Fawad Arshad (left), national UN University Volunteer with UNDP, promotes civic and voter education in rural communities to strengthen the engagement of citizens, particularly women and youth, in electoral processes in Pakistan. (UNV, 2020)
Fawad Arshad (left), national UN University Volunteer with UNDP, promotes civic and voter education in rural communities to strengthen the engagement of citizens, particularly women and youth, in electoral processes in Pakistan. (UNV, 2020)
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Timeframe
3 days

General Instructions

This section guides you through the recruitment process - from your selection to the start of your assignment as a UN Volunteer. Also, review sections on Your Benefits, Allowances, and Support Systems and About the UN, UNV & UN Funds and Programmes to prepare for your assignment.

 

Before jumping into it, please note:

You must complete all the necessary steps before you are cleared to for your assignment.

Do not resign from your current employment until your UNV focal person informs you to do so. The details of your focal person are included in your offer cover letter sent via email.

You are expected to arrive at the duty station within 4 weeks of receiving the official offer letter pending all clearances and issuance of visa(s) and host country Government approval.

Discuss any notice period with your host entity supervisor in advance and copy your UNV focal person. Any further delay may lead to a withdrawal of the offer.

Watch this video on the recruitment process so you know what it entails and get ready to volunteer. 


Update your profile in UVP

Your first step to becoming a UN Volunteer – update your profile

Log in to Unified Volunteering Platform (UVP). See guide on how to update your profile information (interactive, web version)

Complete the task in your dashboard to ‘Update your personal information’. Ensure that you:
  • Update academic qualifications 
  • Add an emergency contact (if not already entered) 
  • Upload passport copy (if not already uploaded) 
  • Confirm closest airport (or no travel) 
  • Provide up-to-date dependent information 

Ensure everything in your profile is accurate as an error will delay in processing your offer letter.

You will receive an email in approx. 3 working days when the offer letter has been issued. Follow instructions in email to review and accept the letter in UVP.

Watch this video to understand how to select, add or change your UNV recognized primary dependent now and during your UN Volunteer assignment.