United Nations Volunteer Programme Global Call for Programme Officers

UN Volunteer Programme Officer (PO)

Program(s) Offered: Volunteerism
Program Level: International UN Volunteer
Provider: UNV
Country to Work in: Multiple (family and non-family duty stations)

Program Description
A general call for United Nations Volunteer Programme Officers (UNV POs) is ongoing between February 16th and March 19th. Details on the functions of these positions, requirements and application process are below.

UN Volunteer Programme Officers (UNV POs) are the country level representatives of the organization in ensuring and delivering key results of the UNV Strategic Framework. UNV has approximately 70 UNV Programme Officers in the field. They normally report to the UNDP Deputy Resident Representative (Programme) at country level, while working in close collaboration with a Portfolio Manager at UNV headquarters in Bonn, Germany.

This is a multiple country description of assignment for different duty stations worldwide and specific living conditions and conditions of service will be provided later based on the available vacant assignments and on the preferable duty station of candidates. The duration of the assignment is 24 months with possibility of extension.

United Nations Volunteers Programme Officer (UNV PO)

  • Master’s degree in social sciences, political science, public or business administration, economics or related fields
  • 5 years of relevant professional experience and proven track record in managing and implementing programmes in the context of development or in the area of humanitarian relief or in crisis management.
  • Work experience with the United Nations is an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. However, since many of the upcoming vacancies require bilingual candidates, we strongly encourage candidates who are fluent in English and, in addition, French or Spanish or Portuguese to apply.
  • Any additional language (such as Arabic or Russian) is an asset, and another UN official language is highly desirable.
Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries

Participating Institutions
UNDP -- Multiple Duty Stations worldwide

Key Functions
  • Advocacy and Partnership Building
  • Programme Development and Management
  • Volunteer Mobilization and Management
Number of awards
Not specificed

Sponsorship duration
An initial two year contract, with possible one year extensions

Program benefits
A volunteer receives a Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) which is composed of the Monthly Living Allowance (MLA) and a Family Allowance (FA) for those with dependents. A Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) is paid at the end of each month to cover housing, utilities, transportation, communications and other basic needs.

Method of Application
UNV is currently building up a Talent Pool, which includes qualified, pre-assessed and evaluated candidates earmarked to become the next generation of UNV Programme Officers. If you fulfill the requirements and are interested to apply, please follow the instructions:

If you have not yet registered in the UNV database, please apply by registering your profile at https://ereta.unv.org/html/index.php?module=myprofile. Important: Once you have created your UNV account by validating your email address, please complete all sections of your profile. Go to ‘Special Recruitment’ section on the left, click on the ‘Edit’ button and select the advertisement code “17UNVPO_3” from the drop down list. Please do not forget to click the ‘Update’ button.

If you are registered in the UNV database of candidates, please update your profile at: http://MyProfile.unv.org. In the “Special Recruitment” section on the left, click on the “Edit” button and select the advertisement code “17UNVPO_3” from the drop-down list.

It is important to download and carefully read through this UNV Guideline(PDF), and also visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply.

The current call goes from February 16th until March 19th 2017. The application deadline is March 19th 2017

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that promotes volunteerism to support peace and development worldwide. Volunteerism can transform the pace and nature of development and it benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer. UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for volunteerism globally, encouraging partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing volunteers.

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme which welcomes applications from qualified professionals. It is committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture.

Application Deadline: 19 March 2017
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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