UNV support to HE
UNV support to HE
National UN Volunteer Marriane Enow Tabi (WFP), assist Monitoring Assistant Meiganga in taking anthropometric parameters of a baby at a refugee camp in Lolo, Cameroon.
© UNV, 2019

What support does UNV give to host UN entities?

UNV offers support services that add value to host organizations, including:

Global representation

UNV is active in around 154 countries, has a field presence in over 60 countries, and offers operational capacity and decentralized support to deliver talent solutions;

Access to a Global Talent Pool

Access to a Global Talent Pool of over 250,000 onsite UN Volunteer and 600,000 Online Volunteer candidates, who can contribute to national and sub-national capacity development in more than 100 professional areas and with diversity in expertise, age, gender and location;

Talent acquisition expertise

Talent acquisition expertise to manage the selection process and shortlisting of high-caliber candidates to meet the host’s requirements;

Speedy deployment of UN Volunteers

Speedy deployment of UN Volunteers in an average of 8 to 12 weeks for national and international volunteers respectively, and flexible mechanisms to fast-track emergency deployment and direct recruitment for immediate host entity needs; 

Well-established legal and administrative framework

Well-established legal and administrative framework to engage volunteers, including conditions of service, guidance notes and the UNV code of conduct, all available under Policy, Notes and Guidelines;

Full range of operational support

Full range of operational support on the bulk of the day-to-day administration, including contractual arrangement and payroll/entitlements management.

Learning and training support

Learning and training support to meet UN Volunteer needs during different phases of assignment;

Online Volunteer services platform

Online Volunteer services platform offering a range of self-services to swiftly acquire skilled on-line Volunteers to support host entities remotely on location neutral tasks; and

Quality control and service improvement

Quality control and service improvement through UN host entity and UN Volunteer feedback (in 2019, the partner satisfaction rate was above 92 per cent and UN Volunteer satisfaction rate was 95 per cent). 

Download “UNV’s Offer to Partners” for a comprehensive list of our solutions and services available for host entities.

Also, see a summary of the roles and responsibilities of host entities and the added value of UNV and UN Volunteers below.