To enhance young graduates’ employability and bridge their transition to work, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Volunteer Programme in collaboration with the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development are implementing the Uganda Graduate Volunteer Scheme. The Scheme supports Government of Uganda’s Green Jobs Programme in revitalizing quality apprenticeship and volunteerism. The Scheme aims to address the challenges of unemployment and low labour productivity particularly among youth through providing graduates, with access to work-spaces to gain employability skills. Young graduates will be placed as volunteers in institutions across various sectors for a period of 12 months.


This is a call for application for young Ugandan graduates to join the Uganda Graduate Volunteer Scheme.  Those who have already applied online need not to apply again.  


Eligibility Criteria

  1. Ugandan national;
  2. Aged 18 to 35 years on the date of application;
  3. Has a Masters or Bachelors degree or Diploma/Advanced Certificate from Business, Technical, Vocational Education and Training (BTVET) institute;
  4. Has been out of school for a period of 0-4 years (maximum).

Application Procedure

Apply online at website

Deadline for receiving applications for the first batch is has been extended to 1st November 2018.

ONLY applications received through the website above will be considered.

The Uganda Graduate Volunteer Scheme provides an opportunity equally to all. As such, all young women, men and persons with disability that meet the above criteria are encouraged to apply.