitness to work Certificate), security clearance (from local police)
    – Asked to send authenticated copies of their academic credentials or other documents
  2. Other Decisions
    – Applications who did not fulfill all requirements would be eliminated.
    – Applicants would be notified about this development, and could apply one second time.
    – Applicants for whom there was no vacancy found and who fulfill all requirements would be kept on the database for future consideration.
    – Vacancies for which there was no candidate who fulfills all requirements remains vacant

Duración: it takes on average 12 month from the date of application until final deployment to go through all stages. Applicants are therefore not advised to commit early on and resign from jobs or defer their education and other engagements.

Keeping up to date: Applicants are advised to log in time to time and update their information, should anything change in their application. In this event it is also important to notify the AU-YVC Unit

Para más información:

Visite la página web oficial de 10th Batch African Union Youth Volunteer Corps (AU-YVC) 2019

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  1. my name is richard chirwa iam agraduate of lilongwe university of agriculture and natural resources-nrc campus.i want to be part of african union youth volunteer corps .

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