Women encouraged to apply as UN Volunteers

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The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is an equal opportunity organization which welcomes applications from qualified professionals all over the world. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture, as the diversity of UN Volunteers is critical to the United Nation's success.

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is an equal opportunity organization which welcomes applications from qualified professionals all over the world. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture, as the diversity of UN Volunteers is critical to the United Nation's success.


UN Volunteers represent 152 different nationalities and serve on assignments in 129 countries. In 2013, the total percentage of women serving as national and international UN Volunteers was 40%. They served in around 100 professional groups, and in diverse locations, including in non-family and hard-ship duty stations.


We encourage qualified women, with skills relevant to the range of UN Volunteer assignments, to register their interest. Listed below are some examples of current volunteering opportunities and their locations.


Afghanistan


  • Medical Officers (specifically to work with female patients)


Cameroon


  • Associate WASH Officers


Democratic Republic of Congo


  • Associate WASH Officers


Malawi


  • Medical (ophthalmology, obstetrics & gynaecology, paediatrics, internal medicine, general surgery and orthopedic surgery)


Mali (bilingual French/English required)


  • General Practitioners
  • Laboratory Technicians
  • ICT/GIS Specialists
  • Engineers
  • Air Operations and Movement Control Officers


South Sudan


  • Midwives

To begin the process of registering to be a UN Volunteer, please visit the How to Volunteer section of our website.