The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme of the UN organization that promotes volunteerism to support peace and development worldwide. Volunteerism can transform the pace and nature of development and it benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer. UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for volunteerism globally, encouraging partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing volunteers.
In most cultures volunteerism is deeply embedded in long-established, ancient traditions of sharing and support within the communities. In this context, UN Volunteers take part in various forms of volunteerism and play a role in development and peace together with co-workers, host agencies and local communities.
In all assignments, UN Volunteers promote volunteerism through their action and conduct. Engaging in volunteer activity can effectively and positively enrich their understanding of local and social realities, as well as create a bridge between themselves and the people in their host community. This will make the time they spend as UN Volunteers even more rewarding and productive
|National UNV Programme Assistant – Strengthening National Response to Security Threats through Enhanced Border Control in Nigeria
Brief Project Description
Host Agency/Host Institute:
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
This position mainly involves providing programmatic assistance, administrative support and working with government agencies– investigators, legal advisers, prosecutors and other stakeholders in the criminal justice system.
Type of Assignment Place:
Assignment without family.
|Duties and Responsibilities|
|Under the supervision of the National Project Officer, the UNV will be responsible for the following tasks:
Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to:
|Required Skills and ExperienceQualifications/Requirements:|
Nigeria operates a democratic federal system of government with a federal level, 36 states, a Federal Capital Territory in Abuja and 774 local government areas, all of which are designed to be autonomous entities with respect to governance and resource mobilization. With 183.5 million population (UN-ECOSOC Est. 2015), Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country and the world’s 7th. The country is currently experiencing its longest period of civilian rule since independence. The general elections of April 2007 marked the first civilian-to-civilian transfer of power in the country’s history and the elections of 2011 and 2015 were generally regarded as credible. In January 2014, Nigeria assumed a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2014-15 term.
In 2014, Nigeria’s economy (GDP) became the largest in Africa, worth more than $500 billion in terms of nominal GDP and $1 trillion in terms of Purchasing Power parity (PPP). It overtook South Africa to become the world’s 21st (nominal) and 20th (PPP) largest economy in 2015. Nigeria’s oil reserves have played a significant role in its growing political and economic influence. The country is considered to be an emerging market by the World Bank and has been identified as a regional power on the African continent. Inflation rate is 8.3% (2014 est.) while population living below poverty line is estimated to be up to 70%.
Conditions of Service (National UNV COS_ENG )
Travel to duty station (if applicable) and a Settling-In-Grant will be provided in the event duty station is not within commuting distance from the place of recruitment. A Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) of 94,914 NGN is provided monthly to cover housing, utilities and normal cost of living expenses. Life, health and permanent disability insurance are included (health insurance for up to 3 dependents), as well as final repatriation (if applicable) and resettlement allowance for satisfactory service.
United Nations Considerations:
The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8). Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United Nations does not concern itself with information on applicant’s bank accounts.
United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme which welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture.
.All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
Method of Application
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