x3 Project Advisor positions At The United Nations Office For Disarmament Affairs: Apply Now


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The United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific (UNRCPD) is seeking a Junior Project Advisor for Youth and Disarmament to contribute to youth-focused initiatives. The role involves supporting the implementation of General Assembly resolutions on Youth, Disarmament, and Non-proliferation.

Location:ย Kathmandu, Nepal
Duration:ย 6 months (with the possibility of extension)
Application Deadline:ย 17/11/2023
Start Date:ย 25/11/2023
Volunteer Category:ย International UN Youth Volunteer
Number of Assignments:ย 1

x3 Project Advisor positions At The United Nations Office For Disarmament Affairs:


The assignment contract initially spans two months until December 2023, with plans for a 10-month extension in 2024. The UN Volunteer will support UNRCPDโ€™s work on youth and disarmament, including backing UNODAโ€™s Youth Champions for Disarmament project.


  1. Lead UNRCPDโ€™s Youth-focused Initiatives (75%):
    • Organize training activities for the regional cohort of the UN Youth Champions for Disarmament project.
    • Develop and disseminate the call for applications, shortlist candidates, and produce social media assets.
    • Organize virtual trainings/webinars, regional in-person workshops, and a youth forum in New York.
  2. Draft Reports and Briefing Materials (10%):
    • Contribute to briefing material, background documents, and reports related to project implementation.
    • Assist in creating/updating communication materials and tools.

  1. Support Building and Maintaining Partnerships (10%):
    • Maintain contacts with project focal points, UN sectors, and other organizations on coordination matters.
    • Assist in mobilizing youth volunteer networks and partnerships for disarmament campaigns.
  2. Perform Other Related Duties (5%):
    • Undertake tasks as required by the Director, Deputy-Director, and/or Programme Coordinators.

Results/Expected Outputs:

  • Revitalized and expanded youth engagement on disarmament in Asia and the Pacific.
  • Increased visible engagement of youth leaders from the region at global, regional, national, and local levels.
  • Consolidation of UNRCPDโ€™s role as a key partner on youth, disarmament, and arms control in the region.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Age: 18 โ€“ 26
  • Nationality: Candidate must be a national of a country other than the country of assignment.
  • Experience: 1 year of experience in supporting program implementation, advocacy, capacity development, and working with youth on social sciences, development, and/or peace and security.
  • Language: Fluent in English.
  • Education:ย Bachelorโ€™s degree or equivalent in peace, human security, security, disarmament, international relations, political affairs, law, or other social sciences.

Competencies and Values:

  • Client Orientation, Communication, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism.

Living Conditions and Remarks:

Living conditions in Kathmandu, Nepal, are generally good. However, candidates should be prepared for potential hardships and challenging conditions. Flexibility, cultural awareness, and a commitment to living and working in such an environment are essential.

Inclusivity Statement:

UN Volunteers is an equal opportunity program that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender and other protected characteristics.

Covid-19 Vaccination Requirements:

Selected candidates may be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements in line with the applicable host entity policy.

For more information or to apply, visit theย UNV Online Volunteering service.

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