Global South Talent Pool: Empowering young professionals for resilient futures

We’re looking for three young professionals to join the Global South Talent Pool. Apply today!

Recognizing the transformative potential of youth and women in shaping resilient futures, Global Resilience Partnership’s initiative the Women and Youth Scaling Engagement in Resilience (WYSER) Leaders programme, provides targeted support and activities. By scaling the involvement of youth and women across all sectors, WYSER amplifies their voices and integrates their unique insights into resilience-building efforts. By fostering intergenerational collaboration, offering leadership development, and ensuring balanced representation in decision-making, GRP leverages fresh perspectives and innovative solutions for enhanced inclusivity. 

As part of its activities, GRP has successfully implemented 3 rounds of the Global South Talent Pool (GSTP), a paid internship programme for graduates and young experts from the Global South. GSTP provides an opportunity for young professionals to gain practical experience, build their skills and knowledge, and connect with a network of like-minded experts from different parts of the world. Through this programme, GRP aims to promote demand-driven expertise and support for young leaders in the Global South. The internship programme includes capacity building, experience exchange, and support for the interns and young experts. 

About the internship programme

The successful interns/ young experts  will work as part of the GRP Secretariat. The GRP Secretariat is a small team that convenes and catalyses actions, and implements specific activities on behalf of the Partnership. The interns/ young experts will be home-based. The internship and young experts positions will be hosted by GRP. Candidates will either be contracted as interns (with 0-3 years of experience) or as young experts (3-5 years of experience). The internship positions are for a duration of 4-6 months, with a one-month probation period.

The compensation is listed in the advertised positions. Other benefits include access to virtual spaces for collaboration, a certificate of completion, networking opportunities, and alumni groups. This opportunity is aimed at providing a learning-by-doing work experience and is not suitable for students seeking to complete a research project as part of their coursework. A maximum of 20% of the time can be reserved for capacity-building activities, such as training, research, and events.

No travel is foreseen for this. However, interns and young experts may be sponsored to attend events where relevant. There will be limited opportunities for continuing internally after the end of the assignment.

The deadline for application is 21 July 20204.

Who can apply?

  1. Candidates will be assessed based on their completion of a degree in a relevant discipline with 0-5 years of experience  (0-3 years for Interns, 3-5 years for young experts) and younger than 35. 
  2. Candidates must also be nationals of a country eligible for Official Development Assistance as defined by the OECD-DAC
  3. Candidates must have a personal laptop, and an internet connection. 
  4. Interest in and understanding of resilience and international development cooperation.
  5. Excellent communication skills in English. Additional languages are an asset.

Open Positions

Youth Expert: Junior Content Creator
Intern: Operations Intern
Intern: Programmes Intern

The application process is now open. Are you a self-motivated and detail-oriented team player? Apply by 21st July