The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) program is the UN organization that promotes volunteerism to support peace and development worldwide. UN Volunteers take part in various forms of volunteerism and play a role in development and peace together with co-workers, host agencies and local communities. In all assignments, UN Volunteers promote volunteerism through their actions and conduct. Engaging in volunteer activity can effectively and positively enrich their understanding of local and social realities, as well as create a bridge between themselves and the people in their host community. This will make the time they spend as UN Volunteers even more rewarding and productive.
Location: United States
- A UN Volunteer receives a Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) per month and is paid at the end of each month to cover housing, utilities, transportation, communications, and other basic needs.
- UN Volunteers are provided with a settling-in-grant (SIG) at the start of the assignment (if the volunteer did not reside in the duty station for at least 6 months before taking up the assignment) and also in the event of a permanent reassignment to another duty station.
- UNV provides life, health, permanent disability insurances as well as assignment travel, annual leave, full integration in the UN security framework (including residential security reimbursements).
- UN Volunteers are paid Daily Subsistence Allowance at the UN rate for official travels, flight tickets for the final repatriation travel (if applicable). A resettlement allowance is paid for satisfactory service at the end of the assignment.
- Recognized First Level University degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in communications, media, public relations digital marketing or other relevant fields
- Fluency in English (both oral and written); excellent writing skills
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and positive working attitude
- Strong ability to multi-task and a drive for on-time delivery
- Relevant experience in managing organizational social media accounts would be considered an asset
- Previous formal or informal experience in developing creative content for social media will be considered favourably
- Fluency in another UN language, in addition to English, would be considered an asset
- Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment.
- Nationals of the country of the assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Eligible Regions: Open for All
Application Deadline: February 21, 2020
Official Link: https://www.unv.org/calls/USAR000051-6211