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Serving as a National UN Volunteer Specialist

National UNV Wanyi Wang(Chongzuo,Guangxi, 2015)


National UN Volunteers are Chinese nationals (including Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR permanent residents) who serve inside mainland China. They are recruited for specialized inputs to development programmes administered by UN and partner Chinese Government agencies in China. The UNV programme recruits candidates with relevant experience in these sectors locally. Popular assignment categories include programme / project development, administration, communications, community development, education, environmental protection, disaster prevention, public health, HIV/AIDS and poverty reduction.

What is provided to a national UN volunteer?

  • Settling-in-Grant calculated on the duration of assignment which is paid at the beginning of the assignment;
  • Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) intended to cover basic living expenses, which is paid each month;
  • Travel on appointment and at the end of assignment, if different than home location;
  • Life, health and permanent disability insurance;
  • Annual leave;
  • Resettlement allowance calculated based on the duration of assignment which is paid upon satisfactory completion of the assignment.


  1. University degree or higher technical diplomas in a relevant field;
  2. At least 2 years of relevant working experience;
  3. At least age 22 (no maximum age limit);
  4. Good working knowledge of both English and Mandarin Chinese,
  5. Strong commitment to values and principles of volunteerism;
  6. Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment;
  7. Ability to adjust in difficult living conditions;
  8. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills;
  9. Prior volunteering and/or working experience in a developing country is an asset.

For more information please visit links below:

How to serve as a National UNV

National UNV recruitments

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