Global South Talent Pool: Youth Engagement Specialist

The Resilience Knowledge Coalition is hiring an intern to drive youth engagement at COP27 and beyond.

The Resilience Knowledge Coalition is hosted by GRP and co-led by the Climate Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) and the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD). Its purpose is: Getting the best knowledge and practice on resilience used to shape policies, plans and investments to deliver a resilient future.

The Coalition has carried out different activities focused on youth including a pilot internship programme, the Global South Talent Pool, and a youth engagement contest on social media during COP26. Through the coalition, GRP aims to engage more strategically with young people involved in climate action in 2022 and 2023.

About the role

The Youth Engagement Specialist will be part of the Global South Talent Pool, and will work closely with the GRP team as well as the coalition co-leads, and the Resilience Hub COP27 core team. The candidate will report to Shuchi Vora, GRP’s Programme Officer. This position is a full-time, paid internship.

The responsibilities of the Youth Engagement Specialist include the following:

  1. Driving youth engagement at events through networking and advocating for the events
  2. Supporting GRP and Resilience Hub communications teams with communications planning for social and digital media
  3. Coordinating planning and execution of youth focused sessions at COP27, GRP Evidence Forum, Gobeshona, etc.
  4. Tapping into youth networks on climate action, adaptation and resilience, especially focused on the Global South
  5. Any other work as assigned by the team

About you

We are looking for a self-motivated team player with a willingness to learn and an eagle eye for detail.

The candidates will be assessed on the following:

  1. A degree in a relevant discipline with up to 5 years of experience and less than 35 years in age
  2. Excellent digital and social media skills proven through running successful campaigns
  3. Excellent coordination skills and ability to drive campaigns with multiple stakeholders
  4. Self-starter and team player with proven leadership skills
  5. Desirable: Well-networked within the climate youth networks, especially focused on the Global South
  6. A national of a country eligible for Official Development Assistance as defined by the OECD-DAC preferably from the LDCs and SIDS
  7. A personal laptop and an internet connection
  8. Interest in and understanding of resilience and international development cooperation
  9. Excellent ability to express themselves in English; additional languages an asset


The proposed compensation is USD $1500 per month, which includes UDS $50 as compensation for using their own laptop and internet connection. Other benefits include access to virtual spaces for collaboration, a certificate of completion as well as networking opportunities and alumni groups. This position is aimed at providing a learning-by-doing working experience. This opportunity is not aimed at or suitable for students seeking to complete a research project as part of their course work. A maximum of 20% of time can be reserved for capacity building activities (training, research, events). No funding will be provided for these capacity building activities.

No travel is foreseen for this activity. The successful candidate may be supported to attend events virtually where relevant (e.g., CBA). The only exception is where travel fits within specific responsibilities and additional funding is available to cover travel costs. There will be limited opportunities for continuing internally after the end of the assignment. A certification letter will be provided on successful completion of the internship. References can be provided to prospective employers based on conduct.

Expected to start early August 2022 and end in August 2023.

Application Process

The recruiting process will start from 18 July and close on 31 July. To apply, please upload your C.V. (2 pages MAX) and cover letter (1 page MAX) or in the form of videos to this google form. We look forward to receiving your application!

Lead Contact

The lead contact for this position is Shuchi Vora (