|The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Volunteerism is a powerful means of engaging people in tackling development challenges, and it can transform the pace and nature of development. Volunteerism benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer by strengthening trust, solidarity and reciprocity among citizens, and by purposefully creating opportunities for participation. UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for recognition of volunteers, working with partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing an increasing number and diversity of volunteers, including experienced UN volunteers, throughout the world. UNV embraces volunteerism as universal and inclusive, and recognizes volunteerism in its diversity as well as the values that sustain it: free will, commitment, engagement and solidarity. |
UNV engaged 7,765 UN volunteers in 2010, on a total of 7,960 assignments. With an average age of 37 years and the requisite professional skills and qualifications of some 5 to 10 years relevant experience, UN volunteers served in 132 countries in 2010 and came themselves from 158. The majority – 80 per cent – come from developing countries themselves. One third of UN volunteers served in their own countries, with the others carrying out international assignments. The financial equivalent of programme activities exceeds US$235 million annually. In addition, as the focal point in the United Nations for the International Year of the Volunteers (IYV2001), UNV is active in the follow-up to the Year, for which the key objectives are the recognition, facilitation, networking and promotion of volunteerism.
UNV is headquartered in Bonn, Germany and has approximately 150 staff positions – with the majority in Bonn and some positions with different UN peacekeeping and political missions, and in other Headquarters locations (e.g. New York and Tokyo). The major organizational groups within UNV are:
The Volunteer Recruitment Resources Section (VRRS)forms part of the Volunteer Programming and Management Group and assumes functions pertaining to UNV’s Volunteer Management Cycle (VMC), in particular those related to “Outreach”, "Application to UNV” and “Identification, Submission, Selection”, which directly support the recruitment of international UN volunteers.
Duties and Responsibilities
|Under the supervision of the Deputy Chief, Volunteer Recruitment Resources Section, the Recruitment Assistant contributes to UNV’s corporate objective in terms of fielded UN volunteers in as much as it provides an appraisal and a ready supply of suitable candidates for international UNV assignments. |
Specific duties include the following:
Summary of key functions:
Assess incoming application against general recruitment criteria, which includes:
Other related duties that may be assigned.
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
Design and Implementation of Management Systems
Required Skills and Experience
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This post is for local recruitment only. All travel, interview and relocation costs, if any, incurred to take up an appointment at the duty station in Bonn are at the expense of the applicant.
Applications should be submitted on line and include the UNDP Personal History Form (P11) posted at http://sas.undp.org/Documents/P11_Personal_history_form.doc. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
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