Learn new language online!

Dear Colleagues, We are proud to announce the online language learning opportunities for the UN Volunteers that have been started this year. As we communicated earlier, the new approach will be implemented starting this year wherein UN Volunteers will be able to access Rosetta Stone language courses to boost their language skills. 

LinkedIn - Learn a new skill online!

Being able to learn new skills is considered by volunteers as an integral element of the volunteering experience, satisfaction and impact. LinkedIn Learning is a recognized global leader in online skills development and learning, providing access to over 11.000 online learning modules, courses and video tutorials through an innovative online portal.

Currently serving UN Volunteers can obtain access to LinkedIn Learning, including unlimited use of all content and features, to learn new skills and grow their professional expertise in the field of business, creativity and technology. LinkedIn Learning is accessible on computer and mobile devices and features functionalities such as playlists, learning paths, off-line player, certificates and importing skills into your LinkedIn profiles.

It is used by people around the world to learn new skills, build their professional profile and advance their career.

Coursera – Learn and gain certificates from top world universities!

Ready to level up your skills and receive certificates from the world's top Universities and Business Schools? Sign up for Coursera Global Learning Programme for UN Volunteers and take advantage of this fantastic professional development opportunity!


Coaching may become a pivotal moment in your career, and be very instrumental to help you to move to a higher and more interesting professional level.

Disaster Ready
Humanitarian leadership academy

Here you will find online elearning and in-person workshops that will help you learn what you need to take you where you want to go, whether you are a professional humanitarian looking for career development, or a community member supporting the response a crisis in your own country.

Ebola Safety e-Course 

This course, developed in 2014, provides UNICEF staff with key facts about Ebola, promotes safe preventative practices, and offers an overview of the support in place for affected staff.

Communication for Immunization

Developed jointly by UNICEF and WHO, the Immunization eLearning Initiative provides all immunization staff with access to training in areas deemed vital to the advancement of the Global Vaccine Action Plan and its vision that everyone live a life free from vaccine preventable disease.

This learning programme on “Communication for Immunization” provides all immunization staff with a better understanding of:

  • how communication impacts immunization programs and outcomes
  • how effective communication activities are planned, executed, supervised and monitored

Through the construction of a variety of Community-Informed Communication Plans, you will acquire the skills and know-how to lead successful communication campaigns for immunization.

Introduction to Advocacy

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Highlight the importance of advocacy to achieve results.
  • Familiarize yourself with the ways UNICEF conducts advocacy successfully
  • Explain the foundational principles, as well as the key components of developing advocacy strategies.
Gender Equality, UN Coherence and You 

This inter-agency course has been developed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM, now part of UN Women).

The four agencies developed this course together to raise awareness of gender issues and dynamics and to ensure that their staff achieves a consistent level of knowledge. This course will contribute to a common understanding of terminology, core principles and effective approaches that will help agencies work together on gender programming and on empowerment of girls and women and the realization of girls' and women's rights. 

Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfers (HACT)

Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfers (HACT) establish common principles and process for managing cash transfers among UN agencies that have adopted the approach across all countries and operational contexts. This course describes the principles and processes of HACT and how they work in UNICEF.

Introduction to Child Protection

This short course describes UNICEF's work in the field of Child Protection, and why it matters. In this course, you will explore the goals, programmes, challenges and achievements of child protection work.

Introduction to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

WASH is a key programme area at UNICEF and an important part of the work we do for child survival and development. This course describes what the UNICEF WASH programme does and why it’s important.

Introduction to Nutrition

This module presents Nutrition as one of UNICEF's focus areas. It introduces work approaches, core concepts and interventions. It also highlights the importance of multi-sectoral programmes.

Research and Evidence at UNICEF

In this short course, you will explore why research at UNICEF matters and observe ways to ensure that the highest-quality research is impacting the lives of women and children.

Programme Criticality

In this short e-learning module, you will explore how the programme criticality framework is used to make decisions on accepting residual security risk based on the criticality level of a given activity. 

Socio-Economic Policies for Child Rights with Equity

This new learning programme on "Economic and Social Policies for Promoting Child Rights with Equity" has been developed as an update and replacement for the previous programme "Evidence Based Policy Analysis to Deliver Results for Children (also known as "Maastricht").


Strengthening Enabling Environment for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

This e-course is a resource and guide for UNICEF staff working towards strengthening the enabling environment for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).

Introduction to Ethics in Evidence Generation

In this course, you will explore the importance of Ethical Evidence Generation at UNICEF, the principles and requirements of the UNICEF Procedure for Ethical Standards in Research, Evaluations and Data Collection and Analysis and how this applies to the work that is undertaken across the organization.


Evaluation in Humanitarian Settings

The course presents a concrete emergency scenario that guides participants through the evaluation process before, during and after an emergency. It underlines the importance of evaluation to advance UNICEF accountability and leaning goals as outlined in the Core Commitments for Children in Humanitarian Action and it provides some concrete guidance.     

360 Degree Feedback at UNICEF

360° feedback is a professional exercise and a great tool to help us increase awareness to maximize our performance both individually and as an organization, which will have a positive impact on our mission. This course helps you experience both giving and receiving feedback in a 360° feedback exercise at UNICEF.

Results-Based Management (RBM)

Are we doing the right thing? Are we doing it right? How do we know? Strengthen your ability to deliver and demonstrate results for children with these self-paced e-modules on Results-Based Management.

United Nations Course on Volunteerism and Gender Equality

This module on volunteerism and gender will help you familiarize yourself with the importance of gender as a crosscutting issue in volunteerism, in the context of the development agenda 2030, in particular SDG5 on gender equality. It has been developed with the collaboration of United Nations Volunteers (UNV) agency. The topics in the module address central issues regarding volunteerism and gender, such as:

  1. Identify gender gaps and gender stereotypes related to volunteerism
  2. Use tools, strategies and resources to promote full participation of women and men in volunteerism
  3. Identify opportunities for volunteerism to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment
Le manager /coach (Partie A et B)

Also available in English

Vous saurez adopter une posture et les bonnes pratiques d'un manager / coach. Vous aurez compris l'intérêt d'être manager coach en plus de votre rôle classique de manager et vous pourrez développer la maturité de votre équipe. Les outils du coach rendus opérationnels pour le manager, adaptation au rôle et aux situations (accompagnement d'un collaborateur en situation délicate, délégation, promotion, élargissement des compétences, développement du potentiel...). 

I know gender 1-2-3: gender equality and voluntarism

This course aims to develop and/or strengthen awareness and understanding of gender equality and women’s empowerment as a first step towards behavioral change and the integration of a gender perspective into everyday work for all UN staff at headquarters, regional and country levels. It provides an introduction to the concepts, international framework, and methods for working toward gender equality and women’s empowerment. It also offers users the opportunity to make links between gender and specific thematic areas such as work; education; political participation; emergencies; peace and security; sexual and reproductive health; sexual and gender diversity and human rights; and violence against women.


Last modified: Monday, 5 August 2019, 4:54 PM