UN Volunteers

SouthSudan_SolomonAyiko_2016Solomon Ayiko (right), UNV Relief, Reintegration and Protection Officer, with protection patrols, following a road used by women to collect firewood and charcoal where incidents of SGBV are common. An IDP is holding Solomon to help him walk in the deep water. (Melanie Moore/UNV, 2016)


UN Volunteer National Talent Pool Registration:

How to Register:

1.       Site: https://vmam.unv.org/

2.       Click on Candidate Signup

3.       Register with UNV database by entering basic personal information

4.       Click Sign Up

5.       Notification e-mail sent to the registered e-mail of the candidate

6.       Click on the link in the e-mail to validate the e-mail address

7.       Complete all the required sections under my Profile

8.       Submit My Profile

Job Vacancies:       

This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only South Sudanese nationals are eligible to apply.

*Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink SSDR000885-2169 National UNV Midwife to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call SSDR000885-2169 National UNV Midwife to which you would like to apply.

With the urgency of this positions to be filled, the recruitment committee may shortlist candidates before the set deadline.

What is UN Volunteers

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is an organization that contributes towards peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. We work with partners to integrate qualified, highly motivated and well supported UN Volunteers into development programming while promoting the value of volunteerism, and recognizing its importance at a global level.


Volunteerism is a basic expression of human relationships. It is about a person’s need to participate in creating a difference and improving another person’s situation or improving communal conditions in their societies. People all over the world engage in volunteerism for a great variety of reasons: to help eliminate poverty, to improve basic health and education, to tackle environmental issues, to reduce the risk of disasters or to combat social exclusion and violent conflict. In all these areas, volunteerism makes a specific contribution by generating an environment of well-being for people and their communities.

Through volunteerism, UNV establishes an opportunity where volunteers can work in collaboration with the United Nations and its partners to create spaces for people to engage, acquire voice and make specific contributions that lead to countries attaining peace and development. 

UN Volunteers in South Sudan

In South Sudan, UN Volunteers has a field presence of about 500 Volunteers stationed across the country working within the United Nations. The Volunteers hold integral positions and form part the backbone of this organization.

There are several forms / ways to be a Volunteer, however, in South Sudan, the most common forms are:

1.       National Volunteering

2.       International Volunteering

How Can you Become a...

UN National Volunteer:

This is a Volunteer mobilized by UNV to serve in their own country and support the countries national capacity building initiatives. A National Volunteer is assigned to a Host Agency (UN Organization) and plays an important role with his understanding of local languages, local cultural, social and economic conditions, and their capacity to work at the local level.more 

National Volunteers are:

A national of South Sudan, of at least 22 years of age (there is no upper age limit), who holdd a minimal level of higher education or technical credentials for the relevant assignment, with at least one year of relevant working experience, has strong professional, interpersonal and organizational skills, and is strongly committed to the values and principles of Volunteerism.more 

International Volunteer:

This is a Volunteer who serves in countries other than their own. They are recruited for their professional and technical expertise, and specialized inputs to work in development assistance projects, and, in humanitarian and peace keeping operations. more 

International Volunteers are:

At least 25 years of age (there is not upper age limit); hold a university degree or higher technical diploma; have a minimum of two years and an average of five years of relevant professional work experience; are able to work in a multi-cultural environment; have strong professional, interpersonal and organizational skills; are strongly committed to the values and principles of Volunteerism.more 

Profiles in Demand

National Volunteer profiles

Administrative roles in finance, procurement, human resources, communications, medical field, midwifery, Rule of Law Officer, Law Enforcement Advisor Officer, WASH Assistant, Project Associate, Protection Associate, Registration Assistant Generator, Electrical & AC Technician Compound, and Management Associate.more 

International Volunteer profiles:

Development and Project Management, Political Science, Health, Information Technology, Engineering Legal, Public Information, Administration, Finance, Logistics and Procurement.more 

How to enroll in the Pool:

National Volunteer Enrollment:

Filling and submitting a National UN Volunteer Profile Form. A soft copy can be found on the top of this webpage or a hard copy can be picked up from the Ministry of Labor. You can either drop off the form at the reception desk at the UNDP / UNV Office or via email at unvroster@undp.org. We also request the applicant to attach your CV along with the submission of the form.more 

International Volunteer Enrollment:

Visiting the UNV website – www.unv.org and clicking on the “Become a UN Volunteer Abroad” tab and following the instructions on how to create your profile.more 

Once you have enrolled in the pool and depending on the Host Agency’s needs, profiles will be reviewed and those found compatible to the Agency’s needs will be submitted to the Host Agency for review.  All candidates presented for review will undergo a competitive interview process. In the interview process, the host agency will assess the technical skills of the candidate and the UNV Field Unit will assess the candidate’s track record, motivation and attitude to volunteerism, as well as other personal qualities, such as team spirit and leadership, that are likely to make them successful in their assignments as UN Volunteers. 

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