Volunteering opportunities at UNICEF, National Regular UN Volunteer
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme the UN organization that pro-motes 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 advo-cating 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 tradi-tions 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 them-selves and the people in their host community. This will make the time they spend as UN Volunteers even more rewarding and productive.
For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the UN Inter-Agency Operations Committee and direct supervision of UNICEF’s Chief of Operations, the Operation Associate (UN House) shall ensures execution of transparent and efficient financial, procurement and administrative/logistics services and processes in the UN Common Service Center Unit. The Operation Associate (UN House) promotes a client-focused, quality and results-oriented approach in the Unit.
The Operation Associate shall supervise security and support staff of the UN Common Service Center. S/He works in close collaboration with the operations staff in all UN agencies’ staff for administrative/logistics issues and information exchange.
The National UN Administrative Associate will undertake the following tasks:
Summary of Key Functions:
Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:
· Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark IVD);
· Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
· Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
· Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
· Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
· Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.
Demonstrates commitment to UN mission, vision and values;
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
Completion of Secondary education; thorough knowledge of modern office operational procedures and standards; training in business and management field at certificate level.
At least 6 years of relevant experience in administration or office support service. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.).
Experience in handling of web-based management systems is desirable but not a requirement.
United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme which welcomes applications from quaified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture.