Day: July 25, 2017

African Union Commission 8th Batch African Union Youth Volunteer Corps(AU-YVC) – Multiple Locations Across Africa

African Union Commission 8th Batch African Union Youth Volunteer Corps(AU-YVC) – Multiple Locations Across Africa

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.

Eligibility Criteria:
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 equivalent)
  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, Portuguese);
  7. Has at least one year verifiable volunteering experience and one year professional work experience.

Application Process (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY):

Before clicking the apply now button below, please note the following

1. You will need to fill in a form on the next page. This form will help us assess your suitability for the program. Kindly respect the stated word limit. You are advised to type your answers in a Word Processor (such as Microsoft Word) before pasting in the relevant fields.
2. You will also need to add in a motivation letter with a maximum of 750 words. This should be added under the ‘Cover letter’ text box. Please ensure that your motivation letter answers the following:

  • Why you want to become an African Union Youth Volunteer?
  • Why you believe you are the best candidate to be an African Union Youth Volunteer?
  • What is your experience(s) (formal or informal) in youth civic engagement and participation, youth empowerment and/or promoting Pan-Africanism?
  • How has your previous experience(s) prepared you to work in diverse teams and cultures?
  • What change do you expect to see in yourself, the organization that you will be deployed in, and the community that you will be part of after your year of service?

3. Attach a copy of your CV
4. You will ALSO need to attach the following. Please merge these as one PDF document and attach that document. You might choose to use a service such as www.pdfmerge.com to do this.

  • A copy of the identity page in your passport or national identity card
  • Highest post-secondary certified qualification(s)
  • Signed Letter of Recommendation verifying your volunteer experience(s)

5. Deadline for submission of applications is Monday, 31st July 2017 at Midnight GMT+3

Please note:

  1. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered
  2. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified
  3. Candidates who had applied in previous years are and still meet the eligibility criteria are encourage to re-apply

Recruitment Process & Key Dates

  1. 1st August – eligibility Check;
  2. 14th August: Successful applicants will be notified;
  3. September 2017: Pre-deployment training;
  4. 2018: Deployment of trained volunteers.

Volunteer Entitlements:
For the successful candidates, the African Union Commission and its partners will cover the full costs of their pre-deployment training.

On deployment, African Union Youth Volunteers receive the following:

  1. Economy return air ticket from home town to place of deployment
  2. A modest monthly stipend
  3. Health insurance cover
  4. Separation allowance upon successful completion of twelve months service

More Information:
For more information/queries, please contact Ms Prudence Ngwenya (Head of Human Resources and Youth Development Division); or Mr Daniel Adugna (AU Youth Program Officer) on youth@africa-union.org

Visit our website: www.africa-youth.org
Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/auyvc / www.facebook.com/africa.yo

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Chelsea vs Bayern Munich, International Champions Cup: live stream and preview

Chelsea vs Bayern Munich, International Champions Cup: live stream and preview

Chelsea Football Club and Bayern meet for the first time in almost four years, since a Friday night in Prague in late August 2013, when Romelu Lukaku kicked the last ball in anger of his Chelsea career, failing to convert the decisive penalty kick in the shootout that gave Bayern the win in the UEFA Super Cup.

While that occasion was semi-competitive, this time around we’re purely in it to play it and fitness it. It’s the first of two games Chelsea have scheduled for this summer’s International Champions Cup, Singapore edition, and while that sounds important, it’s still just a friendly with an added bit of marketing.

Date / Time: Tuesday, July 25, 12:35 BST; 7:35am EDT; 5:05pm IST

Venue: National Stadium, Singapore

Streaming online: Chelsea FC vs bayern munich

Chelsea team news: Despite the drama of the first month and a half of the summer break, Chelsea’s pre-season preparations have not really missed a beat, and that’s despite the injuries to Eden Hazard, Timemoue Bakayoko, and now Pedro as well.

Things are only set to improve with Antonio Rudiger on his way to join the squad finally while Chelsea will have fellow new signing Alvaro Morata available for the first time ever as well, with Antonio Conte confirming the plan to give him minutes off the bench. Meanwhile, young Charly Musonda has been working extra hard to get back to fitness after more nagging injuries.

Bayern Munich team news: Since we last met Bayern four years ago, all they’ve done is win the German league each season and add a couple German cups as well for good measure. Surprisingly, they have managed to win exactly as many Champions Leagues as Chelsea since then, zero, and that’s despite hiring Pep Guardiola for a few seasons.

Now managed by the cuddly set of eyebrows known as Carlo Ancelotti, Bayern are looking to continue their domination of the domestic game by making smart moves in the transfer market, signing the likes of Corentin Tolisso, Nicklas Sule, Kingsley Coman, and James Rodriguez (on loan!) while not losing anyone of any significant import. That said, the double retirement of Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso have left massive voids to fill.

Bayern are coming off a draw against Arsenal and a surprisingly poor 4-0 loss to AC Milan, two results that have left fans questioning whether these pre-season marketing tours are really worth the trouble and effort and the coaching staff altering plans to rest their already weary players.

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