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UNV - United Nations Volunteers

Welcome to the job site of UN Volunteers (UNV) at Impactpool!

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.

The vision of UNV is a world where volunteerism is recognized, within societies, as a way for all people and countries to achieve peace and development through the simultaneous eradication of poverty and significant reduction of inequalities and exclusion.

Volunteering brings benefits to both society at large and the individual volunteer. It makes important contributions, economically as well as socially. It contributes to a more cohesive society by building trust and reciprocity among citizens.


Be a UN Volunteer

UNV is inspired by the conviction that volunteerism is a powerful means of engaging people in tackling development challenges worldwide.  Everyone can contribute their time, skills and knowledge through volunteer action, and their combined efforts can be a significant force for achieving peace and development.

Volunteering makes important economic and social contributions, contributing to a more cohesive society by building trust and reciprocity among citizens. It can be both challenging and rewarding and require you to use your skills in a new context. You can also transfer useful knowledge while gaining a greater understanding of the issues affecting other people.

At the request of UN agencies, national governments and other partners, UNV mobilizes more than 7,000 UN Volunteers to work in Development Assistance projects and in Humanitarian and Peacekeeping Operations across the world. Although UN Volunteers from diverse professional and technical backgrounds are always in demand, there are particular areas of expertise where potential UN Volunteers with relevant backgrounds and skills are more frequently requested.


Support UNV and UN Volunteers in the field

UNV Programme Officers (UNV POs) are UN Volunteers assigned by UNV to the task of representing UNV at the country level in addition to managing the needs and expectations of other UN Volunteers assigned to that country. Read the story of a UNV PO in Zambia.

For information on serving in countries other than your own as an international UN Volunteer, go to register to be a UN Volunteer.  For information on serving in your own country as a national UN Volunteer, please contact your local UNV or UNDP office.

Through the UN Online Volunteering service, volunteers can take action for sustainable human development by supporting the activities of development organizations over the Internet.

For information about how to become a UN Online Volunteer and about the UN Online Volunteering service, visit the UN Online Volunteering service website.


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You will regularly find UNV vacancies at Impactpool. Update your Impactpool profile to stay alerted when UNV advertises an International Volunteer assignment. Find information how to apply in the job advertisements. When sending your application, please indicate that you found the opportunity at Impactpool.org.

