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Development Programme

Building a Better Future for All

Kasunjith Satanarachchi moderates panel on stage
UN Youth Volunteer delegate from Sri Lanka at the UN ECOSOC Youth Forum, Kasunjith Satanarachchi, (right) moderating at the SDG Media Zone panel discussion on 'Act Now for a Sustainable Future'. The Media Zone serves as a dynamic platform to amplify youth voices and spur action on the 2030 Agenda. Photo: ©UN New York

Join a Life-changing Mission

UNDPs mission is an ambitious one: to lead the United Nations in its fight for a world without poverty, in which women are empowered, inequality is addressed and the planet is protected. At UNDP, we have a keen interest in attracting diverse talent with the drive and passion to turn this transformational vision for the future into reality. Our people work in more than 170 countries but are united by a call-to-action to build successful and sustainable development across the globe.

Community of Purpose

When you join UNDP, you are joining an organization that values input from colleagues, stakeholders and partners across the UN family. You are not just choosing a job, you are choosing a community of collaboration and mutual care, of people working together with a shared sense of purpose.

International Youth Day, Hanoi, Dao Thu Huong, UNV Disability Rights Officer, UNDP Vietnam interacts with children during the celebrations of International Youth Day. Photo: ©UNV
International Youth Day, Hanoi, Dao Thu Huong, UNV Disability Rights Officer, UNDP Vietnam interacts with children during the celebrations of International Youth Day. Photo: ©UNV
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United Nations, New York, Kasunjith Satanarachchi, from Sri Lanka, 29, participates in the UNDP Youth Lead Programme and is a UN Volunteer in Sri Lanka through the UNDP-UNV Talent programme for Young Professionals with Disabilities. Photo: ©UNDP Sumaya Agha

Next-Generation Thinking

When you join UNDP, you are joining a mission that demands and encourages innovative thinking and provides space for creative input. Working to achieve such ambitious goals across so many countries and communities in a fast-changing world requires room for original thinking and creative contributions from all of our people.

Personal Growth

When you join UNDP, you are joining a community that aims to elevate and empower every employee to grow not only professionally, but also personally. UNDP’s core commitment to development therefore extends to our own people who are encouraged to build their career journeys through a multitude of opportunities for continuous learning and improvement, and who know that good work will be recognized and rewarded.

Young women holding up signs of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDG 5: Gender Equality and SDG 10: Reduced inequalities. Photo: ©UNDP
Young women holding up signs of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDG 5: Gender Equality and SDG 10: Reduced inequalities. Photo: ©UNDP

Supporting Countries in their Efforts to Successfully Address Diverse Development Challenges

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Eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions

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Accelerating structural transformations for sustainable development

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Building resilience to crises and shocks

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UNDP-UNV Talent Programme for Young Professionals with Disabilities

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UNV Regional Workshop Istanbul Photo: ©UNV UN Volunteers during a 4-day workshop on how volunteerism can advance progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. Photo: ©UNV

UNDP-UNV Talent Programme for Young Professionals with Disabilities aims to

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enhance the employability and career prospects of young professionals with disabilities through the work experience with UNDP offices, and

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build a talent pipeline of qualified professionals with disabilities who can contribute to the attainment of the SDGs at national and global levels.

UNDP is Hiring People with Disabilities in the Following Areas:

  • Democratic Governance
  • Crisis Prevention and Recovery
  • Poverty Reduction
  • Environment and Energy
  • Social inclusion and sustainable development
  • Peacebuilding
  • Climate

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Worldwide Opportunities

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UNV Regional Workshop, Nairobi, Moses Chubili, Moses Chubili, UNV Coordination and Partnerships Officer, UNDP Zambia communicates with Zambian sign language via a translator