Україна, м. Київ

вул.I.Франко 25/40, оф. 2

+38(044) 592-05-75

+38(050) 405-03-47

About UNV


The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide.

Volunteerism is a powerful means of engaging people in tackling development challenges, and it can transform the pace and nature of development. Volunteerism benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer by strengthening trust, solidarity and reciprocity among citizens, and by purposefully creating opportunities for participation.

Based in Bonn, Germany, UNV is active in around 130 countries. It is represented worldwide through the offices of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and reports to the UNDP Executive Board.



Working for UNV


UNV is looking for specialists in the following fields of medicine:


  • General Medicine (doctors with clinical experience)*
  • Specialized Medicine: Cardiology, Anesthesiology, Obstetrics-Gynecology, Surgery, Orthopedics, Urology, Pediatric, Traumatology, Endocrinology, Ophthalmology, etc.)*
  • Public Health (HIV/AIDS, Reproductive Health, Epidemiology, etc.)*
  • Nutrition
  • Dentistry
  • Clinical Psychology – Counseling*
  • Midwifery and Nursing*
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory Technicians*
  • Technicians in Medical imaging (X-Ray, Ultra-sound, etc.)



How to apply?


You register through UNV's online registration form:

If you meet UNV's minimum requirements, you will be able to create a UNV account. After a successful account creation, you will receive an email with a subject line: "Verify your email address". After having clicked on the link provided, you will receive another automatic email confirming the successful creation of your UNV account and guiding you to complete your registration. Once you have filled in all the required fields, you must click on the "Submit My Profile" button to add your profile to the UNV database of candidates. You will then receive your registration email containing your Roster Number.



Basic registration requirements


  • You must have a completed university degree or higher technical diploma;
  • You must have acquired at least two years of relevant working experience in an professional background in demand;
  • You must be at least 25 years of age (there is no upper age limit);
  • You must be fluent in at least one of UNV's three working languages: English, French or Spanish.
  • Prior volunteering and/or working experience in a developing country is an asset.



You should be able to demonstrate:


  • A strong commitment to the values and principles of volunteerism;
  • The ability to work in a multi-cultural environment;
  • The ability to adjust to difficult living conditions;
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills;



Financial and other benefits

The key benefit of being a UN Volunteer is the personal satisfaction the volunteer assignment brings to you as you make a positive impact on peace and development. However, UNV will support you during your assignment in several ways, e.g. through a monthly volunteer living allowance, annual leave, or medical insurance.


To support you during your assignment, you will receive:


  • Settling-in-Grant calculated on the duration of assignment, which is paid at the beginning of the assignment;
  • Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) (not a salary) intended to cover basic living expenses, which is paid each month;
  • Travel on appointment and at the end of assignment as applicable;
  • Life, health and permanent disability insurance;
  • Annual leave;
  • Resettlement allowance calculated based on the duration of assignment, which is paid upon satisfactory completion of the assignment.



For help and consultation on recruitment process:

contact Ukrainian Medical Council by phone +38(050) 405-03-47, or

visit our office in Kiev.




To find out more about UNV visit their official web page.