Photo: International UN Volunteer Terumi Onuma, Communication Officer with UNV Regional Office in Dakar interviewing National UN Volunteers serving with the UNHCR
© Bertrand GUEU / UNV 2018
Interview and select the right talent
UNV has done its best to shortlist candidates that match your Description of Assignment. It is up to you to review candidate’ profiles and select the best talent for your organization.
Be quick to show your interest and engage your volunteer. With others vying for top talent, the best candidates are gone within 10 days or less.
Different Options for Decision Making
Depending on the circumstances and the role for which you recruit, you have different options for arriving at a decision on who is your preferred candidate. You could:
Key Principles to Consider
You are responsible for ensuring that your decision is based on a fair and transparent process.
The best talent considers other options! UNV can only reserve candidates for two weeks. Selecting your preferred candidate quickly is your best chance to get the one you prefer.
UNV is interested in your assessment of all candidates. For example:
• Why did you decide for or against interviewing a shortlisted candidate?
• Why do you recommend a candidate or why not?
• What did you learn about the candidate that may be of interest in other recruitment processes for your organization?
Sharing with us as much of your feedback as possible will help us learn more about your preferences and inform our consideration of candidates for possible other recruitments.
See our guides on how to review candidates and record results of your assessment in Unified Volunteering Platform (On-screen & PDF version).