Posted on :
21 Jul, 2015
21 Jul, 2015
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
Job Title: Programme Assistant
|National UNV Programme Assistant – Strengthening National Response to Security Threats through Enhanced Border Control in Nigeria
Brief Project Description
Host Agency/Host Institute:
Type of Assignment Place:
|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 Experience
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 )
United Nations Considerations: