VMAM Code BIHR000459-5666

Regional Programme Associate

International Youth
Bosnia and Hercegovina
Sarajevo (BIH)
01 February 2020
12 months
24 November 2019

Under the direct supervision of Programme Officer, Regional Section for Europe, West and Central Asia, Division for Operations (Coordinator of the UNODC Regional Programme for South Eastern Europe), the UN Youth Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Support the Coordinator of the UNODC Regional Programme for South Eastern Europe and the Head of the UNODC Programme Office in Sarajevo in the implementation of the UNODC mandates in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the wider region of South Eastern Europe, in particular in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development;

  • Support the inclusion of UNODC into the work of the UN Country Team in Bosnia and Herzegovina, including the various written and other products and inputs into products of the UN Country Team (i.e. reports, briefings, plans, etc.);

  • Assist in actions and tasks aimed at the visibility of and reporting on the UNODC work in the region of South Eastern Europe;

  • Participate in the work of the UNODC Programme Office in Sarajevo and regional activities of UNODC to take place in Bosnia and Herzegovina and assist with the preparation of such activities;

  • Perform other functions as required.

Bachelor degree or equivalent
Law, political science, international affairs or other related humanitarian areas
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 2 years) in one or more of the following areas – political science, international affairs, law, security, rule of law or related to these fields

  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;

  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience in international relations, international affairs or similar areas would be highly regarded

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other development programme/project experience

Learning Expectations

Learning and development are a central part of the UN Youth Volunteer’s assignment and take place before, during and after his or her assignment in the field. Ideally, offering diverse opportunities for learning and development aim to strengthen the volunteer’s skills and competences, improve the quality of the assignment and keep the volunteer’s motivation high.

Learning elements for the UN Youth Volunteer include the development of:

Professional skills: including specific competencies and reflection on assignment-related abilities; and on-the-job skills such as time management, problem solving, team building; and career preparedness such as interview skills, CV preparation, job searching.

Inter-personal skills: including communication and listening skills; multi-cultural awareness and cultural competency; and conflict and stress management.

Volunteering-related skills: including leadership; civic responsibility; and engagement and active participation.

Beyond the learning opportunities provided by UNV, the host agency will support knowledge and capacity development in the technical areas that are relevant to the UN Youth Volunteer’s assignment. The host agency will provide, at its expense, UN Youth Volunteers with equal opportunity to participate in training courses and workshops offered to its personnel.


Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Working in Teams