Register in our talent pool to support the Beirut explosion response

UNV is calling for skilled professionals willing to support the UN system’s response as national UN Volunteers to mitigate the health, social and economic impacts of the massive explosion in Beirut on 4 August 2020.  

We encourage you to update your profile on UNV’s web application system and enter BEIRUT-2020 as a keyword in your Motivation Statement. With the right skillset, you could support the response in one of the following areas:

  • Emergency response, immediate relief and post-conflict humanitarian aid operations
  • Food safety and nutrition
  • Logistic and supply management
  • Admin, finance and HR support
  • Civil engineering and construction supervision
  • Water sanitation and environmental engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Engineering economics and quantity surveying
  • General doctors
  • Specialized doctors
  • Nursing
  • Public health
  • Mental health


Candidates need to have at least two years of professional experience and be at least 22 years old for national UN Volunteer assignments. Your application should highlight any prior experience in any of the above listed areas of expertise. 

Additional requirements will be described in the Descriptions of Assignment (equivalent to Terms of Reference). Check our special calls regularly, using BEIRUT-2020 as a keyword to filter.

Assignment information

Duration: from 3-12 months (with possibility of extension)

Starting date: many will require candidates to be available at short notice (1-2 weeks) 

Conditions of service: monthly living allowance; settling-in-grant; life, health and permanent disability insurance (check for entitlements here:

More details will be included in the specific descriptions of assignments and may vary depending on the volunteer category. 

Important notice: Using the key word BEIRUT-2020 will ensure that your profile is reviewed with priority for related assignments.