Apply by 15 May 2023

UNEP is calling on young professionals with a passion for the environment to join their team.

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has launched the Young Talent Pipeline, an initiative aimed at recruiting young professionals from diverse backgrounds to work towards solving the global crisis of climate change, nature loss, and pollution. In partnership with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, UNEP is seeking passionate and skilled individuals under the age of 33, with postgraduate degrees and a minimum of three years of relevant work experience. The initiative is targeted at increasing representation from regions such as Africa, Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

The first cohort of 12 young professionals will be recruited through the UN Volunteers International Specialist modality, with a focus on specific programmatic work. The appointments will be initially for one year, with mentorship and training programmes available at UNEP’s headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. The initiative aims to provide a platform for emerging environmental leaders to work on the global stage and help shape their own future. The online recruitment drive will run until May 15, 2023, and qualified candidates should apply through UNV.


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