Youth & Education Officer, UNEP, Brussels

The Youth and Education Unit oversees the education outreach and a series of youth projects for UN Environment at its headquarters in Nairobi. UN Environment is seeking to scale-up the outreach and engagement work in this space, with new partners brought on board in video gaming, youth movements such as Scouts and Girl Guides as well as a deepening of the engagement with Universities. A broader vision of creating “young environment leaders” will be at heart of the programme.

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Assignment title:                  Youth and Education Officer 
Host entity:                           United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Ecosystems Division 
Volunteer category:               International UN Youth Volunteer 
Duty station, country:           Brussels, Belgium 
Number of UN Volunteers:    1 
Duration (in months):            12 months 
Possibility of extension*:      Yes 
*Dependent on continuation of mandate, availability of funding, operational necessity and satisfactory performance; there is no guarantee of assignment extension.

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