NZ Model United Nations is led by a Coordinator and typically six Committee Members.
The Coordinator manages all aspects of the conference. In particular, they will be responsible for the work programme and collaborate closely with the National Executive and the organising committee to ensure the conference 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 National Finance Officer, and pursuing sponsorship for the conference. Ultimately, they are responsible for the management of the organising committee and the implementation their vision as the Coordinator. This will require strong leadership and people management skills.
Committee members will act as a team to fulfil specific roles designated by the Coordinator in conjunction with the National Executive. Qualities sought include proactivity, flexibility, effective communication skills, reliability and organisational skills.
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. However, you may like to consider that in the past the roles have included (note not all of these roles have been appointed in the same year/committee):
- Assistant Coordinator
- Education Officer
- Logistics Officer
- Promotions Officer
- Registrations Officer
- Relations Officer
- Volunteers Officer
Being on the NZ Model United Nations Organising Committee is an amazing opportunity for a number of reasons, some of which are detailed below:
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 a four-day conference for over 260 secondary students (as well as over 60 conference assistants) 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.
Applications must be submitted via the online application form. You must read the relevant application pack before applying.
Coordinator Applications are due by 11.59pm, Sunday 20 August 2017. (click here for the application pack)
Committee Applications are due by 11.59pm, Sunday 3 September 2017. (click here for the application pack)
Applications for NZ Model United Nations 2018 Coordinator will be decided by the National Executive. Applications for NZ Model United Nations 2018 Committee Member will be decided by the National Executive and the NZ Model United Nations 2018 Coordinator.
Applicants are typically shortlisted for telephone, Skype or in-person interviews. If the National Executive receives an insufficient number of applicants or does not receive applications of a sufficient quality, we reserve the right to extend or reopen applications for this role.
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