Jobs: United Nations Volunteers Programme and Partnership Specialist

United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

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.In most cultures volunteerism is deeply embedded in long-established, ancient traditions of sharing and support within the communities.

In this context, 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 action 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.

Country of Assignment: Senegal
Host Institute: United Nations Children’s Fund
Volunteer Category: International Specialist
Number of Volunteer: 1
Duration: 12 months
Expected Starting Date: March 1, 2019
Duty Station: Dakar, Senegal
Assignment Place: Family Duty Station

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The UN Volunteer will contribute to the development of several documents, including :

  • An implementation plan of the partnership and financing strategy to support the UNICEF country programme and the UN Joint WorkPlan especially around activities and projects in relation to the common chapter of the four UN Agencies (UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF and UNWomen) and its regular monitoring report
  • An investment case and a project document to support adolescent and youth engagement and voluntarism
  • Annual progress report of the project “Generation Unlimited” in Senegal and regular follow-up of its implementation towards the donor and other stakeholder
  • Any other documents that may be needed for the work on partnership management
  • The UN Volunteer will also participate to the monitoring and documentation of current projects and programmes implemented by UNICEF and will also learn lessons from these programmes.

A UN 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 (maximum three). The Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) is paid at the end of each month to cover housing, utilities, transportation, communications and other basic needs. The VLA can be computed by applying the PostAdjustment Multiplier (PAM) to the VLA base rate of US$ 1,602.

To Apply

Application procedure

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

First register your profile at

Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

First update your profile at Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: January 27, 2019

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Read more about the job on United Nations Volunteers website


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