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How to Apply for the 9th Batch African Union Youth Volunteer Corps Graduate Recruitment

9th Batch Application for African Union Youth Volunteer Corps: The 9th Batch application for graduates to apply as volunteers into the African Union Youth Volunteer Corps has commenced for 2018. This post is a guide on how you can read the application process online and know the requirement in order to know if you are eligible to apply.How to Apply for the 9th Batch African Union Youth Volunteer Corps Graduate Recruitment

 The African Union Youth Volunteer Corps (AU-YVC)

I know a lot of you may not know what this great youth agency in Africa is up to but I have outline some of the agency terms for you to understand better, 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.

The agency is seeking to employ young African volunteers as outline below.

Job Title: AU Volunteer – “9th Batch”

Location: Africa

Job Description

  • 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.

Eligibility Criteria
All those interested must meet a minimum standard like I mention to you above, Applicants have to meet the following criteria:

  • Citizen of an AU Member State living on the continent or the Diaspora;
  • Aged between 18 – 35 years;
  • Have a post-secondary certified qualification(s) (TVET, Bachelor’s, Master’s etc.)
  • Available in 2018/19 to dedicate 12 (twelve) months for volunteer work;
  • Willing to live and work in another AU Member State;
  • Is proficient in at least one AU working language (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese);
  • Has at least one year verifiable volunteering experience and one year professional work experience.

Recruitment Process & Key Dates

  • 15th June: Eligibility check;
  • 31st July: Successful applicants will be notified;
  • September/October: Pre-deployment orientation training;
  • 2018/19: Deployment of trained volunteers.

How to Apply for the 9th Batch Application for African Union Youth Volunteer Corps

I did not forget this all important part as I promise to tell you how best to start your online application. The process is done online and you must be ready to follow detail instructions that will be outline for you to follow at the application website. The application process from the ones I did can be done like this if you read them thoroughly. To submit your application:

  • Create an account on the http://hrm.aucareers.org/erec portal (instructions and video tutorial available)
  • Fill out your Personal Information and the Application Form
  • Attach the following documents:
    • 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, please 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?
  • Review and submit your application before the deadline above.


  • Incomplete and late applications will not be considered
  • Providing incomplete or incorrect information is ground for immediate termination.

Application Closing Date
At Midnight (Addis Ababa time), Thursday, 31st May, 2018.

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