The Capacity Award Programme to Advance Capabilities and Institutional Training in one Year (CAPACITY) Fellowship Programme contributes to building capacity for addressing climate change in Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) and Least Developed Countries (LDCs), through the development of local professional expertise.
Fellows are recruited to work and be trained within the UNFCCC secretariat in Bonn for a period of one year (renewable to two years).
The Programme target group are mid-career professionals already in a government’s employment and who are nationals of and working in a SIDS or LDC Party.
Fellowships are awarded to individuals, but the development/training offered must occur within the context of the organization for which the applicant works, helping the organization to develop its capacity.
Thanks to funding from the Government of Italy, the UNFCCC secretariat is launching a new round of the CAPACITY Fellowship Programme.
The deadline for application is Friday 12 August 2022
How to apply
The vacancy announcements are now published in the Fellowship section of the UNFCCC recruitment page, with links provided on this page.
Candidates from SIDS and LDCs, whose qualifications and experience match what we are looking for, should use the online application system available at
- This Programme is not intended for students, nor to provide support for an advanced degree, such
as fieldwork for a PhD degree
- We will confirm receipt of your application. However, only candidates who have been confirmed for
an interview will receive notice of the outcome of the selection process.
- The monthly stipend including allowances is EUR 4500.
- The UNFCCC Secretariat will organise the return trip to Bonn