Category Host entity Country
UNV International Youth Volunteer – Investigations Office Int. Youth UNICEF United States of America

UNV International Youth Volunteer – Investigations Office

UNV International Youth Volunteer – Investigations Office

International Youth
Host entity
United States of America
Location, Country
New York (USA)
Language skills
Expected Starting Date
12 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task

Under the direct supervision of Chief of Strategy Intake and Analysis (SIA), the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Conducts initial assessments and assists with other intake-related matters;
  • Prepares related written outputs, including referral and closure memoranda;
  • Assists with strategic and policy initiatives and deliverables, including related to the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) and anti-racism and discrimination;
  • Assists with revising the OIAI investigations manual and other internal policies, procedures, and templates, as needed; and
  • Undertakes research and/or other tasks as assigned by the Chief of SIA, in support of the SIA Section.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:

  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

A first-level degree Bachelor’s degree in international law or related field.

Required experience
2 Months
Experience remark
  • 0 to 2 years of relevant experience in legal activities and/or investigation related functions.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
International law
Area of expertise details

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Good organizational skills.
  • Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French, Spanish or Arabic is an advantage. Knowledge of another UN language is considered as an asset.
Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Client Orientation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call for to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 26-09-2021