Do you want to better understand how the United Nations actually works? Are you interested in international affairs and want to inspire others to get involved? Do you want to help create an international conference which brings together ambitious students from around the world? Then you should apply for the position as president or vice president of the Uppsala Model United Nations 2017!
UMUN is a UN simulation, where the participants get hands on experience in communication, debating, public speaking etc. by learning how to work in a way similar to the UN. Model United Nations as a concept goes all the way back to the beginning of the UN and in Uppsala one has been arranged for several years during the spring semester. And now you have the chance of a lifetime to be a part of organizing it!
The role of the president of UMUN is to be the leader and supervisor of the conference as a whole and for the secretariat and project group. Being the principally responsible for the project, you will also manage the time table of when activities are carried out, write funding applications and report how the project is proceeding to the Uppsala Association of International Affairs who are initiators of the project.
The position requires responsibility, dedication and initiative, as you together with the vice president will work very independently with the realization of UMUN. Knowing how to properly structure yours and others work is also vital.
As the vice president, you will work very closely with the president, helping out with coordination, funding applications and administration. You will cover for the president when necessary, and therefore the ability to work as a team is crucial, as well as flexibility and supportiveness.
Previous experience is not a requirement, but meriting in both cases. The most important is however your enthusiasm and dedication to creating a great conference and memorable experience for the participating delegates!
To apply, send in your CV and cover letter (1/2-1 page) to firstname.lastname@example.org before 2th of May 2016