Applications are now open for the 2024 UNFPA Youth Leaders (YoLe) Fellowship Programme. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has the mission to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. In support of our mandate on young people, UNFPA Ghana launched the Youth Leaders (YoLe) Fellowship Programme which aligns with the UNFPA’s Youth Strategy, “My Body, My Life and My World” as well as the United Nations Youth Strategy that calls on UN agencies to “increase impact and expand global, regional and country-level action to address the needs, build the agency, and advance the rights of young people in all their diversity”.

The YoLe Fellowship Programme also supports the Government of Ghana’s priorities on youth development; economic and financial empowerment of young people, youth entrepreneurship and financial inclusion, youth employment, youth and agriculture, youth migration and mobility, and sexual and reproductive health (Ghana National Youth Policy, 2010).

The YoLe Fellowship is a one-year programme designed to empower Fellows to be innovative and transformational Leaders. It builds the capacity of young people by providing opportunities for professional and career development in the area of leadership at various levels and in different sectors, including within the UN system. Fellows also have access to one-on-one high-level mentorship and coaching from high-achieving personalities within different sectors.

Eligibility Requirements

The applicant must be:

  • Aged between 18 – 30 years
  • A graduate of a tertiary institution in Ghana
  • Able to commit to the Fellowship duration (one year), on-site at the UNFPA Ghana Country Office, Accra  
  • Proactive and possess strong interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in English (possess working knowledge of English) — (important for general communication purposes. All application materials must be submitted in English).
  • Passionate about Leadership, SRHR, and Social Entrepreneurship which includes agribusiness, innovation, and artificial intelligence (AI) and demonstrate a desire to make a difference in their community: specifically, demonstrate interest and dedication to development issues established through either volunteer experience, work experience, affiliations with a youth network or NGO, in areas of UNFPA’s mandate, passionate about contributing towards Ghana’s aspirations on Agenda 2030.

If you meet the above criteria, then the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Ghana invites you to apply for the 6th Cohort of the Youth Leaders (YoLe) Fellowship Programme (August 2024 – July 2025).

Application Process

Interested applicants should submit:

  1. An application letter (not more than one page), stating your professional goals and why you are applying for the Fellowship
  2. C.V./Resume
  3. Legal evidence of age(national ID, passport, birth certificate, etc.)

Application Requirements

  • All applications should be uploaded through this link: no later than 11:59 p.m. on 21st April,  2024.
  • There will be an open day (information session) for applicants on Friday, 5th April, 2024. More information will be provided on the UNFPA Ghana’s social media platform.
  • Persons living with physical disability are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Young people currently working in youth-led organisations and wishing to develop their leadership competencies are also encouraged to apply.
  • No late application will be accepted
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • There is no provision for accommodation for successful applicants.

Method of Application

For More Information,

Visit the Official Webpage

Application Deadline: 21st April,  2024.