Research and Mapping on Digital Volunteering Trends in Pacific Islands

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The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to sustainable human development through volunteerism worldwide.

Online volunteering allows organizations and volunteers to team up to address sustainable development challenges - from anywhere in the world and from any device. This digital volunteering enables anyone from anywhere to collaborate and dedicate their expertise with UN agencies, CSOs and public institution.

With the emerging challenges faced by organizations in advancing the SDGs, digital volunteering serves as an alternative solution to address them. To ensure that UNV Online Volunteering solution remains relevant and able to take up the critical role, the UNV Regional Office in Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) intends to collaborate with Online Volunteers to dive deep on the trends of digital volunteerism in Asia-Pacific and identify innovative solution where digital volunteering can play integral part.

At the end of the assignment, the online volunteers will be rewarded with certificate and will gain better understanding on the contribution of digital volunteerism through various spectrum to the SDGs.

We are looking for Online Volunteers with strong interest in volunteerism and digital volunteering, and expertise in desk-research and mapping activity.

In close collaboration with the focal point from UNV Regional Office of Asia and the Pacific, each of the Online Volunteers will be assigned with one country from the list and are expected to carry the following tasks: - Desk-research on the trends of digital volunteerism in the assigned country addressing the following key questions: (1) what are key drivers of digital volunteerism in this country? (2) who are the main stakeholders? (3) is there any innovative collaboration or initiative through digital volunteering? (4) what are the opportunities for digital volunteering integration? - Mapping of ongoing initiatives related to SDGs based on identified thematic group (e.g.: youth engagement, digital skills and employability, climate change, gender and women empowerment, disability inclusion, humanitarian and emergency response, etc.) implemented by UN agencies, Public Institutions, and State Universities in your assigned country, where digital volunteering can be integrated; - Provide brief analysis and recommendations (No more than 2 pages) on the assigned country based on the collected information.

Pacific Islands Countries that will be covered: • Federated States of Micronesia • Fiji • Kiribati • Marshall Islands • Palau • Samoa • Solomon Islands • Tonga • Tuvalu • Vanuatu

A template will be provided to input the gathered data and information. An online induction will be arranged to brief selected online volunteers on the assignment. Further guidance on the above tasks and workflow will be provided during the assignment through call via Zoom/Microsoft Teams and emails (or WhatsApp group), as needed.

  • Candidates should have in-depth understanding and strong interest on the concept of volunteerism and digital volunteering.
  • Experience in carrying desk-based research and mapping activities in the past is considered an asset.
  • Students with background in development studies, international cooperation, and humanities are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Professional level of verbal and written English is required, candidates with native speaker level of proficiency of the listed countries will be preferred.
  • Candidates with disabilities are preferred, and strongly encouraged to apply. Please indicate your type of disability when completing the application.
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