Wellington Universities’ Model United Nations Committee 2018

Details

Location: Wellington

Contact Email: amarind.eng@unyouth.org.nz

Closing Date: 30/05/2018 7:00 pm

Overview

Applications close on Friday 18th May at 7pm.

About the event and roles:

UN Youth is looking for committed tertiary students to take on a key role in organising Wellington’s main tertiary event for 2018: Wellington Universities’ Model United Nations.

Wellington Universities’ Model United Nations provides an opportunity for tertiary students to continue participating in Model United Nations events past high school level, while drawing in students who are passionate about civics education and global affairs.

Volunteers will learn important organisational skills through this committee, including working within budgets, managing relationships with external parties and creating educational content and strategies. These skills transfer well both in terms of further volunteer work and professional development.

 

Positions available:

Coordinator, Communications Officer, Logistics Officer, Educational Officer

Report to: Wellington Regional Vice President for Tertiary

Length of Tenure: May 2018 – July 2018

 

Note that these are unpaid roles. The UN Youth Wellington Regional Council reserves the right to reopen applications, and to appoint positions that may vary from those mentioned above, as well as to refrain from appointing one or more of these roles. You are welcome to apply for the Wellington High Schools Model Security Council Committee as well. However, please mention in your application if you have a specific preference for one or the other as, due to the heavy and demanding workload of Committee roles, you will likely only be appointed to one role.

 

Role

Description

Coordinator

Provides vision and leadership to the organising committee
Responsible for liaising between the committee and the UN Youth Wellington Regional Council
Is mindful and respectful towards committee and Regional Council
Communicates effectively with Regional Council
Responsible for securing the venue and dates for the event
Produces a budget (in conjunction with the Logistics Officer) for Regional Council approval
Organises strategic planning and meetings with the organising committee
Creates a timeline for task deadlines
Is consistent and reliable
Responsible for the oversight of participant applications
Main point of contact on the day of the event.

Communications Officer

Produces a promotion plan for the event
Creates promotional materials such as posters and flyers
Responsible for liaising with Regional Secretary for set up of Facebook event
Answers delegate queries
Responsible for registrations
Secures guest speakers

Logistics Officer

Provides catering plan for the event
Prints materials such as placards and amendment forms
Works in conjunction with the Coordinator to create a budget
Works in conjunction with the Coordinator and National Relations officer to seek potential sponsors
Directs conference assistants during the day for set up
Other practical tasks

Educations Officer

Creating/formalising an educational theme for the event, in conjunction with the Coordinator
Creating and overseeing educational content for the event, including resolutions, workshops and briefing papers, with assistance from the Assistant Coordinator
Working with the Communications Officer to secure speakers
Working through educational content with conference assistants
Other education-related tasks

 

Qualities Essential to all Roles

Excellent time management and keeping to deadlines
Good teamwork skills and is respectful of team members
Confident and effective communicator
Is trustworthy and reliable
Willingness to learn and adapt

 

Please note the above role descriptions are not exhaustive; they provide a basic outline of some tasks completed by that portfolio. Upon selection, the committee may reallocate some tasks within portfolios. The Coordinator or Regional Council may assign any further tasks that arise during the tenure of the event committee.

 

Application Process:

Applications are due Friday 18th May at 7pm

A completed application must consist of personal details and cover letter (not exceeding two typed pages). Selections will be conducted by the Wellington Regional President, and Vice Presidents, and approved by a vote on the Council. The Coordinator will be confirmed before the rest of the committee.

Should you have any questions, or wish to seek further information, please do not hesitate to contact Amarind Hun Eng, Wellington Regional President, atamarind.eng@unyouth.org.nz

 

Cover Letter:

Please provide a cover letter of no more than two typed pages with answers to the following questions:

1. Why are you interested in this role?

2. What relevant skills can you bring to the role, and how have you demonstrated these in the past? Please note that you do not have to have any previous experience within UN Youth to apply.

4. (Only answer if applying for Coordinator/Educations Officer) What is your vision for the event and how would you ensure the committee works together effectively to achieve it? The format of the event for this year is up for consideration so if you have any innovative ideas, let us know!

 

Wellington Universities Model United Nations Committee 2018 (Applications)

Application Form

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Personal Details

Applicant Statement

I have read the description of the position and I undertake that I can and will carry out the duties and responsibilities explained therein if chosen for the position. Furthermore, if chosen I will carry out all the duties in good faith and will liaise with the Regional Council and other committee members in the spirit of good faith and cooperation.

I understand that if appointed by the National Executive, I will be required to comply to the Volunteer Code of Conduct of the Welfare Protocols and National Protocols of UN Youth New Zealand.