Field Community Volunteer (Vulnerability Assessment)

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This is a UNV Community Volunteer contract. This kind of contract is known as National UN Volunteer. It is normally only for nationals. More about UNV Community Volunteer contracts.

The Government of Bulgaria (GoB) is planning to end the current humanitarian accommodation programme for Ukrainian refugees staying in the hotels and state recreational facilities. In order to asses the vulnerability of the refugees who would require continuous accommodation support the GoB in collaboration with the UN agencies is going to conduct vulnerability assessment.

Government inter-agency teams are leading the move but require extensive support on the ground.

At request of the GoB, UNHCR will participate in the vulnerability assessment and will mobilize the Community Volunteers for this specific practice.

37 Community Volunteers will be mobilized: 15 in Burgas, 10 in Varna, 5 in Dobrich, 5 in Plovdiv, 2 in Blagoevgrad. Please, indicate in your application in which city would you prefer to locate and serve for 3 months.

Application window will be closed upon the eliciting of sufficient candidates, therefore please apply as soon as possible.

The mobilized Community Volunteers under the supervision of UNHCR will be assigned to cover specific geographical areas within Burgas, Varna, Dobrich, Sofia, Blagoevgrad and Plovdiv districts, depending on the locations of facilities accommodating Ukrainian refugees; and will conduct the following activities:

  1. Visiting facilities currently accommodating Ukrainian refugees in their area of responsibility
  2. Providing information to the Ukrainian refugees on the current humanitarian accommodation programme
  3. Providing information to the Ukrainian refugees on the available services
  4. Identifying Ukrainian refugees who are unable to use their own means for the accommodation and are found vulnerable based on the criteria set for the vulnerability assessment
  5. Recording the information about the identified vulnerable Ukrainian refugees
  6. Identifying Ukrainian refugees with specific needs who require specialized services
  7. Preparing referrals of the Ukrainian refugees with specific needs for the specialized services
  8. Enforce integrity in the delivery of services provided to the Ukrainian refugees
  9. Performing other related duties as required

Community Volunteers will conduct various assessments, including the UNHCR regional profiling and vulnerability assessment of the Ukrainian refugees currently accommodated under the humanitarian accommodation programme.

Core Values: • Care • Respect • Integrity • Trust • Accountability

Core Competencies: • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness • Works Collaboratively with others • Builds and Maintains Partnerships • Innovates and Embraces Change • Thinks and Acts Strategically • Drive to achieve impactful results • Manages ambiguity and complexity

Additionally, genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards UN Entities’ mission and vision, as well as to the UN Core Values.

or demonstrated interest in protection and social work. Language Skills: UN Volunteer must have fluency in Russian and/or Ukrainian language. Knowledge of Bulgarian and English are desirable.

• Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others); • Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others; • Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills; • Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team; • Flexible and open to learning and new experiences; • Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living conditions.

COVID-19 Vaccination or Recovery Certificate Requirement (mandatory): In addition to duty station specific vaccine requirements, appointments are subject to confirmation of fully vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the appointment.

Please, indicate in your application in which city (Burgas, Varna, Dobrich, Plovdiv or Blagoevgrad) would you prefer to serve. UN Volunteers are expected to be located in the city where they are serving, therefore they are responsible with your accommodation. This assignment is required full time engagement (8 hours/5 days) in 3 months contract duration.

About UN Volunteer entitlements and allowances, you can use the entitlement calculator in and read the Conditions of Service in The purpose of the allowances and entitlements paid to UN Volunteers is to enable UN Volunteers to sustain a secure standard of living at the duty stations in line with United Nations standards without incurring personal costs. The allowances are in no way to be understood as compensation, reward, or salary in exchange for the UN Volunteer’s service. Contingent on specific eligibility criteria, location of the volunteer assignment and contractual type and category, the payment of allowances will begin from the date of Commencement of Service.

Monthly Living Allowance (per month): appx. BGN 1000 Entry lump sum (one time payment): USD 50 Medical and life insurance: Cigna Private Insurance Annual leave: 2.5 days accrued per calendar month Uncertified sick leave: 7 days

Note: "Non-UN Volunteer job opportunity shall be offered by UNHCR to any UN Volunteer during the first year of a UN Volunteer's assignment with UNHCR. UN Volunteers assigned to serve with UNHCR shall document their consent with this understanding as part of the UNHCR Undertaking".

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