UN Volunteer Opportunities for Finnish Nationals 2020

UN Volunteer Opportunities for Finnish Nationals 2020

Deadline: May 10, 2020

Are you a Finnish national? Interested in volunteering to promote peace & development? APPLY to be a UN Volunteer with UNESCO, UNICEF, Refugees, UN Women or UN Resident Coordinator Offices in Asia Pacific, East Africa or Latin America.

The Finland Ministry for Foreign Affairs annually funds experts for temporary UN volunteer missions. They have funded Finns for UN volunteer missions since 1974. Volunteers are placed in the country offices of organizations located in Finland’s bilateral co-operation partner countries and in other developing countries where multilateral organizations operate, complementing bilateral development co-operation.

The term of office of the UN Volunteer position is basically two years, but success in the position also allows for a third year. The minimum age for the UN Volunteer position is 25 years, there is no upper age limit. Volunteers do not receive their actual salary, but are paid a monthly living allowance (Living Allowance).

Positions

There are several open UN Volunteer expert positions.

  • India, UNRCO,  Communications Officer: Writer / Editor
  • India, UNESCO,  Prevention of Violent Extremism and Hate Speech Analyst
  • Indonesia, UNICEF,  Technology for Development Specialist
  • Myanmar, UNESCO,  Associate Project Officer – Teacher Education
  • Myanmar, UN Women,  Monitoring and Reporting Specialist
  • Mexico, UNHCR,  Assistant Protection Officer (Community-Based)
  • Mozambique, UNICEF,  Education Officer
  • Zambia, UNRCO,  Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Benefits

Volunteers do not receive their actual salary, but are paid a monthly living allowance (Living Allowance).

Eligibility

Applicants are required to have:

  • Finnish citizenship
  • A university degree
  • At least two years of work experience in the field
  • Proficiency in Finnish or Swedish
  • Excellent oral and written proficiency in English. Other language skills are an advantage.

The minimum age for the UN Volunteer position is 25 years, there is no upper age limit.

Coaching courses for those going on development tasks: Before leaving, persons selected for voluntary assignments may participate in a basic course on development policy and co-operation organized by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs , which introduces them to Finland’s development policy program and forms of development co-operation.

Application

  • The application period ends on 10 May 2020
  • UNV will announce the selected candidates to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs on 22 May 2020
  • UNV will send the applications of the selected candidates to the organizations for interview and selection on 2.6.2020
  • Organizations confirm the selected candidate, UNV notifies the selected candidate and starts recruitment 26.6.2020
  • Departure to the station country from 7.9.2020 at the earliest

To apply, visit the individual pages below:

Search for a task via the link. You can then log in if you already have an account, or register your profile first. You can apply for up to three tasks and indicate your recommended order in the Additional Notes section of your profile. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

Click here to register in the UNV Talent Pool.

For more information, visit Finnish Government.

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