NUNV District Youth Coordinator, Gangtok, India

Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Country: India

Field location: Gangtok, Sikkim, India

Office: UNDP Gangtok, India

Closing date: Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Job ID: 18463

Practice Area - Job Family: Youth

Vacancy End Date: (Midnight New York, USA)


Duty Station: Gangtok, India

Education & Work Experience: G-Bachelor’s Level Degree - 3 year(s) experience




English, Nepali, Sikkimese

Grade: GP

Vacancy Type: National Regular UN Volunteer

Posting Type: External

Bureau: United Nations Volunteers

Contract Duration: One year with possibility of extension

This recruitment will be handled by UNV India. This position is open for Indian nationals only.



The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that promotes volunteerism to support peace and development worldwide. Volunteerism can transform the pace and nature of development and it benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer. UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for volunteerism globally, encouraging partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing volunteers.

In most cultures volunteerism is deeply embedded in long-established, ancient traditions of sharing and support within the communities. In this context, UN Volunteers take part in various forms of volunteerism and play a role in development and peace together with co-workers, host agencies and local communities.

In all assignments, UN Volunteers promote volunteerism through their action and conduct. Engaging in volunteer activity can effectively and positively enrich their understanding of local and social realities, as well as create a bridge between themselves and the people in their host community. This will make the time they spend as UN Volunteers even more rewarding and productive.

Organizational Context & Project Description

The United Nations General Assembly defines volunteerism as an activity undertaken out of free will, for the general public good, and where monetary reward is not the principal motivating factor. It is expressed through a wide range of activities, including traditional forms of mutual aid and self-help, formal service delivery, campaigning and advocacy, as well as other forms of civic participation. Volunteering represents an important form and manifestation of youth participation across the globe. It is increasingly recognized that young people’s approaches to participation are changing and becoming more diverse, especially as a result of globalization processes. According to the State of the World’s Volunteerism Report 2011, ‚healthy societies need young people who are involved with their communities. Volunteer action can be a highly effective route towards such involvement.‘ [1]