Homebased Volunteering Opportunity: Research and Technical Adviser – IPSA 12 Required

Homebased Volunteering Opportunity: Research and Technical Adviser – IPSA 12 Required

Job Schedule

Full time


UN Volunteers



Vacancy Type

International Personnel Service Agreement

Practice Area

Conflict Prevention, Peacebuilding and Responsive Institutions



Contract Duration

1 Year

Education & Work Experience

Master’s Degree – 10 year(s) experience

Required Languages


Desired Languagess

Proficiency in another UN language is a distinct advantage

Job Description


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are core principles at UNDP:  we value diversity as an expression of the multiplicity of nations and cultures where we operate, we foster inclusion as a way of ensuring all personnel are empowered to contribute to our mission, and we ensure equity and fairness in all our actions. Taking a ‘leave no one behind’ approach to our diversity efforts means increasing representation of underserved populations. People who identify as belonging to marginalized or excluded populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about working at UNDP including our values and inspiring stories.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. UNV works with partners to integrate qualified, highly motivated and well-supported UN Volunteers into development programming and promote the value and global recognition of volunteerism. With field presences in over 60 countries, UNV is represented worldwide. UNV is administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). 

The Volunteer Advisory Services Section (VASS) based in UNV Headquarters in Bonn, is UNV’s policy, research, and knowledge hub on volunteering for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). VASS brokers and generates evidence and knowledge on different facets of volunteerism and its contribution to and impact on peace, development, and the Sustainable Development Goals.

This includes leading the research, publication, and advocacy for UNV’s flagship publication the State of the World’s Volunteerism report which is published every four years. VASS leads and coordinates UNV’s work across the UN system to integrate volunteerism into UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Frameworks and UN Entity Country Programme Documents and supports and advocates for Member States to integrate volunteerism and evidence on its contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals in Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs). 

The fourth iteration of UNV’s State of the World’s Report will be published in 2025. The report will focus on the development of a conceptual framework for the first volunteer index on measuring the value of volunteering to individuals, societies and national public goods. It will aim to tackle some of the wider challenges associated with efforts to measure volunteering including weak data sets, lack of comparability of data and the absence of conceptual frameworks. 

About the Position

The Research and Technical Adviser will lead and coordinate the research, technical inputs and writing for the State of the World’s Development report, providing technical and methodological inputs and oversight to different research partners and their work. He/ she will coordinate the overall compilation and writing of the report ensuring coherence and fluidity between the different chapters.

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Homebased Volunteering Opportunity: Research and Technical Adviser – IPSA 12 Required

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