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WHO/UN Volunteers Africa Women Health Champions 2020 Program for middle career women professionals (Fully Funded)


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WHO/UN Volunteers Africa Women Health Champions 2020 Program for middle career women professionals (Fully Funded)


UNV and the World Health Organization (WHO) have launched an initiative to recruit early to middle career women professionals in Africa to promote health and boost gender equity across 47 countries in the region.

In a region with some of the highest rates of disease in the world, the Africa Women Health Champions initiative will provide women with the opportunity to serve to improve the health and well-being of people in Africa.

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UNV will recruit around 100 national and international UN Volunteers from around the world, with a special focus on the recruitment of female professionals, nationals from the African continent, who have at least two years of professional experience related to public health, epidemiology, health research, health emergency management, data management, statistics or other health related fields, as well as information management, innovation, communications or external relations.

Application Deadline: Varying

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Professionals with the qualifications and experience required for one of the following assignments are invited to apply by registering (or updating) their profiles on UNV’s web application system and then clicking on the corresponding link below to apply:

Algeria (Algiers)

International: UN Volunteer External Relations & Partnerships

Benin (Cotonou)

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International: UN Volunteer Communications Officer

Botswana (Gaborone)

International: UN Volunteer for Surveillance & Emergency Risk Management

Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou)

International: UN Volunteer for External Relations

Cameroon (Yaounde)

National: UN Volunteer Communications Officer

Chad (N’Djamena)

International: UN Volunteer for External Relations

National: UN Volunteer Communications Officer

Congo (Brazaville)

International: UN Volunteer Technical Officer for Environmental Health Promotion

International: UN Youth Volunteer in Public Health

International: UN Volunteer Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

International: UN Volunteer Resource Mobilization Officer

International: UN Volunteer Procurement Officer

International: UN Volunteer Data Manager

International: UN Volunteer Nutrition and Food Safety Officer

International: UN Volunteer Laboratory Officer

International: UN Volunteer Non-Communicable Diseases Risk Factors Officer

International: UN Volunteer for Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

International: UN Volunteer Communications Officer

International: UN Volunteer for Project Management

Eritrea (Asmara)

International: Emergency Country Preparedness Officer

Eswatini (Mbabane)

National: UN Volunteer External Relations Officer

Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)

International: UN Volunteer Emergency Country Preparedness Officer

Gambia (Banjul)

International: UN Volunteer for External Relations and Communication

Ghana (Accra)

National: UN Volunteer Communications Officer

Guinea (Conakry)

National: UN Volunteer Communications Officer

Liberia (Monrovia)

International: UN Volunteer Communications Officer

Malawi (Lilongwe)

International: UN Volunteer Communications Officer

National: UN Volunteer Communications Officer

Mali (Bamako)

National: UN Volunteer Communications Officer

Namibia (Windhoek)

International: UN Volunteer Communications and Partnerships Officer

Rwanda (Kigali)

International: UN Volunteer Communications Officer

International: UN Volunteer Human Resources for Health

Sao Tome and Principe (Sao Tome)

International: UN Volunteer for Strategic Health Information

International: UN Volunteer for Resource Mobilization

National: UN Volunteer Communications Officer

Uganda (Kampala)

National: UN Volunteer Human Resources for Health Technical Officer

United Republic of Tanzania (Dar-es-Salaam)

International: UN Volunteer Communications Officer


Candidates need to have at least two years of professional experience and be at least 22 years old for national UN Volunteer assignments, and at least 25 years old for international UN Volunteer assignments. This joint initiative targets nationals of the African continent and female professionals are particularly encouraged to apply.


  • English and French for Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, Guinea Conakry, Madagascar, Mali, Rwanda and Togo.
  • English and Portuguese for Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe.
  • French and Arabic for Algeria.
  • English for Eritrea, Eswatini, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia.

Assignment information

  • Duration: 12 months (or until 31 Dec 2020, with possibility of extension)
  • Starting date: Any time during 2020, with ideally a large number of UN Volunteers taking up their assignment in July 2020
  • Conditions of service: monthly living allowance to cover housing, basic needs and utilities; settling-in-grant; life, health and permanent disability insurance; return airfares.

Important notice:

Only complete profiles can be considered. Please make sure that you click on ‘Submit UNV Profile’ once you have created your UNV account and completed all mandatory information. As confirmation of your successful registration, you will receive an email with your UNV roster number.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the WHO/UN Volunteers Africa Women Health Champions 2020 Program

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