Jobs at UN VOLUNTEERS PROGRAM
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
volunteer ism into development programming, and mobilizing volunteers.
In most culture volunteerism is deeply embedded in
long-established, ancient traditions of sharing and support within the
communities. In this context, UNV 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, UNV 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 UNV volunteers
even more rewarding and productive.
Living Conditions: Urban Environment
Conditions of Service
A 6-month contract; monthly volunteer living allowance (VLA) intended to
cover housing, basic needs and utilities, equivalent to N 1 06,690;
settling-in-grant (if applicable) Equivalent of one month VLA, i.e. N106,690
for a 12-month assignment if candidate is recruited from outside the duty
station, or pro-rated if assignment is shorter than 12 months; life, health,
and permanent disability insurance; return airfares (if applicable);
resettlement allowance for satisfactory service.
Deadline for submission of applications
2 weeks from the date of publication. All applicants should complete the P11
form published on the UNV-Nigeria webpage http://www.ng.undp.org/unv/ and
submit applications to the United Nations Volunteers Programme in Abuja at
the following address. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
United Nations Volunteers Programme
Plot 617/618, Diplomatic Zone
Central Area District
P. M. B. 2851, Garki