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

Greening the Blue

Becoming more sustainable is the challenge facing all organizations, businesses and individuals around the world. Greening the Blue is the UN's response, and provides information on how the UN is greening its activities, what's been achieved so far, and how all UN personnel can contribute to the effort. We can all be part of creating a more sustainable UN, simply by making small changes in our day-to-day work. Find out more about ‘Greening the Blue’ in this online course.

Communication Skills

These courses are part of the OHRM Communications Skills Core Learning Package. Through this package everyone will be able to find and complete all the essential programmes regarding communication skills in one place. The aim of core learning is to help develop the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies required to effectively carry out the programme of work and achieve organizational goals and objectives.

Cholera Toolkit eLearning

The UNICEF Cholera Toolkit provides one place where you can find access to resources and tools ready to use for preventing, preparing for and responding to cholera outbreaks.

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.

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.

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. 

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.
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.

El método Armonizado para las Transferencias de Efectivo (HACT)

El Método Armonizado para las Transferencias en Efectivo (HACT), establece los principios y procesos comunes para la gestión de las transferencias de dinero para los organismos de Naciones Unidas que han adoptado el enfoque en todos los países y contextos operacionales. Este curso describe los principios y procesos de HACT y cómo estos funcionan en el UNICEF.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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).

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").

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.     

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.

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.

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.

Assertiveness - know your profile  - Part A and B

• Identify characteristics of assertive behavior
• Identifie characteristics of fallback behaviors
• Understand your assertiveness profile
• Learn how to devise an action plan

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

This video is the summary of the book seven habits of most effective people.

Optimizing Your Self-Care Based on Your Coping Style

In this 5-minute video Dr. Rick Williamson explains three coping styles aid workers typically use to respond to stress and critical incidents and provides self-care tips for each style on how to avoid burnout and exhaustion.

John C. Maxwell's Top 10 Rules For Success

This video is a summary of the 10 rules for personal success developed by the well acclaimed Leader.

The explainer: How to negotiate nicely without being a pushover

This short video shows the different approaches to adopt for winning together in negotiation

Staff Care for Managers

Developed with staff care expert John Fawcett, this course is ideal for those managing aid efforts in complex environments where maintaining the health and well-being of team members is essential. It has as Objectives:
• Understanding your role in helping you and your team remain effective and healthy
• Understanding the factors critical to maintaining a healthy workplace
Learning how to intervene in critical situations

Becoming a Manager / coach course

On completion of this course you will:
• Understand the benefits and issues of becoming a manager / coach
• Learn what defines a manager / coach
• Adopt the best practices of a manager / coach
• Improve your skills in coaching your team.

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...). 

Leadership best practice

On completion of this course you will be able to:
o Develop an innovation strategy and policy
o Encourage initiative and a willingness to take responsibility
o Identify, in conjunction with other people, the leaders in your company.

Managing Multicultural Teams

This short video shows how to overcome the challenges and get everyone working together.

Les Compétences en conduite du changement

A l’issue du cours, les apprenants peuvent : - comprendre la notion de conduite du changement et son évolution dans le temps - appréhender les grands mécanismes psychosociologiques du changement - diagnostiquer un changement (stratégique, culturel, organisationnel, informatique) en entreprise - construire les plans de formation, de communication et d'accompagnement - mettre en place les dispositifs de pilotage d'un changement - déployer des démarches agiles du changement à base d'ateliers participatifs

La communication pour la conduite du changement

A l’issue du cours, les apprenants peuvent : - comprendre la notion de conduite du changement et son évolution dans le temps - appréhender les grands mécanismes psychosociologiques du changement - diagnostiquer un changement (stratégique, culturel, organisationnel, informatique) en entreprise - construire les plans de formation, de communication et d'accompagnement - mettre en place les dispositifs de pilotage d'un changement - déployer des démarches agiles du changement à base d'ateliers participatifs

4 things successful executives do differently

This short video deals with 4 keys points to take into account to be an outstanding executive

Evaluation in humanitarian settings

At the end of this course you will:
• Know how to prepare for handling an emergency in your own country office. M&E in emergencies affects everyone, so advance preparation is key
• Understand how evaluation during emergencies is different, but rooted in the consistent evaluation principles.

Generating Creative and Innovative Ideas: Maximising Team Creativity

You will learn how to maximize team creativity by exploring several topics such as how creativity is influenced by work environment and team diversity. Course objectives:
• Recognize characteristics that foster team creativity in a work environment - Recognize the five steps for brainstorming creative ideas
• Recognize how role-playing helps teams generate creative ideas
• Facilitate a brainstorming session to generate ideas for a given situation

The Executive Directors Guide Governance

In this 16-page guide, you will learn how to work with your board of directors. This guide provides a grounding in good practice basics for traditional governance, an analysis of what sometimes goes wrong with traditional governance and the board/executive director relationship, some solutions for these problems, and an overview of emerging trends and characteristics of good governance.

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
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.

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