New opportunities to serve as Africa Women Health Champions
The Africa Women Health Champions initiative will contribute to improving people’s health and well-being in the region, while also promoting gender equality on the continent.

UNV is recruiting Africa Women Health Champions

UNV and the World Health Organization (WHO) have launched an initiative to recruit early to middle career women professionals in Africa to promote health and boost gender equity across 47 countries in the region.

In a region with some of the highest rates of disease outbreaks in the world, the Africa Women Health Champions initiative provides young women from the continent with the opportunity to serve to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Africa.

UNV is recruiting around 100 national and international UN Volunteers from around the world. We focus on recruiting female professionals - nationals from the African continent. The candidates must have at least three years of professional experience in public health, epidemiology, health research, health emergency management, data management, statistics or other health-related fields, and information management, innovation, communications, or external relations.

We invite professionals with relevant qualifications and experience to register or update their profiles on the Unified Volunteering Platform and apply to the following opportunities with the World Health Organization:

External Relations and Partnerships Officer, Comoro Islands

External Relations and Partnerships Officer, Equatorial Guinea

External Relations and Partnerships Officer, Ethiopia

External Relations and Partnerships Officer, Nigeria

Resource Mobilization, External Relations and Partnerships Officer, South Sudan

Communications Officer, Botswana

Communications Officer, Central African Republic

Communications Officer, Niger

Communications Officer, Rwanda

Training Officer, Congo

Training Officer, Kenya

Training Officer, Senegal

Training Officer, South Africa

Other opportunities with WHO

Strategic Health Information Officer, Botswana

Strategic Health Information Officer, Cameroon

Strategic Health Information Officer, Comoro Islands

Strategic Health Information Officer, Côte d'Ivoire

Strategic Health Information Officer, Malawi

Strategic Health Information Officer, Mauritania

Strategic Health Information Officer, Namibia

Strategic Health Information Officer, Niger

Strategic Health Information Officer, Sierra Leone

Strategic Health Information Officer, South Sudan

Service Delivery System Officer, Burkina Faso

Service Delivery System Officer, Cameroon

Service Delivery System Officer, Congo

Service Delivery System Officer, Côte d'Ivoire

Service Delivery System Officer, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Service Delivery System Officer, Ghana

Service Delivery System Officer, Malawi

Service Delivery System Officer, Mozambique

Service Delivery System Officer, Niger

Service Delivery System Officer, South Sudan


Candidates need to have at least three years of professional experience and reach 22 years for national UN Volunteer assignments and 27 years for international UN Volunteer assignments. This joint initiative targets nationals of the African continent, and female professionals are particularly encouraged to apply.

Languages: WHO Africa Regional Office covers 47 countries in the Sub- Saharan region and Algeria. The working languages are English, French, and Portuguese. Candidates with working knowledge of a combination of any two of these languages are highly desired.

  • English and French for Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, Guinea Conakry, Madagascar, Mali, Rwanda, and Togo.
  • English and Portuguese for Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe.
  • French and Arabic for Algeria.
  • English for Eritrea, Eswatini, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, Uganda, Tanzania, and Zambia.

Assignment information

  • Duration: 12 months (or until 31 Dec 2022, with the possibility of extension)
  • Starting date: Any time during 2022
  • Conditions of service: monthly living allowance to cover housing, basic needs and utilities; settling-in-grant; life, health and permanent disability insurance; return airfares.
  • More details will be included in the specific descriptions of assignments and may vary depending on the volunteer category (national or international UN Volunteer; Specialist or Youth assignment). Check your entitlements

Since 1973, the World Health Organization (WHO) has partnered with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme to provide basic social services, primary health care, and combat diseases through awareness and prevention. In the last ten years, 741 UN Volunteers served with WHO, supporting its mission to promote health, keep people safe and serve the vulnerable.