Deadline: June 1, 2018
Calling young evaluators: Apply to be come a UN Youth Volunteer in Monitoring and Evaluation. The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that promotes volunteerism to support peace and development worldwide.
The young evaluators programme aims at strengthening the UN system’s monitoring and evaluation capacity through the deployment of young evaluators. This recruitment call is for multiple volunteers in various locations around the world.
UNV, UNFPA and EvalYouth, in partnership with UNDP, UNICEF, UN Women, WFP, FAO and DPKO, are creating opportunities for young evaluators to volunteer with the United Nations. These new opportunities will be hosted by a number of UN agencies, including UNFPA, UNDP, UNICEF, UN Women, WFP, FAO and DPKO. These UN Volunteer assignments will be in a range of offices around the world, including at the country level, in regional offices or at headquarters on assignments that may last from 6 months to 2 years.
When applying for this special recruitment exercise, you may be selected for any of the assignments globally offered by the UN agencies participating in this new partnership.
About the new collaboration
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) and EvalYouth, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), UNWomen, the World Food Programme (WFP), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), are committed to engaging with youth and young people with expertise and interest in the area of evaluation, thereby building a cadre of emerging evaluators for the United Nations and its partners. Under this new collaboration:
- Young and emerging evaluators are invited to register on UNV’s database of UN Volunteer candidates
- UN agencies will recruit youth UN Volunteers to strengthen the monitoring and evaluation capacity of their own country and regional offices
- UNV will leverage its database to vet candidates, recruit the UN Youth Volunteers, deploy them with UN agencies and other partners, and support the youth UN Volunteers’ assignments, development and learning.
This collaboration aims to ensure youth voices are included in evaluations, national evaluation capacities are enhanced through skills development and experience, and that the UN evaluation function is enriched through the contributions of motivated and well-supported UN Youth Volunteers.
Assignments could take place with a variety of UN organizations, including UNFPA, UNDP, UN Women, UNICEF, FAO, WFP and DPKO for a time period of between 6 months to up to 2 years. Selected UN Youth Volunteers will be based in country, regional or headquarters offices around the world.
UN Youth Volunteers receive a monthly living allowance and a benefits package.
- A UN Volunteer receives a Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) per month and is paid at the end of each month to cover housing, utilities, transportation, communications and other basic needs.
- UN Volunteers are provided a settling-in-grant (SIG) at the start of the assignment (if the volunteer did not reside in the duty station for at least 6 months prior to taking up the assignment) and also in the event of a permanent reassignment to another duty station.
- UNV provides life, health, permanent disability insurances as well as assignment travel, annual leave, full integration in the UN security framework (including residential security reimbursements).
- UN Volunteers are paid Daily Subsistence Allowance at the UN rate for official travels, flight tickets for the final repatriation travel (if applicable). A resettlement allowance is paid for satisfactory service at the end of the assignment.
Young people with a commitment to the values of the United Nations and with some experience in monitoring and evaluation are encouraged to apply. Candidates must comply with the following criteria:
- Be between 18-29 years of age
- Have up to two years of relevant work experience
- Be fluent in English or another working language of the United Nations (preferably French or Spanish)
United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme which welcomes applications from qualified professionals. They are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture.
- To apply for this new opportunity, you need to register your profile here. Please note that after creating your account, you must complete all sections of your profile and submit it.
- Then go to My Page and click on the ‘Special calls’ link.
- Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.
For more information, visit UN Youth Volunteer.