UN Specialist Volunteer – Protection System and the Juvenile Justice System – Bogotá D.C.

  • Degree level: Post-graduate Degree.
  • Type of degree: Social Sciences, Political Sciences, Development Studies, Law, International Human Rights or another relevant field
  • Years of work experience: At least 2 years of relevant professional experience in human rights, with a focus on child rights and protection.    
  • Area of expertise requirement:
    • Project Management and data analysis;
    • Violence against children
    • Capacity-building
    • Fully proficient computer skills, including use of relevant software and other applications, e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, internal databases, Internet, etc.;
    • Good writing and analytical skills.

Living Conditions:

According to the last Security Risk Assessment (SRA), elaborated by UNDSSS, Bogotá was ranked in a “low” level of risk for living and working. The city presents a positive and safe conditions for UN functionaries. Bogota presents the risks every major urban center has, without compromising the safety of UN workers, either local or foreigners.  At their starting date, every UNV receives a security brief given by UNDSS Security Department, which contains information concerning the security conditions of the Duty Station, security measures and if necessary the volunteers are accompanied in their search for a living place. Likewise, the UNV has a right to get a subvention to upgrade their security conditions, (Minimum Operating Residential Security Standards – MORSS). Alike, UNV are encouraged to take security training sessions (some of them are mandatory).

Even though Colombia presents different levels of security (which go from low to critical risk), each of them is clearly established for the fulfillment of missions, also supported by the SRA where mitigation measures are stated and those pointed out by MORSS.

Since Bogotá is the capital of Colombia, housing, communication services and the offer any other big city has, will be available for the UNV.  

As this is a national UN Volunteer assignment, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for arranging his/her own housing and other living essentials. National UN Volunteers are part of the malicious insurance plan.

Conditions of Service for national UN Volunteers

The contract lasts for the period indicated above with possibility of extensions subject to availability of funding, operational necessity and satisfactory performance. However, there is no expectation of renewal of the assignment.

Travel to duty station (if applicable) and a Settling-In-Grant will be provided in the event the duty station is not within commuting distance from the place of recruitment. The applicable Volunteer Living Allowance is provided monthly to cover housing, utilities and normal cost of living expenses. Life, health and permanent disability insurance are included (health insurance for up to 3 dependents), as well as final repatriation (if applicable) and resettlement allowance for satisfactory service.

Furthermore, in non-family duty stations that belong to hardship categories D or E, as classified by the ICSC , a Well-Being Differential (WBD) will be provided monthly. For further information please visit: https://vmam.unv.org/


UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, and on any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


El Programa de Voluntarios de Naciones Unidas está comprometida en lograr la diversidad laboral al interior de su oficina en términos de género, nacionalidad y cultura. Individuos de grupos sociales minoritarios, grupos indígenas y personas con discapacidad están por igual alentados a aplicar. Todas las aplicaciones laborales serán tratadas con la más estricta confidencialidad. Para mayor información sobre el Programa de Voluntarios, visite https://vmam.unv.org/

Solo se considerarán las aplicaciones que contengan el Formato P11 firmado (Bajo ningún motivo se considerarán apliaciones que no adjunten de manera correcta el archivo en mención). Pueden encontrar el formato P11 en?http://www.co.undp.org/content/dam/colombia/docs/Operaciones/P11_Personal_history_form-es.docx

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