Photo: Soule Mohamed is a UN Volunteer Associate Electrician Officer with UNHCR in Chad. Here he is at the Iridimi refugee camp, checking the power station with the leaders of the camp.
Recruitment checklist for host entities
Start a supportive relationship with your UN Volunteer now and you’ll be rewarded with a confident and dedicated team member who knows their assignment inside out, delivers and develops new skills before your eyes.
Organize an onboarding and coaching buddy upfront to help your volunteer settle in their first weeks. Consider partnering them with someone patient, with time to answer questions and coach. Meanwhile, your team can keep working happily, getting lots done, with fewer distractions. The right buddy may also see this as a good leadership and development opportunity!