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UN Health Champions Program

Fully Funded United Nations Africa Women Health Champions Program

Fully Funded
Country: Multiple countries
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Invitations to apply for UN Volunteers and the WHO Africa Women Health Champions Program.


UN Volunteers and Wolrd Health Organization have launched an initiative to recruit early to middle career women professionals in Africa to promote health as well as boost gender equity across 47 countries in the region. Basically in a region with some of the highest rates of disease in the world, the Africa Women Health Champions initiative will provide women with the opportunity to serve to improve the health and well-being of people in Africa.


UNV will recruit around 100 national and international UN Volunteers from around the world, with a special focus on the recruitment of female professionals, nationals from the African continent, who have at least two years of professional experience related to public health, epidemiology, health research, health emergency management, data management, statistics or other health-related fields, as well as information management, innovation, communications or external relations.


UN Africa Women Health Champions program will be around 12 months or until 31 Dec 2020, with the possibility of extension. Starting date can be any time during 2020, with ideally a large number of UN Volunteers taking up their assignment in July 2020


The program covers monthly living allowance to cover housing, basic needs, and utilities; settling-in-grant; life, health, and permanent disability insurance; return airfares.


Candidates need to have at least two years of professional experience. Moreover, candidates must be at least 22 years old for national UN Volunteer assignments, and at least 25 years old for international UN Volunteer assignments. This joint initiative targets nationals of the African continent and particularly encourages applications from female professionals.


  • English and French for Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, Guinea Conakry, Madagascar, Mali, Rwanda, and Togo.
  • English and Portuguese for Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe.
  • French and Arabic for Algeria.
  • English for Eritrea, Eswatini, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, Uganda, Tanzania, and Zambia.

Additional Details 

Furthermore, more details will be included in the specific descriptions of assignments and may vary depending on the volunteer category; (national or international UN Volunteer; Specialist or Youth assignment). Furthermore, candidates can check the entitlements here.


Professionals with the qualifications and experience for one of the following assignments can apply by registering (or updating) their profiles on UNV’s web application system.


Type of Opportunity Exchange Programs
CountryMultiple countries
Open toAll
OrganizerUN Volunteers



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