UN Volunteer professional profiles: Basic Social Services

13 February 2018
Overviews & factsheets
This professional profile shows the minimum requirements to serve as an international UN Volunteer in the area of basic social services, and highlights potential assignments as well as volunteer entitlements.
National UN Volunteer, Fredy Soto, Community Based Adaptation UNV Environment and Community Specialist conducts a workshop on vulnerability and food security tothe beneficiaries of the CBA programme in Pin Pin, Tacaná, San Marcos, a very remote and rural area. (Daniele Volpe, 2013).location), Guatamela. (Daniele Volpe, 2013)

In the area of basic social services, UNV’s partners have requested volunteers knowledgeable and experienced in: primary health care, HIV/AIDS prevention, vulnerability and rights, women’s empowerment, democratic governance, population policy and administrative management, reproductive health, gender equity, safe motherhood, gender-based violence, national planning, child protection, universal primary education, community health workers, vocational training specialists and inclusive participation of citizens in local development cycles.

In addition, they request the full range of medical practitioners, such as doctors, surgeons, midwives, pharmacists etc. strengthening the capacity of volunteer infrastructure, nutrition and food production, inclusive local governance, small and medium enterprise development.