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UNV Regional Websites

UNV works in 150 countries and territories, deploying UN Volunteers to advance sustainable development at grassroots level. Explore our work in the different regions of the world.

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East and Southern Africa
East and Southern Africa
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West and Central Africa
West and Central Africa
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Arab States
Arab States
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Europe and the CIS
Europe and the CIS
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Latin America
Latin America and the Caribbean
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Asia and the Pacific
Asia and the Pacific

UN Volunteer professional profiles: National UN Volunteers

National UN Volunteer Mohammad Abbas helping refugees in Cairo. (UNV, 2015)
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Sustainable Development Goal

This professional profile shows the minimum requirements to serve as a national UN Volunteer, and highlights potential assignments as well as volunteer entitlements.

National UN Volunteers come from all walks of life. In the health sector UNV’s partners have requested volunteers knowledgeable and experienced as general medical practitioners, medical specialists and doctors specialized in public health; staff counselors and psychologists; midwives and nurses, dentists, pharmacists and laboratory technicians.

Other functions in demand include: protection, resettlement/reintegration/repatriation, refugee status determination officers, monitoring, evaluation and reporting specialists, programme development and project management specialists, public information and communication specialists, rule-of-law, judicial monitoring, access to justice, security sector reform, policy specialists, statisticians, community mobilization experts, entrepreneurship and employment.

In technical and support areas: aviation, movement and transport control, ICT and telecommunication, civil engineering, supply management, logistics and procurement, human resources and training of trainers.