UNEP invites young professionals from around the world to join their team

Jakarta – United Nation programmes are actively seeking to recruit the youth “and become the environmental leaders of tomorrow”, the organisation said in a statement. The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), in partnership with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, launched the Young Talent Pipeline initiative “aimed at increasing the diversity of experiences and solutions to solve the triple planetary crisis of climate change, nature loss and pollution and waste.”

Passionate and skilled youth from all over the world are encouraged to apply online. The recruitment is open through the UNV until 15 May 2023.

“This is your chance to help us all work together to protect our Earth. Your chance to help us shape your own future,” said Inger Andersen, Executive Director of UNEP, to potential applicants in a video message.

She encouraged early stage professionals with a minimum of three years’ relevant work experience in joining the Pipeline initiative, aimed at “increasing representation in UNEP’s workforce from Africa, Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe, and Latin America and the Caribbean.”

“More than 50 years since the founding of UNEP and UNV, a new generation of environmental leaders are emerging. UNEP and UNV are coming together to provide them an important platform on the global stage,” said Toily Kurbanov, UNV Executive Coordinator.

Twelve young professional positions will be recruited through the UN Volunteers International Specialist modality on specific programmatic work. This first cohort is expected to start their work with UNEP in September 2023, initially for one year based at UNEP’s headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. (nsh)

Banner photo: Inger Andersen, Executive Director of UNEP speaks to youth. Source: UNEP 

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