UNICEF Youth Advocates Programme 2024-2025

UNICEF, in collaboration with United Nations Volunteers (UNV), has launched the Youth Advocates program as a fresh initiative to recruit talented individuals. The objective is to empower young people, including those with disabilities, to become catalysts for change and champions of children’s rights.

UNICEF Youth Advocates Programme

UNICEF Youth Advocates Programme 2024-2025

Building on the success of the initial program implemented between 2018 and 2019, where 42 Youth Advocates (aged 18-24) were mobilized across 27 countries, UNICEF and UNV are now seeking the second cohort.

They aim to identify 20 passionate and skilled advocates who can join them in advocating for the protection of children’s rights and become change agents. The Youth Advocates Program offers young participants the opportunity to gain one-year professional experience through a National UN Volunteer (UNV) assignment with UNICEF. They also contribute their valuable insights to the organization’s work for the betterment of children and young people.


  • Youth Advocates who are selected will be provided with various learning and professional growth opportunities, which include a range of online learning programs.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Open to Individuals aged 18-35 who have a strong commitment to children’s rights are invited to apply.
  • Applications are particularly encouraged from young professionals with disabilities and those belonging to under-represented groups.

Application process

Take note of the assignments:

  • Youth Participation Specialist at UNICEF Bhutan
  • U-Report and Youth Engagement Specialist at UNICEF Congo
  • Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (Nexus Resilience and Private Sector) at the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Disabilityy Inclusion Assistant at UNICEF Iran
  • Child Protection Officer at UNICEF Liberia
  • Programme Officer (Climate Change and Environment focus on Adolescents) at UNICEF Mozambique
  • Adolescent Health Programme Associate (HIV/AIDS) at UNICEF Namibia
  • Disability Inclusion and Engagement Officer at UNICEF South Asia Regional Office, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Promotor/a de participación y medio ambiente at UNICEF Peru (Lima, Peru)
  • Social and Behaviour Change Officer at UNICEF Rwanda
  • Adolescent Health Specialist at UNICEF São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Adolescent and Youth Programme Officer at UNICEF West and Central Africa Regional Office, Dakar, Senegal
  • Communication Associate at UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Human Resources Officer at UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Human Resources Assistant at UNICEF Türkiye
  • Programme Officer at UNICEF Zimbabwe

Visit the official website of UNICEF Youth Advocates Programme for more information.

Application Deadline


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