Last Updated on February 2, 2021 by Ope Quadri
Application portal for the African Union Youth Volunteer Corps application 9th Edition (AU-YVC) has opened for citizens of AU member countries.
The volunteer job allows young African professionals to serve for a period of one year (12 months) in an AU member State other their own country.
Eligibility for AUYVC
To apply for any of the available positions, you must meet the following criteria:
- You must a citizen of an AU Member State living on the continent or the Diaspora;
- You must be at least 18 years old, and at not above 35 years;
- You must have a post-secondary certified qualification(s) (TVET, Bachelor’s, Master’s etc.)
- You must be ready and available in 2018/19 to dedicate 12 (twelve) months for volunteer work;
- You must be ready and willing to live and work in another AU Member State;
- Applicant must also be proficient in at least one AU working language (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese);
- You must have at least one year verifiable volunteering experience and one year professional work experience.
This job is relevant to N-power beneficiaries, particularly the 2016 first batch, who are already in their second year of the programme. This means the number seven criterion makes you qualify.
- power is a 2-year volunteer job, hope you know?
Completing the online form for African Union Youth Volunteer Corps Application 9th edition
To apply for any of the AU-YVC positions, you will first need to create a profile, and this is how to go about it
Create an account on the http://aucareers.org/ portal (instructions and video tutorial available)or you skip that process by creating a http://hrm.aucareers.org/sap/bc/webdynpro/sap/hrrcf_a_candidate_registration?sap-return-url=%2ferec
Alternatively, you can click the New E-recruitment System if you’re a first timer, if you’re a returning applicant, who wants to check his status then click Old E-recruitment System
Make sure you first read through the post that applies to you.
The the following documents are required:
- Your updated professional CV (no longer than 3 pages)
- Bio page of your passport (or national ID)
- Copy of your highest completed qualification (no transcripts)
- Attach a letter of recommendation (not older than 2 years) attesting to your leadership qualities
Attach your cover letter. In your cover letter try as much as possible to adequately respond to the following questions:
- Why do you want to become an African Union Youth Volunteer?
- What makes you the best candidate for AU-YVC?
- What skills are you bringing to the AU-YVC and your host organization?
Step 3: Major parts of African Union Youth Volunteer Corps (AU-YVC) application form
Part 1: Personal Data
This is explanatory. It contains your name, country, phone number and your e-mail address through which you can be contacted.
Part 2: Education/Qualifications
Check sample of this part below in the table below:
Part 3: Work Experience
You must at least fill one here. If you’re one of the N-power volunteers, then making N-power your first and most recent work experience will be great because it’s relevant to the specific role the AU-YVC wants.
Don’t forget to clearly spell out your roles in your Place of Primary Assignment.
For instance if you belong to N-power Teach, then you can can state your responsibilities thus:
- Helping to improve basic education delivery in Nigeria
- Working as a support teacher in my state
- Assisting in class and school management
Part 4: Preferences
Which parts of African countries will you like to serve. Set your preferences in the following areas: salary, area you will like to work.
Part 5: Attachments
Get ready the following credentials: Formal qualification, Diploma (if you have one), ID document (this could be your state or local government identification), Passport (International Passport if you have one), passport photograph, Reference (letter of recommendation), your CV, and other certificates.
If there is any merit award you got as an undergraduate or while serving your fatherland you can upload them here.
Part 6: Overview and Release
NOTE:Under “Do you want to be considered for open job vacancies? Tick the option “I want to release my profile in order to be considered for other employment opportunities as well.
Part 7: Completed
Recruitment timetable for African Union Youth Volunteer Corps application 9th edition
- 15 June – eligibility check;
- 31 July – successful applicants will be notified;
- September/October: Pre-deployment orientation training;
- 2018/19: Deployment of trained volunteers.
If you made the final list, then be rest assured that the African Union Commission and partners will cover the full costs of your pre-deployment training and cost of deployment.
On deployment, the African Union Youth Volunteers receive the following:
- Economy return air ticket from home town to place of deployment
- A modest monthly stipend
- Health insurance cover
- AU Service Passport
- Separation allowance on successful completion of twelve months service
Duration of programme: one year (12 months)
Deployment for 2019: May 15-31, 2018
Mode of application: Online at http://aucareers.org
Application fee: FREE
Why your African Union Youth Volunteer Corps application 9th edition may not be accepted:
- If your application is incomplete.
- If you submit your application late
- If you provided incomplete information
- Finally, if you provided false or information you can’t substantiate