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Programme Officer - Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use Sector, IPCC
Jobs

The Technical Support Unit of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories is recruiting an expert in the agriculture, forestry and land use Sectors for the position of 'Programme Officer'.

Date: 29/09/2014
Topic: Food; Forests; Drought; land management

Programme Officer, Energy and/or Industrial Processes and Product Use Sector(s), IPCC
Jobs

The Technical Support Unit of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories is recruiting an expert in Energy and/or Industrial Processes and Product Use Sector(s) for the position of Programme Officer - Energy and/or Industrial Processes and Product Use Sector(s).

Date: 29/09/2014
Topic: Renewable Energy

Vacancy: Junior Scientist in Integrated Modeling of Human-Environment System
Jobs

WASCAL (West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use) is seeking to fill the position of Junior Scientist in Integrated Modeling of Human-Environment System. The position will be based at the Competence Centre in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Date: 30/09/2014
Topic: Climate Change; Drought

Senior Professionals in Renewable Energy at the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV)
Jobs; Consultancy

The Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) calls experienced Renewable Energy professionals with specialist knowledge and experience in providing advisory services, managing projects and/or developing proposals and mobilizing resources to help SNV meet their mission.

Date: 30/09/2014
Topic: Renewable Energy

Vacancy: Junior Scientist in Land Use System Modeling
Jobs

WASCAL (West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use) is seeking to fill the position of Junior Scientist in Junior Scientist in Land Use System modeling at the Competence Center (CC) of WASCAL in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The closing date for applications is September 30, 2014. WASCAL encourages women to apply for this position.

Date: 30/09/2014
Topic: Climate Change; Drought

UNESCO-UNEVOC is looking for volunteers!
Volunteer

The International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO-UNEVOC) is looking for volunteers to provide assistance during the global forum entitled ‘Skills for Work and Life Post-2015’ to be held in Bonn from 14 - 16 October 2014 and a UNEVOC Network meeting on 17 October.

Date:
Topic: institutional capacity building; National Capacity Self-Assessment of country Parties

Natural Resources Officer (Climate Change and Bioenergy) at FAO
Jobs

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is looking for a Natural Resources Officer to provide technical advice to countries and projects in the Asia and Pacific Region, as regards climate change, bioenergy and food security issues.

Date: 08/10/2014
Topic: Climate Change; Renewable Energy

Several Postdoctoral positions at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Fellowship

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) provides full funding for several postdoctoral researchers to perform research in a topic related to energy and Climate Change, Food and Water, and Poverty and Equity.

Date: 01/11/2014
Topic: Food; Poverty Reduction; Renewable Energy; Climate Change

Vacancy for a Junior Research Scientist in Observation and Modeling of the West African Monsoon
Jobs

WASCAL (West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use) is a research and education-focused institute designed to help tackle the climate change challenge and thereby enhance the resilience of human environmental systems.

Date: 15/11/2014
Topic: Climate Change

Vacancy: Senior Data Manager
Jobs

WASCAL, the West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use, is seeking to fill the position of a Senior Data Manager to be based at its Competence Center in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Date: 30/09/2014
Topic: Climate Change

Vacancy: System Administrator/Programmer
Jobs

WASCAL. the West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use, is seeking to fill the position of a System Administrator/Programmer to be based at its CC in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Date: 30/09/2014
Topic: Climate Change

PhD Position/Doctoral Fellowship Award - Pollution and food safety 
Fellowship

The Director of UNU-EHS and the Head of the Environmental Vulnerability and Ecosystem Services (EVES) section are inviting potential applicants to apply for the PhD Position/Doctoral Fellowship Award on Pollution and food safety.

Date: 17/09/2014
Topic: Climate Change; Sustainability; environment; Food

PhD Position – Drivers of change (Doctoral Fellowship Award)
Fellowship

The DeltAdapt project is a BMBF (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research) funded project aiming to explore the socio-ecological sustainability of coastal agro-ecosystems in the Mekong and Red River Delta, Vietnam and their adaptation options to increasing salinity intrusion.

Date: 17/09/2014
Topic: Climate Change; Sustainability; environment; Food; Biodiversity; Drought

Tetra Tech: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (ME&L) Specialists
Consultancy; Jobs

Tetra Tech ARD is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (ME&L) Specialists for the USAID-funded Protecting Ecosystems and Restoring Forests in Malawi (PERFORM) program.

Date:
Topic: Climate Change

Volunteer for organisation of Environmental Law Moot Court Competition
Volunteer

We search for volunteers who can help us organise the Central and Eastern European Rounds of the Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court Competition in Kyiv, Ukraine!

Date:
Topic: Climate Change; Education

Agriconsulting S.p.A. : Climate Change experts
Consultancy; Jobs; Fellowship

Agriconsulting S.p.A. is constantly looking for Climate Change experts to be inserted in their database for future working opportunities in this sector.

