Photo: UN Volunteer Rhea Mahanta, gender focal point for the UNMISS Civil Affairs' Bor Field Office, visits the Panyier Unified Military Training Center in Jonglei State where government and opposition forces undergo joint training to form South Sudan's National Army. Life in these environments is hard, and men and women have different needs. Undergoing training for months under these harsh conditions with almost no facilities, particularly in a State rife with conflict, can prompt many women to leave their training behind to return to their families. Rhea and her colleagues distributed sanitary napkins and hygiene kits for the women, for whom it was crucial to have those resources if they were to continue with their military training.
© UNMISS, 2020
Reassign your volunteer to meet your evolving needs
When operational requirements demand it, move quickly to reassign your volunteer to where their skills and experience will deliver the most value.
Feel empowered to make minor changes on your own with the volunteer. Involve UNV prior to effecting any significant changes to the assignment – here’s how:
Where only slight modifications to the Description of Assignment apply, you can make those changes directly, after consulting with your volunteer.
We do not need to take administrative actions for variations of this nature:
4. Email ‘email@example.com’ your updated assignment description.
You can authorize temporary reassignment or mission travel of your volunteer to a different project, duty station or mission area, with only minor changes to their responsibilities in their original Description of Assignment.
Inform UNV in advance of significant changes and reassignments of more than three months. Administrative actions must be taken before any change takes effect.
4. Arrange internally with your volunteer, email ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ to record temporary reassignment in the system.
If your volunteer has served less than 4 years and has no pending investigations or disciplinary issues, you can reassign them to something new or different. Their experience and qualifications must meet the eligibility criteria of the new position.
For example, you may:
- Change the volunteer category
- Change the host entity (agency or mission)
- Change the duty station (within or outside the country)
- Fundamentally change their description of assignment.
Ask us to reassign your volunteer before setting your volunteer work based on your new Description of Assignment. Leave the admin to us and wait for our approval.
Contact our Regional Office to help you through the process:
8. See UNV Volunteer Services Centre swiftly process reassignment and pay related benefits and entitlements to your volunteer.