United Nations Volunteers Coordination Specialist Jobs in Kenya

United Nations Volunteers Coordination Specialist Jobs in Kenya

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is 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.


  • Master degree or equivalent
  • Required experience 36 months
  • Need Driving Licence No
    volunteerism for peace and development dur-ing the assignment, such as reporting on the number of
    volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed

  • Education - Additional Comments
  • Development Studies, International Relations, Social Sciences or related
  • Experience Remark
  • Knowledge of the UN system, UN reform and its operational mandates;
  • Previous UN field and coordination experience will be considered an asset;
  • Excellent skills in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and
    advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web based
    management systems.

    Language Skills
  • English (Mandatory) , Level - Fluent
  • Area of Expertise
  • Other
    development programme/project experience Mandatory
  • Area of Expertise Requirement

    Competencies & Values
  • Accountability
  • Client Orientation
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning
  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Ethics and Values
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Professionalism
  • Self-Management

    How to Apply
  • 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(assignment) to which you would like to apply.
  • Candidates may apply to a maximum of three (3) special calls (assignments) per advertisement.
  • Your order of preference may be specified in the ‘Additional Remarks’ section of your profile.
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 12th May 2019
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • The selection will be done by the
    UN Host Entity at the level of the country of assignment.
  • Interviews will be conducted by the UN Host
    Entity between 5 and 25 June.
  • Usually these interviews are competency-based.
  • The selected candidate will be invited to attend a training prior to deployment. The training will take place in Helsinki from 5-7 September.


  • 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.
  • For more information and job application details, see; United Nations Volunteers Coordination Specialist Jobs in Kenya

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