UN Environment Programme (UNEP) , UN Volunteer Programme (UNEP)
Application Deadline: 15 May 2023
International UN Volunteer specialist for UNV-UNEP Young Talent Pipeline Programme
The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has launched a new talent acquisition initiative called the Young Talent Pipeline Programme, in partnership with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme. This is aimed at increasing the diversity of experiences and solutions to solve the triple planetary crisis of climate change, nature loss and pollution and waste.
UNEP, in partnership with UNV, is actively looking for the first cohort of young, passionate, and skilled talent from less represented regions of the world to join the organization and become the environmental leaders of tomorrow. Applications are now open for 12 new international UN Volunteer specialist assignments, closing on 15 May 2023.
The first cohort of the initiative will comprise 12 young professionals, recruited through the UN Volunteers international specialist modality for specific programmatic work. They are expected to start work with UNEP in September 2023.
The appointments will initially be for one year, based at UNEP’s headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. Colleagues recruited through the UNEP-UNV Young Talent Pipeline will have access to learning and professional development opportunities, including a suite of online learning programmes.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme are partnering to build a new cohort of attract future environmental leaders: the UNEP-UNV Young Talent Pipeline. Dynamic thinkers with three years of experience and a passion for driving UNEP’s solutions to the triple planetary crises of nature and biodiversity loss, climate change and waste and chemical pollution environment agenda forward are encouraged to apply.
Through the UNEP-UNV Young Talent Pipeline programme, early career professionals will contribute to the cutting edge of UNEP’s mandate. Selected candidates will be based in UNEP’s headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, and assignments are expected to begin in September/October 2023 and last for 12 months, with a possibility of extension.
Colleagues recruited through the UNEP-UNV Young Talent Pipeline Programme will have access to learning and professional development opportunities, including a suite of online learning programmes.
If you are 33 years of age or younger and passionate about a sustainable future for the world, check out the assignment opportunities for UNEP-UNV Young Talent Pipeline Programme for further details. Candidates will need to have degrees in relevant areas, three years of professional experience and a passion for UNEP’s mission. Women and people from marginalized groups are especially encouraged to apply for the for UNEP-UNV Young Talent Pipeline Programme.
When do applications close?
Applications will close on 15 May 2023.
Qualified candidates should apply to assignments listed on the dedicated page below between 1 April and 15 May 2023.
What UNEP-UNV Young Talent Pipeline UN Volunteer assignments are available?
The 12 new UN Volunteer assignments are listed below. They range from circular economy and geospatial information to ecosystem restoration, statistics and more. The location for all UN Volunteer assignments is Nairobi, Kenya.
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