UNDP Young Professional in the field of Renewable Energy Jobs in Malawi

UNDP Young Professional in the field of Renewable Energy Jobs in Malawi


  • The UNDP Young Professional Programme (YPP) is designed for highly qualified and motivated young Malawian professionals recently graduated from Masters programmes or in some cases, from Bachelor’s Degree programmes.

  • The programme provides an opportunity to start a development career through "on the job' professional development that can be based on learning from UNDP’s programmes, policies and operations.

  • Training and learning will be part of the day to day activities under the UNDP Young Professional Programme.


  • Candidates for]the UNDP YPP will be selected on a highly competitive basis.

    The key qualifications required for consideration will include:

  • be under 30 years of age;

  • have an academic qualification, as outlined in respective Terms of Reference completed not more than 2 years ago.

  • The candidates will be offered a Service Contract for a maximum 2 years, renewable each year. They will receive an "all-inclusive package " to cover living and travel costs. It is estimated that a total of 10 professionals will be recruited in 2020. Estimated start date would be 1st August 2020.

  • There is no guarantee for a further employment with UNDP after the assignment but the UNDP Malawi YPP program has an excellent reputation among development agencies and government institutions in the country.

  • However, upon completion of the contract, it is expected that the incumbent would have acquired sufficient knowledge, skills and
    professional competences to pursue a rewarding career in any reputable international organization on a full-time contract basis.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • The YP will support management of existing renewable energy initiatives, contribute to design of new interventions, and support programme and project activities as required; participate in project management to ensure timely delivery of interventions; participate in substantive, analytical work to monitor and showcase results from RSG’s renewable energy initiatives; contribute to policy dialogue on renewable energy, including regulatory reform; support project administration in accordance with UNDP project management procedures; review unsolicited proposals; prepare reports and knowledge products; and monitor budgets and payment requests with support from UNDP Analyst. The YP will be expected to support as required across all programme and project areas.


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, in English

  • Commitment to the values of the United Nations

  • Ability to work well in teams

  • Creativity and innovative approach to work

  • Strong multicultural skills

  • Knowledge of computer systems and word packages

    Required Skills and Experience

  • A Masters of Engineering, or similar physical science background

    All candidates must fulfil one of the following criteria:

  • Received a Master certificate with distinction or credit OR

  • Held a leadership role while at University OR

  • Received overseas scholarship to undertake studies (such as Fulbright, Chevening, ODA etc)

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UNDP Young Professional in the field of Renewable Energy Jobs in Malawi

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