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Exciting Opportunity: UNEP Is Hiring x13 UN Volunteers For Various Positions

Program Details

Deadline for applications: August 8, 2024 Number Of Vacancies: 13


About the Program

Exciting Opportunity: UNEP Is Hiring x13 UN Volunteers For Various Positions. The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) program is a global service program that aims to provide skilled and dedicated individuals to support UN development projects and humanitarian efforts. The program is managed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and is headquartered in Bonn, Germany. The second phase of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Young Talent Pipeline starts on 25 June 2024. It builds on the efforts of the first phase from 2023 and aims to engage young talented individuals to become future leaders across environment, pollution and climate action. 

This joint partnership initiative between UNEP and UNV has a twin objective:

  • To deploy the second cohort of 13 young talented individuals in areas related to UNEP’s mandate.
  • To seek candidates from Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Africa.

Types of Volunteers: There are three types of UNV assignments:

  1. Professional Volunteer Assignments: These are long-term assignments (6 months to 2 years) for professionals with specialized skills and expertise.
  2. Short-term Volunteer Assignments: These are short-term assignments (1-3 months) for individuals with general skills and enthusiasm.
  3. Emergency Response Volunteers: These are volunteers who respond to sudden-onset emergencies, such as natural disasters or conflicts.
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Volunteering with the UNV program offers many benefits, including:

  1. Professional Development: Gain international experience, skills, and knowledge.
  2. Cultural Exchange: Experience different cultures and work environments.
  3. Networking: Connect with other volunteers, UN staff, and local communities.
  4. Personal Growth: Develop personal and professional skills, such as communication, teamwork, and problem-solving.
  5. Travel Opportunities: Travel to new countries and destinations.

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  • If you are 33 years of age or younger, check out the assignment opportunities. Women and individuals from marginalized groups are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Candidates are required to have academic degrees in relevant areas along with three years of professional experience.
  • Dynamic thinkers with relevant experience and a passion for the environment particularly for solutions to the triple planetary crises of climate change, pollution, nature and biodiversity loss are encouraged to apply.
  • Selected candidates will be based in UNEP’s headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Assignments are expected to begin in November 2024 and last for 12 months, with a possibility of extension.
  • UN Volunteers recruited in the Young Talent Pipeline will have access to learning and professional development opportunities, including a suite of online learning programmes.
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Available Vacancies

Please click on the UN Volunteer assignments in the UNEP UNV Young Talent Pipeline

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