UN Volunteer for the COVID-19 pandemic response
UNV invites skilled professionals to support the UN system’s response as national UN Volunteers. Join efforts to mitigate the economic, social and health impacts of this crisis, and to safeguard the progress made towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. International UN Volunteers may telecommute or be deployed once travel restrictions are lifted.
Available Fields & Qualification
1) Health professionals
Infection Control Nurses
Psychologists (with experience in trauma/stress counselling)
Biomedical/Medical Laboratory Technicians
Public Health Specialists (other)
Health Surveillance Specialists
2) Non-health professionals
Emergency & Crisis management
Health Emergency Managers
Child Protection Specialists
Monitoring & evaluation Specialists (related to health and/or emergencies), and Reporting
Gender-based Violence Project/Programme Specialists
Health Procurement Specialists
Health Supply Chain Specialists (pharmacist, equipment, cold chain)
Sanitation & Hygiene
WASH (with a focus on hygiene) Specialists
Medical Waste Management Specialists
Communications & Data management
Communications for Development Specialists
Information Management Specialist (with experience in health emergencies)
Data Collection & Management Specialists (related to health)
Statistics & others
Socio-economic & Health Assessment Specialists
Economic Development Specialists
Candidates need to
have at least two years of professional experience,
be at least 22 years old for national UN Volunteer assignments, and at least 25 years old for international UN Volunteer assignments.
Additional requirements will be described in the Descriptions of Assignment (equivalent to terms of reference). Make sure to check them.
Your profile should highlight any prior experience in health-related emergencies.
Duration: from 3-12 months (with the possibility of extension)
Starting date: many will require candidates to be available at short notice (1-2 weeks)
Conditions of service: monthly living allowance to cover housing, basic needs and utilities; settling-in-grant; life, health and permanent disability insurance; return airfares (if applicable).
More details will be included in the specific descriptions of assignments and may vary depending on the volunteer category (national or international UN Volunteer; Specialist or Youth assignment). Check your entitlements here: https://www.unv.org/become-volunteer.
Only complete profiles can be considered. Please make sure that you click on ‘Submit UNV Profile’ once you have created your UNV account and completed all mandatory information. As confirmation of your successful registration, you will receive an email with your UNV roster number.
Including the COVID-19 keyword in your motivation statement will ensure your profile is reviewed with priority for related assignments.
If you have qualifications and experience in any of the following areas, we encourage you to register (or update your profile) on UNV’s web application system and enter COVID-19 as a keyword in your ‘Motivation Statement’: