Sustainable Development & Agenda2030 Fellow

Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)
New York, NY, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Sustainable Development / Agenda2030 Fellow

WEDO is looking for an organized, justice-minded go-getter to support WEDO’s work on implementation of Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and women’s participation in the Agenda. The position would also support research, analysis and inputs to WEDO’s key focus areas within sustainable development (climate change, urbanization, disaster risk reduction, and of course, women’s human rights) more generally.

Fellowship is available immediately.

Key Responsibilities (Including but not limited to):

  • Attend meetings and stay up-to-date on developments related to Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development
  • Focus on following and supporting WEDO's inputs to the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) and follow-up and review of Agenda 2030
  • Support WEDO's role in the Women’s Major Group, for example, attend/take notes on conference calls, liaise with members, synthesize inputs from members, prepare web/blog posts, assist with travel logistics, prepare updates on the process
  • Analyze - and update staff on - current events/reports
  • Compile key stakeholder information
  • Contribute to research, responses on relevant indicators and voluntary national reporting
  • Contribute to WEDO’s ongoing development of briefs/primers
  • Support general office and administrative tasks

You are a fit for this Fellowship if:

  • You are a motivated self-starter
  • You love sustainable development
  • You are familiar with Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and you know of the High Level Political Forum
  • You have familiarity with the UN and the Post-2015 processes generally
  • You have a sense of – and a passion to learn more about - policies and trends related to climate change, urbanization, environment, gender equality/women’s rights and/or sustainable development
  • You are enrolled in, or about to begin related Graduate studies
  • You are fluent in English and proficient in at least 1 other UN language
  • You are able to work 10-20 hours per week.
  • You are able to complete all tasks (mundane to substantive) in a careful, timely manner
  • You have a sense of humor, an ability to work well in a small team setting, and a desire to work in an informal environment

To Apply:

  • Complete application with your cover letter and resume, priority to those received by 14 February 2017. 
  • The duration of each fellowship depends on the needs of the fellow/intern and WEDO programs. A minimum two-month commitment is required and applicants available for longer commitments are encouraged.
  • Fellowship is unpaid, with possibility of transportation stipend
  • We appreciate all who apply but based on the expected interest and limited capacity, only candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted. Please, no telephone inquiries.