United Nations (UN) Volunteers for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Response

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The Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is placing significant strains on health systems, essential public services and communities globally. UN entities are working closely with national governments, community groups, the health sector and industry to respond to this crisis with a multi-sectoral, equitable and human-rights focused approach.

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 progress made towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. International UN Volunteers may telecommute or be deployed once travel restrictions are lifted.

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’:

  • Health systems (epidemiologists, public health, health statisticians)
  • Health supply chain (pharmacists, equipment, cold chain)
  • Medical (medical officers, doctors, nurses, lab technicians)
  • Medical waste management
  • WASH (with a focus on hygiene)
  • Surveillance
  • Psychosocial support (counselling)
  • Logistics
  • Procurement
  • Emergency management and coordination
  • Socio-economic & health assessment
  • Gender based violence
  • Anthropologists/sociologists
  • Communications (incl. communications for development, communications in emergencies)
  • Information management/Data analysis
  • Monitoring & evaluation (ideally related to health and/or emergencies), and Reporting
  • Child protection
  • Livelihoods
  • Economic development

Requirements 

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.

Assignment information

  • Duration: from 3-12 months (with 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.

Important notice:

  • 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.

You can also check advertised volunteer assignments regularly using COVID-19 as a keyword to filter.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the UN Volunteers for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Response

8 COMMENTS

  1. Hi, i appreciate your concern for Africa.
    I do volunteer to give a hand in the fight against COVID-19.
    Thanks
    Loy Nabirye

  2. It is good work you are doing to fight the disease.
    Together we shall over come it.
    Calling for a hand is the best you have done, really handled as a team is the option and the way to go.
    Be blessed
    comrades in the campaign.

  3. COVID-19 is really a health issue enemy, single handed will make it hard to fight.
    I is best we join efforts to over come it. Let’s fight CORONA out of Africa and the whole world.

  4. COVID-19 is a deadly disease. In order on to be free from it is only by keeping oneself from it.
    If not so, then one has to keep frequent hand washing with soap and water, or else use alcohol 90% hand disinfect always. But as a Nurse, need to use all the personal protective equipment as to take care of fellow citizens. The infected be isolated for intensive care seeing to it that they don’t infect others nor them dying. By all these COVID-19 can be swept out of Africa.
    This campaign will enhance COVID-19 no more issue all around. COVOD-19 a health threat but manageable.

  5. I CAN NOT JUST SIT WHEN THIS PANDEMIC OF COVID-19 IS CLAIMING LIVES,IF THERE BE ANY WAY WE CAN RESPOND TO STOP ITS SPREAD, I AM WILLING TO BE PART OF THE TEAM IN UNV COVID-19 PANDEMIC RESPONSE.

  6. I’m 26years by names Jonas Awandem from cameroon. A holder of masters degree in international relations and political science from istanbul Aydin university Turkey. Speak English,french , little Italian and middle in Turkish.it will be my pleasure to safe the United Nations

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