Call for applicants: Electoral support in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and HaitiThe United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is looking for a large number of French-speaking candidates for volunteer assignments in the framework of the overall UN support for the 2016 elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Haiti. The selected volunteers will be deployed in different places covering the whole territory of those two countries.
Potential volunteers who are fluent in French and have professional experience in electoral support are invited to apply. Further details of these assignments will be released shortly. Immediate needs are:
Requirements: Applicants must have an accumulated professional experience of at least 2 years and be aged 25 or over.
- Civic education
- Logistics / storage
- Planning and coordination
- Air and transport control (MOVCON)
Duration of assignment: six months initially, with possibility of extension.
Starting date: in the coming weeks.
Required languages: French and English.
Conditions of Service: A monthly volunteer living allowance intended to cover accommodation and basic needs; a settling-in grant; medical insurance, disability insurance and life insurance; air tickets to/from the duty station. More information will be provided in the specific description of assignment.
How to apply: If you are not registered in the UNV database, please create your profile on: https://ereta.unv.org/html/index.php?module=myprofile. Important: After creating your account and successfully validating your email, you must complete all sections of your profile and select the code for this special call, "16_Elections", on the drop-down list in the "Special Recruitment" section of MyProfile. Your application will be considered only after you click on "Submit Profile" (in green). You will receive an automatic message with your number of identification, which certifies that your profile is duly registered in our database.
If your profile is already in our database, please update it through this address: https://myprofile.unv.org. Click on the "Special Recruitment" option on the left menu, then click on "Edit" and select the code of the call, "16_Elections", from the list. Confirm by clicking on "update".
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