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Irish Aid UNV Youth Volunteer Programme 2015

  • 03-10-2014 11:23pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 4 vespert1ne


    Hey everyone,

    I was just wondering if anyone applied for the Irish Aid sponsored UNV programme this year and has heard back about their application? The interviews are supposed to happen in mid-October, so I just wanted to know whether I could cross this off my list for this year or are they still contacting people. I know it's pretty competitive but I was particularly interested in one of the positions and thought I might be a good fit, so hoped I would at least get an interview. It would be nice to get closure either way!

    Thanks!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 50 ✭✭ Gerry Hat Trick


    If you don't have an email contact from the application process, go to the "contact us" link on the Irish Aid website and I imagine you will get a response in 1-2 days. Best of luck with it in any case


  • Registered Users Posts: 5 magikalmeon


    Vespert1ne, I'm also waiting, I got a mail from Bonn from just after submission to say that I had passed a first round of eligibility checks, but yet to hear anything since. Did you try contact IrishAid?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4 vespert1ne


    Magicalmeon, unfortunately I haven't even heard anything regarding eligibility checks. The only thing I've received since submission was that e-mail giving me my roster number. So that can't be a good sign really! I sent a message to Irish Aid at the weekend to see if they had any updates and will let you know when/if I get a response!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5 magikalmeon


    They've just relaunched the call for the Thailand and Mozambique positions. Deadline extended until Oct 18 so I'm guessing we won't hear anything until next week at the earliest.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4 vespert1ne


    Yeah, I noticed that! I presume it means they've already shortlisted for the other 8 positions?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5 magikalmeon


    Possibly, but not necessarily. I tried to contact both IrishAid and the UNV HQ in Bonn. No news yet from the black box...


  • Registered Users Posts: 5 magikalmeon


    Interview invitations are out!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2 M1tch786


    Hi all,

    Just wondering if anyone has done their interviews yet? If so, were they done with the Bonn office or the relevant field office? And what was the general format this year - general questions on competencies, technical questions related to the specific context, a mixture of both, etc.?

    Thanks in advance!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5 magikalmeon


    Hey, it was with the Bonn office, and very much competency-based....


  • Registered Users Posts: 2 M1tch786


    Hey magikalmeon, thanks for your reply. I have one coming up so that's useful to know.

    Cheers, and best of luck with yours!


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