Date:
Topic: Food; Poverty Reduction; Climate Change

Ak'Tenamit, Guatemala- Become a Volunteer!
Volunteer

Ak’ Tenamit (AAT) is non-profit association registered and located in Guatemala as “Asociación Ak’ Tenamit.” Its primary site is located in eastern Guatemala, in the heart of the communities it serves and also has a second administrative office in Guatemala City. AAT works closely with Guatemala’s Q’eqchi Maya villages as they work to develop their communities by providing access to education and healthcare and supporting micro-enterprise efforts.

Date:
Topic: Education; Biodiversity; Climate Change; Poverty Reduction; Gender; Forests

Internship opportunity at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies
Internship

Do you want to contribute substantively to transboundary research while gaining valuable experience through doing an internship in a renowned research center in the fields of conservation agriculture, water management, renewable energy or socio-ecological ecosystems? apply now for study and internships at the Arava Institute!

Date:
Topic: Drought; Water; Renewable Energy; Biodiversity; Food

United Nations University: Internship communications and advocacy
Internship

The mission of UNU-FLORES is to contribute to the development of integrated and sustainable management strategies for the use of water, soil and waste resources in particular in developing and emerging countries in scientific, educational, managerial, technological and institutional terms.

Date:
Topic: Biodiversity; Climate Change; Poverty Reduction

Oportunidades de investigación en el Centro de Interdisciplinario de Estudios Latinoamericanos (ILZ)
Fellowship

The main objectives of the Interdisciplinary Latin America Center (ILZ) at the University of Bonn include, among others, developing and implementing applied research projects and study programs in Latin America; reaching out to the next generation of students and academics interested in research on Latin America; and cultivating and publicizing the research, teaching and consulting related to Latin America at the University of Bonn.

Date:
Topic: Capacity Building Topics

Internships - United Nations University
Internship

The United Nations University (UNU) in Bonn recruits highly qualified applicants to work as interns at the different UNU entities.

Date:
Topic: Climate Change

International Social Science Council (ISSC): Internship programme
Internship

The ISSC’s internship programme provides students an opportunity to gain exposure to work in an international, multicultural science management environment.

Date:
Topic: Poverty Reduction

The International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) Internship
Internship

The International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) is offering a paid internship in its Brussels office.

Date:
Topic: Climate Change

Hopelink development project Kenya, Volunteer Opportunity
Volunteer

Hopelink development project is interested in working with volunteers across the world to provide linkages and long lasting partnership for socioeconomic prosperity.

Date:
Topic: Education; Food; Poverty Reduction

Become a World Youth Foundation Volunteer
Volunteer

World Youth Foundation invites volunteers to join their mission to promote goodwill and understanding amongst youth through organizing training, seminars, conference and exchange programs.

Date:
Topic: Poverty Reduction

UNESCO-UNEVOC: Internship Administration/Secretariat
Internship

The UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Bonn is currently looking for an intern to assist in the Secretariat and our Administratative Office.

Date:
Topic: Education

Volunteer/internship opportunities at the Young professional development society Nepal (YPDSN)
Internship; Volunteer

Support to enhancing the development of projects related to agriculture, education, socio economic advancement, and environment preservation in Nepal.

Date:
Topic: Climate Change

Diversas oportunidades de voluntariado en Guatemala!
Volunteer

Network of volunteer organizations in the promotion diverse volunteer opportunities in Guatemala.

Date:
Topic: Awareness Raising; Biodiversity; Education; Food; Forests; Gender; Poverty Reduction

PhD Fellowships at The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
Fellowship

For developing countries, and especially the Least Developed Countries, The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) offers more than 300 PhD fellowships a year at some of the most respected institutions in the developing world. These fellowships are hosted in Brazil, China, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico and Pakistan.

Date:
Topic: Food

Do an internship at The Applied Environmental Research Foundation (AERF) in India!
Volunteer; Internship

Do you want to do something for the environment? Do want to make a difference in Conservation? Do you want to get hands-on experience? Work with the Applied Environmental Research Foundation (AERF) Research Team, and do research on e.g. the linkages between Community, Climate Change and Conservation, or flood and desertification issues.

Date:
Topic: Forests; Biodiversity; Renewable Energy; Awareness Raising; Drought; Education; Water; Climate Change; Food

Student exchange/professional practices opportunity in Argentina
Volunteer

Implement your university knowledge or provide your professional skills to help the people of Paso Grande in Argentina to implement local development adaptation projects.

Date:
Topic: Drought

ACDI/VOCA: Graduate Student Overseas Volunteer Program
Volunteer

Are you a current or recent graduate student looking to make a difference overseas?

Date:
Topic: Poverty Reduction

Summer Internship Program: Agricultural Cooperative Development International and Volunteers in Overseas Cooperative Assistance
Internship

Are you a current or recent graduate student looking to make a difference overseas?

Date:
Topic: Poverty Reduction

ACDI/VOCA: Call for Climate Change Specialists, Worldwide
Consultancy

Agricultural Cooperative Development International and Volunteers in Overseas Cooperative Assistance (ACDI/VOCA) is currently seeking climate change specialists to join its pool of consultants for short and long term field assignments worldwide.

Date:
Topic: Climate Change; Poverty Reduction

Israeli Embassy in Guatemala, Guatemala - Kibbutz Volunteer Program Center in Israel
Volunteer

The kibbutz is a community with self-support services, a large percentage of the volunteers work in these service areas: agriculture, tourism or industry. The choice of available volunteer jobs depends on the person responsible for Kibbutz Volunteers, the season, the skills of the volunteer and the duration of their stay.

Date:
Topic: Food

Science Editor/Writer
Consultancy

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is seeking an experienced Science Editor/Writer to work alongside CIFOR’s communications team in Bogor, Indonesia.

Date:
Topic: Forests; Education

Awareness rasing (speakers) for Farm Africa in the UK
Volunteer

Farm Africa is looking for new speakers throughout the UK. You don’t need any previous public speaking experience, just a passion for Farm Africa and our work.

Date:
Topic: Awareness Raising

Internships and on-the-job training at International Rice Research Institute
Internship; Jobs

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) offers a "Non-degree program" for internships or on-the-job training.

Date:
Topic: Drought; Food; Poverty Reduction

Action contre la Faim
Volunteer

Action contre la Faim is looking for volunteers to support their goals: to act effectively and concretely against the persistence of hunger in a world of abundance.

Date:
Topic: Food; Drought; Climate Change; Poverty Reduction

The IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC) Fellowships and Internships
Fellowship; Internship

The IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Environmental Law Centre is a centre that recruits interns and fellowships from around the world.

Date:
Topic: Awareness Raising; Biodiversity; Climate Change

Internship in Namibia
Internship; Volunteer

Are you approaching the end of your studies and want to get valuable work experience? Are you focused and ambitious? Are you looking for an international “practicum” or internship during your studies? Then an internship through NamIntern might give you the work experience you are looking for.

Date:
Topic: Awareness Raising; Biodiversity; Climate Change; Drought; Education; Food; Forests; Gender; Poverty Reduction

The World Bank Group Fellowship Program
Fellowship

The Africa Region of the World Bank Group is launching the World Bank Group Fellowship Program for Ph.D. students of African descent.

Date:
Topic: Food; Poverty Reduction; Forests

International fellowship: Bringing together foresters from around the world
Fellowship

Work at the World Forest Institute for 6 to 12 months together with forestry and forest products professionals from around the world!

Date:
Topic: Forests

Worldwide Farmers Exchange internships
Internship

Do you want to get work-experience and training for one year on selected host farms in the United States in a specific field of agriculture? submit your application now!

Date:
Topic: Food

Student Internships
Internship

To promote capacity building in the environmental education sector in Namibia and worldwide, The Namib Desert Environmental Education Trust (NaDEET) offers student internships. Our main partner is the Polytechnic of Namibia's Nature Conservation department.

Date:
Topic: Climate Change; Education; Poverty Reduction

Opportunity: DAPA is recruiting interns
Internship

The Decision and Policy Analysis Area (DAPA) of the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) is seeking English speaking recent graduates for 6-12 month internships.

Date:
Topic: Food; Education

Scholarships and fellowships for students from Commonwealth countries
Fellowship

These awards enable Commonwealth citizens to study for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in other countries.

Date:
Topic: Education

Volunteer or partner wanted for SOIL Haiti: Travel Agent
Volunteer

Are you someone who loves SOIL and could help them to keep their costs down by finding good travel deals?

Date:
Topic:

Research opportunities in School of Agriculture (RAU UK)
Fellowship

The School of Agriculture from the Royal Agricultural University Cirencester, UK offers various research opportunities at Masters and Doctoral levels.

Date:
Topic: Drought; Food

Research opportunities in Sustainable Land Management (RAU UK)
Fellowship

The research in the School of Real Estate and Land Management of Royal Agricultural University Cirencester UK embraces a range of disciplines from policy evaluation to sustainable development and market analysis.

Date:
Topic: Drought; Education

International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP), Germany - Developing Country Scholars
Fellowship

Capacity building through education and training is an important element of our work as we aim to broaden and strengthen the community of young social scientists working on the human dimensions of global environmental change (GEC). The IHDP network includes members from over 115 countries and facilitates collaboration among more than 550 active project researchers, creating linkages among scientists and policymakers and strengthening research capacities in developing countries.

Date:
Topic: Poverty Reduction; Climate Change; Education; Biodiversity

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), USA - Internship
Volunteer

Internships offer a small group of outstanding graduate-level students the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to UNDP's work. They are designed to complement development-oriented studies with practical experience in various aspects of multilateral technical cooperation, but also complements other international studies, including law. Internships can take place in a UNDP country office/ regional center or at the organization's Headquarters in New York. Assignments vary greatly in terms of content. Every attempt is made to match the interests of the intern with the needs of the organization.

Date:
Topic: Awareness Raising; Biodiversity; Climate Change; Drought; Education; Food; Forests; Gender; Migration; Poverty Reduction; Water; Renewable Energy; Capacity Building Types

UN Volunteers (UNV), Germany - Internship
Volunteer

UNV provides the opportunity for a limited number of internships at its headquarters in Bonn, Germany. The UNV Internship Programme offers the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to UNV’s work and is designed to complement development-oriented studies with practical experience in development and volunteerism. It may also complement other studies such as international relations, communications, media relations and social sciences.

Date:
Topic: Awareness Raising; Biodiversity; Climate Change; Drought; Education; Food; Forests; Gender; Migration; Poverty Reduction; Renewable Energy; Water; Capacity Building Types

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), Germany - Internships and fellowships
Volunteer

Occasionally the United Nations arranges ad-hoc internships for graduate students specialising in a field related to the work of the United Nations. These internships are intended to promote among the participants a better understanding of international problems and give an insight into the work of the United Nations and to provide departments with the able assistance of outstanding young students specialising in a field related to their own work.

Date:
Topic: Drought; Climate Change; Education; Food; Forests; Gender; Migration; Poverty Reduction; Renewable Energy; Water; Awareness Raising; Biodiversity; Capacity Building Types

Carpets for Communities, Cambodia - Development, woment empowerment and microfinance volunteers
Volunteer

Have a few spare hours a week? Why not put them to good use and make a significant contribution to helping break the cycle of poverty in Cambodia? Volunteer in a fun, dynamic environment alongside a team of passionate, like-minded people, to help empower Cambodian mothers and ensure their children receive the education they deserve.

Date:
Topic: Gender; Poverty Reduction

Navdanya, India - Internships on ecological agriculture, food sovereignty, and living democracy
Volunteer

Navdanya means nine crops that represent India's collective source of food security. The main aim of the Navdanya biodiversity conservation programme is to support local farmers, rescue and conserve crops and plants that are being pushed to extinction and make them available through direct marketing. The interns are part of a larger community on the farm that includes short term and long term volunteers, staff and visitors, and must be able and willing to participate with enthusiasm in the life of the farm and for the betterment of the community.

Date:
Topic: Food; Biodiversity; Awareness Raising

International Hand Foundation, Uganda - Volunteer
Volunteer

The purpose of the International Hand Foundation (IHF) is to provide scholarships to students in developing countries where basic educational needs are not provided by local government, organize volunteers to participate in community development projects and explore the use of modern communications and the Internet to spread awareness and create dialogue.

Date:
Topic: Education; Awareness Raising

Peace Corps, USA - Volunteer
Volunteer

Today's Peace Corps is more vital than ever, working in emerging and essential areas such as information technology and business development, and contributing to the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Peace Corps Volunteers continue to help countless individuals who want to build a better life for themselves, their children, and their communities.

Date:
Topic: Education; Food; Biodiversity; Forests

World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF), Worldwide - Volunteer
Volunteer

"WWOOF is a world wide network of organisations. We link volunteers with organic farmers, and help people share more sustainable ways of living. "

Date:
Topic: Food

Hope Link Development Project, Kenya - Volunteer in Development Projects
Volunteer

Hope link is integrated orphaned. We provide early childhood education and focus on the provision of satisfactory basic needs and create awareness in the community on needs and socioeconomic daily challenges facing the society, through networking and formation of long lasting partnerships. We intend to organize volunteer work camp known as ONE village work camp, we host volunteers in a family house and introduce them local food and cultural background, we provide them skills on organic agriculture, We want to make HOPE LINK a home for everyone!

Date:
Topic: Food; Education; Awareness Raising

UN Volunteers (UNV), Worldwide - Volunteer Programme
Volunteer

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that promotes volunteerism to support peace and development worldwide. Volunteerism can transform the pace and nature of development, and it benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer. UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for volunteerism globally, encouraging partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing volunteers.

Date:
Topic: Awareness Raising; Biodiversity; Climate Change; Drought; Education; Food; Forests; Gender; Migration; Poverty Reduction; Renewable Energy; Water; institutional capacity building; National Capacity Self-Assessment of country Parties; partnership for capacity building; research on capacity building; the use of know-now and traditional knowledge in capacity building; training in capacity building

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Worldwide - Distance Volunteer
Volunteer

You would like to engage with WWF and you are interested in virtual volunteering opportunities. This is for you! So read on…

Date:
Topic: Biodiversity

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