UN Volunteer professional profiles: Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

This professional profile shows the minimum requirements to serve as an international UN Volunteer in peacekeeping and peacebuilding, and highlights potential assignments as well as volunteer entitlements.

Volunteerism in peacekeeping and peacebuilding contributes to interventions in post-conflict environments addressing short-term, early recovery emergency needs in addition to building local and national capacities and understanding between states and its citizens to rebuild mutual trust.

UNV provides support to emergency relief efforts, including humanitarian crisis and protracted situations. In the aftermath of conflict, UN Volunteers are deployed to support a multi-dimensional recovery process that focuses on livelihoods, monitoring, evaluation and reporting, governance and various social dimensions, including the reintegration of displaced populations.

In the areas of peacekeeping and peacebuilding, UNV’s partners have requested volunteers knowledgeable and experienced in: civil affairs, political affairs, early recovery, community recovery, human rights reporting, human rights monitoring, local institutional capacity support, democratic governance, rule of law and operational and technical support such as logistics, water and sanitation and supply and camp management, among others.