Create and contribute to inclusive communications products, Panama


UNV in Panama City, Panama


Description of assignment title: Create and contribute to inclusive communications products

Assignment country: Panama

Expected start date: Invalid Date

Sustainable Development Goal: 10. Reduced inequalities

For how many hours per week will the volunteer be required?

6 – 10

Host entity: UNV

Type: Online

Duration: 12 weeks

Number of assignments: 1


Mission and objectives

El programa de Voluntarios de las Naciones Unidas (VNU) contribuye a la paz y el desarrollo en el mundo a través del voluntariado. Trabajamos con asociados para integrar a Voluntarios de las Naciones Unidas cualificados, altamente motivados y debidamente respaldados, en programas de desarrollo, y para fomentar el valor y el reconocimiento mundial del voluntariado. El programa VNU está activo en unos 130 países cada año. Con presencia sobre el terreno en más de 80 países, el programa VNU está representado en todo el mundo. El programa VNU está administrado por el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD)


As a provider of talent solutions for the UN System, UNV constantly seeks to foster the diversity of its talent pool. The online volunteer will be contributing directly to the efforts of the Regional Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean in this regard, as well as support the Office in meeting the goals of the UN Disability Inclusion Strategy (UNDIS).

Task description

The online volunteer will support the communication team in the design and creation of (5) inclusive communication product for people with disabilities. The material should be created with inclusive content and language, you will also be asked to explain how to use the materials. The support will be supervised and guided.


Required experience

The online volunteer requires a sound knowledge of and skills in the development of accessible communications products (e.g. through a qualification in User Experience Design). In this regard, a demonstrated interest in and knowledge of different types of disabilities is very useful. In their application, interested persons should clearly state their experience/qualifications in the field of accessible communications. The volunteer assignment requires fluency in either English or Spanish. Fluency in both (or fluency in one and working knowledge in the other) as well as knowledge of other regional languages, such a French or Portuguese, will be considered an asset.


English, Level: Fluent, Required Spanish, Level: Fluent, Required

Other information

Inclusivity statement

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

Tags: human rights, latin america, portuguese, sustainable development, user experience