UNV and the World Health Organization (WHO) have launched an initiative to recruit early to middle career women professionals in Africa to promote health and boost gender equity across 47 countries in the region.
In a region with some of the highest rates of disease outbreaks in the world, the Africa Women Health Champions initiative provides young women from the continent with the opportunity to serve to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Africa.
UNV is recruiting around 100 national and international UN Volunteers from around the world. We focus on recruiting female professionals - nationals from the African continent. The candidates must have at least three years of professional experience in public health, epidemiology, health research, health emergency management, data management, statistics or other health-related fields, and information management, innovation, communications, or external relations.
We invite professionals with relevant qualifications and experience to register or update their profiles on the Unified Volunteering Platform and apply to the following opportunities with the World Health Organization:
External Relations and Partnerships Officer, Comoro Islands
External Relations and Partnerships Officer, Equatorial Guinea
Communications Officer, Botswana
Communications Officer, Central African Republic
Communications Officer, Niger
Communications Officer, Rwanda
Training Officer, Congo
Training Officer, Kenya
Training Officer, Senegal
Training Officer, South Africa
Other opportunities with WHO
Strategic Health Information Officer, Botswana
Strategic Health Information Officer, Cameroon
Strategic Health Information Officer, Comoro Islands
Strategic Health Information Officer, Côte d'Ivoire
Strategic Health Information Officer, Mauritania
Strategic Health Information Officer, Namibia
Strategic Health Information Officer, Sierra Leone
Strategic Health Information Officer, South Sudan
Service Delivery System Officer, Burkina Faso
Service Delivery System Officer, Cameroon
Service Delivery System Officer, Côte d'Ivoire
Service Delivery System Officer, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Service Delivery System Officer, Malawi
Service Delivery System Officer, Mozambique
Service Delivery System Officer, South Sudan
Candidates need to have at least three years of professional experience and reach 22 years for national UN Volunteer assignments and 27 years for international UN Volunteer assignments. This joint initiative targets nationals of the African continent, and female professionals are particularly encouraged to apply.
Languages: WHO Africa Regional Office covers 47 countries in the Sub- Saharan region and Algeria. The working languages are English, French, and Portuguese. Candidates with working knowledge of a combination of any two of these languages are highly desired.
- English and French for Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, Guinea Conakry, Madagascar, Mali, Rwanda, and Togo.
- English and Portuguese for Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe.
- French and Arabic for Algeria.
- English for Eritrea, Eswatini, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, Uganda, Tanzania, and Zambia.
- Duration: 12 months (or until 31 Dec 2022, with the possibility of extension)
- Starting date: Any time during 2022
- Conditions of service: monthly living allowance to cover housing, basic needs and utilities; settling-in-grant; life, health and permanent disability insurance; return airfares.
- More details will be included in the specific descriptions of assignments and may vary depending on the volunteer category (national or international UN Volunteer; Specialist or Youth assignment). Check your entitlements
Since 1973, the World Health Organization (WHO) has partnered with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme to provide basic social services, primary health care, and combat diseases through awareness and prevention. In the last ten years, 741 UN Volunteers served with WHO, supporting its mission to promote health, keep people safe and serve the vulnerable.