Apply here to be a part of the Diplomacy Competition 2018 Organising Committee!

Diplomacy Competition is led by a Coordinator and around 4 Committee Members.

The Coordinator manages all aspects of the competition and implements their vision. In particular, they are responsible for the work programme and will collaborate closely with the National Executive and the organising committee to ensure the competition is successful and consistent with UN Youth’s aims and objectives. Other significant aspects include the financial management and reporting of the event in conjunction with the National Finance Officer, and pursuing sponsorship/funding for the competition.

Committee members will act as a team to fulfil specific roles designated by the Coordinator in conjunction with the National Executive.

The specific committee roles will be decided by the National Executive in conjunction with the Coordinator of the event. As such, a definitive list of roles cannot be provided, but below is a list of the roles that we are considering appointing for 2018. You may consider tailoring your application toward one or more of the roles that best suit you.

  • Communications Officer: who will be responsible for promoting the competition, collecting registrations, and liaising with participants.
  • Development Officer: who will be responsible for seeking sponsorship or other funding sources and liaising with external parties.
  • Education Officer: who will be responsible for implementing an educational vision and coordinating the creation of resolutions/briefing papers.
  • Facilitators Officer: who is responsible for recruiting, training, and managing a group of Volunteers that help moderate the competition and mark submissions.
  • Technology Officer: who is responsible for maintaining, updating and developing the website.


Being on the Diplomacy Competition Organising Committee will be a unique experience as well as an amazing development opportunity. If you have the skills we are looking for, we highly encourage you to apply and some reasons are detailed below:

Professional Development

Through this involvement with UN Youth, you will gain skills and experiences that will benefit you no matter what your course of study is or future career goals are. You will be supported in this role and gain a great deal from the expertise of other Volunteers you will work with.


The friends and social networks that Volunteers gain from UN Youth are a big part of what brings many people back. This role is a great opportunity to meet new, like-minded people or otherwise continue working with some of the incredible people you already know!


The role will be a great deal of work, but it is also very rewarding. You will have the opportunity to implement new initiatives, work with awesome people, and form great memories doing so.


If you have participated in UN Youth events in the past, you will know just how educational and transformative they can be. This role is a fantastic way to give back to the organisation and, even if you have not been involved in UN Youth before, it is a way to contribute to the wider community through direct youth development.


Organising the competition is no small task. This role is a very unique and significant undertaking that will test the limits of what you’re capable of – perfect for someone looking to extend or challenge themselves.

Additionally, Diplomacy Competition is an initiative that is ripe for innovation. There is a great deal of scope to grow the competition through creative ideas, and it is an ideal platform to test new and forward-thinking initiatives for UN Youth.


Applications must be submitted via the online application form. You must read the relevant application pack before applying.

Coordinator Applications are closed.

Committee Member Applications are due by 11.59pm, Sunday 22 October 2017. (click here for the application pack)

Applications for Diplomacy Competition 2018 Coordinator will be decided by the National Executive. Applications for Diplomacy Competition 2018 Committee Member will be decided by the National Executive and the Diplomacy Competition 2018 Coordinator.

Applicants are typically shortlisted for telephone, Skype or in-person interviews. The National Executive reserves the right to reopen applications at its discretion.


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