Hundreds of Irish people have volunteered with the United Nations over the past few years, working with UN agencies or on humanitarian response and peacekeeping missions. Irish Aid supports UNV in its work of deploying volunteers, promoting volunteerism, testing new and innovative approaches to volunteering as well as undertaking research and analysis.
What you can do
Call for applications
United Nations Volunteers (UNV), the United Nations (UN) organization that promotes volunteerism as a means of achieving peace and development, is calling for applications from Specialist and Youth Volunteers to the UN Volunteer programme.
The UN Youth Volunteer programme, which emerged from the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s Five-Year Action Agenda, aims to create enabling environments for youth engagement in global peace and sustainable human development through volunteerism.
It presents the opportunity for successful applicants to develop and apply their skills, knowledge, and capacities in promoting sustainable development as volunteers within UN agencies in regional and developing country offices over a period of 12 months.
Specialist Volunteers are also sponsored to undertake assignments of 12 months in regions of strategic interest to Ireland’s policy for international development.
With support from Irish Aid, UNV will deploy 5 UN Specialist Volunteers in February 2022 to the following assignments. Please follow the links for further details and applications.
UN Volunteer Assignments 2022
|Assignment Title||Country||Duty Station||UN Entity||Type of Assignment|
|Programme Support Specialist||Ghana||Accra||UNRCO||International UN Volunteer Specialist|
|Prevention and Human Rights Analyst||Kenya||Nairobi||OHCHR||International UN Volunteer Specialist|
|Emergency Officer||Nigeria||Kano||UNICEF||International UN Volunteer Specialist|
|Communication Specialist||Palestine||Ramallah||UNESCO||International UN Volunteer Specialist|
|Data and Information Management Officer||Sierra Leone||Freetown||RCO||International UN Volunteer Specialist|
With support from Irish Aid, UNV will deploy 10 UN Youth Volunteers in February 2022 to the following assignments. Please follow the links for further details and applications.
UN Youth Volunteer Assignments 2022
|Country||Duty Station||UN entity||Type of assignment|
|Associate Partnerships Officer (Youth)||Eswatini||Mbabane||RCO||International UN Youth Volunteer|
|Social Media Associate||Ethiopia||Addis||OCHA||International UN Youth Volunteer|
|Content Designer and Communication Associate||Gabon||Libreville||RCO||International UN Youth Volunteer|
|Youth Coordinator||Liberia||Monrovia||RCO||International UN Youth Volunteer|
|Communications Associate||Mali||Bamako||UNDP||International UN Youth Volunteer|
|Communications Associate||Mozambique||Maputo||WFP||International UN Youth Volunteer|
|Liaison Officer||Nigeria||Abuja||UNWOMEN||International UN Youth Volunteer|
|Gender Equality and Reporting Associate||Palestine||East Jerusalem||UNODC||International UN Youth Volunteer|
|Climate Action Officer||Somalia||Nairobi||UNEP||International UN Youth Volunteer|
|Junior M&E Officer||Vietnam||Hanoi||UNWOMEN||International UN Youth Volunteer|
10,000 UN Volunteers a year
UNV mobilises close to 10,000 volunteers every year for development, humanitarian and peacekeeping programmes around the world.
Maeve's experience as a UN Youth Volunteer
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