Fresher UN Jobs – Disability Inclusion Assistant – United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Job Title:    Disability Inclusion Assistant (Fresher UN Jobs)

Organization: United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Host Organization: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda


About US:

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. We work with partners to integrate qualified, highly motivated and well-supported UN Volunteers into development programming and promote the value and global recognition of volunteerism. UNV is administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and reports to the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board.


Job Summary:  The Disability Inclusion Assistant will be assisting in enhancing UNFPA’s Contribution to national efforts in the area of Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Disability. The incumbent will render support to UNFPA to increase its engagement with other actors in the area of disability inclusion in Uganda’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) / GBV Policy and strategy frameworks. The incumbent will be providing assistance to Increase UNFPA’s leadership in promoting SRHR/GBV and Disability, GBV and Health Issues and how they affect Persons With Disabilities (PWDs), Advocacy for disability inclusion around SRHR services and information


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Under the direct supervision of Gender Equality and Women Empowerment specialist, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Track Disability inclusion compliance of implementing partners and their program implementation
  • Support the team of Disability inclusion in promoting SRHR/GBV and disability inclusion
  • Supporting UNFPA engagement with other partners on disability inclusion advocacy

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Disability Inclusion Assistant job should hold a Technical/vocational diploma in Special Needs, social works and social administration, community-based rehabilitation, social justice, Human rights, and related disciplines
  • Area(s) of expertise: Social work
  • A minimum of three years of experience in Mobilization skills, functional computer literacy, advocacy, teamwork This assignment is part of UNV’s disability inclusion strategy. UNV seeks to 1) provide opportunities for persons with disabilities to serve as UN Volunteers 2) enable UN partners to expand diversity and inclusion of persons with disabilities in their workforce worldwide 3) build a talent pipeline of qualified professionals with disabilities who can contribute to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at national and global levels, with focus on national capacity.
  • Languages: English, Level: Fluent, Required
  • Competencies and values: Adaptability and Flexibility Commitment and Motivation Commitment to Continuous Learning Ethics and Values Integrity Respect for Diversity Working in Teams
  • Age: 27 – 80 years


NB: Only candidate with disabilities is eligible to apply for this position.


How to Apply:

All candidates who wish to join the United Nations Volunteers UNV in this capacity should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 1st November 2021


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