Program Planning and Development

Basic Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Programme Specialist to ensure that all aspects the program agenda are done in a timely manner, within budget, and the desired level of quality
  • Propose ideas to develop and improve the conference agenda
  • Proactively troubleshoot any emerging problems during both the planning and the actual days of the event
  • Liaise confidently and professionally with Youth Assembly speakers and presenters
  • Preparing timely thank-you notes to speakers, sponsors, and key partners after the event
  • Conduct post-event evaluation and debriefs to determine how future events can be improved
  • Willing to tackle other duties as assigned to ensure overall success of the Youth Assembly


  • 1-2 years’ relevant internship and/or work experience preferred
  • Must have a strong interest in international development and youth development
  • Experience or knowledge of the United Nations preferred 
  • Must be able to work under strict deadlines
  • Have a creative approach to developing ideas and solving problems
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; email and phone etiquette
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite and G-Suite
  • Strong attention to detail, time-management, and organizational skills
  • Self-starter and a team player
  • Global perspective and strong cultural awareness