The UNFCCC – UNU Early Career Climate Fellowship Programme offers young people from developing countries a unique opportunity to start their career at the interface between international climate policy development and research.
Applicants must be enrolled in their final term or have recently graduated with top marks plus other indicators of academic excellence from an advanced university degree programme (master’s or doctorate) in fields relevant to the work of UNU-EHS and UNFCCC (please refer to https://ehs.unu.edu/ and https://unfccc.int/ for more information on the fields in which both UNU-EHS and UNFCCC are actively engaged).
No professional experience is required, but candidates with up to, but not exceeding, two years of relevant experience maximum can be considered.
Applicants should display an interest in the interface between international climate policy and research. Furthermore, applicants should be highly motivated to work and learn in a multicultural and interdisciplinary environment. Strong written and spoken English skills are essential to participate in the programme. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
Applicants should demonstrate they also possess relevant key competences required for this fellowship, in line with the United Nations Competency Framework and the respective placements at both organizations, including:
- Commitment to the United Nations;
- Respect for diversity;
- Intercultural awareness;
- High level of professionalism;
- Ability to work in a team;
- Ability to deliver results;
- Proven organizational skills
- Learning continuously and knowledge-sharing;
- Managing self, including the ability to independently carry out assigned tasks and to manage competing deadlines;
- Sound communication skills;
- Attention to detail.
Please note: applications will only be accepted during the aforementioned open call. Applications handed in either before, or after, the application phase will not be considered.
A complete application package consists of the following four documents:
- A cover letter setting out how the qualifications, experience and future career goals match the requirements of the programme
- An up-to-date CV;
- A completed and signed Personal History Form (P11); and
- Copies of all academic transcripts/degree certificates to date.
Applications must be sent via email to [email protected].
Please send your files as four PDF documents and name them as follows:
1_Surname_First name_Cover Letter
In addition, applicants should also complete the online application form.
The UNFCCC – UNU Early Career Climate Fellowship Programme offers young people from developing countries a unique opportunity to start their career at the interface between international climate policy development and research. Academically outstanding young graduates from developing countries who are in the early stages of their career are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to women, amongst whom those from Least Developed Countries will be given the highest priority.
Fellowships may last from twelve months to two years, and Fellows will be selected based on their skills and backgrounds vis-à-vis the respective purviews and foci of UNU-EHS and UNFCCC. Upon completion of the UNFCCC – UNU Early Career Climate Fellowship Programme, the Early Career Climate Fellows will be able to work in their home countries or internationally, deploying the valuable experience and insights they have gained in Bonn.
A full list of eligibility requirements can be found here: https://bit.ly/37U825R.