UNV Recruitment process

International assignments

Refugee children moving from Chad-Sudan border to Uni Shaloya camp in West Darfur

Basic requirements
UNV volunteers are professionals that play key roles in delivering development efforts. To become a UNV volunteer one should fulfill the following minimum requirements:

  • A university degree or higher technical diplomas
  • Several years of relevant working experience
  • At least age 25 (no maximum age limit)
  • Good working knowledge in at least one of the three working UN languages: English, French and Spanish
  • Strong commitment to values and principles of volunteerism;
    Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to adjust in difficult living conditions
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Prior volunteering and/or working experience in a developing country is an asset

Benefits are, in principle, not measured in monetary terms determined by the labour market. Foremost is the personal and professional satisfaction the assignment should bring to you, the UNV volunteer.

In return for your service, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Settling-in-Grant calculated on the duration of assignment which is paid at the beginning of the assignment
  • Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) intended to cover basic living expenses, which is paid each month
  • Travel on appointment and at the end of assignment, if different than home location
  • Life, health and permanent disability insurance
  • Annual leave
  • Resettlement allowance calculated based on the duration of assignment which is paid upon satisfactory completion of the assignment.

Note: The above general provisions are summarized from the Conditions of Service for UNV volunteers.

We invite you to visit the UNV internet site at http://www.unvolunteers.org to find out about the various volunteering options, ways to apply and information on the goals and objectives of our organization

Become a national UNV volunteer in Sudan

Refugees playing football on World Refugee Day, West Darfur

The UNV programme supports capacity building in the volunteers’ home countries. National volunteers facilitate networking and mobilize local volunteer efforts. They play active roles as interface between local communities and international organizations.
Nationally recruited UNVs should have at least three years of professional experience. They offer expertise in administration, agriculture, communication, community development, commerce, education, engineering, environment, health, information communication technology and social sciences.

National UNV assignments usually last 24 months. However, assignments of 6 to 12 months are increasingly common.

How to apply for a national UNV assignment::

As a national UNV volunteer, you offer your services on a voluntary basis. We support you through several benefits.

You can find more about national UNV vacancies in Sudan at : www.undp.org/jobs Or www.sudanjob.net

You can also send us a brief CV to info.unv.sd@undp.org for inclusion in the National UNV Volunteers roster.

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