UN Volunteers Uganda | National UN Volunteer
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National UN Volunteer

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide.

How to become a National UN Volunteer

Volunteerism is a powerful means of engaging people in tackling development challenges, and it can transform the pace and nature of development. Volunteerism benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer by strengthening trust, solidarity and reciprocity among citizens, and by purposefully creating opportunities for participation.

UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for recognition of volunteers, working with partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing an increasing number and diversity of volunteers, including experienced UN Volunteers, throughout the world. UNV embraces volunteerism as universal and inclusive, and recognises volunteerism in its diversity as well as the values that sustain it – free will, commitment, engagement and solidarity.

UNV in Uganda maintains a National Database of candidates in professional fields that include:



The following are minimum requirements for consideration of a UN Volunteer position:

  • At least be 25 years old and, or over;
  • At least possess a first degree from a recognised University;
  • At least have two (02) years of consistent and relevant working experience since University qualification, and;
  • Have good knowledge of computer technology and interpersonal skills.

Conditions of Service

UNV volunteers are provided with a Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) intended to cover basic needs, housing and utilities; a one-time Settling-in Grant (SIG) equivalent to one month VLA paid to UNV volunteers going to serve in areas different from the place of recruitment; life, health and permanent disability insurance, and; a resettlement allowance paid at the end of satisfactory service.


If you currently meet the aforementioned minimum requirements, please send your up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV) only and, in either MS Word or PDF to registry.ug@undp.org for review while indicating at least two areas of competence or interest that you can compete in favourably for inclusion in our National Database. In addition, we shall also advice you on how to apply for registration in the UNV Roster for possible consideration in international assignments.

Kindly, take note that we are demand-driven and our positions are very competitive and thus acceptance or inclusion of your CV or profile both at National Database and UNV Roster DOES NOT guarantee that you will be taken up.