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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.
Research Officer (Environment and Development) at the London School of Economics
Jobs; Fellowship

The London School of Economics is looking for a post-doctoral researcher to work with Professors Sam Fankhauser and Declan Conway on Pathways to Resilience in Semi-Arid Economies (PRISE), an International Development Research Centre (IDRC)-funded project on climate–resilient development in Africa and South-Central Asia.

Date: 12/07/2015

Topic: sustainability; environment

Multiple Research positions at the IFPRI
Fellowship; Jobs

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is seeking to fill multiple researcher and senior researcher positions in various departments.


Topic: Agriculture; Food; land management

PhD Position - Plant-Herbivore Interactions at the University of Bern, Switzerland

The Laboratory for Plant Biotic Interactions at the University of Bern invites applications for a PhD in Plant-Herbivore Interaction.


Topic: ecology; environment; Biodiversity

PhD position "Analysis of agricultural policies in Central Asian agriculture"

Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (Germany) invites applications for a PhD position “Analysis of institutional change in Central Asian agriculture” for a period of 36 months.


Topic: Agriculture; Food; institutional capacity building

Fellowships and scholarships at the Everglades Foundation - USA

The Everglades Foundation provides fellowships and scholarships for advanced research in support of the restoration of the Florida Everglades.

Date: 31/07/2015

Topic: environment; ecology; Biodiversity

Research on environmental degradation problems and experiences in dealing with them in South American countries (in Spanish)

The Andean Parliament is inviting researchers, students, government officials, and NGO representatives to participate in a publication containing research on successful strategies for the prevention of environmental degradation and climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Date: 31/08/2015

Topic: environment; Climate Change; Water; development; Sustainability; Biodiversity

Fellowship in Sustainability Studies at Yale University

Yale University invites applications from emerging scholars and early career faculty for appointment as the James and Mary Pinchot Fellow in Sustainability Studies.

Date: 31/12/2015

Topic: environment; sustainability; Forests

CCAFS Flagship on Policies and Institutions calls for interns or PhD fellows
Internship; Fellowship

Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Flagship 4 is looking for interns and PhD fellows to cover a multitude of topics related to policies and institutions for climate-resilient food systems.


Topic: Agriculture; land management

PhD Research opportunities at ISRIC

The International Soil Reference and Information Centre (ISRIC) welcomes researchers and students to collaborate on global and regional soil information related initiatives.


Topic: Drought; land management

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

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.


Topic: Capacity Building Topics

PhD Fellowships at The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)

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.


Topic: Food

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.


Topic: Awareness Raising; Biodiversity; Climate Change

The World Bank Group Fellowship Program

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


Topic: Food; Poverty Reduction; Forests

International fellowship: Bringing together foresters from around the world

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


Topic: Forests

Scholarships and fellowships for students from Commonwealth countries

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


Topic: Education

Research opportunities in School of Agriculture (RAU UK)

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


Topic: Drought; Food

Research opportunities in Sustainable Land Management (RAU UK)

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.


Topic: Drought; Education

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

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.


Topic: Poverty Reduction; Climate Change; Education; Biodiversity

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