As a result of the Midwife’s year, Sida finances services for midwives at the World Health Organization, WHO and the UN Population Fund, UNFPA, through the UN volunteer program UNV. The initiative enables Swedish midwives to work and share experiences with midwives in Malawi, Nepal, Rwanda, Sudan and Tanzania.
Sida’s collaboration with UNV makes it possible for individuals in Sweden to work for the UN at country level in development and humanitarian efforts and thereby contribute to the global development goals and Agenda 2030 work.
Through volunteer work, United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programs contribute to peace and development worldwide. UNV has 150 employees and almost 7,000 UN volunteers in 130 countries, about 400 of whom are youth volunteers.
UN Volunteers receive basic financial support so that they can live safely in the country in which they serve. The UN is also responsible for travel to and from the mission as well as certain other costs. For more information on terms of employment, read more at UNV Conditions of Service.
TASK DESCRIPTION / Description of Assignment (DoA)
With funding from Sida, UNV is now recruiting 5 Midwives, who will start their assignments in October 2020:
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WHO CAN APPLY?
The UNV services have no age limit and are aimed at people with a Midwifery degree with at least three years’ experience.
Languages: Applicants must speak at least one of UNV’s three working languages - English, French, Spanish – fluently. Language requirements vary depending on which country the assignment refers to and more information is provided in each assignment description, Description of Assignment (DoA). Candidates are invited to indicate an internationally recognized standard test in English (eg TOEFL / TEPS) in their application under ‘Additional Remarks’. If another language is required according to DoA, candidates are asked to list any language certificates obtained.
Open to: Swedish citizens
HOW TO APPLY?
The application is made directly to UNV and not via Sida’s website. You should create a profile on the UNV portal and follow the instructions below.
Register your profile here https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup . Important: After creating your account, fill in all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to “My Page” https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the “Special Calls” hyperlink. Select the service you want to apply for.
* If you are registered in the UNV Talent Pool:
Please update your profile here https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile . Then go to “My Page” https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the “Special Calls” hyperlink. Select the service you want to apply for.
If you want to apply for more than one UNV Youth assignment , you can register your interest in other DoAs in order of priority under ‘ Additional Remarks ‘ in your profile by entering the relevant advertising codes (max. 3). Please note, however, that your profile will be proposed to the UN host body for a volunteer assignment only.
Download and save relevant DOA to have on hand should you be called for an interview.
For technical problems when registering or updating your profile, contact email@example.com
Deadline for applications: 2 August 2020
Only those candidates that UNV deems relevant will be contacted by UNV to conduct a digital video interview.
Preliminary timetable for the selection and recruitment process (please copy this information and save so you can follow)
- Interviews will be held between July 22 and August 7.
- Selected candidates will be contacted no later than mid-September to begin the recruitment process.
- Selected candidates are expected to participate in Sida’s compulsory exit course, which will be arranged in Härnösand and Stockholm on October 4-9, 2020.
- Departure and start dates are expected to take place no earlier than mid-October 2020.
For questions about the initiative or Sida’s collaboration with UNV, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org