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​ Do you want to work for an organization that supports the work of the UNCCD? On this page we offer a selection of Internships, jobs, consultancies, fellowships and volunteer opportunities, all linked directly to capacity building within the framework of the UNCCD.
Country consultants for the Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) Project
Consultancy to Parties

14 consultancies with the UNCCD secretariat to support country parties in their implementation of a project towards achieving "Land Degradation Neutrality: turning the concept into practice"


Date: 23/11/2014

Topic: institutional capacity building

Project Officer FLEUVE (P-3) at the The Global Mechanism of the UNCCD
Jobs

The Global Mechanism (GM) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is looking for a Project Officer with knowledge in project management and monitoring, including result based management and result based budgeting, to work in the Land Governance and Policy Programme of the GM.


Date: 25/11/2014

Topic: land management; Drought

Programme Officer, Ecological Economist (P-3) at the Global Mechanism of the UNCCD
Jobs

The Global Mechanism of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is looking for a Programme Officer, Ecological Economist with knowledge on ecosystem services valuations, natural capital accounting, and environmental impact assessments.


Date: 25/11/2014

Topic: land management; Drought

Programme Assistant (G-5) at the Global Mechanism of the UNCCD
Jobs

The Global Mechanism (GM) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is looking for a Programme Assistant to provide support in the coordination of programme planning for the organisation and to assist with administrative support to the unit staff.


Date: 25/11/2014

Topic: Drought; land management

Associate Programme Officer, P-2 in the Non-Annex I Support (NAIS) Sub-programme of the Mitigation, Data and Analysis (MDA) Programme at the UNFCCC
Jobs

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is looking for a Associate Programme Officer to support the intergovernmental negotiations on matters relating to national communications, inventories, assigned amounts and policy instruments.


Date: 29/11/2014

Topic: Climate Change

Forest and Climate Expert at ONF International, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Consultancy

The French National Forest Service (ONF) International is looking for a Forest and Climate Expert to based in Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo – DRC) for at least six months, up to two years to work in activities related to forestry and climate change.


Date: 30/11/2014

Topic: Climate Change; Forests

Director of Development at Earth Innovation Institute, USA
Jobs

Earth Innovation Institute is seeking a Director of Development to support in the achievement of the organization's environmental and social goals in tropical nations.


Date:

Topic: Forests; Food; Agriculture; Climate Change

Head of Contracts and Grants at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Kenya
Jobs

The Head of Contracts and Grants will work at the headquarters of the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), located in Nairobi, Kenya, and will provide guidance to the Senior Leadership Team, Science Domain Leaders, Regional Coordinators, Country Coordinators and other staff on all aspects of the contracts and grants management processes.


Date: 10/12/2014

Topic: Forests; Food

Capacity Development Assistant at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Kenya
Jobs

Work at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) located in Nairobi, Kenya, and assist with efficient fellow/intern identification, recruitment, deployment and discharge.


Date: 10/12/2014

Topic: Food; Forests

Research Officer at London School of Economics
Jobs

London School of Economics is looking for professionals to fill vacancies as Research Officer (Environment and Development Economics) and Research Officer (Environmental and Resource Economics).


Date: 02/12/2014

Topic: environment; Sustainability; development; land management; Water

International Dryland Adaptation Specialist (UNEP)
Jobs

The joint UNEP and the National Development and Reform Commission of China (NDRC) global project “Enhancing Capacity, Knowledge and Technology Support to Build Climate Resilience of Vulnerable Developing Countries” announces the Assistant Project Manager (full time project staff) and International Dry-land Adaptation Specialist (part-time consultant) positions for open competition.


Date: 25/11/2014

Topic: land management; Sustainability; development; environment; Water

Division Chief, Environment, Rural Development, and Disaster Risk Management
Jobs

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)'s is looking for a head of Climate Change and Sustainability Division (CCS) for Latin-American and Caribbean Region (LAC).


Date: 25/12/2014

Topic: Water; Drought; land management; development; Sustainability

Specialist in Water Resources and Climate Change Adaptation, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California, Berkeley
Jobs

The Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley seeks an Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist (Fiscal Year) in Water Resources and Climate Change Adaptation.


Date: 12/12/2014

Topic: Water; Sustainability; land management; development

Global Climate Change Advisor, Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MEF), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Jobs

Management, Engineering, Technologies, Inc (METI) in support of the US Forest Service International Programs (USFS/IP) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in Ethiopia , seeks a Global Climate Change Advisor to work with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MEF) to provide technical assistance.


Date: 15/11/2014

Topic: Climate Change; land management; Sustainability

Head of Disaster Risk Reduction, Food Security and Livelihoods and Shelter, British Red Cross
Jobs

The British Red Cross is looking for an employee who will be responsible for development and management of British Red Cross international technical advisory support of Disaster Risk Reduction, Food Security and Livelihoods and Shelter to disaster management.


Date: 13/11/2014

Topic: land management; Drought; environment; Sustainability

Forest Management for REDD+ mainstreaming expert, REDD+ and Capacity Building Project, Sierra Leone, Agriconsulting SpA
Jobs

Agriconsulting is looking for a Forest Management for REDD+ mainstreaming expert for the EU funded project “Technical Assistance for the REDD+ and capacity building project in Sierra Leone”.


Date: 20/11/2014

Topic: land management; Capacity Building Topics; Sustainability; environment

Engineering Geology/ Soil Mechanics - Intern/ Placement, United Kingdom
Jobs; Internship

CH2M HILL is looking for interns/placements to join the organization in 2015 to work in Engineering Geology/ Soil Mechanics related roles.


Date: 31/12/2014

Topic: Drought

Vacancies in Water Engineering and Management, United Kingdom
Jobs

CH2M HILL is looking for graduates to join the organization in 2015 to work in Water Engineering and Management related roles.


Date: 31/12/2014

Topic: Water

Assistant Research Officer at Frontier, Madagascar
Jobs

The successful candidate will asssit the Principal Investigator with the development and implementation of the research programme, involving the daily supervision of volunteer Research Assistants, data collection and analysis, and report-writing about Frontier's biodiersity conservation projects in Madagascar.


Date: 31/12/2014

Topic: Biodiversity; training in capacity building

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

Volunteer at the Permaculture Institute of El Salvador - Sustainable development and food security
Volunteer

The Permaculture Institute of El Salvador (IPES) welcomes volunteers year round interested in sustainability, community development, organic farming and food security, to live and work on its permaculture demonstration site, offering hands-on experience in permaculture.


Date:

Topic: Sustainability; Food

Internship opportunity at the UNCCD
Internship

The Secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification based in Bonn, the programme for Central and Easter Europe (CEE) announces the internship for duration up to 6 months to assist the Programme Officer for CEE with the preparation of the Regional Action Programme to combat land degradation, desertification in drought in the CEE region, among other tasks.


Date:

Topic: Drought; land management

UNU-WIDER PhD Internships
Internship

The PhD Internship Programme gives registered doctoral students an opportunity to utilize the resources and facilities at UNU-WIDER for their PhD dissertation or thesis research, and to work with UNU-WIDER researchers in areas of mutual interest.


Date: 01/03/2015

Topic: Sustainability; environment; land management; Agriculture

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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