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UN Volunteering

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