WHO/UN Volunteers Africa Women Health Champions Program 2020 for Early- to Mid-career Professionals

Deadline: Varies

Apply now for the WHO/UN Volunteers Africa Women Health Champions Program 2020. The United Nations Volunteers and the World Health Organization (WHO) have launched an initiative to recruit early to middle career women professionals in Africa to promote health and boost gender equity across 47 countries in the region.

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.


  • Fellows are provided with 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 and 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 female professionals are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Languages:
    • 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.


Click here to apply

For more information, visit WHO/UN Volunteers.


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