TheUnited Nations Volunteers (UNV)
is recruiting for Programme Associates to be based in Abuja Nigeria.
Candidates should possess Bachelors Degree or HND in Development,
Communications, gender Studies, Political Science or related field in
the social sciences. Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
Principles of Volunteerism are solidarity, humanity, free will,
commitment, impartiality and altruism: the sense of helping others
without expecting monetary reward. Volunteers are paid a Volunteer
Living Allowance (VLA) (not a salary) intended to cover basic living
expenses, which is paid each month.
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 volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing volunteers.
In most cultures 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 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.