The AYR-UN will gather local youth insights from across Afghanistan about their challenges and concerns through organizing roundtables, hosting online campaigns on official social media pages of the program and conducting surveys over six months, write policy papers that raise awareness across the levels of leadership about the essential role of youth in the peace and political processes and call on global leaders and organizations to partner with youth to create positive change in Afghanistan. At the end of the assignment, the ARY will address global leaders at the United Nations Security Council/General Assembly and share youth’s views regarding the challenges and opportunities that Afghanistan has in its pursuit of peace, security, and development. The Representative will also bring the knowledge back to the country on how the UN deals with youth issues at the international level.
The call for application is open from April 14th to May 5th, 2021 Afghanistan time. Online applications will be screened and reviewed by a panel of experts. The selection of the winner will have different phases that include written and oral tests, interviews, and a public speaking contest.
Based on the online application, 8 top candidates will be shortlisted and notified of their results in June. The shortlisted candidate will be requested to send a one-page paper “plan of how he/she will contribute to increased active participations of youth in the current peace process and their political participation in the decision making processes” and appear for interview and written test.
Based on the result of written paper and interview three to four shortlisted candidates will be requested to appear for the final phase of the selection, competing in the public speaking skill events.
All eligible candidates will be selected by a selection committee, comprised of representatives from APT, representative from the Afghan government, the UN, and the Embassy of Norway in Afghanistan. The first phase of the interview will be contacted via Skype or in person. However, for the final round, all the applicants should be physically present in Kabul.
This program will cover airfare travel to provinces and outside Afghanistan, accommodation, meals, and transportation during the event. The program will not cover any cost (travel, transportation, or accommodation) if the applicant is selected for the final round to travel to Kabul.