Youth Leaders (YoLe) Fellowship Programme 2020-2021 for Young people in Ghana

Youth Leaders (YoLe) Fellowship Programme 2020-2021

Deadline: October 26th 2020

Youth Leaders (YoLe) Fellowship Programme 2020-2021 for Young people in Ghana

Youth Leaders (YoLe) Fellowship Programme is a year-long programme designed to integrate young people into the UN system by empowering them in UNFPA’s areas of interest, while providing Fellows with opportunities for professional development and training in driving health-innovation.

Selected candidates will undertake over 230 hours of training on capacity and skill building; Professional and Career Development, Health Innovation, Coding (Web application/Web Design) and Entrepreneurship.

Furthermore, selected candidates will be taken through professionally coordinated sessions covering areas such as Research, Reporting, Conferencing And Logistics Planning, Proposal and Concept Note Writing, Social Media and Networking, Business Model Canvas Development, Data Visualization and Presentation, Human-Centred Design and Tech Innovations in the COVID-19 era, Gender Equity in Innovation, as well as Data-Driven Decision Making.

Youth Leaders (YoLe) Fellowship Programme 2020-2021 Eligibility:

·       Must demonstrate a passion to make a difference in your community; specifically, demonstrate interest and dedication to development issues established through either volunteer experience, work experience, affiliations with a youth network or NGO, in areas of UNFPA’s mandate. (see

·       Must be aged between 18 – 26 years

·       Must be a graduate of a tertiary institution in Ghana

·       Must commit one year to being a UNFPA Youth Leaders Fellow

·       Must be proactive and possess strong interpersonal skills

·       Must possess a working knowledge of English—an important prerequisite for participation in the program for general communication purposes. All application materials must be submitted in English.

If you meet all these criteria, then the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) invites you to apply for the third edition of the Youth Leaders (YoLe) Fellowship Programme (January 2021 – December 2021)!

Youth Leaders (YoLe) Fellowship Programme 2020-2021 Selection Process:

Selection will be based on demonstrated engagement or interest in the advancement of the rights of youth, a desire to network with others, and a clear explanation of how the Fellowship will benefit their own efforts for advancing human rights as defined by UNFPA’s mandate.

*The YoLe Fellows are expected to work full-time at the UNFPA Ghana Country Office in Accra, Ghana. Fellows may not be otherwise engaged during the fellowship.

Application Process:

Interested applicants should submit:

1.     A statement, not more than one page, explaining their professional goals and ambitions

2.     C.V./Resume

All application materials should be sent to [email protected] no later than 26th October, 2020. Please use the subject lineYouth Leaders Fellowship Programme.

·       No late applications will be accepted.

·       Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and invited for further interviews/assessments.

For More Information: Visit the Official Webpage of the UNFPA Youth Leaders (YoLe) Fellowship Program 2020