Current jobs

UN Youth Volunteer in Rule of Law and Peacebuilding
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2018-11-11
Nairobi (Kenya)
Reporting and Coordination Officer
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2018-11-03
Gao, Menaka (MLI)
UN Youth Volunteer in Rule of Law
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2018-11-11
East Jerusalem (Palestinian Territory)
Technical Officer (Civil Engineer)
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2018-11-02
Sittway (Sittwe) (MMR)
Administrative Assistant
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes soon: 2018-10-26
Juba (SSD)
UN Youth Volunteer - Programme Assistant in the Adolescent and Youth Programme
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2018-10-28
Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
Youth Peace Builder
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2018-11-02
Sittway (Sittwe) (MMR)
Facilitador de Procesos y Participación
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes soon: 2018-10-21
La Paz (Bolivia)
Voluntario Comunitario en afrontamiento y apoyo social en Violencia de Género y Salud Sexual y Reproductiva (SSR)
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes soon: 2018-10-25
Boa Vista (BRA)
Joven Voluntario en Violencia de Género y Salud Sexual y Reproductiva (SSR)
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2018-10-28
Boa Vista (BRA)
Electoral Field Coordinator
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2018-10-31
Bissau (GNB)
Assistant Technique en GRD VNU
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes soon: 2018-10-25
Port-au-Prince (HTI)
Programme Assistant, Online Volunteering
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2018-11-01
Bangkok (Thailand)
National UN University Volunteer in Communications
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2018-11-02
Suva (Fiji )
Senior Investment Officer
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2018-11-04
Dakar (Senegal)
Especialista Técnica de Violencia de Género y Salud Sexual y Reproductiva (SSR)
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes soon: 2018-10-24
Boa Vista (BRA)
Associate RSD Officer – Level 2
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes soon: 2018-10-25
Bangkok (Thailand)
Refugee UN Volunteer -Interpreter
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2018-10-31
Podgorica (Montenegro)
Refugee UN Volunteer -Cultural Mediator
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2018-10-31
Bihac (BIH)
Refugee UN Volunteer -Interpreter/Translator (Arabic)
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2018-10-31
Tirana (ALB)
Electrical Engineer
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2018-10-27
Goma (Congo Democratic)
Communications Specialist
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2018-10-30
Astana (Kazakhstan)
GIS Specialist
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes soon: 2018-10-24
Beni (COD)
Associate Eligibility Officer
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes soon: 2018-10-25
Hargeisa (SOM)
Associate Research & Information Officer
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes soon: 2018-10-25
Mogadishu (Somalia)
Communication and Engagement Specialist
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes soon: 2018-10-25
Dili (TLS)
Audit, Compliance and Monitoring Officer
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes soon: 2018-10-25
Kabul (Afghanistan)
Coordinateur/trice de Projet
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2018-10-30
Kinshasa (Congo Democratic)
Associate Protection Officer
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes soon: 2018-10-24
Dohuk (IRQ)
Associate Reporting Officer (Programme)
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2018-10-31
Kinshasa (Congo Democratic)
Information Systems Assistant
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2018-10-28
Bamako (Mali)
International Climate Change Specialist
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2018-10-28
Banjul (GMB)
Fire Marshall Assistant
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2018-10-28
Goma (Congo Democratic)
UNV Environment Officer
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2018-10-28
Bangui (Central African Republic)
UN Volunteer Programme Officer
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2018-10-28
Sao Luis
UN Youth Volunteer in Education Programme
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2018-11-15
Moroto (UGA)
Youth Peace Builder
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2018-10-29
Yangoon (MMR)
UN Youth Volunteer in Communication for Effective Governance
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2018-11-15
Nairobi (Kenya)
UN Youth Volunteer in Communication
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2018-11-15
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Associate Programme Officer
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes soon: 2018-10-23
Sittway (Sittwe) (MMR)
UN Youth Volunteer in Human Rights
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2018-11-15
Lilongwe (MWI)
Associate Protection Officer
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes soon: 2018-10-23
Bhamo (MMR)
Data Analyst and Results Measurement Specialist
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2018-10-30
Dakar (Senegal)
UN Youth Volunteer in Resettlement
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2018-11-04
Byumba (RWA)
Voluntario/a Joven Desarrollo y Participación Adolescente
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes soon: 2018-10-21
La Paz (Bolivia)
UN Youth Volunteer in Nutrition
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2018-11-15
Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
UN Youth Volunteer in Communications
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2018-11-15
Lusaka (Zambia)
UN Youth Volunteer in Gender Responsive Governance and Gender Statistics
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2018-11-15
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
UN Youth Volunteer in Youth and Gender
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2018-11-15
Freetown (SLE)
UN Youth Volunteer in Field Legal Office
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2018-11-15
East Jerusalem (Palestinian Territory)
UN Youth Volunteer in Primary Education
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2018-11-15
Maputo (Mozambique)
UN Youth Volunteer in UXO - Programme and Partnerships Support
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2018-11-15
Vientiane (Lao )
Communication Officer
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes soon: 2018-10-25
Lome (TGO)
Client Service Account Manager
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes soon: 2018-10-21
Nairobi (Kenya)
Ingénieur du Génie Rural Spécilaliste en Infrastructures et en Prévention des Risques et Catastrophes Naturelles
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes soon: 2018-10-21
Moroni (COM)
Regional Planning and M&E Analyst
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes soon: 2018-10-21
Bridgetown (BRB)
Field Programme Officer
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes soon: 2018-10-26
Maungdaw (MMR)
UN Youth Volunteer in Gender, Peace and Security
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2018-11-04
Harare (Zimbabwe)
UN Youth Volunteer in Monitoring and Evaluation for WFP
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2018-11-04
Brazzaville (Congo Republic)
UN Youth Volunteer in Child Protection
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2018-11-04
Kinshasa (Congo Democratic)
Contingent Owned Equipment (COE) Assistant
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes soon: 2018-10-21
Bunia, Beni (
UN Youth Volunteer in Monitoring and Reporting
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2018-11-04
Bangui (Central African Republic)
Supervising Engineer
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes soon: 2018-10-25
Erbil (Iraq)
Strategic Planning Specialist
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes soon: 2018-10-26
Sukhumi (GEO)
Forestry Expert
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes soon: 2018-10-26
Ankara (Turkey)
UN Youth Volunteer in Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) and Peace Building in Tunisia
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2018-11-04
Tunis (Tunisia)
Polio GIS Center Support Staff
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes soon: 2018-10-24
Brazzaville (Congo Republic)
Programme Coordinator – UNDP-Chengdu Innovation Platform
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes soon: 2018-10-24
Beijing (China)
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes soon: 2018-10-23
Kinshasa (Congo Democratic)
Spécialiste en Communication et Developpement Communautaire
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes soon: 2018-10-24
Brazzaville (Congo Republic)
Disarmament Demobilisation Repatriation (DDR/RR) - Assistant
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes soon: 2018-10-23
Bunia (Congo Democratic)
Women Protection Advisor (WPA)
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes soon: 2018-10-24
Kalemie (COD)
Advocacy and Partnership Assistant
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes soon: 2018-10-22
Amman (Jordan)
Communication Assistant
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes soon: 2018-10-22
Amman (Jordan)
Associate Reporting Officer (Protection Sector)
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes soon: 2018-10-21
Maiduguri (NGA)
Social Policy Volunteer
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes soon: 2018-10-26
Harare (Zimbabwe)
Associate External Relations and Reporting Officer
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes soon: 2018-10-21
Kananga (COD)
Program Officer
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes soon: 2018-10-21
Bamako (Mali)
Archiviste Documentaliste
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes soon: 2018-10-22
Niamey (NER)
Electoral Logistic Specialist
International Volunteer - Internationally recruited Volunteer
Closes: 2018-10-31
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