United Nations Volunteers (UNV): UNV Roster and Volunteers
As a part of its activities, UNV opens up opportunities for professional women and men to serve as UNV volunteers and contribute to the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
United Nations Volunteers (UNV)
United Nations Volunteers is the United Nations focal point for promoting and harnessing volunteerism for effective development. It is entrusted with raising awareness of volunteerism and its contribution to development, providing technical assistance to develop volunteerism, and mobilizing volunteers nationally and internationally.
To become a UNV volunteer one should fulfill the following minimum requirements: - A university degree or higher technical diplomas; - Several years of relevant working experience; - At least age 25 (no maximum age limit); - Strong commitment to values and principles of volunteerism; - Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment; - Ability to adjust in difficult living conditions; - Strong interpersonal and organizational skills; - Prior volunteering and/or working experience in a developing country is an asset.
Arabic English French Portugese Russian Spanish
Requires good working knowledge in at least one of the three working UN languages (English~ French~ Spanish). Some placements also require knowledge of Arabic~ Russian or Portuguese.
Settling in grant, living allowance, travel and insurance are all provided.