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United Nations Volunteers (UNV) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have launched an initiative to recruit early to middle career women professionals in Africa to promote health and boost gender equity across 47 countries in the region. UNV will recruit around 100 national and international UN Volunteers from around the world, with a special focus on the recruitment of female professionals, nationals from the African continent, who have at least two years of professional experience related to public health, epidemiology, health research, health emergency management, data management, statistics or other health related fields, as well as information management, innovation, communications or external relations.

The UN Volunteer Health Champions will profit from online learning tools and courses for continuous learning opportunities. If you are self-motivated and can thrive in an international, multidisciplinary environment, check out available assignments below (more positions will be advertised soon so check back here for updates regularly).


Candidates need to have at least two years of professional experience and be at least 22 years old for national UN Volunteer assignments, and at least 25 years old for international UN Volunteer assignments. This joint initiative targets nationals of the African continent and female professionals are particularly encouraged to apply.

Assignment information

  1. Duration: 12 months (or until 31 Dec 2020, with possibility of extension)

  2. Starting date: Any time during 2020, with ideally a large number of UN Volunteers taking up their assignment in July 2020

  3. Conditions of service: monthly living allowance to cover housing, basic needs and utilities; settling-in-grant; life, health and permanent disability insurance; return airfares.

More details will be included in the specific descriptions of assignments and may vary depending on the volunteer category (national or international UN Volunteer; Specialist or Youth assignment). Check your entitlements here:

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