Call for Interests - Türkiye Earthquake Response Support
Mission and objectives
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. We work with partners to integrate qualified, highly motivated and well supported UN Volunteers into development programming and promote the value and global recognition of volunteerism.
All around the world, UN Volunteers help people lead more productive and fulfilling lives, such as through their work on projects in quality education and improved healthcare, or by ensuring equitable access to community resources and sustainable practices. UN Volunteers at times also work with governments and other local partners, helping to boost local capacity and augment knowledge. In the early hours of 6 February 2023, multiple earthquakes, the strongest being of 7.7 magnitude struck southern Türkiye and northern Syria. The earthquakes have created a disaster of colossal proportions. Some 15 million people live in these affected 10 provinces, including over 1.7 million Syrian refugees and around 4.6 million children. Following the Flash Appeal, the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Principals agreed to designate a humanitarian system-wide Scale-Up for the earthquake response in Türkiye. The Scale-Up helps organizations and partners to rapidly mobilize the necessary operational capacities and resources to respond to critical humanitarian needs on the ground. The resources will allow humanitarian organizations to swiftly ramp up their operations to support Government-led response efforts in the areas of food security, protection, education, water, and shelter, among others. In this context we invite interested candidates in contributing to aid coordination, emergency and humanitarian, and early recovery efforts of the United Nations Türkiye Country Team, to express their interest by applying to this generic Description of Assignment (DoA). The application will be considered as a confirmation of general interest and availability at short notice to serve as a UN Volunteer. To become part of a recruitment process, you will have to apply to specific DoAs when they become available. Deployment will be made on a rolling basis and according to the open calls. We encourage interested applicants to apply early as there may be some positions required to be filled urgently.
This is a generic call for applications and does not contain a task description. We welcome applications from candidates with diverse academic and professional backgrounds aligned with the specific areas mentioned in this call. To increase your chances of being considered, please ensure that your profile is complete and up-to-date, including information about your professional experiences, internships, volunteer work, academic qualifications, trainings, language skills, and any other relevant information. We will reach out to you when your profile matches the requirements of a respective UN Volunteer opportunity. The duration of assignment and city could be varied according to the needs of UN entities. For instance, the duration of contracts can range from 3 months to 1 year with possibility of extension. Detailed information about each upcoming opportunity will be made available to you once your profile matches with the upcoming volunteer opportunities.
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