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UniStar

Volunteer arm of the United Nations, providing International Short-Term Advisory Resources.

Full Name: United Nations International Short-Term Advisory Resources

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Programs

Projects support private sector development, including advice to companies, institutions or organizations; feasibility studies; training; workshops; management training; banking; packaging; health and safety support; environmental management; industrial design; support of small local trade; evaluation of new market opportunities, etc.
Projects typically run 2 to 8 weeks.

Qualifications

Applicants should be highly qualified in their areas of expertise, in addition to a solid professional experience (minimum of seven years).

Financial Arrangements

Advisors provide their services free of charge, but their travel and living expenses are covered.

Contact Information

Web Site: www.unvolunteers.org/volunteers/options/abroad/unistar.htm

E-Mail: unistar@unv.org

Address:
United Nations Volunteers
UNISTAR
Postfach 260 111
D-53153 Bonn
Germany

Fax: (49 228) 815 2001 or (357 2) 775693

Registration / Application

Applications should be mailed to:
United Nations Volunteers
Cyprus Offshore Centre
P.O. Box 25711, 1311
Nicosia
Cyprus

Stats

History: Created in 1985 by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Field Projects executed: 75 in 2000.

Advisors sent on field projects: 61 in 2000.

Regional Activitiy: UniStar currently has projects in 25 countries in 7 Regions (Africa: 8, Asia: 3, Central America: 1, Eastern Europe: 1, Middle East: 4, South America: 5, Southeast Asia: 3)

Mission Statement

UNISTAR was created by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 1985 to meet an increasing demand for short-term, highly specialized volunteer advisory services to the private and public sectors of developing countries. Since then, leading international experts and managers have put their expertise to the service of countries in development to help companies and organizations solve many of the problems, which hinder enterprises. In 1993, UNV took over the administration of UNISTAR activities. To rapidly respond to requests for advisory services, UNV maintains a resource bank of human resources offering a broad range of business and technical skills, in particular general management, marketing, strategic planning, industrial design, product development, manufacturing and finance.
 

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