Call For Applications: 7th Batch African Union Youth Volunteer Corps (AU-YVC) Recruitment | Diplomacy Opportunities

The African Union Youth Volunteer Corps (AU-YVC) 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 States other than their own.

Eligibility Criteria:
Applicants have to meet the following criteria:
1) Citizen of AU Member State or African Diaspora;
2) Age 18 – 33 years;
3) Has a post-secondary certified qualifications (TVET, Bachelor’s degree or equivalent)
4) Available 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 official AU language (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese);
7) Has at least one year verifiable volunteering experience and one year professional work experience.

Eligible Fields of Qualification
For the next intake of AU Youth Volunteers, the following fields of qualification and expertise are required:
 Accounting
 Agriculture
 Communication Studies
 Computer Science
 Diverse Natural Science Fields
 Economics
 Education
 Environmental Management
 Gender Studies  Human Resources Management
 Human rights
 International relations
 Journalism
 Law
 Political Science
 Space Science
 Statistics
 Translation/Interpretation

Application Process:

1. Register on the AU-YVC Database (
2. Read carefully the information on the website
3. Build Your Profile
4. Attach the following:
– Scanned copy of identity page on your passport
– Highest qualification degree
– Letter of Recommendation

5. Submit application (latest by 22nd August 2016 midnight EAT)

Start the applications here

*Late applications and applications that do not contain all requested documents will not be considered

African Union Youth Volunteer Corps Application AU YVC 6th batch

Recruitment Process:
1) 23rd August – eligibility Check;
2) 15th September: Successful applicants will be notified;
3) 15th October – 01st November: AU-YVC pre-deployment training;
4) 2017: Deployment of trained volunteers.

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

On deployment, the 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 on successful completion of twelve months

Start your application here

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  1. Dear/Madam,

    Hi, I’m kedir Abdurahman and i’m 23, Graduated in 2016 from Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa Institute of Technolgoy. I have BSC Degree in Software Engineering which is related to computer Science field of qualification i have been working a lot of projects related to the qualification i have and i have been participated in volunteer acivities during my stay in campus for about 2 years in climate change for sustainable development. I have international exprience by volunteering in YALI as a member. I had a chance to participate in an international conference held in zimbabwe which is about Climate change for sustainable development in Africa and i have a 3 month certificate in leadership and managment skills training. I appriciate if u consider me as a volunteer of AU-YVC.



    Kedir Abdurahman | Software Engineer

    Acting member | YNCCC

    Lab Assistant | AAU


    • Hello Kedir, the AU-YVC program is being organised by the African Union. The link to complete your application is in the post. Please do let us know if you have any difficulty regarding your application.


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